Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Resource 2016

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Annie Haeger on form in Hyeres

by Dana Paxton on 23 Apr 2013
Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha Women’s 470 © Mick Anderson / Sailingpix.dk http://sailingpix.photoshelter.com/
Following a delay to allow the wind to strengthen into suitable conditions, day one of six at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères is in the books. A group of seventeen American athletes are competing in Women’s 470, 49er, 49er FX, Women’s RS:X, Laser and Finn classes.

Top performance of the day went to Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wis.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.), who are third overall in the 30-boat Women’s 470. They sailed three races and collected finishes of 3-5-3.

'We are making serious progress with our speed, especially in the light air and chop,' said Provancha on their team blog. 'We are working hard to have good maneuvers during the race, and they are slowly starting to become more second nature. This is the start of a long regatta and with a decent amount of breeze forecasted for the final series; we are looking to make improvements race by race.'

The second American Women’s 470 team of Sydney Bolger (Long Beach, Calif.) and Sarah Lihan (New York, N.Y.) are in 19th after collecting scores of 20-12-25.

In the Laser class, Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) is in 11th after three races in the 113-boat fleet. The Laser the largest fleet competing and one that is split into two parts for the qualifying series.

Buckingham started the day well, with a 12th and second in the first two races. The second race was a battle with Brazilian Olympic medalist Robert Scheidt. 'It's cool racing with him, for sure, but when you're racing against someone, you treat everyone the same,' said Buckingham. 'I’m in attack mode all the time. [You] just pick every boat you can, while placing yourself in good positions. It seemed to work in the first two races, but I just couldn't really get in the groove on the third race.' He finished in 24th. In 69th is Erik Bowers (Excelsior, Minn.).

The Finn fleet is also split into two groups and today they completed two races. Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) is in 34th, while Gordon Lamphere (Lake Forest, Ill.) in in 46th in the 68-boat fleet.

A fourth-place finished started the day for Brad Funk (Miami, Fla.) and Erik Aakhus (Corona del Mar, Calif.), who are in 37th overall. 'This was the first light air event we’ve had and our starts are one of our weaknesses,' said Funk. 'We got some pointers from our coaches and were top 12 in all races at some point.'



In Women’s RS:X, Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.) is in 17th after one race.

Standings to date for U.S. athletes:
Overall, Class, Sailor (hometown), races scores

3rd, 470 Women - Anne Haeger (East Troy, Wis.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.)* 3-5-3
19th, 470 Women – Sydney Bolger (Long Beach, Calif.) and Sarah Lihan (New York, N.Y.) * ** 20-12-25
29th, 49er - Fred Strammer (Nokomis, Fla.) and Zach Brown (San Diego, Calif.)*7-BFD-15
37th, 49er - Ryan Pesch (Vineyard Haven, Mass.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.)* 15-17-13
37th, 49er – Brad Funk (Miami, Fla.) and Erik Aakhus (Corona del Mar, Calif.)** 4-19-16
19th, 49er FX - Kristen Lane (Tiburon, Calif.) and Christine Neville (Oakland, Calif.) ** 18-18-17
34th, Finn – Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.)* BFD-23
46th, Finn – Gordon Lamphere (Lake Forest, Ill.)* 35-39
11th, Laser - Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.)* 12-2-24
69th, Laser – Erik Bowers (Excelsior, Minn.) 35-53-20
17th, RS:X Women – Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.)

* Denotes member of US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
** Denotes member of US Sailing Development Team


Racing continues on Tuesday, April 23 with the final day of the qualifying series before three days of the final series, culminating in the medal series on Saturday, April 27. Event ISAF Sailing World Cup website
Southern Spars - 100T Clewring CruisingInSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Sailors unhappy with new racing format
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Scheidt, Bouwmeester, Scott, Postma and Zbogar talk about the new racing format. ISAF Sailing World Cup new racing format has been tested over the last three events. The sailors are not happy. Robert Scheidt, Marit Bouwmeester, Giles Scott, Pieter-jan Postma and Vasilij Zbogar talk about the new format.
Posted on 6 May 2013
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Isabella Bertold says 'That's a wrap!'
2013 ISAF World Cup Circuit - Hyeres this was by far the hardest event for me, both mentally and physically. Well that’s a wrap! The 2013 ISAF World Cup Circuit concluded the other day and with my sixth place finish in Hyeres I added another single digit world cup finish to my results sheet!
Posted on 30 Apr 2013
Interviews from ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres winners
Interviews from ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres winners Interviews from ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres winners
Posted on 28 Apr 2013
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Mills claims first major Finn event in Hyeres
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, Andrew Mills (GBR) has claimed his first ever major Finn event. At the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Andrew Mills (GBR) has claimed his first ever major Finn event after snatching victory on the final day of competition in Hyeres. Saturday was medal race day and after trailing team mate Giles Scott (GBR) all week, he was the best performer on the final day to take a well deserved win. Scott took the silver while Josh Junior (NZL) took bronze.
Posted on 27 Apr 2013
ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013 -Golden returns as Hyeres action concludes
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup, the medals were decided across the 10 Olympic events which brought the regatta to a close At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013, the medals were decided across the ten Olympic events which brought the regatta to a close. An up and down breeze that never truly filled in at any point ensured for close knit racing on the final day in the south of France.
Posted on 27 Apr 2013
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Exclusive video interviews
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Exclusive video interviews with Robert Scheidt , Pavlos Kontides and Tom Burton. ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Exclusive video interviews with Robert Scheidt , Pavlos Kontides and Tom Burton.
Posted on 27 Apr 2013
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Stage is ready for final day + Video
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - The stage is ready for the final day of racing with the medals ready to be decided ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - The stage is ready for the final day of racing in Hyères with the medals ready to be decided across ten Olympic events. First out onto the race track will be the Women’s RS:X at 10:00 local time and Bryony Shaw is good to go and stake a claim for the medals.
Posted on 27 Apr 2013
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 - Paralympic podium decided
Racing in the Paralympic classes came to a close at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 - Racing in the Paralympic classes came to a close at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères as Heiko Kroger (GER) and France’s Bruno Jourdren, Eric Flageul and Nicolas Vimont-Vicary took the 2.4mR and Sonar honours.
Posted on 27 Apr 2013
Tough regatta for Team USA - ISAF World Sailing Cup 2013 Hyères
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Under dark skies and light wind on the racecourse, day 5 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyère ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Under dark skies and light wind on the racecourse, day 5 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères concluded the final series to determine the top 10 sailors/teams advancing to the medal round.
Posted on 26 Apr 2013
Wide open ahead of Medal Races at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 - The Medal Race fields were decided on the penultimate day of racing. ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 - The Medal Race fields were decided on the penultimate day of racing at as sailors jockeyed for the perfect position ahead of the final day. Tricky conditions have evident throughout the week and the fifth day of racing was no different as an early morning easterly breeze faded as the day progressed.
Posted on 26 Apr 2013