sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : ISAF Sailing World Cup - Women's 470 sailors top performers in Hyeres
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Women's 470 sailors top performers in Hyeres


'Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, Women’s 470'    Mick Anderson/SAILINGPIX.DK

The Medal Round racing concluded the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères with the top American performance of fourth place in the Women’s 470 class by Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha. This event was the final regatta of the 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup series.

Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wis.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.) went into the medal race in seventh overall with the goal of standing on the podium. With two scores that are doubled and non-excludable to the overall points score, there was room to move up.

After a brief delay to the start of racing due to very light wind, the fleet headed out to the course under rainy skies. The first race started in light, shifty wind, which made it a challenge for the 10-boat fleet.

'We were caught on the wrong side going up the first the beat and fighting, trying to get all the points back we could,' said Haeger. 'We were forced to wrong side on first downwind and had a pretty good comeback.'

They finished the race in seventh. Next was the final race to determine medals. With the wind building to 10 knots, Haeger and Provancha determined the left side was favored for the start and set off in that direction. Their choice paid off with them rounding the first weather mark in the lead. They continued to charge around the course, slipping slightly into second at a crowded second weather mark rounding. The fleet split downwind and Haeger and Provancha extended to lead the fleet, crossing the finish line with a win.

'We are excited about the win,' said Haeger. 'It was a good way to end the regatta.'

They finished the regatta in fourth place, just three points shy of the third-place team of Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR). Winning Women’s 470 were Fernanda Oliveira and Ana Barbachan (BRA), with Camille LeCointre and Mathilde Geron (FRA) in second.

The team has come a long way in a short amount of time and will go back to the U.S. before heading to the Delta Lloyd Regatta, in May. 'This early on in the quad we’re trying to get better as a team and looking at the big picture of what’s going to get us a gold in Rio,' said Provancha. 'Right now we’re making awesome improvements.'



Speaking about Haeger and Provancha’s performance this week, High Performance Director Charlie McKee said, 'Obviously they’re out of the blocks in the quad having some strong performances both in individual races. They’ve done three regattas here in Europe and they’ve done well in all three. There’s an example of a lot of hard work of training at home. They come here and are able to compete with the top people, so it’s encouraging for them and a credit to what they’ve done so far.'

Although there were fewer American sailors competing at this event, McKee explained that the outcome helps set the tone for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider at this stage in the quad. 'It was a bit of a tough week for us as a team,' he said. 'We had some moments of strong performances, but overall it was a good reminder that we’re not really on top in many classes and we have quite a lot of work to do before we can deliver consistent performances on the international stage.

'It’s good to have two regattas back-to-back in Europe and take some big picture lessons, not just from one week of sailing, but a long period of time with some training in between.

'People are ready to take those lessons and tailor their domestic training. We have to get faster and we have to get more consistent. We had a few less sailors here and a few performances that weren’t as strong as they were in Palma, but it’s really on here too. Most important is that we are driving things from these experiences that are making us better.'

Final standings for U.S. athletes:

4th, 470 Women - Anne Haeger (East Troy, Wis.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.)*
13th, 470 Women – Sydney Bolger (Long Beach, Calif.) and Sarah Lihan (New York, N.Y.) * **
15th, 49er FX - Kristen Lane (Tiburon, Calif.) and Christine Neville (Oakland, Calif.) **
16th, Finn – Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.)*
16th, RS:X Women – Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.)
22nd, Laser - Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.)*
26th, 49er - Fred Strammer (Nokomis, Fla.) and Zach Brown (San Diego, Calif.)*
32nd, 49er - Ryan Pesch (Vineyard Haven, Mass.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.)*
41st, 49er – Brad Funk (Miami, Fla.) and Erik Aakhus (Corona del Mar, Calif.)**
41st, Finn – Gordon Lamphere (Lake Forest, Ill.)* 4-7-11-11-17-6-BFD
69th, Laser – Erik Bowers (Excelsior, Minn.) 11-6-15-42-15-BFD-15

Full results here

US Sailing Team website


by Dana Paxton

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108905

10:43 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

27 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Exclusive video interviews
27 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Stage is ready for final day + Video
27 Apr 2013  Australians to race for gold at Sailing World Cup
27 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 - Paralympic podium decided
26 Apr 2013  ISAF World Sailing Cup Hyeres -Scott and Mills extend into Medal Races
26 Apr 2013  Tough regatta for Team USA - ISAF World Sailing Cup 2013 Hyères
26 Apr 2013  Wide open ahead of Medal Races at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères
26 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Fontes against Scheidt + Video
26 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - More exclusive video interviews
26 Apr 2013  Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Australians on the move
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5 by American Windsurfing Tour,




























470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,


































2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead   
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing   
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica   
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club   
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day   
AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3   
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here   
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier   
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT