Please select your home edition
Edition
Fever-Tree 728x90

Knickerbocker Cup - Roble leads at end of Day 1

by Knickerbocker Cup on 30 Aug 2013
Stephanie Roble, Epic Racing (USA) on her way to victory over Taylor Canfield, USone (ISV). She ended the day with 5-0. 2013 Andrea Watson/Manhasset Bay Yacht Club
In light and variable NW wind on Manhasset Bay, Stephanie Roble, Epic Racing (USA) nailed all five of her matches. In her match against Stratis Andreadis, Atalanti Racing/Black Goat Offshore (GRE), Andreadis scored two penalties in the pre-start by hitting the committee boat twice by getting hung up on the RC boat anchor line and then did not make the start in the two minute time limit, securing another penalty and a black flag.

The RC asked for redress on behalf of Andreadis – citing the anchor line not properly weighted down. Umpires denied redress citing that of the three penalties, two were preventable. Win to Roble.

After dispensing with Ashlen Rooklyn, Ballyhoo Racing (AUS), David Gilmour, Team Gilmore (AUS), Dustin Durant, Long Beach Match Racing (USA) and Stratis Andreadis Atalanti Racing/Black Goat Offshore (GRE), Roble’s next victim was Taylor Canfield, USone (ISV). In the pre-start, Canfield tacked behind Roble, hit her boat, drawing a penalty right before the start. To make matters worse for the number one ranked match racer in the world, by the time Canfield made it to the windward mark, two matches converged on the mark simultaneously, forcing Canfield, who was under spinnaker, to make room for them, further expanding Roble’s lead and her fifth win.

At the end of the day, Stephanie Roble said 'It felt really good coming off the water today. We are a new team so we started off expected some wins and losses and learn from every race but the whole dynamic on the boat is incredible and everyone brought something unique to the boat. We’ll keep taking it one race at a time and see what happens at the rest of the round robin. The winds were really shifty and it was an ‘eyes out of the boat’ kind of day. It was critical to decide to sail the shifts or sail against your opponent. A big thank you to my crew!'

Chris Poole, Riptide Racing (USA) leading Nicolai Sehested,TRE-FOR Match Racing (DEN) around the mark. Poole ended Day one with 3-0 score and Sehested with 4-2.

Chris Poole, Riptide Racing (USA) finished the day 3-0 beating Eric Monnin, Okalys-Corum (AUS), Nicolai Sehested,TRE-FOR Match Racing (DEN) and Mark Lees, Team Echo Sail Racing (GBR).

In the last race of the day, in very light wind, Canfield and Sehested, the two top seeded teams at the regatta and the two teams with the most knowledge of the tough wind and currents that Manhasset Bay – Canfield has competed in the K-Cup five times, with Sehested making four appearances - provided an interesting match. Sehested gained an early lead and held it right to the finish.

Racing continues tomorrow with winds predicted to be light, again challenging these 10 teams to use every trick in their arsenal to play the shifts and win their matches.

Many thanks to our sponsors: Investors Bank, West Marine, Daniel Gale/Sotheby’s International Realty and the Manhasset Bay Sailing Foundation. The Knickerbocker Cup Foundation is sharing net proceeds after all events with St. Francis Hospital.

Results – Day 1:
5-0 Stephanie Roble (USA)
4-4 Taylor Canfield (ISV)
4-4 David Gilmour (AUS)
4-2 Nicolai Sehested (DEN)
4-2 Eric Monnin (SUI)
3-0 Chris Poole (USA)
3-5 Dustin Durant (USA)
2-3 Stratis Andreadis (GRE)
1-4 Ashlen Rooklyn (AUS)
0-6 Mark Lees (GBR)

