Please select your home edition
Edition
SailX 728x90

2014 Detroit Cup - Quarter-finalists determined

by Dobbs Davis on 23 Aug 2014
Day Two - 2014 Detroit Cup Isao Toyoma
2014 Detroit Cup - In a day that featured challenging light air conditions and strong currents, the top eight teams in a field of twelve from six countries have been determined to go through to the Quarter Final stage of the 2014 Detroit Cup, the second stop on the ISAF Grade Two US Grand Slam series. And among these four pairs the first flight of a first-to-three point series has also been completed, even with the threat of abandonment looming, as the breeze died at day’s end and race managers from Bayview YC decided to call it a day.

Local-based Matt Graham and his Rowdy Racing team won the Round Robin on an impressive nine - two record, and in so doing had the first choice of who to play in the Quarter Finals. Graham chose Wataru Sakamoto, and in a long light air match, managed to defeat the team from Japan and take an early lead of one - zero.

The runner-up in the Round Robin was another Bayview YC local, Ian Hollerbach, who chose another Asian-based team, Maximillian Soh from Singapore. Soh struggled in the start against Hollerbach, but in the vagaries of a very light air match he and his Team Red Dot managed to take the lead and hold it to take their first point in the series and go ahead one - zero.

The closest match in this light start to the Quarter-Finals was between Pierre-Antoine Morvan from France and David Storrs from Connecticut, where Storrs yielded to Morvan at the start but managed to keep the pressure on throughout the match.

And the last pairing between Chris Poole from New York and Sam Gilmour from Australia had Gilmour take the early lead on the first beat, but lose that to Poole as the breeze died. Poole stayed in just enough pressure to get past Gilmour and his Neptune Racing team, get around the first top mark, and then open up enough of a lead – nearly an entire leg – to do not only one penalty turn earned in the pre-start, but another one assessed by the umpires for sculling in the worst of the light air. Poole nonetheless stayed well ahead and continued on to win his first point in the series and go ahead on a score of one - zero.

Racing will resume tomorrow with a Consolation series of three flights to determine nine – twelfth place, a fun Pro-Am race for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Detroit, and then a continuation of the Quarter Finals with a possible start to the Semi-Finals as well, weather permitting.

For more information, visit website.

2014 Detroit Cup Complete Results:
Quarter Final 1 1 2 3 4 5 W
Matt Graham Matt Graham, USA 1



1
Wataru Sakamoto Wataru Sakamoto, JPN 0



0

Powered by matchracingresults.com

Quarter Final 2 1 2 3 4 5 W
Ian Hollerbach Ian Hollerbach, USA 0



0
Maximilian Soh Maximilian Soh, SIN 1



1

Powered by matchracingresults.com

Quarter Final 3 1 2 3 4 5 W
Pierre-Antoine Morvan Pierre-Antoine Morvan, FRA 1



1
David Storrs David Storrs, USA 0



0

Powered by matchracingresults.com

Quarter Final 4 1 2 3 4 5 W
Sam Gilmour Sam Gilmour, AUS 0



0
Chris Poole Chris Poole, USA 1



1

Powered by matchracingresults.com

Overall positions after Round Robin
1. USA Matt Graham 9–2 82%
2. USA Ian Hollerbach 8–3 73%
3. FRA Pierre-Antoine Morvan 8–3 73%
4. AUS Sam Gilmour 7–4 64%
5. USA Chris Poole 7–4 64%
6. USA David Storrs 6–5 55%
7. JPN Wataru Sakamoto 5–6 45%
8. SIN Maximilian Soh 5–6 45%
9. USA Chris VanTol 4–7 36%
10. USA Dustin Durant 4–7 36%
11. USA Peter Holz 2–9 18%
12. IRL Shane Diviney 0–11 0%

Powered by matchracingresults.com

Round Robin Pierre-Antoine Morvan, FRA Sam Gilmour, AUS Chris Poole, USA Maximilian Soh, SIN Wataru Sakamoto, JPN Dustin Durant, USA David Storrs, USA Matt Graham, USA Peter Holz, USA Chris VanTol, USA Ian Hollerbach, USA Shane Diviney, IRL W %
Pierre-Antoine Morvan Pierre-Antoine Morvan, FRA
1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 8 73%
Sam Gilmour Sam Gilmour, AUS 0
1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 7 64%
Chris Poole Chris Poole, USA 1 0
1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 7 64%
Maximilian Soh Maximilian Soh, SIN 0 1 0
0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 5 45%
Wataru Sakamoto Wataru Sakamoto, JPN 0 0 0 1
1 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 45%
Dustin Durant Dustin Durant, USA 0 1 -1 1 0
0 0 1 0 1 1 4 36%
David Storrs David Storrs, USA 0 0 1 0 1 1
1 0 0 0 1 5 45%
Matt Graham Matt Graham, USA 0 1 1 1 1 1 0
1 1 1 1 9 82%
Peter Holz Peter Holz, USA 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
0 0 1 3 27%
Chris VanTol Chris VanTol, USA 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
0 1 4 36%
Ian Hollerbach Ian Hollerbach, USA 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1
1 8 73%
Shane Diviney Shane Diviney, IRL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0%

