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Weather Woes – Day One of 2010 Women’s Championship

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Try as they may, there was no getting around the weather issues that plagued the start of the semi-final round of the 2010 ICSA Women’s National Championship on Lake Mendota today. The sailors in A-Division were on the water by mid-morning, and back on shore for lunch without a race having been started due to lack of wind. An early afternoon race was ultimately abandoned and the sailors again returned to shore to wait for a change in conditions, which they did – just not for the better. By late afternoon the wind materialized, as did rain, but it was lightning which once again sent the fleet ashore after a final attempt to get the competition underway. Day one ends with no races on the scoreboard, and the possibility of similar weather conditions tomorrow.
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Rolex Women’s Match Set for April 9-12 in St Petersburg

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

For more than a dozen years, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club (St. Petersburg, Fla.) has been one of the world’s major hubs for women’s match racing. Along with hosting the International Sailing Federation’s (ISAF) World Championship in 2000, the club annually hosts the Rolex Osprey Cup – one of three Grade 1regattas held in the U.S. –– as well as its “little sister” the Grade 3 Rolex Women’s Match. Centered on the goal of attracting more women to the sailing discipline, the Rolex Women’s Match takes place later this week, April 9-12, where 10 teams will take to the SPYC’s Sonar keelboats and participate in round robin racing on Tampa Bay. Teams, results and photos will be posted at www.rolexwomensmatch.org.
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Chicago-Mac Skipper Hopes to Leave Guys in Her Wake

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Special from Grand Rapids Press / MLive.com

Only 13 of the 437 boats registered in the 100th Chicago to Mackinac race scheduled to begin Saturday will be skippered by women. And only one of those is a rookie — Sarah Weersing, who grew up in Grand Rapids and spent her first two years of high school at Northview.

Weersing, 37, who now lives in Chicago and works as an attorney specializing in mergers and acquisitions, has sailed six times in the Chicago to Mackinac race, which is the world’s longest freshwater race, but this year she will skipper Lane 4, a 35-foot J105 that she recently purchased with a friend, Bill Mathis. (more…)

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Yale Retains Lead at 2008 ICSA Championships

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Newport, Rhode Island – With the possibility of afternoon thunderstorms in the forecast for day two of the 2008 ICSA Women’s National Championship, racing was underway by 10:00 a.m. in a moderate southwest breeze that allowed both A- and B-Divisions to complete four races each by the break for lunch. As the morning haze burned off, the 15-20 southwesterly gave the competitors plenty to work with on Narragansett Bay as four additional races were completed just as a line of clouds threatened to bring showers to the racecourse. (more…)

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Taking Home a Memorable Experience Regardless of Finish

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Sally Barkow of Nashotah, Wis. and her crew of Amanda Callahan (Canton, Mass.), Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.) and Annie Lush (Poole, U.K.) have won one of the world’s most prestigious women’s sailing regattas: US SAILING’s 2007 Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship. Sailing as Team 7, the four women topped a 39-boat fleet that included many impressive competitors such as skipper Cory Sertl (Rochester, N.Y.), a Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, and skipper Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.), an Olympic hopeful in the Laser Radial class, who finished second and third overall, respectively. Racing took place on Galveston Bay and was hosted at the Houston Yacht Club, in Shoreacres, Texas.
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Third Time is a Charm for Barkow

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Shoreacres, Texas – For the third straight time, Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wis.) has won US SAILING’s Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship. (more…)

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Top Six Teams Hold Position; Barkow Extends Lead

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Shoreacres, Texas – Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wis.) and her Team 7 crew took the gun in all three races today to solidify her total score of an impressive 14 points at US SAILING’s Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship. She and her crew – Debbie Capozzi, Annie Lush and Amanda Callahan – are a full 15 points ahead of second-placed Derby Anderson (Annapolis, Md.). Despite the shifty and tricky conditions on Galveston Bay, the top six boats maintained their leads established yesterday. With two races planned by Houston Yacht Club’s race committee for the 39-boat fleet tomorrow, it is looking like Barkow may add another champion’s title to her already impressive resume. (more…)

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Olympic Hopeful Barkow Blasts into the Lead

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Shoreacres, Texas – Three…two…one…blast off! That familiar sound from nearby NASA Johnson’s Space Center is also the scoreline of Olympic hopeful Sally Barkow’s (Nashotah, Wis.) race results today at US SAILING’s Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship. With a total score of 11 points, Barkow and her team – Debbie Capozzi, Annie Lush and Amanda Callahan – lead the 39-boat fleet racing out of the Houston Yacht Club in Shoreacres, Texas. (more…)

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Junior Women Sailors Take the “Next Step”

Monday, November 12th, 2007

LaPorte, Texas – The 25 young women sailors gathered at Houston Yacht Club this weekend had one thought in mind: To learn as much about sailing, the sport they love. Through the Next Step to Rolex Program they had the opportunity of a lifetime, spending two days in the classroom and on the water, learning from high-level coaches. The girls, age 14-17, flew into LaPorte, Texas from all parts of the country – representing nine States from as far away as Coronado, Calif. and Rochester, N.Y. – to take part in the core outreach program of US SAILING’s Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship. Led by Joanne Kolius and her husband John Kolius, an Olympic Silver Medalist, the weekend featured all-day clinics with the focus on making the transition from dinghies to keelboats. (more…)

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Women’s Championship Fleet Heads to Houston

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

La Porte, Texas – With the November 1 entry deadline closed for US SAILING’s upcoming Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship (Rolex IWKC), 41 international teams representing four countries and 12 U.S. states have entered including two-time defending champion Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wis.) with her Team 7. The biennial regatta, celebrating its 12th anniversary of offering women of all abilities the opportunity for top-level competition, is scheduled for November 14-17 and hosted by the Houston Yacht Club in LaPorte, Texas. The 11-race series features evening social activities and culminates with the traditional Rolex gala and awards presentation where a Rolex timepiece will be awarded to the winning boat’s skipper. (more…)

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