Racing begins today in J/22's with Christelle PHILIPPE (FRA), Giulia CONTI (ITA), Lorenza MARIANI (ITA), Jen PROVAN (CAN) and Katie SPITHILL (AUS) as the international teams. From the USA are 2003 winner and 2002 World Champion Liz BAYLIS, 2004 Olympian Carol CRONIN, Katy PILLEY-LOVELL, Jo Ann FISHER and CAPOZZI.
Over the next three days Principal Race Officer Mark MURPHY expects to run over 90 races, constituting a double round robin. The final four will move forward to the semi-finals and then the finals. Chief Umpire, Karst HUT (NED) and his international team will be closely watching the proceedings.
The Eastport Yacht Club race committee will be sending results in from the water after each flight is completed, so to follow along as these teams compete, check out the event website at - www.santamariacup.org.
BoatU.S. Santa Maria Cup Entrants
(- ISAF World Match Race Ranking)