August 29, 2011
Rochester, NY

Today was the first official day of US Sailing's 2011 Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championships, but unfortunately there was no racing.

2011 US Sailing's RIWKC
 
We headed out for the race course around 10am to get in a couple hours of practice before the scheduled start at noon. However, as we left the harbor, the wind died and it took us an hour to sail to the course. And all day long the wind phased in and out but never brought forth more than 4kts.

The race committee did get a chance to get in two practice starts which allowed them to practice their communication, since they weren't able to get out and practice yesterday either.

We are scheduled to start racing tomorrow morning at 10am. You can follow the regatta at the regatta website.US Sailing's 2011 Rolex International Womens' Keelboat Championship: http://riwkc.ussailing.org/RIWKC_Home.htm
 
We would very much like to thank our Title Sponsor, Maclaren, our Gold Level Sponsors 11th Hour Racing and Laser Performance, and our Bronze Level Sponsors Carmeuse, Trinity Yachts, and Chicago Match Race Center for their continued support of our campaign for the 2012 Olympic Games. We would also like to thank US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) and its sponsors for their continued support. Also, thank you to our private donors. Please remember that any and all donations/contributions to our campaign should be made payable directly to either The Sailing Foundation of New York (tax deductible) memo'd Anna Tunnicliffe, or to Anna Tunnicliffe.
 
Sail Hard,
 
And as usual, don't forget, email us your questions and comments. We love getting them and sharing our love of sailing and women's match racing.
 
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