sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Finn victory for Caleb Paine
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Finn victory for Caleb Paine

'Fins on the startline - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami'    Walter Cooper ©

At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Caleb Paine (USA) rounded off an exceptional week's sailing by winning the enthralling Finn medal race to take the gold medal from London 2012 Olympians Greg Douglas (CAN) and Jorge Zarif (BRA).

Paine had led from the first day and it never really looked as if he was heading for any other result. Five race wins from the 11 race series in fantastic sailing conditions gives him his second ISAF World Cup event win, after taking the Delta Lloyd Regatta last year. Runner-up Douglas had picked up an OCS in race three that left him struggling to make the podium, but he turned it around in the second half of the week with a string of top threes, including two race wins. Bronze medalist Jorge Zarif also sailed a great week after a conservative start and proved very fast on the downwinds.

Day 5 - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami -  Ants Vainsalu  

One of the more intriguing storylines of the week was the return of Bruno Prada (BRA). The Brazilian 2011 Star World Champion and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist made the move back into the Finn three months ago and has been working hard to get re-adjusted to the boat. Before the regatta he said, 'My objective in Miami is to hit the medal race and continue to improve. I’ll be sailing all the big regattas this year, including the World Championship in Estonia.' He certainly opened well, winning the first race, and was only once out of the top 10.

After Prada won the opening race, Paine won the next three to take and maintain the overall lead. The youngsters continued to dominate on the third and fourth days with Paine, Douglas and Zarif sharing the race wins. Brendan Casey (AUS) was also in the mix, with a string of top three placings keeping him in a podium slot, but it all went wrong for the world number one, and ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne winner, on day four. He picked up his second yellow flag for rocking and ended up with a DNE score of 29 points, which ended all chances of a consecutive ISAF Sailing World Cup victory.

Day 5: top mark - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami -  Ants Vainsalu  

It was perhaps a small consolation that he bounced back on the final day of the opening series to win both races, but in spite of that Paine extended his lead over Douglas to 10 points and over Zarif to 15 points. Paine had done enough to secure a medal, just the colour was to be decided.

Saturday's medal race was sailed in slightly lighter winds than most of the week, with a shifty 10-12 knots, and warm sunshine. With only Douglas and Zarif capable of beating Paine for the overall title going into the medal race, he kept them firmly behind him throughout.

Medal race start - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami -  Ants Vainsalu  

The first upwind dominated by Douglas and Casey, but Paine came through on the downwind to round the gate ahead of Douglas, Lauri Väinsalu (EST) and Casey. In fact Vainsalu was the fastest man first downwind. He picked up four places and was just behind the leaders at the gate. The top three extended on the second upwind, with Casey not far behind and the final downwind turned into a big battle between the top three, all finishing within seconds of each other. In the end Paine took the race win from Vainsalu and Douglas to take a magnificent gold medal that will set him up nicely for the important season ahead.. Casey was only around 10 seconds further back. It was very close.

Casey was impressed with the new wave of talent in the Finn class. He said after day four, 'I’ve come to Miami to race against the world’s best that are currently sailing to see where I stack up. I’m 35 years of age now, so I’m probably at the tail end of my sailing, but I’m still very competitive. The younger guys like Caleb Paine are at the start of their sailing journey and Greg Douglas too. Those are the two guys to watch out for in the future.'

For Väinsalu, fourth place was a victory against adversity following a serious knee injury in last year's medal race that took him out for most of the 2012 season. He said, 'It has been a hard year for me so it's been a good week and a good result was something I needed badly. It was tight and high level sailing all week. This was the regatta where I wanted to see where I'm at after the injury and I was sailing well most of the week. I had bad day at the end but I finished up with a good medal race and managed to take the maximum I could from here.'

And the knee? 'I can't say it's 100% healed. They repaired the meniscus instead of cutting it out so that’s why it's taking longer to heal. I have been going to physiotherapy, but in general it doesn't hurt me and I can do everything I need, but it's not as strong as it was yet.'

'For me Miami is the perfect place to start the new season. With the Finn Midwinters in Fort Lauderdale and Miami OCR I can do two high level competitions. Also I have a good friend Gordon Lamphere here I can train with. He also provides us with boats and a coach in Darrell Peck. So good high level training and coaching is always guaranteed.'

