sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Final Medal races for Olympic Classes today

Final Medal races for Olympic Classes today

'Sarah AYTON, Sarah WEBB, Pippa WILSON, GBR - Yngling - Rolex Miami OCR 2008'    © Rolex / Dan Nerney

The Olympic Classes will continue sailing at the Rolex Miami OCR after the final series races decided the ten competitors who will contest the final Medal races. TeamGBR sailors will compete in the Yngling and Laser Radial events.

Back-to-back racing is planned for the classes, with Laser Radials starting first. With courses shortened for approximately 30-minute races, it should be a quick day, unless the wind causes postponements as it has on-and-off since Monday, when this event began.

The stakes are high, just as they will be in the Olympics, with the single race weighing in for double in the sailors' score lines and not allowed as a discard.

One of the most interesting battles setting up for tomorrow is the one between long-time rivals Paige Railey and Anna Tunnicliffe, the USA's representative to the Olympic Games.

After sailing a first race at noon, the Laser Radial fleet was postponed for hours on the water before starting again. Though it fell short of exciting to watch, the second race had to have been one of the most challenging races of the week for Railey, who showed her true champion's colors when she won.

She combined the victory with a second-place finish in the first race to replace Tunnicliffe at the top of the scoreboard. Railey's and Tunnicliffe's one-two overall positions are exactly opposite of those they posted at the end of the US Olympic Team Trials for sailing. In this case, however, the point spread between them is much larger. Tunnicliffe's finish positions of 8-16 today enabled Railey to soar to a 15-point lead.

In the Laser class, leader Maciej Grabowski (POL) is still in a holding pattern over Kyle Rogachenko (Collegeville, Pa.), who is in second and a member of US SAILING's Elite Youth Development Team. Though this class is devoid of many of the world champions who have attended in the past -- the Rolex Miami OCR this year conflicts with the Laser World Championships in New Zealand -- Rogachenko says it is still good practice and his goal early in the week was to set himself up for Saturday's races. 'I'm definitely going for it for the next Trials,' said Rogachenko.

In the aggressive and champion-studded Star fleet, the race committee's inability to conduct a second race today due to lack of wind proved a disappointment for many who poorly managed the 6-8 knots in the first race.

US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics members John Dane and Austin Sperry (Gulfport, Miss.), the USA's representatives to the Games, missed the top ten when they finished 22nd and wound up 14th overall.

The lost race also meant the Britain's Ian Percy and Andrew Simpson missed out on the chance of a top ten place, they finished the series 13th, but a second and a fourth in the final two races showed that they were getting their new boat upto speed.

Norway's Elvind Melleby and Petter Morland Pedersen moved into first overall on the merit of their second-place finish today, dropping yesterday's leaders, Flavio Marazzi and Enrico De Maria (SUI), down to third, with Xavier Rohart and Pascal Rambeau (FRA) securing the runner-up spot with a sixth today. Hamish Pepper and Carl Williams (NZL) were the 'cut-off' tenth team after finishing 13th today.

In the Yngling Mandy Mulder, Mary Faber and Merel Witteveen (NED) maintained their lead in the Yngling class today after two races in which they place 11th and 12th. A steady performance of 8, 8 from their two races today boosted Britain's Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson into third from their overnight position of sixth in the Yngling class, with the trio looking to protect their bronze medal prospects in the medal race.

Also maintaining was Sally Barkow (USA) with crew Carrie Howe and Debbie Capozzi. Finishing 13-2 today, the trio held on to yesterday's eighth position overall, not typical of their performances in world-class regattas but still the ticket to continuing in the competition.

Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta Day 5

Laser (23 boats) -- 12 races
1. Maciej Grabowski (POL), 32pts
2. Kyle Rogachenko (USA), 38pts
3. Charlie Buckingham (USA), 41pts

Laser Radial (39 boats) -- 11 races
1. Paige Railey (USA), 27pts
2. Anna Tunnicliffe (USA), 42pts
3. Karin Soderstrom (SWE), 56pts
GBR
4. Penny Clark 57pts
6. Charlotte Dobson 79pts
10. Lizzie Vickers 98pts
16. Andrea Brewster 141pts

Star (66 boats) – 8 races
1. Eivind Melleby/Petter Morland Pedersen (NOR), 24pts
2. Xavier Rohart/Pascal Rambeau (FRA), 28pts
3. Flavio Marazzi/Enrico De Maria (SUI), 30pts
GBR
13. Iain Percy/Andrew Simpson 74pts

Yngling (28 boats) -- 12 races
1. Mandy Mulder/Mary Faber/Merel Witteveen (NED), 62pts
2. Ekaterina Skudina,/Diana Krutskikh/Natalia Ivanova (RUS), 66pts
3. Sarah Ayton/Sarah Webb/Pippa Wilson (GBR), 95pts
Other GBR
15. Shirley Robertson/Annie Lush/Lucy Macgregor 146pts

Final leaders

2.4mR (25 boats) -- 12 races
1. Damien Seguin (FRA), 35pts
2. Stellan Berlin (SWE), 50pts
3. Paul Tingley (CAN), 61pts
GBR
4. Helena Lucas 65pts
7. Megan Pascoe 82pts

SKUD-18 (10 boats) -- 11 races
1. Nick Scandone/Maureen McKinnon-Tucker (USA) 14pts
2. Scott Whitman/Julia Dorsett (USA), 21pts
3. John McRoberts/Stacie Louttit (CAN), 33pts
GBR
5. Niki Birrell-Alexandra Rickham 53pts
6. Allan Smith-Jackie Gay 60pts

Sonar (11 boats) -- 10 races
1. Jens Kroker/Tobias Schuetz/Siegmund Mainka (GER), 19pts
2. Bruno Jourden/Herve Larhant/Nicolas Vimont Vicary (FRA), 33pts
3. Paul McCarthy/Richard Whealey/Paul Ryan (IRL), 41pts
GBR
4. John Robertson/Hannah Stodel/Stephen Thomas 42pts




by Event media/Sail-World.com

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=41475

9:15 AM Sat 2 Feb 2008 GMT






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


Related News Stories:

03 Feb 2008  Medal Races Determine Champions at Rolex Miami OCR
02 Feb 2008  Brits struggle at Miami Olympic regatta
02 Feb 2008  Brits miss-out on medals in Miami OCR
02 Feb 2008  Paralympic Champions named Miami OCR
01 Feb 2008  Happiness and Heartbreak on the line -Miami OCR
01 Feb 2008  Paralympic qualifying tussle at Rolex Miami OCR
31 Jan 2008  Champions Rising, Day 3 report from Miami OCR
30 Jan 2008  Perfect Score by Scandone/McKinnon-Tucker
30 Jan 2008  Yngling trio make gains in Miami
30 Jan 2008  Mom's watch Star Regattas from Heaven
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World

























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










































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   
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams   
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top   
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base   
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!   
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup   
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video   
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine   


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