It’s getting exciting here in Miami with three races to go before the Medal Race. We scored an incredibly hard fought 4-3-3 today in difficult conditions. We are now just four points back of the Austrians with nearly thirty points behind us to third overall. Results can be seen here.
The race of the day, or even the regatta, was the third one of the day. We were very close to being over at the start, and we decided to play it safe and return to clear ourselves. We started at least 10 seconds late of the gun, on port heading out right. The right side had been paying, and we knew we had the boat-speed to make some gains. We sailed all the way to the corner, taking advantage of good pressure and angle back towards the mark. We were able to round in about 6th position. From there, we passed a couple more boats each leg and secured a top-3 finish at the race. Since the Austrians were able to win the race, it was crucial for us to not allow them to put any more points between us.
A comeback like the one we mounted in the final race today gives us supreme confidence going into this season. We say it over and over, but consistency wins medals. Turning a potential 20th into a top-3 finish will separate those who stand on the podium in London and those who do not.
Stay tuned for what is sure to be an exciting finish to the week over the next two days!
Thanks to all of our supporters. We would also like to thank the sponsors and supporters of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics especially our title sponsor AlphaGraphics and Gold Partners Atlantis and Rolex. Finally, we want to extend a special thanks to our sponsor, Sperry Top-Sider who has a great presence here in Miami.
Storck Moore Sailing
Updated on May 23, 2013, 5:33am