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Genoa was hit with light winds all week long and Sunday’s action was no different. The wind was up and down for much of the day. Although there were some delays, a veering northwesterly 5-9 knot breeze ensured all five Medal Races were completed.
Yesterday, U.S. athletes Stu McNay and Dave Hughes we able to battle their way back to the top ten, qualifying them for the Men’s 470 medal race. They finished seventh in their final race of the regatta, placing in ninth overall. Click here to watch the full live show of today’s medal races.
Sunday, April 21 U.S. Results:
- Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) & Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) – 9th, 8 – 26 – 26 – 13 – 15 – 6 – 14
- Trevor Bornarth (Martin County, Fla.) & Trevor Davis (Annapolis, Md.) – 38th, 35 – 17 – 33 – 37 – 30 – 15
- Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) & Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) – 3rd, 1 – 8 – 7 – 7 – 4 – 6 – 22 – 10 – 6 – 4
- Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) & Anna Tunnicliffe Tobias (Pittsburgh, Penn.) – 21st, 16 – 14 – 9 – 11 – 6 – 16 – 13 – 18 – 9
- Ravi Parent (Sarasota, Fla.) & Caroline Atwood (Killingworth, Conn.) – 9th, 2 – 6 – 11 – 9 – 2 – 5 – 14 – 14
- Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.) & Anna Weis (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – 11th, 17 – 17 – 6 – 2 – 2 – 1 – 11
- Sarah Newberry (Miami, Fla.) & David Liebenberg (Livermore, Calif.) – 23rd, 14 – 5 – 7 – 10 – 10 – 13 – 13
- Judge Ryan (San Diego, Calif.) & Hans Henken (Coronado, Calif.) – 33rd, 11 – 27 – 9 – 19 – 14 – 27 – UFD 34 – 30 – 29
- Ian Barrows (Miami, Fla.) & Mitchell Kiss (Holland, Mich.) – 38th, UFD 34 – 28 – 7 – 5 – 27 – 5 – 15 – 7 – 14
- Andrew Mollerus (Larchmont, N.Y.) & Ian MacDiarmid (Delray Beach, Fla.) – 40th, 28 – 16 – 22 – 13 – 15 – 6 – 10 – BFD 33 – 4
- Harry Melges (Lake Geneva, Wisc.) & Finn Rowe (Lake Forest, Ill.) – 44th, 6 – 22 – 28 – 32 – 30 – 1 – 4 – 15 – 13
- Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif.) & Dane Wilson (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – 52nd, 14 – 24 – 20 – 31- 7 – UFD 33 – 17 – 16 – 15
- Atlantic Brugman (Winthrop, Mass.) & Nora Brugman (Winthrop, Mass.) – 17th, 9 – 22 – BFD 36 – 8 – 7 – 25
- Nikole Barnes (Miami, Fla.) & Lara Dallman-Weiss (Shoreview, Minn.) – 27th, 11 – 28 – 17 – 14 – 29 – 29
- Emily Bornarth (Martin Country, Fla.) & Laura Slovensky (Brookhaven, N.Y.) – 34th, 28 – 32 – 28 – 30 – 34 – 32
- Hanne Weaver (Gig Harbor, Wash.) – 65th, 32 – 20 – 22 – 24 – 25 – UFD 34
- Marek Zaleski (Norwalk, Conn.) – 69th, 25 – 18 – 17 – 39 – 24 – 45 – 38 – 24
- Henry Marshall (Newton, Mass.) – 71st, 41 – 25 – 29 – 41 – 1 – 41 – 50 – 16
- Malcolm Lamphere (Lake Forest, Ill.) – 91st, 33 – 32 – 24 – 43 – 39 – DNC 57 – 36 – 31
- Paul Didham (San Diego, Calif.) – 96th, 52 – 45 – 45 – 48 – 22 – 48 – 27 – 22
Racing was scheduled to start on Saturday, April 20 at 10:00 local time but light winds delayed the racing was delayed by an hour. When the first Medal Race finally kicked off, 5-6 knots of western breeze played out across the 49erFX racing area before it picked up to 6-7 knots.
