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No Racing on Saturday at Star Pre-Olympic Regatta In Sydney - Trinter and Reynolds Still Second

With AmericaOne training and testing in San Pedro now complete, the team has scattered briefly to their homes or other sailing venues. Some members are already in New Zealand. In Sydney, Australia, Phil Trinter is crewing for Mark Reynolds in their Star Campaign to represent the US at the 2000 Olympics. This report is from Trinter in Sydney at the IBM Sydney Harbor Regatta 1999, the last major event in Sydney before the Olympics next year.

Update, September 25, 1999

Greetings from Sydney,

The weather on Saturday did not cooperate. After it started a race in less than ideal conditions, the race committee used better judgment and abandoned the race.

Sunday will determine who takes home the gold, silver, and bronze in the Star class. In a fleet where seven of the eight are previous World Champions, or medalists in the Olympic Games, there is no one you can count on beating.

For Mark Reynolds and me the job is a big one; we are trying to overcome a five point lead held by Colin Beashel and David Giles, and protect a five point lead over Torbin Grael. We are still scheduled for two races tomorrow. Unfortunately, the weather forecast is for more of the same.

Phil Trinter
AmericaOne Sailing Team

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