>Day 9 from the ISAF Worlds

>Good morning USSTAG fans. We had an eventful day yesterday, for some good reasons and some bad. We won’t comment here on the antics on the Finn course, other than to say that the attention on our sport generated yesterday is not the kind of attention we want or need, and the actions by a sailor towards a media boat were extremely unfortunate. Regardless, we are focused on the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics.

Paige Railey had a solid day yesterday and she enters today’s Medal Race in bronze medal position, with some ability to move up or down in the standings. She’ll have to be on her game today.

Zach Railey also will compete in the Medal Race today, but is not in contention for a medal at these Worlds. Zach has a good regatta in some ways, but he’s not happy with where he is and we all know he is capable of more.

Here is Dana’s report from December 10 here in Perth. And here is the link to the event website.

In addition to today’s Medal Races, the second half of the week begins today, with racing in the Star Class. Tomorrow, the 49er, 470 women, RS;X men and Laser get into action. And match racing will continue throughout the second week. Remember that these Worlds are the second and final event in our Trials Selection Process, and in this second week, we have several classes with very close points: the Laser, Star and 470W all have multiple American teams with a chance to win selection to next year’s Games.

While this event has been already going on for a week, we still have another week to go with a whole new crop of sailors whose Worlds begin today and tomorrow.

We appreciate the support from back home, and keep following along with the Team at our team website.

Sail fast,

Dean Brenner

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