15 Oct Living on the Edge at the US Match Racing Championship
Living on the Edge at the US Match Racing Championship
OYSTER BAY, NEW YORK (October 14, 2017) – You’re not out until you’re out was proved again at day two of the US Match Race Championships! Nevin Snow finally ended Peter Holz’s undefeated streak in the 9th and final race of the round robin. Then Janel Zarkowsky, Snow’s coach from Georgetown, beat him two-straight in the first-to-three quarterfinals. Snow, the defending champion still has a shot to make a comeback and advance to semis tomorrow when racing continues.
Currently Peter Holz trails 8th place seat Chris Kennedy 1-2 in the quarters. In the beginning, it was looking like business as usual for Peter, winning the first race of their quarter final matchup but Chris and the Oakcliff team came back swinging to win the next two. If they win one more it will be the upset of the regatta.
Pearson Potts of Yankee Creole Racing adapted well to the medium-light breeze to beat David Storrs and break their second-place tie in the last flight of the Round Robin. In the quarters they were the only team to advance three-straight, over Nicole Breault. “We won with our boat-handling, which is really how we qualified to begin with,” said Pearson
David Storrs almost knocked out Steve Lowery with two straight wins but Steve wasn’t going down without a fight. He won the third match and will continue the fight tomorrow.
Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for 11 knots of breeze building to 15. It will be an exciting final day so be sure to follow us on Facebook for live updates on all the action. Watch the official T2PTV recap video thanks to Heron Wealth or visit the event webpage here.
Oakcliff Sailing is an adult and youth training center for athletes who have progressed beyond traditional coaching methods and want to take the next step in their career. We offer trainees a proving ground to develop their skills in the three big veins of professional sailing: the America’s Cup, the Olympics, and around-the-world races. Our goal is to take American sailing back to the highest level world-wide.