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Samantha Osbourne Wins Inaugural Buddy Melges Challenge

15 Sep 2009

The inaugural Buddy Melges Challenge hosted by the US Sailing Center Sheboygan was won by Samantha Osborne and crew Jenna Hansen and Roanor Smeale from New Zealand. They beat Jen Provan and crew from Canada in a thrilling five-race final on Sunday. Osborne won the first two races of the final, however Provan came back to beat Osborne in Race 3. In Race 4 she passed Osborne halfway down the final leg to tie the series and set up an exciting final race in which Osborne passed Provan on the final leg to win the regatta. A second New Zealand crew of Stephanie Hazard, Susannah Pyatt, and Miranda Powrie took third place overall in the series. Pictured some action from the event.