sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Day 5 for Team AlphaGraphics + Video
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Day 5 for Team AlphaGraphics + Video

'43 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia - Anna Tunnicliffe'    © Jesus Renedo / Sofia Mapfre    Click Here to view large photo

On the fifth day of racing at Princess Sofia Trophy Regatta, US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics’ (USSTAG) had a stellar day: Mark LeBlanc completed the 2.4mR event with a race win, placing him into fourth overall for the week; Anna Tunnicliffe’s 'Team Maclaren' of Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi won their semi-final Women’s Match Racing match and advanced to the finals; and Zach Railey maintained his second overall in the Finn to advance to the medal race.

In Women’s Match Racing, Tunnicliffe, Vandemoer and Capozzi streaked through their semi-final match winning three straight matches against Australia’s Olivia Price. With the win, they advance to the final match versus Claire Leroy (FRA). Racing takes place on Saturday at 10am local time.

With a steady improvement over the past five days, Mark LeBlanc finished the 2.4mR series with a win in the final race. The day’s results put him in fourth overall, only one point off the podium.

'It was a great week,' said LeBlanc. 'It started off a little slow and I started putting it together mid-week. Today I capped it off with a 4-1. I haven’t really been sailing too much the past few weeks. Next week in Hyeres I hope it will go better with a more steady improvement.' LeBlanc moves on to Hyeres, France to train ahead of French Olympic Sailing Week.

Listen to an interview with LeBlanc to learn about is training points:



Zach Railey advanced into the medal race with final day results of 14-9, which held his second overall.

'It was definitely a lot more wind than we’ve had all week and big waves,' said Railey. 'That made it more unstable and more difficult than we’ve seen all week.

'The second race was very difficult, really big shifts, anywhere from 25 degrees back and forth and the frontal system was coming in. I was looking really good up the first beat and got stuck in a shift and in 25th. I was able to catch up to ninth.' Railey goes into the medal race with an eye on maintaining second place overall.

Railey discusses the final two races of the series and his expectations for Saturday’s medal race:



Although the beginning of the week was a challenge in light conditions, Paige Railey came on strong in the end, finishing the 10-race series with a fourth place for 11th overall in the Laser Radial.

'Luther and I have been working very hard at improving parts of my sailing,' said Railey after racing. 'I started off the event struggling with the changes, but I kept pushing every day. No matter how difficult it got at times I never gave up. Over each race I started to see improvements and now today I went out and sailed great. Our teamwork is top notch and it proves to me how solid we work together. He pushes me mentally, physically and sailing-wise to improve my every move and with that I am seeing major improvements.'

Erik Storck and Trevor Moore also had a strong finish to the regatta, scoring a second in the final race. Their day’s results of 11-13-2 put them into 14th overall in the 49er class.

Sally Barkow’s 'Team 7 Match Race' of Alana O’Reilly and Elizabeth Kratzig Burnham finished the women’s match racing in eighth place overall.

Provisional overall results in the remaining classes: Rob Crane 38th in the Laser; Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan 22nd in Women’s 470; Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl 21st in Men’s 470; and Caleb Paine 12th in the Finn class;

Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre 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=95777

9:36 PM Fri 6 Apr 2012GMT


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


Related News Stories:

06 Apr 2012  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Three Aussie crews top the leader board
06 Apr 2012  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta - Day 4 for Team AlphaGraphics + Video
06 Apr 2012  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo
06 Apr 2012  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Women's Match Racing day 4 + Video
06 Apr 2012  ISAF Sailing World Cup Princesa Sofia regatta - Finn fleet on day 4
06 Apr 2012  Sailing World Cup Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Brits make their mark
06 Apr 2012  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Aussies on top form
05 Apr 2012  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta day 3 images
05 Apr 2012  Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofía Mapfre Day 3 - High stakes racing
05 Apr 2012  ISAF Sailing World Cup Princesa Sofia regatta - Finn fleet on day 3
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,












ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,
























2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 by William Wagner, San Francisco


























GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead   
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins   
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4   
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2   
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing   
Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2   
Emirates Team NZ: Holding second overall after Day 2 in Istanbul   
Extreme Sailing Series: A force to be reckoned with in Istanbul +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez   
Marseille One Design: GC32's Armin Strom storms ahead on day 2 + Video   


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