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US Sailing Team at the 2024 Trofeo Princesa Sofía - Day 1

by US Sailing Team 1 Apr 11:05 PDT April 1-6, 2024

It may be April Fool's Day, but the weather in Palma de Mallorca was no joke. Sailors faced steep, mountainous waves and 20-30 knot winds for the opening day of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía, keeping the iQFOiL Men & Women, 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 fleets from racing. The Women's Kite, 470, and ILCA 6 & 7 fleets were able to get races off despite a challenging day.

After a spicy morning, Daniela Moroz leads the Women's Formula Kite fleet, winning both races. Moroz, fresh off the Formula Kite European Championship, is using this regatta to work on specific race skills as she prepares to compete at the Olympic Games this summer.

"It was nuclear today and I was loving it!" said Moroz. "We don't get many opportunities to race in these conditions so I'm always excited for days like these because I always learn and improve a lot. It was pretty hectic out there and I was happy to just get around the course and finish both races relatively clean."

Climbing their way up the leaderboard in the Mixed 470 class with 9th and 4th place finishes, Stu McNay and Lara Dallman-Weiss ended their day in 13th overall in a strong international fleet of 68 boats with top teams from last month's World Championship on the same waters making another appearance.

"I'm so glad the race committee decided to send us out there - it was just beautiful conditions to showcase the 470, which is a traditional boat that can handle big wind and waves," McNay told the International 470 class.

McNay and Dallman-Weiss will represent the US at the Olympic Games this summer, after winning U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing in Miami this past January and securing their USA spot via the 470 World Championships right here in Palma a few weeks ago.

The 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17, and iQFOiL fleets are eager to begin their regattas on day two tomorrow when conditions calm.

USA Standings After Day 1:

  • Women’s Formula Kite
    • 1st - Daniela Moroz, US Sailing Team & Paris 2024 Nominee
  • Mixed 470
    • 13th - Stu McNay (4x Olympian) & Lara Dallman-Weiss (Tokyo 2020), US Sailing Team
  • ILCA 6
    • 21st - Christina Sakellaris
    • 27th - Charlotte Rose, US Sailing Team
    • 38th - Lilly Myers
    • 44th - Erika Reineke, US Sailing Team & Paris 2024 Nominee
  • ILCA 7
    • 60th - Marshall McCann
    • 73rd - Ford McCann, US Sailing Team & Paris 2024 Nominee (pending country qualification*)
    • 166th - Thomas Kraak
  • Men’s Formula Kite
    • 40th - Adam Keaton
  • 49er FX - No Racing Today
  • Nacra 17 - No Racing Today
  • 49er - No Racing Today
  • Men’s iQFOiL - No Racing Today
  • Women’s iQFOiL - No Racing Today

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Race Schedule: April 1-6 with medal races and medal series racing on April 6.

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