Chris Poole tops round robin stage at Oakcliff International
Published on September 5th, 2014
Oyster Bay, NY (September 5, 2014) – With the round robin completed at the Oakcliff International, Chris Poole’s Riptide Racing topped the 12 boat field with a 10-1 record.
“Throughout the round robin, our team had spectacular onboard communication,” said Poole. “We were able to keep sailing strong in each match.”
After winning last year’s round robin but a disappointing finish in quarterfinals, Poole is looking to redeem himself this year with his newfound calm demeanor.
In addition to Poole, Steele, Perry, and Monnin have auto advanced to the quarterfinals by placing in the top four during the round robin.
Immediately after the round robin, the repecharge was sailed with the bottom eight teams. Morvan, Storrs, Gilmour, and Lalumiere advanced through to the quarterfinals.
Day two turned out to be an exciting day with four teams hooking the committee boat and numerous lead changes all around the course. As the teams moved into the repecharge round, the intensity increased with teams pushing closer and closer to the limits.
“As we enter the quarterfinals tomorrow, I hope the team will continue to sail at the level we have been sailing at during this event,” said Poole.
Day three of the event will start with the Quarterfinal Knock-outs at 10 a.m.
Teams Advancing to the Quarterfinals:
Report by event media. Photo by Molly Riley/Oakcliff Sailing.
2014 USA Match Racing Grand Slam Series
Chicago Grand Slam: August 15-17
Detroit Cup: August 21-24
Knickerbocker Cup: August 28-31
Oakcliff International: September 4-7
Winner of the 2014 US Grand Slam series will qualify for the 2015 Chicago Match Cup, a stop on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, and the 2015 Congressional Cup. Details: www.usamatchracing.com/2014