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Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 5

Headlining day 7 of the Olympic Sailing Regatta, Star sailors Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih finished the Medal Race in 6th to round out their overall standing to 7th place. Bob Willis and Farrah Hall completed their windsurfing series in 22nd and 20th, respectively. As the series progresses in Weymouth and Portland, U.K. the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team’s standings to date after racing today include: Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan 8th in the Women’s 470; Erik Storck and Trevor Moore in 15th in the 49er. Continue reading

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Protected: At the Helm: August 5 Morning Briefing

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Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 4

It was ladies day for the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, where strong results were turned in by Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan in the Women’s 470; Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi in Women’s Match Racing; and Paige Railey in Laser Radial. Continue reading

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At the Helm: Three Cheers for Zach Railey

We had a mixed bag of results for Team USA yesterday. On one side of the ledger, both 470 teams had very good days, our 49er had a good day and they are still in the hunt, and our Star team had another fairly consistent day, although they are now mathematically eliminated from medal contention. Continue reading

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Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 3

A very busy day of racing in Weymouth and Portland for the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team brought mixed results. The day saw the debut of Women’s 470 team Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan, who are in 4th overall; the advance to the Star medal race for Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih; and an end of the regatta for Finn sailor Zach Railey. Continue reading

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At the Helm: August 3 Morning Briefing

Good morning! Well, another day of breeze, clouds and a chance of rain is upon us. There is a rumor going around here in Weymouth that the sun still is up there. I’m a skeptic. Continue reading

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Protected: Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 2

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At the Helm: August 2 Morning Briefing

We’re living the sports version of the movie Groundhog Day here, and the days have taken on a similar rhythm. They all seem to be exactly the same… in fact, I just changed my topic for today. Continue reading

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Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 1

Day 4 of racing in Weymouth & Portland brought a mix of strong and gusting wind that tested everyone on courses spread from the harbor to the bay. Continue reading

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Meet the Team – Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl, Men’s 470

In this edition of the Meet the Team series, we introduce Stuart McNay (Beverly Yacht Club/New York Yacht Club) and Graham Biehl (San Diego Yacht Club). Continue reading

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