MEDIA ALERT: August 11, London 2012 Olympic Test Event

Summary: Weymouth, U.K. – Day 10 of the series

Sally Barkow and Alana O”Reilly accept the bronze medal in Women”s Match Racing. Standing in for Elizabeth Kratzig Burnham is Leslie Barkow, Sally”s mom (left).

Another day of blasting wind on Weymouth Bay disrupted plans for racing at the London 2012 Olympic Test Event. One of the few classes to make it off the docks was the Star class, which completed two races. Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih scored a 10th and 5th to hold the overall 8th position. Two additional races are scheduled on Friday for the Star and Finn classes before the top 10 advance to the respective class medal races on Saturday. Women’s 470 duo Erin Maxwell and Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar along with Laser Radial sailor Paige Railey had a rest day today and will be back racing in their medal races on Friday.  Saturday is the concluding day of the 2011 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta. This evening the first prizegiving took place and Sally Barkow, Alana O”Reilly and Elizabeth Kratzig Burnham received a bronze medal in Women”s Match Racing.

Full results, photos, video and audio interviews of the US Team are online: http://olympics.ussailing.org/

 

Before the London 2012 Test Event began, Chris Vadala of the U.S. Olympic Committee updated us on the big picture for the Games. http://bcove.me/0vw60dws

Video rewind: If you missed what Paige Railey had to say after winning two races on Wednesday, she might surprise you. http://bcove.me/lae85dnp

The Team: The U.S. Team is comprised of 16 athletes – nine men, seven women. Full team roster available on US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics website: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org/Events/2011/Olympic_Test_Event.htm

Join the Team and Watch Live: The Way to Weymouth

The US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics communications team will host live coverage of the U.S Team competing at the London 2012 Olympic Test Event. Beginning August 3, tune in for live updates, news, photos, videos and interviews with the athletes competing through August 13 at the 2011 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta. Bookmark the direct link for live coverage:  http://olympics.ussailing.org/multimedia/

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The Regatta: Designed to test the Olympic sailing venue and its operations in advance of the 2012 Games, the 2011 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta (an official London 2012 Olympic Test Event) takes place August 2-13 and will welcome 460 sailors competing in 10 Olympic classes.

 

The official event website is hosted at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) website: http://www.sailing.org/2011-test-event.php

About US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics
The US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. The top athletes in each Olympic and Paralympic class are selected annually to be members of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. US SAILING supports these elite athletes with funding, coaching and training. The title sponsor of the team is AlphaGraphics; other sponsors include Rolex Watch USA, Atlantis WeatherGear, Sperry Top-Sider, LaserPerformance, Harken Team McLube, Trinity Yachts, New England Ropes, Group Experiential Learning and Bow Down Training.
http://sailingteams.ussailing.org.

 

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