Men’s 470 Team McNay and Hughes Place Fifth Overall to Pace US Sailing Team
BRISTOL, R.I. (September 16, 2018) – The first event of the 2018-19 World Cup Series came to a conclusion in Enoshima, Japan on Sunday, the second of two medal days to determine the final standings for this six-day World Sailing international regatta.
The US Sailing Team was led by Men’s 470 team Stu McNay and Dave Hughes who placed fifth overall. Four US Sailing Team entries qualified for Medal Races by placing in the top ten in their Opening Series of races.
This World Cup Seres event offered members of the US Sailing Team and other U.S. sailors an important opportunity to not only test themselves against many of the best Olympic class sailors in the world, but to acclimate themselves to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic venue and overall sailing conditions.
Eight recently crowned World Champions and over 30 OIympic medalists joined an entry list of more than 450 sailors from 45 nations.
“Any time you have a chance to sail in Olympic waters has great value,” said Malcolm Page, US Sailing’s Chief of Olympic Sailing. Acclimating yourself to the sailing conditions, the environment, and the venue is incredibly important. Most of the weather conditions we had this week would not be expected at the Olympic Games, but it was still a great experience for the Team.”
“There is a lot of hard work to be done. We will be focused on skill development and preparation to get our sailors to their personal best.”
“Following these events in Japan, most of the Team will have about a month off before the start our new season. In early November we will be at the Olympic training facility in Colorado Springs.”
US Sailing Team Results –
470 (Men’s Doublehanded Dinghy)
Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) / Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) – 5th Place
Nacra 17 (Mixed Doublehanded Multihull)
Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) / Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.) – 10th Place
Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.) / Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.) – 12th Place
49er FX (Women’s Doublehanded High-Performance Skiff)
Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wis.) / Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) – 10th Place
Finn (Men’s Singlehanded Heavyweight Dinghy)
Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) – 13th Place
Luke Muller (Fort Pierce, Fla.) – 15th Place
Laser Radial (Women’s Singlehanded Dinghy)
Haddon Hughes (Houston, Texas) – 13th Place
Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) – 14th Place
Erika Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – 18th Place
49er (Men’s Doublehanded High-Performance Skiff)
Chris Rast (Holland, Mich.) / Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.) – 9th Place
Judge Ryan (San Diego, Calif.) / Hans Henken (Coronado, Calif.) – 25th Place
Laser (Men’s Singlehanded Dinghy)
Chris Barnard (Newport Beach, Calif.) – 29th
Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) – 30th
Many of these sailors will also compete at Enoshima Olympic Week from September 21-24 at the same racing venue.
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2018-2019 World Cup Series – Schedule
Round 1 – Enoshima, Japan, September 10-16, 2018
Round 2 – Miami, USA, January 27-February 3, 2019
Round 3 – Genoa, Italy, April 22-28, 2019
Final – Marseille, France, June 2-9, 2019
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