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ISAF Sailing World Championships – Team Maclaren ready for Perth
ISAF Sailing World Championships – Team Maclaren finalise their preparations for Perth 2011.
We wrapped up the practice regatta on Tuesday afternoon in perfect conditions. We sailed a good regatta and finished second overall. We had great racing against all teams in conditions that varied from 2-10kt, auto tacks in a dying gradient breezes, up to 20-25kt sea breeze.
We had eight teams total sailing, although the day before one of the boats broke a rudder so only seven could sail at a time and on the last race of the day a boat lost its rig, so a few races went unsailed, but everyone seemed to enjoy the idea of the regatta.
We took yesterday off and didn't do anything sailing related besides hitting the gym in the morning and seeing the PT post gym. It was the relaxing day that we needed before the start of racing on Saturday at noon.
Today we had a short practice and completed registration. Tomorrow is the opening ceremony in Perth and then it will be final preparations for racing.
You can check out the regatta on the regatta website before it starts and while it is happening here. (FYI: Perth/Freemantle is 13hr ahead of EST in the States or UTC+8hr).
Perth 2011 website
Team Maclaren website
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. And a special big thank you to Boatyard Bar and Grill for their support of the team during this event. 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.
by Anna Tunnicliffe
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