Olympic Sailing : Team Maclaren updates from Weymouth
Friday, 10 August 2012
TeDue to lack of wind today, all racing was abandoned. We were scheduled to compete against The Netherlands for places 5th and 6th but because there was no racing, our overall scores from the earlier rounds stand and we will finish the Olympic Sailing Regatta in 5th place.
The following is from today's Daily Report: US Olympic Sailing Team
" “It’s very unusual, especially for match racers as we generally race in anything,” said Tunnicliffe of the lack of wind. “The wind was very difficult, we got out to our course and it was 5-6 knots, then it quickly started dying and getting shifty.”
While waiting on the water, Team USA initiated a water fight among the teams. “We were trying to make light of the situation and have a little fun,” said Tunnicliffe.
“It’s definitely disappointing not to sail. We were psyched to get on the water and looking forward to sailing. We are happy with 5th place since we couldn’t get into the top four, but sailing would have been a better way to do it.”
As this campaign comes to a close, Tunnicliffe pointed out that there are many positive aspects. “We are an amazing team and we get along really well,” she said. “We pushed through some highs and lows throughout our whole campaign. Everything we learned made us stronger people and athletes. We learned a ton about match racing, sailing and life, and we will be stronger people in the end.” "
Thank you to everyone for their encouragement, support and kind words.
At the top of this page in the right hand column are links to different sites to follow the racing and results.
You can get live updates at Match Racing Results.
Until the Olympics are over, you’ll notice some changes in the content of our reports and where they are located on our website . To comply with International Olympic Committee regulations designed to protect its sponsors’ interests, our reports are appearing on our special 2012 Olympic Blog page. The URL for the page is http://www.teammaclaren.com/news/team-tunnicliffe-weymouth-olympic-blog.html?Name=Value. There is also a link from the home page of our website (News>2012 Olympic Blog). The blog page includes hotlinks to official results and the official competition photos.
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Last Updated ( Friday, 10 August 2012 )