Lauri Väinsalu - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami -  Ants Vainsalu  

Runner up Douglas had this to say. 'I'm happy with how the week went. I started the week a little bit off the pace but I was able to remain focused and improve during the week. Caleb Paine sailed very well during the week and didn't give me much of a chance to catch him at the end.'

Douglas has been juggling college and training for the past few months but feels he has made valuable progress since the Olympics. 'This winter we have being working on the basics to get everything ready for this season. Being in school and sailing is tough but I have a good balance this fall and winter which allows me to do both.'

'I have made some improvements in my game from last year, I have been working on my boat handling and downwinds with my coach Chris Cook. We have a really good training group right now which is mostly youngsters. As a group we feel that we have the opportunity to make a big leap this year so we have been extremely focused. We are ready to show the world what we can do.'

Results (medal race result in brackets):

1 USA 6 Caleb Paine 20 (1)
2 CAN 5 Greg Douglas 34 (3)
3 BRA 109 Jorge Zarif 43 (5)
4 EST 11 Lauri Väinsalu 55 (2)
5 AUS 1 Brendan Casey 57 (4)
6 CAN 110 Martin Robitaille 57 (7)
7 BRA 1 Bruno Prada 64 (8)
8 RUS 1 Alexey Selivanov 81 (6)
9 USA 21 Gordon Lamphere 101 (9)
10 USA 505 Erik Lidecis 103 (10)

Full results

Event website


by Robert Deaves

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=106245

10:50 PM Sun 3 Feb 2013GMT


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


Related News Stories:

04 Feb 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Canada claims hardware on Biscayne Bay
03 Feb 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Americans sweep in Nacra 17 debut
03 Feb 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Victory and defeat on Biscayne Bay
03 Feb 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Victories for Canadian sailors
02 Feb 2013  World Sailing Cup Miami - Medals in Paralympic and Windsurfing events
01 Feb 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Change of guard on Day 4
01 Feb 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2013 - Shifty winds on pivotal day
31 Jan 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - New challenges with Multihulls and 49FX
31 Jan 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2013 - Americans still strong mid-point
30 Jan 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013 - Elite windsurfers test Miami waters
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind recovered from reef by Sail-World.com/nz and Volvo OR Media
The Volvo65, Team Vestas Wind has been recovered from a reef off St Brandon, on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. the yacht has been hoisted aboard a Maersk shipping line vessel, after being dragged over the reef and into the lagoon on the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. ... [more]  

Moth Worlds – Looping the loop *Feature by John Curnow
It is one of the other lines from the theme song of our little time with Terry Thomas and the gang. However, the real thing is that not only are the Moths quick, over the time since they began to get up on foils, the fleet has compacted up. Another crucial element to add, is that all craft also get a result, even if they do not complete all the laps. The latter is a lot better than a DNF. ... [more]  

The 'super-bacteria' are usually found in hospital waste and produce an enzyme, KPC, resistant to antibiotics. Researchers found the bacteria in samples taken from Flamengo beach. Nearly 70% of sewage in Rio - a city of some 10 million people - is spilled raw into the waters of Guanabara Bay. The bacteria were found in samples taken from several locations along the Carioca river. ... [more]  

‘We don’t expect children to ride adult bikes when they can’t touch the ground, so why do we expect them to sail adult boats when they can’t control as they should. We didn’t want this for our children so set about trying to develop a boat that addresses this problem. ... [more]  

The eventful sailing summer will carry on into 2015. In addition to the established annual regatta events, we will see 2015 the J/80 World Championships a week after Kieler Woche, to be followed by the F18 Worlds. Die Notices of Race for YES, Kieler Woche, the J/80 Worlds and F18 Worlds are now accessible online. ... [more]  

RORC Transatlantic 2014 Race Lanzarote-Grenada: An international fleet of yachts took part, with crew from at least 12 different countries racing magnificent Maxis, crewed by top professional sailors, as well as production yachts crewed by friends and family. For all the yachts, the adventure started long before the start line. ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind has been recovered from a reef off the Cargados Carajos Shoals, 200nm from Mauritius. Shane Smart was sent to cover the recovery operation and filed these images ... [more]  

