sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma - Wet and wild conditions on day 1
ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma - Wet and wild conditions on day 1


'RS:X Women, USA - 44th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre'    © Jesus Renedo / Sofia Mapfre

At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, the opening day was characterized by wet and wild conditions. With wind gusting in the upper 20s and tall waves the norm, it was a challenging day of racing. Of the 21 U.S. sailors competing, the racing standout result came from Sydney Bolger and Sarah Lihan in the Women’s 470, who are in eighth overall after two races. Two races also were held in Men’s 470, Finn, Laser, RS:X Women and 49er blue fleets. Racing was postponed in the Nacra 17 and 49er FX.

Sydney Bolger (Long Beach, Calif.) and Sarah Lihan (New York, N.Y.) locked in their top-10 overall position in the 36-boat Women’s 470 class, with a sixth and 16th. Despite never having competed together before, Bolger explained the bonus of having a crew who is a 2012 Olympian. 'She was definitely the confidence builder,' said the 2012 Quantum Female College Sailor of the Year. 'There were times when I was a little less confident and Sarah put the hammer down and brought the aggression in the boat. It was exactly what we needed.'

Although many of the competing teams struggled in the aggressive weather, Lihan explained that for her that wasn’t the case. 'One of the strengths of our team is that I have a lot of experience in these conditions and I’m very comfortable in these boats, in these waves,' she explained. 'For me, it’s kind of fun.'



Their US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider team mates, Anne Haeger (East Troy, Mich.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.) are in 15th overall.

In Women’s RS:X, 2012 Olympian Farrah Hall started the day with a 12th and added a 41st to finish in 13th overall.

Gordon Lamphere (Lake Forest, Ill.) found the day’s conditions challenging, ones he hasn’t encountered much in the 18 months of sailing in the Finn. 'It was definitely tough condition to handle for a new competitor in the Finn feet,' he said. 'It’s rare we get conditions like this, and it was a test for a lot of people in the fleet. Even though it was a bad day, I identified things I need to improve.'

With a 54th and 110th in the 72-boat fleet, Lamphere is in 60th overall. His US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider team mate, Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.), is in 26th. Lamphere added that sailing a Finn is a balance of strength and technique. 'Most people think Finn sailors are plain brutes, but it’s a lot more finesse than you would imagine.'



In the 49er fleet, which was split into two groups, only the yellow group got in racing before it was abandoned for the other (blue) group. The team of Fred Strammer (Nokomis, Fla.) and Zach Brown (San Diego, Calif.) scored a 12th and were 'on course side' (OCS) or over the starting line early in the second race. With partial results in the class scored, there is a delay on the event website for overall standings.

Ryan Pesch (Vineyard Haven, Mass.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.) were in the blue group and did not race.

'We were in the second start and the wind started out OK,' explained Burd. 'We started to go out to the race course and they cancelled. We put our main down and got some damage to our spreader, so we have our spare rig up right now. We’ll repair tonight so it shouldn’t be a problem tomorrow.'



Racing continues on April 2.

Results to date:

24th, 470 Men - Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.)*
15th, 470 Women - Anne Haeger (East Troy, Mich.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.)*
8th, 470 Women – Sydney Bolger (Long Beach, Calif.) and Sarah Lihan (New York, N.Y.) * **
Results not posted 49er - Fred Strammer (Nokomis, Fla.) and Zach Brown (San Diego, Calif.)*
Did not race today, 49er - Ryan Pesch (Vineyard Haven, Mass.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.)*
Did not race today, 49er – Brad Funk (Miami, Fla.) and Erik Aakhus (Corona del Mar, Calif.)**
Did not race today, 49er FX - Kristen Lane (Tiburon, Calif.) and Christine Neville (Oakland, Calif.) **
26th, Finn – Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.)*
60th, Finn – Gordon Lamphere (Lake Forest, Ill.)*
32nd, Laser - Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.)*
113th, Laser – Erik Bowers (Excelsior, Minn.)
Did not race today, Nacra 17 – Sarah Newberry (Miami, Fla.) and John Casey (Longwood, Fla.)
13th, RS:X Women – Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.)

* Denotes member of US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
** Denotes member of US Sailing Development Team

US Sailing Team website
Trofeo Princesa Sofia 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=108024

8:44 PM Mon 1 Apr 2013GMT


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


Related News Stories:

02 Apr 2013  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre Day 1 - RS:X action shots by Thom Touw
02 Apr 2013  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Challenging races on the Bay of Palma
02 Apr 2013  ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma - GB crews quick out of the blocks
02 Apr 2013  ISAF points system cops a spray from Sailing Super coach
02 Apr 2013  World Sailing Cup Palma 2013 - Stellar start for Australian 470 Men
01 Apr 2013  ISAF World Sailing Cup Palma - Breeze and sunshine on practice day
01 Apr 2013  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Practice race images by Thom Touw
01 Apr 2013  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Day 2 action shots
31 Mar 2013  World Sailing Cup Palma 2013 - Giles Scott aims to right some wrongs
31 Mar 2013  Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre - Images from the Opening Day in Palma
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



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
































































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
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Racing underway in Santander +Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Erika Reineke claims Radial race win
Santander Worlds 2014 Mat Belcher (Part II) *Feature
Rolex Swan Cup - Mistral keeps fleet shoreside
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup rescued by wave of local support   
ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander - Opening ceremony images   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Alvimedica geared up for Leg Zero   
J/70 World Championship 2014 - Healy surfs into lead   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Gripping first day on the Bay   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1 images by Erik Simonson   
2014 Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship - Day 4   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Familiar conditions on day 1   
Extreme Sailing Series: Team NZ share lead after Day 1 in Istanbul   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Thousands attend Santander opening   
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
GC32: Great Cup: Day 1, Foils, flying and an unstoppable Flavio   
Rolex Swan Cup - Classic day of racing on the Costa Smeralda   
Extreme Sailing Series - Pushed to the limit and dismasted on Day 1   
Volvo Ocean Race - A profile of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing   
J/70 World Championship - Day 2 images by Chris Howell   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Lego Zero crisis scenarios loom   
America's Cup: Bob Fisher on the state of the Cup   
Interview with West Coast International Canoe pioneer Del Olsen: 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