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Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 11

As the 2012 Olympic Games come to a conclusion, the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team is wrapping up in Weymouth and Portland, home to the Olympic sailing venue. After 16 days of competition, the entire team – athletes, coaches, and staff – is finalizing the details involved with closing down the on-site operation. This evening, the team heads to London to spend the evening with their Team USA teammates before celebrating at Sunday’s Closing Ceremony. Continue reading

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Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 10

In light and shifty wind conditions on Weymouth Bay, Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan finished the Women’s Two Person Dinghy medal race in 10th position, which gave them an overall finish of 9th place in the London 2012 Olympic Games regatta. Continue reading

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Protected: At the Helm: Paralympic Games, Here We Come

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Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 9

Due to lack of wind at the sailing venue in Weymouth & Portland, all racing was abandoned for the day. With the abandonment of racing, Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi’s overall scores from the earlier rounds stand and USA will finish the Olympic Sailing Regatta in 5th place. Continue reading

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At the Helm: I Stand By My Team

Our team wanted to come here and make some history. We just had a different kind of history in mind. We’re going to be asked the same question over and over for the next couple of months: why and how did this happen? Continue reading

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Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 8

In a surprise ending to the Women’s Match Racing competition, Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly O’Bryan Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi were eliminated from competition by Finland in the quarter-final round, while in the Women’s 470, Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan advanced to the medal race. Continue reading

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At the Helm: August 8 Morning Briefing

Good morning from Weymouth… cloudy and drizzly here today. I’ve said that a lot these last few weeks, but we’ve also had a fair amount of sunshine, more than any of us expected. But summer here is very different from the summer I’m used to back in Connecticut. Continue reading

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Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 7

At the Olympic Sailing Regatta, the final races in Men’s 470 took place with Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl finishing 14th overall for the series, while Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan are in the hunt for a medal in Women’s 470. Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly O’Bryan Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi began their Quarter-Final match-up against Finland and are down two losses in the first-to-three-points series. Continue reading

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At the Helm: August 7 Morning Briefing

Good morning from Weymouth. Sorry for not posting yesterday. Full disclosure… I slept late! Just needed a little extra shut eye yesterday and then my day kicked into gear and I never had a chance to post. Continue reading

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Daily Report: 2012 Olympic Games – August 6

Day 8 of the Olympic Sailing Regatta brought the Medal Race in the Laser Radial where the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team’s Paige Railey finished 6th for 8th overall,while Erik Storck and Trevor Moore concluded their 49er regatta in 15th overall after the 15-race series. Continue reading

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