Day 5: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014

Hyères, France (April 25, 2014) – Gold fleet racing has concluded at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top Sider will compete in four classes in tomorrow’s medal races.

In the women’s 470, Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.) need to make up 2 points on the British team of Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre to earn silver, and hold off the french team of Camille Lecointre and Helene Defrance to keep their podium position. View standings: http://bit.ly/1lOE9t6 

Finn athlete Caleb Paine (San Diego) will be fighting for a podium spot after sailing an excellent event, but faces an uphill battle. A 17-point gap between Paine and 3rd-place Thomas Le Breton will mean that Paine will have to put the bulk of the fleet in between himself and Le Breton at the finish. View Standings: http://bit.ly/1hcKcDs 

In the men’s 470 and Laser Radial classes,  Americans will be players on medal race day but will not be quite close enough for a shot at the podium. Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.) enter the medal race in 7th, after equipment failures on Day 4 separated them from the leaders. Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) made a late charge up the standings with an impressive 1,9,3,9 scoreline over the final two days, but it will not be enough to help her medal for the second straight event.  View Standings:http://bit.ly/1ld7bj6 

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First Race: 1100 Local Time, estimated (0500 Eastern, 0200 Pacific)

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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):

- 3rd overall, Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

49er (79 boats):

- 28th overall, Brad Funk (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

49erFX (42 boats):

- 32nd overall, Kristen Lane (San Francisco, Calif.) and Maggie Shea (Chicago, Ill.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

Finn (59 boats):

-4th overall, Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

Laser (123 boats):

- 16th overall, Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

Laser Radial (79 boats):

- 7th overall, Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

Nacra 17 (77 boats):

- 19th overall, Sarah Newberry (Miami, Fla.) and John Casey (Longwood, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

RS:X Women (58 boards)

- 22nd overall, Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

Full results: http://bit.ly/QATNtI 

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About the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. The top boats in each Olympic and Paralympic class are selected annually to be members of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. US Sailing helps these elite athletes with with financial, logistical, coaching, technical, fitness, marketing and communications support. The title sponsor of the team is Sperry Top-Sider; other sponsors include Harken and Team McLube. Yale Cordage is a team supplier. The US Sailing Center Miami is an Olympic training site. Oakcliff Sailing and Clearwater Community Sailing Center are US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider training centers. Chubb Personal Insurance sponsors US Sailing’s National Team Tour, a nationwide presentation program for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes. 

The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org 

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Press contact: Will Ricketson, Olympic Communications Manager. willricketson@ussailing.org. +1 978 697 2394

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