August 30, 2011
Rochester, NY

We completed 5 races today at the US Sailing's 2011 Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championships. We finished with a score line of 1, 10, 2, 8, and 7 to leave us in 4th overall.
US Sailing's 2011 Rolex IWKC
Photo: (c) Rochester YC 2011

We headed out to the race course around 8:45am and started on time at 10am. The conditions this morning were 10-12kts and semi steady breeze relative to how the day ended. By the last race, the wind had swung 55 degrees to the right with both big left and right shifts and the wind dropped to 5-7kts.

The racing was tight all around the course. It took us a race or two to fully get back into fleet racing mode, but eventually we grasped the one hour, long course racing.  

It has been a long day doing 5 long races, so we are very tired and have an early push off the dock tomorrow morning. You can check the scores online 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,
 
Anna
Team Maclaren

 
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