US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Hyères Preview 2014

Hyères, France (April 16, 2014) – After a short break following the completion of ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca in Spain, the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider will be in action again April 21-26 at the upcoming World Cup event in Hyères, France. A strong American contingent of over 30 athletes will compete in nine Olympic classes.

Laser Radial athlete Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) will return to the international circuit after winning her last event, ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. She will be joined by fellow 2014 Miami medalists Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) in the 470 class, and Brad Funk (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.) in the 49er. The women’s 470 team of Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.) narrowly missed making the podium in Hyères a year ago, and will look to break through at this edition of the event. Reigning Nacra 17 North American champions Sarah Newberry (Miami, Fla.) and John Casey (Longwood, Fla.) will be on hand as well. In the men’s singlehanded classes, two-time College Sailor of the Year and US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider laser athlete Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) and 2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup overall winner Caleb Paine in the Finn class will look to improve on promising performances in Mallorca.

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US Entries:

470 Men:

- Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

470 Women:

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

49er:
- Brad Funk (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- 
Trevor Moore (Naples, Fla.) and Cooper Dressler (Coronado, Calif.), USSDT
- Thomas Barrows (St. Thomas, USVI) and Joe Morris (Annapolis, Md.), USSDT

49erFX:
- 
Kristen Lane (San Francisco, Calif.) and Maggie Shea (Chicago, Ill.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- Genny Tulloch (San Francisco, Calif.) and Kathleen Tocke (Buffalo, N.Y./Newport R.I.)
, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- Debbie Capozzi (Blue Point, N.Y.) and Molly Vandemoer (Stanford, Calif.)
, USSDT & US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

Finn:

- Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- John F. Dane (Pass Christian, Miss.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- Gordon Lamphere (Lake Forest, Ill.), USSDT
- Charles Heimler (San Jose, Calif.)

Laser:

- Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.)
, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- Chris Barnard (Newport Beach, Calif.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- Erik Bowers (Excelsior, Minn.), USSDT
- Greg Martinez (Houston, Texas)

Laser Radial:
- Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

Nacra 17:
- Sarah Newberry (Miami, Fla.) and John Casey (Longwood, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- Sarah Streater (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Matthew Whitehead (Tampa, Fla.)
- Katelyn Flood and Keenan Madewell

RS:XW
- Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

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) 697-2384

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