Please select your home edition
Highfield Boats - Sailing - LEADERBOARD

Roble and Shea take silver at 2019 49er FX Oceania Championships

by US Sailing Team 28 Nov 2019 03:12 PST
US Sailing Team athletes, Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea - 2019 Oceania Championships © Matias Capizzano

The US Sailing Team is looking solid heading into the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships. On Wednesday, November 27, the team finished the 2019 Oceania Championships with two boats in the top 10, one of which will take home a medal.

US Sailing Team athletes Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) and Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) led the 49erFX fleet from day one. In the first race of the final series, Roble and Shea endured a black flag penalty allowing local sailors, Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL), to slip past them and claim gold. After an impressive week of consistent performance at the top of the fleet, Roble and Shea will take home the silver and carry some positive momentum into the World Championships, which begin on Tuesday, December 3.

Also in the top 10 were US Sailing Team Nacra 17 athletes, Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.) and Anna Weis (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). Finishing only two races outside the top ten, Gibbs and Weis also had a consistent week at the front of their fleet. The pair wrapped up the event in eighth place overall.

Top U.S. boat in the Men's 49er fleet was the pair, Andrew Mollerus (Larchmont, N.Y.) and Ian MacDiarmid (Delray Beach, Fla.). Mollerus and MacDiarmid had a stellar day one, ending up in the gold medal position. Despite several finishes in the top-three, the pair, unfortunately, suffered a U flag penalty on day two, which brought them outside the top ten.

Overall, the US Sailing Team will bring some excellent momentum into all three fleets at the World Championships next week. All of the athletes have had time to familiarize themselves with the local conditions and get some practice racing in before the stakes are high.

Next week, in addition to competing for the World Championship title, U.S. athletes will be fighting for selection. This regatta will be the first to impact the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team trials in all three fleets. The Men's 49er athletes will also be fighting to qualify the country for a berth on the Tokyo 2020 starting line.

U.S. Results:

  • 2nd - Steph Roble & Maggie Shea, 49erFX
  • 8th - Riley Gibbs & Anna Weis, Nacra 17
  • 15th - Andrew Mollerus & Ian MacDiarmid, 49er
  • 16th - Sarah Newberry & David Liebenberg, Nacra 17
  • 23rd - Ravi Parent & Caroline Atwood, Nacra 17
  • 25th - Judge Ryan & Hans Henken, 49er
  • 27th - Paris Henken & Anna Tobias, 49erFX
  • 29th - Harry Melges IV & Finn Rowe, 49er
  • 38nd - Ian Barrows & Mitchell Kiss, 49er
  • 46th - Nevin Snow & Dane Wilson, 49er
  • 47th - Kate Shaner & Kathleen Love, 49erFX
View the full results here:

Related Articles

US Sailing to expand training opportunities
High performance sailing for youth in 2021 Following recent announcements from World Sailing regarding changes to the dates and venues for 2021-22 Youth Sailing Worlds, US Sailing is planning an expanded training schedule and regimen to continue raising the bar for high-performance sailing Posted on 22 Oct
Buckingham takes sixth at Laser Europeans
Charlie Buckingham closes out his two-month stint in Europe on a high note US Sailing Team Athlete Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) will close out his two-month stint in Europe on a high note, thanks to a sixth-place finish at the 2020 Laser Senior European Championships. Posted on 14 Oct
US Sailing 2020 Championship of Champions
Jake La Dow, Alex Curtiss win at Newport Beach Harbor US Sailing's 2020 Championship of Champions came to a close on Sunday following three days of challenging and exciting racing on Newport Beach Harbor. Posted on 12 Oct
Charlie Buckingham to race at 2020 Laser Europeans
Buckingham's Laser Tour through Europe continues US Sailing Team Athlete Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) is in action this week beginning Thursday, October 8 in Gdansk, Poland at the 2020 Laser European Championships for six days of racing. Posted on 9 Oct
Balboa YC to host Championship of Champions
46th Annual event racing for the Jack Brown Trophy A talented list of current one-design class National and North American Champions will race for the prestigious Jack Brown Trophy at the 46th Annual Championship of Champions, hosted by the Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California. Posted on 9 Oct
Dialing racing mindset at Oakcliff Triple Crown
End of summer's racing opportunities for the US Sailing Team 470 athletes On Sunday, October 4, the second and final stage of this year's Oakcliff Triple Crown Series wrapped, marking the end of this summer's racing opportunities for the US Sailing Team 470 athletes. Posted on 5 Oct
Oakcliff Triple Crown Stage 1
Delivers opportunities to measure progress The first stage of the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series has concluded with US Sailing Team athletes Stu McNay and Dave Huges (Miami, Fla.), and Carmen and Emma Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.) comfortably taking first and second place, respectively. Posted on 28 Sep
Oakcliff Triple Crown Series preview
U.S. Sailing Team's 470s will sail for first time in 9 months This weekend, US Sailing Team 470 athletes will head to Oakcliff Sailing and Seawanhaka Yacht Club for the first stage of the 2020 Oakcliff Triple Crown Series. Posted on 26 Sep
Strong return to racing for U.S. athletes in Kiel
Pleased to have the opportunity to compete at international level again On Sunday, September 13, Olympic class racing at the 2020 Kiel Week Regatta came to a close. After several months without racing, all of the sailors are pleased to have the opportunity to compete at the international level again. Posted on 14 Sep
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series
LGBTQ+ Community in Sailing panel to be featured on The Starboard Portal The Starboard Portal panel will share their personal and professional perspectives, and provide recommendations on how sailing organizations can work to be more inclusive to individuals who represent this community. Posted on 4 Sep
Vaikobi 2019AUG - Footer 2SOUTHERN-SPARS-MISSY-FURLING-BOOMS-728-X-90 BottomDoyle Sails 2020 - By Sailors For Sailors 728x90 BOTTOM