Tunnicliffe's coaches, longtime U.S. Sailing Team coach Luther Carpenter and her former college coach, Mitch Brindley, of Old Dominion University, told her to stay the course, that it would pay off. Gradually it did. Sarah Steyaert ,of France, was black flagged in Race 5 and Sarah Blanck, of Australia, was 12th in Race 6. In Race 7, Tunnicliffe had her worst race of the regatta, a 15th. But Gintare Volungeviciute, of Lithuania, was 21st in the race and Jo Aleh, of New Zealand, who'd been winning the regatta through five races, was 14th.