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Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi of the USA in action during a Match class race on day five of the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on June 10, 2011 in Weymouth, England.
Molly O’Bryan Vandemoer and her team raced on Weymouth Bay Monday in nasty cold weather – very unlike her hometown of Coronado.
By heading out to the right side of the course, they were able to establish a lead at the first windward mark.
From there they continued to control the match, and maintained the lead at the final windward mark, to round and finish with a win.
In the second race, against Australia, it was back and forth on lead changes all the way to the final run downwind.
Although it was close, perhaps by a fraction of a boat length, Australia managed to nose out for the win, bringing the score to two wins, two losses to date in the round robin for Tunnicliffe, Vandemoer and Capozzi.
"It was an awesome race with the Australians," said Tunnicliffe. "It came down to half a foot. Tricky conditions, but really fun. We knew it was going to be really close racing. There's still more racing to come."