Jeremy Pilkington's Baltic 78, Lupa of London was announced as the first winner of the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy with the best elapsed time under IRC. Class winners received an engraved crystal decanter and all competitors present received a special edition bottle of Westerhall Plantation Rum, with the insignia of the RORC Transatlantic Race. ... [more]  

Qingdao, venue of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition, will host some of the world’s finest sailors for the third consecutive year from 14-20 September 2015 with the 2016 dates to be confirmed. Spots for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, which will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 27 October to 1 November 2015, will be at stake as well as World Cup bragging rights. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A bashing, crashing and punishing first night at sea could well decide the outcome in the race for line honours in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race. ... [more]  

Andrea Francolini was on the water with the US supermaxi, RIO 100 during offshore training session before the Boxing Day Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The 117 yachts in the Rolex Sydney Hobart will face an early test this year, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecasting a sharp 20 to 25 knot southerly change on Boxing Day afternoon not long after the start. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Just a few days out from Boxing Day and the buzz around the docks of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is that Ray Roberts is looking like a very good bet to win this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - There’s no doubt the returned soldiers aboard Spirit of Mateship and Southern Excellence II are the kind of blokes you want around if things went horribly wrong – and for that matter, you want them for the good stuff too – because they are top blokes. ... [more]  

Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series: This event, which kick starts the Caribbean race season, is proving to be a huge attraction for overseas entries with over 20 already signed and more than 50 boats expected overall. One of the biggest draws is the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race (21 January), a 60 nautical mile ocean race round the island. There are currently 14 established records in this race. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race: The challenges of racing as a duo, not just seeking to perform at the highest level over a period of 90 to 100 days but actually co-habiting in a small, confined space whilst also experiencing extremes of discomfort – wet, damp, tired, hot, cold, emotional and physical. Here Ken Way gives an insight into how he helps the relationship between the two skippers work. ... [more]  

Comanche’s owner, Jim Clark concedes that a Rolex Sydney Hobart isn’t the ideal first race for such a big, complex machine, but: 'I am married to an Australian, and I’ve seen the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart a number of times. ... [more]  

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Organizers of the St. Thomas International Regatta are proud to announce that Cruzan Rum and Presidente beer, distributed by Glazer’s Premier Distributors, LLC, will provide major sponsorship in support for the 2015 regatta. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Warwick Sherman never really wanted to do the Rolex Sydney Hobart, he’d done plenty of ocean racing, but bashing his way across Bass Strait to get to Tasmania just didn't grab him. Perversely, all that changed when he was diagnosed with cancer. ... [more]  

The second stage of the Soto 40 South American Tour is coming up next and will be held in Algarrobo, Chile from 24 - 31 January. More than eight yachts are expected to take part in the Chille Sailing Week, a competition noted for its level of competition and close racing, where success is characterized by consistency, precision and teamwork. ... [more]  

The Flying Dutchman, regarded as one of the finest and fastest one-design dinghy classes ever designed, will return to Sydney Harbour en masse when the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron conducts the Australian and World championships, starting next week. ... [more]  

The International Moth Class isn't exactly a new sailing class, yet the learning curve would have to be one of the steepest out there. Moths have been on foils for almost 10 years, yet besides talking to fellow moth sailors, there isn't a lot of information out there to help you master the skills and techniques needed to fly ... [more]  

America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Decision of the Court for Arbitration of Sport over the suspension of Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder has been circulated. The report, which was earlier reported in summary form as to the decision, confirms a 18month suspension on de Ridder, one of the Netherlands' top sailors ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Australia’s premier ocean race has always had an international flavour; Captain Illingworth, who started the whole Sydney Hobart thing was, after all, an Englishman. ... [more]  

