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US Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship

'Kate Rackelly and Colleen Hackett prevailed with another impressive showing.'    Peter Rosen    Click Here to view large photo

Change title - US Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship -Mission Bay duo celebrate

US Junior Women’s Double-handed Championship posed a real challenge for the 40 teams competing at during Wednesday’s final day of racing. It was a gorgeous day on Hingham Bay as the girls battled for the right to claim the Ida Lewis Trophy. In the end, the team of Kate Rackelly (Carlsbad, Calif./Mission Bay YC) and Colleen Hackett (El Cajon, Calif./Mission Bay YC) prevailed with another impressive showing today.

The California duo stayed on pace and held their lead from yesterday by posting a bullet in race eight this morning. They secured the win by finishing third in race nine, the final race of the championship. Rackelly and Hackett won by a seven point margin and tallied 22 points through nine races. Over the final seven races of the event, they never finished a race lower than third (3-2-1-1-3-1-3).

'We really did our homework,' said Rakelly. 'Before the races we looked at wind and current to create a plan. Learning from the coaches really helped us too. This was really a well run event.'

Runners-up, Erin Mullins (E. Greenwich, R.I./Greenwich Bay Sailing Association) and Erica Lush (Jamestown, R.I./Conanicut YC) put up a serious fight over the final two days of the championship. They won race nine and finished third in race eight.
Kate Rackelly and Colleen Hackett prevailed with another impressive showing. -  Peter Rosen  

The Rhode Islanders didn’t finish below third over the final four races of the event (2-1-3-1). Finishing third was the hard charging team of Holly Tullo (Staten Island, N.Y./Lauderdale YC) and Haley Fox (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./BLAST/LYC) who posted a pair of fourth place finishes today.

Competitors had steady breezes in race eight; however, race nine began with one general recall followed by an abandoned race due to wind shifts, at which point the race committee completely changed position.

'The Hingham Yacht Club was a great host,' said Frank Ustach, US Sailing’s Junior National Coach. Ustach also mentioned the great volunteers and coaches who worked together smoothly, as keys to the event’s success. 'Working with the girls and seeing their progress is what I enjoyed most,' said Ustach. 'It was a great group of girls and a great event.'





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