Day 2: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014

Hyères, France (April 22, 2014) – US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470’s continue to have a strong showing in Hyères, as breezes in the mid-teens and waves up to 4 feet returned to the venue of the final ISAF Sailing World Cup event of 2014. Regatta leaders Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.) have only 4 net points after 4 races, but are locked in a close battle with London 2012 gold medalists Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, who have 6. “Today was pretty similar [to yesterday],” said Provancha. “We got of the starting line well, which helped us make better decisions. Our down winds were very, very strong today. Even though we feel like we’re one of the fastest boats in the fleet downwind, we’re definitely still looking to get faster.” Provancha also credited the team’s recent training sessions in Florida as providing a significant boost. “Training in Miami, specifically in the offshore gulfstream, [provides] amazing conditions. We’re very fortunate to train out of Miami Yacht Club and have all of US Sailing’s resources down there.”
Finn athlete Caleb Paine stayed consistent with a 3,10 to maintain his spot in 3rd overall. In the Laser Radial fleet, Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) sits in 11th after scoring finishes of 5,10,23 on the day. The men’s 470 team of Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.) recorded scores of 3,9 and moved up the leaderboard to 7th.
 

Today’s US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider photos: http://on.fb.me/1pnoqCI 

 

Notable US Overall Results:
470 Men (81 boats):

- 7th overall, Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
470 Women (51 boats):

- 1st overall, Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
49er (79 boats):
- 36th overall, Trevor Moore (Miami, Fla.) and Cooper Dressler (Coronado, Calif.), US Sailing Development Team
49erFX (42 boats):
- 29th overall, Kristen Lane (San Francisco, Calif.) and Maggie Shea (Chicago, Ill.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
Finn (59 boats):

-3rd overall, Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
Laser Radial (79 boats):
- 11th overall, Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
Laser (123 boats):

- 22nd overall, Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.)
, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
Nacra 17 (77 boats):
- 17th overall, Sarah Newberry (Miami, Fla.) and John Casey (Longwood, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
RS:X Women (58 boards)
- 30th overall, Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

Full results: http://bit.ly/QATNtI 

 

 

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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères event media channels:

 

Event Website: http://swc.ffvoile.fr 

Results: http://bit.ly/QATNtI 

Entry List: http://bit.ly/1jxYGfD 

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Press contact: Will Ricketson, Olympic Communications Manager. willricketson@ussailing.org, +1 978 697 2384

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