Friday, September 9, 2016

US Sailing Women’s Match Race Preview

Women J/22 sailing team match racing (Annapolis, MD)- This year’s US Women’s Match Racing Championship will be the “best ever”, according to Annapolis YC’s Sailing Director, Linda Ambrose.  A field of six teams from across America will be participating from September 9th to 11th, hosted at Annapolis YC, with an awesome PRO and the typically amazing AYC RC volunteer team- chucking in marks for precision race course management and running races with better timing than a Swiss clock!  The women will be sailing identically matched International J/22 one-design sailboats using standard mains, jibs and spinnakers.

The event is shaping up to be a “left coast” vs. “right coast” scenario!  Standing on the eastern side of the ring are the following teams:
  • Janel Zarkowsky- from Annapolis, MD with Meg Six, Meaghan MacRae and Amanda Callahan
  • Danielle Gallo- from New York, NY with Anne Corvi, Sandy Krasovec and Prudence Thierry
  • Morgan Wilson- from Port Washington, NY with Elle Wells, Kim Couranz, and Tierney Driscoll
  • Robyn Lesh- from Oyster Bay, NY with Ashley Love, Elizabeth Shaw and Madeline Gill
J/22 women's match race team- Nicole BreaultStanding on the western side of the ring are:
  • Nicole Breault- from San Francisco, CA with Molly Carapiet, Karen Loutzenheiser and Hannah Burroughs
  • Rebecca McElvain- from San Diego, CA- with a mostly college crew from Dartmouth Sailing Team with Emma White, Sophia Diserio and Abigail Rohman
The racing promises to be close, exciting and will surely produce a lot of thrilling finishes!  You can watch the racing in real-time since all the boats will have tracking on them supplied by US Sailing partner SAP SAILING Analytics.   For more US Sailing Women’s Match Race Championship sailing information.