sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - US Sailors shine on Day 1
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - US Sailors shine on Day 1

'ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 1'    ISAF ©

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami has already started the competition on Monday, completing all scheduled races in 10 Olympic and two Paralympic classes under spectacular sailing conditions on Biscayne Bay. This regatta serves as the selection event for 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, in all classes except for SKUD-18 and Nacra 17, as well as for the 2013 US Sailing Development Team. For the past 24 years, this regatta has played a special role for U.S. sailors looking to set sail toward the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the turnout of American sailors competing is a testament to the importance of this competition.

49er FX – Racing in the women’s high performance skiff began with three races. American teams were tight and hold places fourth, fifth and sixth, with top U.S. team of Olympic gold medalist Anna Tunnicliffe (Miami, Fla.) and Olympian Molly Vandemoer (Stanford, Calif.) and their Team Maclaren FX. Tunnicliffe and Vandemoer sailed together at the 2012 Games in Women’s Match Racing, and with their 2012 results qualified for the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. Two US Sailing Development Teams follow close behind and will duel for the remaining national team slot: Kristen Lane and Molly Carapiet (both Tiburon, Calif.) and Allie Blecher (Santa Monica, Calif.) and Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.). Photo Mick Anderson/US Sailing

Sonar – Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (Boston, Mass.) returned to the Three Person Keelboat competition determined to reclaim their US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider position. After narrowly missing out on qualifying for the 2012 Paralympic Team, the three friends explained that they are eager to return to the national team. Their results of fourth and third put them into third overall behind the Norwegian and Canadian teams. Three additional American teams are in the hunt: Chris Murphy (Charleston, S.C.), Cindy Walker (Abington, Mass.) and Joe Moore; Bridget Bodo (Chicago, Ill.), Gary Pierce and Chris Martin; and Andrew Fisher (Greenwich, Conn.), Michael Hersey and Ryan Levinson.

470 Men and Women – Eight out of 11 entries in Men’s 470 class are American teams, and at the top after two races are two-time Olympian Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.). The duo moved to Miami with plans to pursue a campaign together. McNay, who teamed up with Graham Biehl (San Diego, Calif.) for two Olympic Games, has the big picture in mind. 'We've done a bit of preparation for this event and hope to get stronger,' he said. He added that their goals for the event are to have fun and continue to learn and improve.

For Hughes, who coached the USA 49er team in the last quad and before that was a member of US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, getting back into the boat is a new challenge. 'It’s a hard boat to sail and it rewards people who work on technique and the technical side,' he said. 'Working with a partner is always a tough thing and you have to be good at sail shape and tuning, and really so many things at once.'

Austrian teams finished in second and third, with Canada third and Wade Waddell (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and Henry Fernberger (New York, N.Y.) in fifth. Earlier this month, Waddelll and Fernberger qualified for US Sailing’s Youth World Team and will compete in the I420 at this summer’s ISAF Youth World Championship. Listen to an interview with Waddell talking about making the transition from the 420 to 470, and how training as one American group is helpful: Miami Wade Waddle

In the women’s fleet, with nine boats, the three American teams hold seventh, eighth and ninth places. All three teams are fairly new to and most are members of US Sailing Development Team. Top American team Anne Haeger (East Troy, Wis.) and Briana Provancha (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) recently graduated from Boston College and relocated to Miami to begin their full-time campaign toward Rio 2016.

Laser – In the largest fleet of the regatta, US Sailing Development Team member Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) leads the 73-boat fleet. Chris Barnhard, who is the 2012 College Sailor of the Year and a senior at Georgetown University, summed up his first day of competition on the World Cup stage. 'A little bit of an up and down day,' he said. When asked about making the transition from college sailing to Olympic level, he said: 'It’s totally different to go from two minute beats to 20 minute beats. It’s the same thing, get on the lifted tack and cross when you can. In simple terms, it’s pretty simple and all about going fast and hiking hard.'

To listen to Barnhard talk about developing America’s Laser sailors and how the group works together, click here: Miami College Sailors

About Selection for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider American sailors qualify for the team based on their 2012 results or performance at 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, scheduled for January 28-February 2. Selection in the Nacra 17 and SKUD-18 will take place at future events. The event to qualify in the Nacra 17 will be the class World Championship, scheduled for July 20-28 in The Hague, NED. SKUD-18 selection will take place at the 2013 C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, scheduled for July 26-30.

For the US Sailing Development Team, one American sailor or team in each of nine Olympic classes will be selected at ISAF Sailing World Cup. Team members in the Nacra 17 will be selected at the World Championship.

ISAF Sailing World Cup


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=106070

2:02 AM Tue 29 Jan 2013GMT


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


Related News Stories:

28 Jan 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami preview
26 Jan 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup - Canadians prepare for Miami showdown
24 Jan 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup - Miami ready for international battle
24 Jan 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - World class sailors prepare for battle
24 Jan 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup - Fleet ready for competitive action in Miami
23 Jan 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup - Nacra 17 all set for Miami debut






News - USA and the World



























































America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi-Tron Sailing Series - Melges 20 fleet ready for action
Volvo Cork Week - Front runners emerge on day 3
Nacra 17 Europeans - Big winds halt racing in La Grande Motte
49er and 49erFX Europeans - Tough end to qualifying phase + Video
New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England
Rio 2016 in the sights of ISAF Youth Worlds 420 sailors
Exciting new International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System now in play
FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold
2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2
Volvo Ocean Race teams Abu Dhabi and Alvimedica leave Newport, RI
Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video
ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings
Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon   
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results   
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display   
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue   
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display   
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet   
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri   
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities   
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall   
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends   
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran   
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner   
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature   
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm   
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos   
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results   
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1   


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