WOMEN’S SAILING – Allie Blecher and her Cal Yacht Club team won the 22nd annual Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One-Design Challenge Sunday in the regatta organized and sponsored by the Long Beach/Los Angeles Women’s Sailing Association and hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club.
‘Saturday we came out guns blazing,’ said Blecher. ‘We got off the start line quickly and took it from there.
‘Today we came out of the blocks well, but [in race five] we struggled at the start and were forced to make gains for the rest of the race. We knew what we had to do today and did whatever we had to do to stay close to the front.’
Blecher gave full credit to her team of Denise George, Marie Line, Mary Lynn Honemeyer, Maia Dastur, Barbara Duker, Simone Staff, Sue Service, Mary Stuyvesant, Jessica McJones and Mickela Medak which she calls a mixture of juniors and veterans ranging in age from 14 to 60.
In addition to having her name immortalized on the Linda Elias Memorial trophy, Blecher also received a $1,000 scholarship check from the Linda Elias Sailing Scholarship.
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