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Olympic Test Event: Haeger & Provancha Defend Position on Day 2

US Sailing Team Sperry's Women's 470 team of Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha reflect on the racing so far in Rio.

August 18, 2015
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Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha successfully defended their 2nd place overall position with a solid 3,6 scoreline. “It was very different from yesterday. We were on the inside course, so it was a current-driven race [day],” said Haeger. “The coaches were the real MVPs today. We had a solid game plan every race, and executed.” Provancha added that a balanced approach to training on both the open-ocean and inner-harbor courses has been beneficial. “We’ve spent a lot of time down here, and worked hard in the practice races to be able to form a game plan and get our communication on point. The plan is working. We are doing what we’ve been practicing, but we have a long way to go until next Summer. Everyone [in the fleet] is racing well, so we’re trying to minimize mistakes.”

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