by Dana Paxton
ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013. Following the 2016 Olympic Quadrennium racing season debut at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, in January, the international fleet is in Palma de Mallorca, Spain for the next event of the series. From April 1-6, a group of American sailors, including members of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and US Sailing Development Team, will compete in ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma against over 850 sailors from 53 countries.
ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 2013
'Now that we are in the early days of the Rio 2016 Olympic Quad, an event like Sailing World Cup Palma is a good opportunity for U.S. sailors to gain high-level racing experience in the international fleet while working on new techniques, equipment, and, in some cases, teams,' said Josh Adams, Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing (Essex, Mass.).'For the sailors who have committed to sailing in Europe, this regatta is a starting off point for additional events through the spring and summer.'
U.S. athletes competing:
470 Men - Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.)*
470 Women - Anne Haeger (East Troy, Mich.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.)*
470 Women – Sydney Bolger (Long Beach, Calif.) and Sarah Lihan (New York, N.Y.) * **
49er - Fred Strammer (Nokomis, Fla.) and Zach Brown (San Diego, Calif.)*
49er - Ryan Pesch (Vineyard Haven, Mass.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.)*
49er – Brad Funk (Miami, Fla.) and Erik Aakhus (Corona del Mar, Calif.)**
49er FX - Kristen Lane (Tiburon, Calif.) and Christine Neville (Oakland, Calif.) **
Finn – Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.)*
Finn – Gordon Lamphere (Lake Forest, Ill.)*
Laser - Charlie Buckingham( San Diego, Calif.)*
Laser – Erik Bowers (Excelsior, Minn.)
Nacra 17 – Sarah Newberry (Miami, Fla.) and John Casey (Longwood, Fla.)
RS:X Women – Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.)
* Denotes member of US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
** Denotes member of US Sailing Development Team
Racing starts Monday, April 1 and concludes with the medal race on Saturday, April 6 in the 10 Olympic Classes. Racing was cancelled in the SKUD-18 and Sonar classes. There are no Americans competing in the 2.4mR class. Results will be posted online at the event’s website.
ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma