Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.), fresh from her gold medal winning Laser Radial performance at the Olympic Games in China, will skipper a team, as will fellow Olympian and US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics member Deborah Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.). In 2005, these two sailed together with Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wis.) and Lee Icyda (Newport, R.I.) to capture the USWMRC title in 2005. Capozzi, who also crewed on the winning team in 2000, went on to skipper the winning team in 2006 with Lindsay Bartel (Bayport, N.Y.), Kelly Hand (Vancouver, Canada) and Chantal Legler (Montreal, Canada).
2007 USWMR Champion skipper Liz Baylis (San Rafael, Calif.) and crew Susanne Leech (Simsbury, Conn.) will be an undeniable force to be reckoned with as they have been on winning teams at this event (together and separately) since 2002. Earlier this year, they captured silver at the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. Baylis is currently ranked fifth in the ISAF Women's World Match Race rankings.
Three-time event runner-up Katy Pilley-Lovell (New Orleans, La.) will skipper a team, as will four-time Yale All-American sailor Molly Carapiet (Belvedere Tiburon, Calif.) and 2007 Sundance Cup winner Elizabeth Hjorth (Marina del Rey, Calif.). Rounding out the fleet will be teams skippered by Anne Gardner Nelson (San Diego, Calif.), Maegan Ruhlman (Bratenahl, Ohio), JoAnn Fisher (Annapolis, Md.), Killian Corbishley (Rochester, N.Y.), Andrea Cabito (Alameda, Calif.), and Ginny Tulloch (Tiburon, Calif.).
Complete results, daily reports, and photos from the event will be posted on the event website at www.ussailing.org/