Jamestowner takes silver in Rolex Miami Regatta
Jamestown sailor Hannah Swett, with teammates Melissa Purdy of Belvedere Tiburon, Calif., and Liz Filter of Stevensville, Md., took the silver medal in the Yngling class at the recent 2006 U.S. Sailing’s Rolex Miami Olympic Class Regatta.
The sailing event shaped up as the biggest in a decade, with 610 sailors representing 40 countries and competing aboard 406 boats.
“It’s good to see so many foreign competitors compete on our U.S. waters,” said Dean Brenner of Wallingford, Conn., chairman of U.S. Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee, which organizes the event. “The competition was tough. The regatta was well organized. We tried some new things, and the results speak for themselves. The winners are all well-known sailors, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing these names again in theyears leading up to the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games in China,” he added.