U.S. athletes Steph Roble and Maggie Shea put themselves in contention for a medal by keeping close behind the Dutch team throughout the event. The pair was able to finish the medal race in second, earning them the bronze medal.
The Nacra 17 fleet was the last to complete their Medal Race as the breeze picked up slightly enabling the boats to get up on the foils. After a taking a penalty, Ravi Parent and Caroline Atwood finished the medal race in seventh, placing them in ninth overall.
The remaining fleets completed their opening series. 470 Men’s athletes, Stu McNay and Dave Huges climbed back into the top ten just in time to appear in tomorrow’s medal race at 10:57 local time (4:57 a.m. EDT). The race will be live on World Sailing’s YouTube Channel here.
The scene has been set for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Medal Races at Hempel World Cup Series Genoa following the conclusion of fleet racing in the Italian city.
Tomorrow’s medal races will be streamed live beginning with the 49erFX race at 10:00 a.m local time (4:00 a.m. EDT) on World Sailing’s YouTube.
Athletes Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea will go into the 49erFX medal race in fifth place. The points are tight across the board and as many as seven teams have a realistic chance of claiming a podium spot in Saturday’s Medal Race.
Four blue and four yellow fleet races brought racing to a close for most of the Nacra 17 fleet. Nacra 17 sailors Ravi Parent and Caroline Atwood will be appearing in the medal race tomorrow at 11:35 a.m. local time (5:35 a.m. EDT) and are in eights place.
The fifth day of competition in Genoa also saw a long-awaited 6-9 knot steady western breeze arrive, ensuring that 41 of 42 races were completed. The Men’s and Women’s 470, Laser Radial and Finn fleets completed three good races and the only dampener on the day was in the Laser fleet who could not complete a final blue fleet race.
Genoa was finally alive and kicking on Thursday for the fourth day of competition after fleeting winds the days prior dented progress in the racing schedule.
A 5-7 knot western breeze ensured that every fleet, minus the Laser Radial, managed to complete at least one race as the regatta organizers work hard to catch up on races lost the days prior.
After two days of waiting for wind, the Men’s and Women’s 470 fleets each completed one race. Several of U.S. 470 athletes finished their race in the top ten. In the Men’s fleet, Stu Mcnay and Dave Hughes are in eighth. Meanwhile, in the Women’s fleet, Atlantic and Nora Burgman are in ninth and Nikole Barnes and Lara Dallman-Weiss are just outside the top ten, in eleventh.
Two blue and one yellow fleet race was completed in the Nacra 17 to establish an overall scoreboard with three results in each fleet. U.S. sailors, Ravi Parent and Caroline Atwood, are in eighth place.
Plenty of racing remains in the 49erFX fleet with four races scheduled in their final series for Friday ahead of Saturday’s Medal Race which will be broadcast live on World Sailing’s YouTube Channel. American athletes, Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea, will be going into their final series tomorrow sitting just outside the top five.
The 49ers also completed their qualification series. The yellow fleet sailed four races and the blue completed three.
Laser Radial racing commenced on the third day of competition at Hempel World Cup Series Genoa. The 67-boat fleet is split into blue and yellow for the qualification series.
Only the Laser Radial blue and yellow and the 49er blue fleets managed to complete a race on Wednesday as a consistent breeze failed to develop. A 3-4 knot southeasterly breeze was just enough for the Laser Radial and 49er classes to sail.
Just one 49er race was completed in the blue fleet. This was the third of the series and does not yet count on the overall leaderboard as the yellow were unable to complete a race on the water. Once their third race is completed, the scores will be combined.
The 470 and Finn classes will have to wait another day to get their competition underway. Meanwhile, the Nacra 17 remain on three qualification races, the 49erFX on five and the Laser on two.
Racing is scheduled to continue at 11:00 local time on Thursday 17 April with additional races planned for all fleets in a bid to catch up on those lost.
The qualifying series of the 2019 Hempel Wolrd Cup Series Genoa is off to a slow start. With little breeze on the course today, only three races were completed. The sailors in the 49erFX blue, Laser blue, and Laser yellow fleets each finished one race.
