The second day of racing in the Santa Maria Cup women’s match racing championship was a great success. The second round robin was completed as was the first flight of the Quarter Finals. Races in the first flight of the Quarter Finals
With light and shifty winds, in the early races downwind legs were a challenge, but the breeze began to build, clocking in at 11 knots by 1130. With the steady breeze, the matches stayed close. There were a few breakdowns during the day, including a torn kite, and the women had the added obstacle of dodging debris in the water, still ample from the heavy rains of the past few weeks.
Standings at the end of the round robin racing, heading into the Quarter Finals were: Julie Bossard (FRA), Anna Tunnicliffe (USA), Becca Dellenbaugh (USA), Silja Lehtinen (FIN), Sharon Ferris-Choat (CAN), Elizabeth Baylis (USA), Martina Silva (ARG), and Maegan Ruhlman (USA).
The Quarter finals began with freshening breeze from a new direction, once the pins were reset there was a delay due to a repair on the one of the first boats scheduled for the QF. PRO Mark Murphy, moved the first race of the QF to the fourth. Dellenbaugh, Tunnicliffe, Bossard and Ferris-Choat were winners in the first flight.
Quarter Final racing will continue tomorrow at 0900. Results and other regatta information is available at www.santamariacup.org.