Powered by matchracingresults.com

InSunSport - NZKilwell - 1Schaefer 2016 Ratchet 300x250

Related Articles

Rio 2016 - The Qualification Games - Part 2
Yachting NZ's refusal to nominate in three classes won in the first round of 2016 Olympic Qualification is unprecedented Yachting New Zealand's refusal to nominate in three classes won in the first round of 2016 Olympic Qualification is without precedent. Subject to Appeal, the Kiwis have signaled that they will reject 30% of the positions gained in the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santander in 2014.
Posted on 22 May
Gladwell's Line - World Sailing changes tack after IOC windshift
Over the past year, we've given the International Sailing Federation (now re-badged as World Sailing) a bit of stick Over the past year, we've given the International Sailing Federation (now re-badged as World Sailing) a bit of stick. Every blow well earned over issues such as the pollution at Rio, the Israeli exclusion abomination plus a few more. But now World Sailing is getting it right.
Posted on 21 May
Rio 2016 - The Qualification Games - Part 1
Antipodean selection shenanigans aside, the Qualification system for the Rio Olympics appears to be achieving its goals Antipodean selection shenanigans aside, the Qualification system for the Rio Olympics appears to be achieving goals set in the Olympic Commission report of 2010. Around 64 countries are expected to be represented in Rio de Janeiro in August. That is a slight increase on Qingdao and Weymouth, but more importantly a full regional qualification system is now in place
Posted on 19 May
Taming the beast-a conversation with Stuart Meurer of Parker Hannifin
While AC72 cats were fast, they difficult to control, so Oracle partnered with Parker Hannifin to innovate a better way. If you watched videos of the AC72s racing in the 34th America’s Cup (2013), you’re familiar with the mind-boggling speeds that are possible when wingsail-powered catamarans switch from displacement sailing to foiling mode. While foiling is fast, there’s no disguising the platform’s inherent instability. Now, Oracle Team USA has teamed up with Parker Hannifin to innovate a better way.
Posted on 18 May
From foiling Moths to Olympic starting lines-a Q&A with Bora Gulari
Bora Gulari’s is representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Nacra 17 class, along with teammate Louisa Chafee. Bora Gulari (USA) has made a strong name for himself within high-performance sailing circles, with wins at the 2009 and 2013 Moth Worlds. In between, he broke the 30-knort barrier and was the 2009 US SAILING Rolex Yachtsman of the Year. His latest challenge is representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Nacra 17 class as skipper, along with his teammate Louisa Chafee.
Posted on 12 May
Concern for Zika at Rio Olympics is now deadly serious
Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, or the Rio Olympics. Many others have, and they were apt, but things have changed. So here now we have a situation where one man, Associate Professor Amir Attaran, who does have a more than decent string of letters after his name, is bringing nearly as many facts to bear as references at the article's end
Posted on 12 May
Zhik - The brand born of a notion, not its history
here is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline is officially marketed as Made For Water There is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline has been officially marketed as Made For Water, and this is precisely what the company has done for the last eight years before the succinct and apt strapline came from out of R&D and into mainstream visibility.
Posted on 8 May
Shape of next Volvo Ocean Race revealed at Southern Spars - Part 1
Southern Spars has been confirmed as the supplier of spars for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. In mid-April, Race Director, Jack Lloyd and Stopover Manager Richard Mason outlined the changes expected for the 40,000nm Race during a tour of Southern Spars 10,000sq metre specialist spar construction facility. A total of up to seven boats is expected to enter, but time is running out for the construction of any new boats.
Posted on 3 May
Sailing in the Olympics beyond 2016 - A double Olympic medalist's view
Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. Gold and Bronze medalist and multiple world boardsailing/windsurfer champion, Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. A key driver is the signalled intention by the International Olympic Committee to select a basket of events that will be contested.
Posted on 29 Apr
From Olympic flag to Olympic Gold and maybe another
The Sydney Olympics was a Sailing double 470 Gold event for Australia. Having won the 420 World Championship in 2000, the feeder class to the 470, while still at school in Australia young Matt Belcher was given the honour of carrying the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Posted on 28 Apr