An initiative by the SuperYacht Racing Association (SYRA) led to collaboration with the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and ultimately the creation of a new superyacht handicapping rule - the ORC SuperYacht Rule (ORCsy). ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Ocean sailors are daft; why else would you think it a good idea to take a modern ocean racing yacht around the world on her own bottom to compete in lots and lots of races, some thousands of miles long? ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The island is off the NSW south coast, 155 nautical miles south of Sydney’s South Head and about 6 nm south-east of Narooma. Its lighthouse, built of granite quarried on the island, began operating in 1881. The island is a protected nature reserve. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Hundreds of Australian sailors spend their lives trying to win the Tattersall’s Cup; year after year they declare in Hobart that this was their last Rolex Sydney Hobart - definitely - for sure. But 12 months later you spot them again at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, tinkering with their pride and joy and nervously eying off Boxing Day ... [more]  

America's Cup: Lawsuit against Oracle Racing lodged in San Francisco *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
In further legal fallout from the 34th America's Cup one of the New Zealand sailors named in an action bought by the International Sailing Federation has in turn lodged a lawsuit in a California Court against his former racing team, Oracle Racing Inc over boat fixing in America's Cup World Series ... [more]  

Antigua Sailing Week 2015 by Antigua Sailing Week
If you haven't been to Antigua Sailing Week for some years Antigua Sailing Week have a quick overview for you of what has changed and what makes it worth the journey along with information on bareboat and race charters, multihulls and challenges for 2015. ... [more]  

RORC Transatlantic Race: The three-man team on Sérénade was the final yacht to complete the inaugural race. Having spent over 18 days at sea, the crew were understandably tired but Denis Villotte, Alain Houchard and Pit Porta were smiling from ear to ear in Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. A large welcoming party had gathered to greet them. ... [more]  

2017 J/80 World Championships: The Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) has an active J/80 fleet and attracts many more of the class to its summer series of regattas run annually from May through to September, in addition to match racing J/80s in the annual Grade 2 Match Cup. ... [more]  

Spectacular fire on Sydney Harbour captured on video *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Sydney sailing sports photographer, Beth Morley was on Sydney Harbour, capturing images of the Friday night racing, when a luxury launch caught fire nearby. I was out photographing the Ransa Sailing yacht race this evening when I saw smoke coming from the back of a large cruise boat around the back of Sow and Pigs (reef) area towards Middle Head. ... [more]  

Clipper Race skipper to receive prestigious US award
OK Dinghy Worlds - Preview 2: Overindulgence in sailing fun
America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault
Sydney Hobart Race - Crew prepares for a game of 'Snakes and Ladders'
WPA Race Season - Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge preview
Comanche in the Solas Big Boat Challenge - Images by Andrea Francolini
Sunbrella Fabrics supports US Olympic and Paralympic Sailors
Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Mauritius as Vestas Wind salvage begins
Volvo Ocean Race: Martinez leaves Mapfre for Leg 3 to China
Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson back on the atoll to retrieve Vestas Wind
America's Cup: Iain Murray appointed as Regatta Director again
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Clipper Race to enter 12-strong fleet
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from December 16 show
Pogo 40, Bingo completes RORC Transatlantic Race 2014
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 3 - On the Atoll *Feature
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Safety Requirements published
Int'l 14 World Championships - Defending champion expects tight racing
WWA Wake Park World Series - Daniel Grant and Aaron Gunn make history
US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards
Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Highlights video from Port Philip
Bart’s Bash raises huge total for international sailing charity   
Optim'X (FRA) completes RORC Transatlantic Race 2014   
Perpetual Loyal unveils 1120 square metre A2 for Rolex Sydney Hobart   
ISAF SWC Melbourne – Girls’ Day Out *Feature   
Website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna is launched   
Great signed Limited Edition sailing books by Bob Fisher for Christmas   
Clipper Race - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to mentor young South African   
IFDS Worlds 2014 New Video Memories - Halifax is just a click away!   
McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2015 - Must see, seriously fun event   
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 2 - On the Rocks *Feature   
Successful St. Maarten Regatta Beach Clean-Up at Kim Sha Beach   
US Sailing releases Rio 2016 Olympic Trials System   
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Oldies return   
Volvo Ocean Race sets up independent inquiry into Vestas Wind disaster   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel: sweet victory   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Apollo 7 touch down   
2014 OK Dinghy Worlds Preview one - Last but not least   
Melges 24 Christmas Sprint Series - Christmas comes early for Red Mist   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act 8 - Superb podium finish for Realteam   
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson on the Team Vestas Wind disaster - 1 *Feature   


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