06 Sep RIPTIDE RACING RIPS THROUGH THE ROUND ROBIN
OYSTER BAY, NY (09.05.14) – With the round robin completed, Riptide Racing (Poole) distinguished themselves from the rest of the fleet with a 10-1 record.
“Throughout the round robin, our team had spectacular onboard communication,” said Christopher Poole, the winner of the round robin. “We were able to keep sailing strong in each match.”
After winning last year’s round robin and a disappointing finish in quarterfinals, Poole is looking to redeem himself this year with his newfound calm demeanor.
In addition to Poole, Steele, Perry, and Monnin have auto advanced to the quarterfinals by placing in the top four during the round robin.
Immediately after the round robin, the repecharge was sailed with the bottom eight teams. Morvan, Storrs, Gilmour, and Lalumiere advanced through to the quarterfinals.
Day two turned out to be an exciting day with four teams hooking the committee boat and numerous lead changes all around the course. As the teams moved into the repecharge round, the intensity increased with teams pushing closer and closer to the limits.
“As we enter the quarterfinals tomorrow, I hope the team will continue to sail at the level we have been sailing at during this event,” said Poole.
Day three of the event will start with the Quarterfinal Knock-outs at 10 a.m.
Teams Advancing to the Quarterfinals: