Roble, Barkow take lead in sailing semis

Oct. 28, 2011, 7:51 p.m. (ET)

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Stephanie Roble of Chicago and Sally Barkow of Nashotah, Wis., have taken a 2-1 lead in their semifinal matches at the U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta.

Roble leads Genny Tulloch of Sausalito, Calif., while Barkow leads 2008 Olympic gold medalist Anna Tunnicliffe of Plantation, Fla.

Tulloch, who sails with Alice Manard Leonard and Jenn Chamberlin, won the round robins and had the advantage of selecting her opponent. She chose Roble, who was fourth.

A skipper must win four races to clinch the semis.

As the top four skippers, Tulloch, Barkow, Tunnicliffe and Roble secured berths at the final selection event for the 2012 Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta May 4-7 in Weymouth, England.