December 12, 2011
Fremantle, AUS

It was a short day of sailing today for the gold group round. We started the day with the 1-2, 3-4 seeding races. We were in the 1-2 seeding against Team Leroy from France. We had a a rough day losing the series 2-0 to take the #2 seed heading into the quarterfinals.
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The conditions were tricky, light and extremely shifty as showers moved around the area. We made a few mistakes that cost us the races. We were a little frustrated with our mistakes but learned valuable lessons from them heading into the quarterfinals.

The top four teams are waiting for the repecharge round to finish and the remaining four teams for the quarterfinals to be decided. We will end up racing the team that finishes third in the repecharge (ie 7th seed in the quarterfinals). The plan is for them to finish up tomorrow. Also tomorrow, the gold group will be allowed to practice in the river so we will also be ready for Wednesday's racing.

I will Tweet tomorrow which team we will be racing on Wednesday. You can check on the regatta website for results and a live blog: Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships (http://www.perth2011.com/) (FYI: Perth/Freemantle is 13hr ahead of EST in the States or UTC+8hr)
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 CarmeuseTrinity YachtsChicago Match Race Center and Sperry Top-Siderfor 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,
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