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By PETER BAKER | May 28, 1995
During prestart maneuvers on the first day of the Santa Maria Cup Women's Match Racing Championships last week in Annapolis, the skipper opposing Courtenay Becker-Dey made an unorthodox turn to break away."
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By Candus Thomson and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 5, 2010
Claire Leroy of France successfully defended her title Saturday at the Santa Maria Cup world match racing championship in the waters off Annapolis. Leroy, ranked No. 2 in the world, handled light winds and dodged heavy boat traffic to defeat Genny Tulloch of San Francisco, who also was runnerup last year. Fort Lauderdale's Anna Tunnicliffe, Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, finished third. Three-time Santa Maria winner and 2008 Olympian Sally Barkow finished fourth. The U.S. skippers are vying to represent the country in the new women's match-racing event at the 2010 Olympics.
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By Peter Baker * | October 8, 1991
Jim Brady, skipper of Team Chesapeake in the Cadillac Columbus Cup regatta being sailed here this week, is one of those sharp, young men with a plan he hopes will put some gold in his pocket.Not that Brady hasn't accumulated a strongbox of loot already: World champion in J/22s and J/24s, Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, Yachting's Skipper of the Year and winner of the One Ton World Championship.But Brady, 28, has his eye on the gold medal in the Soling Class in the 1992 Olympics, and the Columbus Cup is one more carefully planned stroll along the road to Spain.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2004
A meteorological sea change yesterday propelled sailors from stop action to fast forward at the ISAF US Women's Match Racing World Championships. Just 24 hours after competitors couldn't buy a breeze and mid-summer-like heat and humidity left them stewing in their own sweat, they found themselves on an exhilarating rocket ride up and down the course just off Annapolis. In no time, the field of 16 boats was cut in half and then again. Today, four boats will conclude a best-of-three semifinal round to set up the title showdown.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | June 3, 1999
Sandy Grosvenor of Annapolis makes her living at the Goddard Space Flight Center, helping to design the next generation of space telescope. She makes her fun racing sailboats.This week Grosvenor and an all-Annapolis crew are sailing in the Santa Maria Cup, a women's match racing championship being held at the mouth of the Severn River.Her tasks on the water and at work both require a fine edge of intellect and instinct.At Goddard, the job is to build the perfect replacement for the Hubble Space Telescope.
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By Candus Thomson and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 5, 2010
Claire Leroy of France successfully defended her title Saturday at the Santa Maria Cup world match racing championship in the waters off Annapolis. Leroy, ranked No. 2 in the world, handled light winds and dodged heavy boat traffic to defeat Genny Tulloch of San Francisco, who also was runnerup last year. Fort Lauderdale's Anna Tunnicliffe, Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, finished third. Three-time Santa Maria winner and 2008 Olympian Sally Barkow finished fourth. The U.S. skippers are vying to represent the country in the new women's match-racing event at the 2010 Olympics.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | May 16, 1993
Earlier in the year, the organizers of the Santa Maria Cup, an all-women's match-racing regatta, wanted to move the event from Baltimore's Inner Harbor to Annapolis.Trouble was, racing judges, event volunteers and sponsors were perfectly pleased with the way the regatta had been run the past two years and had no desire to move."So, we are back," said Susan D. Taylor, chairman of the regatta. "And there are good reasons for that -- we sail where people can see us, there are good winds in the Inner Harbor and the facilities at HarborView are first-rate."
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By Peter Baker | October 9, 1991
The eight boats in the Cadillac Columbus Cup opened fleet racing yesterday afternoon in conditions that left some of the best sailors in the world wondering just exactly when things went wrong -- or for that matter, when things began to go right.The cause of the confusion, said Chris Law of Britain, was extreme wind shifts that developed over the course as two breezes fought each other, forcing the skippers to guess which side of the course would be favored.Buddy Melges of Wisconsin, whose sailing resume reads like a world atlas, won the first of two races yesterday.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun STaff | October 9, 1991
The eight boats in the Cadillac Columbus Cup opened fleet racing yesterday afternoon in conditions that left some of the best sailors in the world wondering just exactly when things went wrong -- or for that matter, when things began to go right.The cause of the confusion, said Chris Law of England, was extreme wind shifts that developed over the course as two breezes fought each other, forcing the skippers to guess which side of the course would be favored.Buddy Melges of Wisconsin, whose sailing resume reads like a world atlas, won the first of two races yesterday in the weeklong competition that includes eight teams from the United States, Spain, France, England and Canada.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1997
Betsy Alison of Newport, R.I., has competed in five of seven Santa Maria cups, dating back to the match racing series that were sailed on the Inner Harbor in the early years of this decade. Yesterday off Annapolis, she finally won one."It feels great," Alison said after beating Paula Lewin of Bermuda for the championship. " Because until December I had never won a title on the match-racing circuit with this crew."Alison, a multiple winner of the Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year award, said crew work through variable weather conditions in the four-day women's competition was crucial and paid off well in the final.
