Brothers Jesse and Zander Kirkland took a break from the Olympic 49er boat to take part in the US Team Racing Championship in Seattle.
The Kirklands with Zander at the helm along with teammates Catherine Swanson, Ashley Phillips, David Siegal and Carly Chamberlain made up the team North Field Alliance that finished 7th.
The New York Yacht Club's Silver Panda found themselves in a familiar position during the final round of the US Team Racing Championship.
Silver Panda won their fourth Hinman Trophy in five years and their record fifth overall. After losing in the final series last year to Team Extreme, 3 - 2, they won this year's finale over the perennial power house from Great Britain, the West Kirby Hawks.
Silver Panda won this US SAILING Adult National Championship in 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2002. They qualify for the United States at the 2011 ISAF Team Racing World Championship next August in Ireland