Competitors in the Men’s and Women’s 470, 49er, Finn and Nacra 17 remained ashore all day and did not race. The Laser Radial fleet briefly took to the water but conditions were not deemed appropriate.
Racing is scheduled to resume for the 49er, 49erFX, Laser and Nacra 17 at 11:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday, April 17. The remaining fleets all have an additional race scheduled as they aim to catch up on races missed today.
Sailors in the Nacra 17, 49er, and 49erFX fleets have begun the qualifying series at the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Genoa. The highlight for the U.S. is the performance of Ravi Parent and Caroline Atwood in the Nacra 17 blue fleet. Parent and Atwood finished in second place in the only blue fleet race of the day (two races were scored in the Nacra yellow fleet). The pair is tied for third place and will be donning the red pinnies before heading out on the water.
Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea also had impressive performances today. They finished the first race of the series in first-place and are just one point outside the podium in the 49erFX fleet.
Tomorrow, the qualifying series in the 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 will resume. The Men’s and Women’s 470, Laser, Laser Radial, and Finn fleets will also begin their opening series.
For the first time in history, Italy will be hosting a World Cup Series regatta. The Italian city of Genoa is preparing to host over 700 sailors between April 15-21 at the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series.
The Fiera di Genova, which hosts the International Boat Show every year, will welcome world-class sailors across eight of the ten Olympic events.
Racing in the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 will commence on Monday, April 15 and conclude on Saturday, April 20. Meanwhile, the 470s, Laser, Laser Radial and Finn will start on Tuesday, April 16 and wrap up on the final Sunday, April 21.
Medal Races on the 20th and 21st will be streamed live on World Sailing’s YouTube Channel.
For many athletes pursuing an Olympic campaign, this regatta is an important training opportunity on the track to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Visit this page throughout the week for daily updates on the U.S. athletes. For more information on how to follow the event, read the information below.
U.S. Athletes Competing at HWCS Genoa:
- Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) & Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.)
- Trevor Bornarth (Martin County, Fla.) & Trevor Davis (Annapolis, Md.)
- Atlantic Brugman (Winthrop, Mass.) & Nora Brugman (Winthrop, Mass.)
- Nikole Barnes (Miami, Fla.) & Lara Dallman-Weiss (Shoreview, Minn.)
- Emily Bornarth (Martin Country, Fla.) & Laura Slovensky (Brookhaven, N.Y.)
- Andrew Mollerus (Larchmont, N.Y.) & Ian MacDiarmid (Delray Beach, Fla.)
- Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif.) & Dane Wilson (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
- Judge Ryan (San Diego, Calif.) & Hans Henken (Coronado, Calif.)
- Harry Melges (Lake Geneva, Wisc.) & Finn Rowe (Lake Forest, Ill.)
- Ian Barrows (Miami, Fla.) & Mitchell Kiss (Holland, Mich.)
- Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) & Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.)
- Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) & Anna Tunnicliffe Tobias (Pittsburgh, Penn.)
- Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.) & Anna Weis (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
- Sarah Newberry (Miami, Fla.) & David Liebenberg (Livermore, Calif.)
- Ravi Parent (Sarasota, Fla.) & Caroline Atwood (Killingworth, Conn.)
- Malcolm Lamphere (Lake Forest, Ill.)
- Paul Didham (San Diego, Calif.)
- Henry Marshall (Newton, Mass.)
- Marek Zaleski (Norwalk, Conn.)
- Hanne Weaver (Gig Harbor, Wash.)
Entries / Results / Schedule
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Results will be available when racing starts on Monday, April 15.
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Daily highlights and live streamed Medal Races on Saturday and Sunday will be available across the World Sailing Network.
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Visit this page for daily updates specific to U.S. athletes.
Racing and action shots plus interviews in English and native language will be available from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st April. For further information please contact: Isabelle Stocker
The event highlight show will be broadcast on NBC’s Olympic Channel on the following dates:
- Friday, April 26 at 9:00-10:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 27 at 4:30-5:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 5 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
US Sailing Team Press Contact
Brittney Manning; OlympicCommunications@ussailing.org
About the US Sailing Team
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About the Hempel World Cup Series
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