Walshe wins Optimist Girls US Nationals:
Pensacola, FL (July 19, 2018) – The 2018 Optimist Girls US National Championship was won today by Samara Walshe of New York who lead all sailors with 9 points (2,2,5). Sara Schumann of Ft Lauderdale was second with 14 points (1,11,2) and Emory Friend of New Orleans grabbed 3rd with 21 points (4,4,13).
Samara talked about racing one race in the northerly breeze and how the seas breeze filled in from the south for two races. She was in the top ten in all three races. “My coaches told me the game plan; but if something changed or shifted, I would adjust. I’m responsible for the tactics. I always want to come into the mark roundings on starboard tack with the advantage and come …
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Top four advance at Governor’s Cup:
Newport Beach, CA (July 19, 2018) – The third day of the 52nd Annual Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship saw the 12 teams continue in the second round robin series to see which four teams would advance to the knock-out stage of the competition.
Some would call today’s Flight 18 match between Harry Price (AUS, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia), the world’s number-one ranked match racer of any age, and GovCup defending champion, Christophe Killian (USA, College of Charleston YC), epic, classic even. Regardless, it was a real barn-burner.