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By TOM KEYSER and TOM KEYSER,SUN STAFF | July 22, 2003
George Mohr says up front that if you weren't there and didn't live through it, then you won't understand: Forty thousand people crammed into Pimlico on a Tuesday for a race between two horses, with millions more listening on radio as one horse raced into legend. When Seabiscuit defeated War Admiral in a match race Nov. 1, 1938, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, the country was emerging from the Depression but heading into world war. Americans placed their hearts and hopes squarely on the nose of a horse with a rags-to-riches story befitting the time.
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By Jeremy Licht and Jeremy Licht,SUN STAFF | June 1, 2003
With a marathon racing session coming to a close Friday in the Santa Maria Cup, Suzy Leech, the bowman in Betsy Alison's crew, had to opt out of the day's eighth and final flight of match races. It wasn't injury or fatigue that forced Leech onto the shore early and race volunteer Jennifer Tyson into Alison's crew to fill the open slot. It was a fundraising commitment. That sort of departure was a first for this popular Annapolis women's match race, but it was just one of many signs that the winds on the Severn River were carrying an Olympic buzz.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | May 1, 2003
For more than a decade, Gary Jobson has crisscrossed the country raising money for research to find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma. Now, the television voice of the America's Cup and soul of the Maryland sailing community is being treated for lymphoma. Jobson, 52, learned he had the disease last week and began an aggressive six-month regimen of chemotherapy treatments last Friday. "It was a rough weekend, but he's feeling better," his secretary, Kathy Lambert, said yesterday. "His spirits are up."
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By Joel McCord and Joel McCord,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 28, 2002
Barely a month after one international group of sailors leaves Chesapeake Bay, another one arrives. Some of the top women sailors in the world are in Annapolis this week for the BoatUS Santa Maria Cup regatta, a series of match races that opens tomorrow in the mouth of the Severn River. And though this group may not be as high on the glamour scale as the women of the Volvo Ocean Race, they are as accomplished in their own right. There's Marie Bjorling, of Sweden, the No. 1 women's match racer.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | June 2, 2000
The two 22-foot sailboats zigged and zagged across the mouth of the Severn River as the four-member crews engaged in a fierce yet balletic duel to the finish line. Tacking and jibing this week under a bright sun were some of the world's best female sailors, drawn to Annapolis for a five-day marathon of intense one-on-one contests that make up the BoatU.S. Santa Maria Cup. "I call it unabashed aggressiveness," said Sandy Grosvenor, a boisterous woman with silver-specked hair and raccoon eyes caused by wearing sunglasses.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | June 3, 1999
The Santa Maria Cup women's match racing championship got under way yesterday in shifty, 10- to 12-knot winds that challenged both the race committee and 12 top-flight crews."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | May 23, 1993
Hannah Swett and Paula Lewin sailed three races yesterday, first to determine the semifinal seedings in the Santa Maria Cup women's match-racing regatta, and then to decide one of the two berths in today's final.Swett swept all three, but not before Lewin, sailing in her first match racing regatta, had a chance to sail away with a victory in the second semifinal race -- and watched the opportunity slip away.At the top mark on the first leg, after Swett had won the first match of their best-of-three semifinal, Lewin and her crew from M.I.T.
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By Nancy Noyes | March 29, 1992
In a series so stunning he still didn't quite believe it the morningafter it ended, Terry Hutchinson won the venerable Congressional Cup, which was sailed Monday through Thursday at Long Beach Yacht Club in Long Beach, Calif.With his win in the prestigious regatta, a major event of the international Omega Grand Prix match racing series and often called the grandfather of match racing, Hutchinson, 24, became the youngest skipper to win the Congressional Cup in the event's 26-year history.Sailing with Hutchinson were Dave "Moose" McClintock, Ed Reynolds, Mitch Brinley, Bruce Lockwood, Ralph Fisher and Mark Snyder.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | June 3, 1999
Sandy Grosvenor of Annapolis makes her living at the Goddard Space Flight Center, helping to design the next generation of space telescope. She makes her fun racing sailboats.This week Grosvenor and an all-Annapolis crew are sailing in the Santa Maria Cup, a women's match racing championship being held at the mouth of the Severn River.Her tasks on the water and at work both require a fine edge of intellect and instinct.At Goddard, the job is to build the perfect replacement for the Hubble Space Telescope.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1999
From June 2-6, nine of the top 20 ranked women sailors in the world will be in Annapolis to compete in the BOAT/U.S. Santa Maria Cup match racing championship.Regatta organizers say it is the strongest field for the only qualifying event in the United States for the world championships to be sailed in Italy this fall.The Santa Maria Cup is a round-robin series leading to semifinal and final matches. The regatta has headquarters at the Eastport Yacht Club, and races are held at the mouth of the Severn River.
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