weather conditions, but with much fanfare, Sally Barkow was crowned the
winner of the 2005 U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship. This is
Sally's second Match Racing title in as many months.
robins had been completed on Thursday and with racing abandoned on Friday,
abbreviated semi-finals (first to 2 points) and only one consolation round
robin were sailed this morning under cloudy skies with a south wind at 3-5
knots. In semi-final 1, Katy Lovell won the first two matches against
Betsy Alison and Sally Barkow beat Liz Baylis in three matches to move into
the final round.
The wind began
to shift way right, then way left before what little velocity they had
completely shut off and the race committee was forced to sit and wait for
the weather patterns to settle in. A shift to the north was predicted for
the day, but unfortunately, there was too little time remaining for a
complete final/petit round and only one match in each was sailed before the
RC made the decision to abandon.
Sally Barkow, Deborah Capozzi, Anna Tunnicliffe & Lee Icyda
Katy Lovell, Deborah Willits, Ann Graham, Alice Manard
Betsy Alison, Sandy Hayes, Chafee Emory, Amanda Callahan
Liz Baylis, Pease Glaser, Melinda Erkelens, Suzy Leech
Charlie Arms, Dana Riley, Jamie Haines, Alexa Bestoso
Louise Bienvenu, Tirza Dabdoub, Janice Griglack, Lisa Luongo
Arabella Denvir, Wendy Vann, Lisa Denvir, Jessamine Lewis
Gretchen Douglas, Linda McDavitt, Camden Bobek, Raylene Hylland