For more information: Event Live Facebook Twitter Match Racing Results

Ancasta Botin Fast40 660x82Wildwind 2016 660x82KZRaceFurlers

Related Articles

IRC Nationals fleet licking their wounds after tough opening day
With the southwesterly piping up to 30 knots in the final race, the RORC IRC Nationals got off to a brisk start today With the southwesterly piping up to 30 knots in the final race, the RORC IRC Nationals got off to a brisk start on the Solent today with two windward-leewards followed by a round the cans race.
Posted today at 4:43 am
52 Super Series - Audi Sailing Week - Azzurra fights but doesn't win
Azzurra is having bad time of it in home waters, hasn’t been able to get results at Audi Sailing Week - 52 Super Series Azzurra is having a bad time of it in her home waters and hasn’t been able to get results at the Audi Sailing Week -52 Super Series. Today’s two races were won by Quantum and Gladiator.
Posted today at 3:24 am
RORC IRC National Championship - Pace blitz on Day 1
It is uncanny how this is always a windy regatta.” remarked Johnny Vincent, owner/driver of Ker40+ Pace It is uncanny how this is always a windy regatta.” remarked Johnny Vincent, owner/driver of Ker40+ Pace, after scoring an impressive 2-2-1 in the FAST40+ Class on the first day the RORC IRC National Championship. “We didn't have a great start to the season, so it was great to get going in this regatta with a thrilling day on the water. The last race was right at the top of the limit for a FAST40+
Posted today at 2:48 am
52 Super Series - Audi Sailing Week - Better never stops
Wednesday’s transgression may be two days behind them. Today they climbed to top of Audi Sailing Week standings Wednesday’s transgression may be two days behind them. Today they climbed to the top of the Porto Cervo 52 Super Series Audi Sailing Week standings, sailing one, three, one, four since they retired on from the first day’s coastal race due to an error, but Quantum Racing’s hard driving tactician Terry Hutchinson has in no way put the opening day mistake behind him.
Posted today at 1:48 am
Lunven triumphant winner of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro
A bold decision on the English coast, opting for the more offshore route saw Hardy tumble 20 places down the leaderboard Justine Mettraux (Teamwork) retains her place in the top 10 standing of the fourth stage finishing in ninth position, this result enough to take the seventh place position in the General standings beating her closest rival by under three minutes. Mettraux takes the highest ranked International competitor and also the top female competitor in the 2017 edition!
Posted on 23 Jun
Audi Sailing Week - TP52 Super Series – Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races four and five Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races four and five
Posted on 23 Jun
KZ Racefurlers make mark on Volvo Ocean Race, GC32's, TP52's and more
KZ Racefurlers has had a busy first half of the year in 2017. KZ Racefurlers has once again been selected as the Furler of choice for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18. This news builds on our longstanding relationship with the Volvo Ocean Race, and we look forward to working with the Boatyard and the teams again to ensure that they have the best furling gear available to race around the world with the confidence in a strong and reliable product.
Posted on 23 Jun
Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to the beautiful Madeira Islands
12 two-man teams will compete in the first stage of their 2017 season, which will continue throughout the year. Alongside the main GC32 Stadium Racing action, for the first time in the Series' history, the Flying Phantom Series will take flight as part of the on-water line-up, promising a festival of foiling for locals and tourists that is not to be missed.
Posted on 23 Jun
Launch schedule of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild announced
It is always the way with build projects whatever the size of boat! In the last weeks, activity has doubled in intensity For the members of Gitana Team, who have stepped things up another gear again, they’re into their last month of build and suffice to say that given the scale of the manufacture time required by this large, latest generation, offshore trimaran, these few weeks seem like a mere drop in the ocean.
Posted on 23 Jun
La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro – Race leaders decided in Dieppe
At two o'clock this morning, the fleet sailed downwind in 20 knots of wind along the cliffs of the Alabaster coast. Upon passing the last mark of the course ‘Antifer’ at 2:40am it was Alexis (Custopol) who held the lead. With a dense race full of twists and turns, Alexis had taken the lead several times, especially when passing the island of Sein and before the Four channel, is winning his bet.
Posted on 23 Jun