Florida layday

US Olympic trials pause, halftime scores are up

Wednesday February 18th 2004, Author: Jan Harley, Location: United States
Nine athletes are within striking distance of their goal of representing the U.S.A. at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens, Greece. Competitors sailing in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Sailing in the Europe, Finn, 49er, Tornado and Yngling classes will have a mandatory layday on wednesday, giving everyone the opportunity to take a break -- not only physical, but mental -- from the eight-day marathon competition. Following a format that mimics the Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Sailing are a winner takes all contest and when racing resumes on Thursday, February 19, competitors will have the four remaining days to make-or-break dreams that some have been envisioning for years.

An 1100 race start for the 49er and Yngling fleets sailing out of Key Biscayne Yacht Club was thwarted yesterday by light air on Biscayne Bay. Although the 49er fleet managed to complete one race, the Ynglings were undeniably frustrated by two races being abandoned before they joined the 49ers under a postponement flag on the water.

Once the breeze filled, the 11-boat 49er fleet knocked off three additional races to get back one of those lost to Monday's light air. They have now completed 11 of the series-planned 24 races and count one drop race in the scoring. With wins in two of today’s races, Tim Wadlow (San Diego, Calif.) and Pete Spaulding (Miami, Fla.) retain the lead in the overall standings with 19 points. Dalton Bergan (Seattle, Wash.) and Zack Maxam (Coronado, Calif.), winners of the last race of the day, have hung on to their position in the overall standings (second) while losing some ground on the point spread between themselves and the leaders. They stand tied on points with Andy Mack (White Salmon, Wash.) and Adam Lowry (San Francisco, Calif.), at 31 points each.


Pos Skipper Crew 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Total
Points
1 Wadlow Spaulding [4] 3 2 1 1 1 4 1 3 1 2 19.00
2 Bergan Maxam [7] 1 1 2 7 2 2 6 4 5 1 31.00
3 Mack Lowry 2 4 [6] 4 2 3 5 2 2 4 3 31.00
4 Fagen Goss 3 2 3 5 3 4 [8] 5 1 3 6 35.00
5 Reed Gulari 5 5 [8] 8 8 5 1 3 5 2 4 46.00
6 Karas Boscolo 1 7 7 7 5 [8] 7 4 7 6 5 56.00
7 Whitmarsh Freitas 8 8 5 3 4 7 3 7 8 [9] 8 61.00
8 Couvreux Thirumalai 6 6 4 6 6 6 6 8 6 8 [12/OCS] 62.00
9 Ashley Buckley [12/DNF] 12/DNF 12/DNF 12/DNF 12/DNF 12/DNS 10 10 9 7 7 103.00
10 Rivers Gilmore [12/DNS] 12/DNS 12/DNS 12/DNS 12/DNS 12/DNS 9 9 11 12/DNF 12/DNS 113.00
11 McNay Kinsolving [12/DNF] 12/DNF 12/DNS 12/DNF 12/DNS 12/DNS 12/DNS 11 10 12/DNS 12/DNS 117.00


Back-to-back wins for Hannah Swett (New York, N.Y./Jamestown, R.I.), Joan Touchette (Newport, R.I.) and Melissa Purdy (Tiburon, Calif.) shook up the standings today in the six-boat Yngling fleet. Swett, Touchette and Purdy moved from fourth to second overall on the strength of their finishes, closing to within one point of series leader Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wisc.), Carrie Howe (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.) and Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.), who carries 15 points. Carol Cronin (Jamestown, R.I.), Liz Filter (Stevensville, Md.) and Nancy Haberland (Annapolis, Md.) finished second in both races to retain their third-place position overall, with 18 points.

Pos Skipper Crew 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Points
1 Barkow Howe/Capozzi 1 1 2 1 3 [4] 4 3 15.00
2 Swett Touchette/Purdy 2 2 3 2 [5] 5 1 1 16.00
3 Cronin Merrifield Filter/Haberland 3 3 4 [5] 1 3 2 2 18.00
4 Alison Icyda/Leech 4 4 1 3 4 2 [5] 5 23.00
5 Swanson Sertl/Kratzig [5] 5 5 4 2 1 3 4 24.00
6 Osmera Olinger/Baum [6] 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 42.00


Sailing from Miami Yacht Club with a 1300 start time, the Tornado fleet was postponed ashore before the breeze filled from the northwest and allowed them to get underway at 1430. Two-time Olympians John Lovell (New Orleans, La.) and Charlie Ogletree (Houston, Texas) won both races yesterday. They carry eight points for the overall lead position in their eight-boat fleet. Lars Guck (Bristol, R.I.) and Jonathan Farrar (Niantic, Conn.) finished 2-3 for second overall with 14 points, while Robbie Daniel (Clearwater, Fla.) and Enrique Rodriguez (Miami, Fla.) moved up to third overall with 20 points after finishes of 4-2.

Pos Skipper Crew 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Points
1 Lovell Ogletree 1 1 1 2 1 [3] 1 1 8.00
2 Guck Farrar 2 2 2 [4] 2 1 2 3 14.00
3 Daniel Rodriguez 3 [4] 4 1 4 2 4 2 20.00
4 Schreyer Durdin [4] 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 23.00
5 Camp Cromwell [6] 5 5 6 6 5 6 5 38.00
6 Grandfield Stunzi 5 6 [8] 5 5 7 7 6 41.00
7 Thinschmidt Wierda 7 7 6 7 [8] 8 5 7 47.00
8 Chu Selsmeyer [9/DNF] 9/DNF 7 8 7 6 8 8 53.00

Light air also affected the Europe and Finn sailors racing out of Lauderdale Yacht Club, with the two fleets each completing only one race. Europe sailor Meg Gaillard (Pelham, N.Y./Jamestown, R.I.) continued her flawless performance in that 14-boat fleet. After seven races, she carries a low score of six points, as well as a six-point lead over Krysia Pohl (Alamo, Calif.) who holds second place in the overall standings. Bryan Boyd (Edgewater, Md.) won the lone race in the Finn class, which did not unseat series leader Kevin Hall (Ventura, Calif.) who finished fifth and carries 12 points. After a second-place finish, Mo Hart (Santa Cruz, Calif.) stands second overall with 21 points. Boyd holds third overall, although he and Geoff Ewenson (Annapolis, Md./Newport, R.I.) are tied on points at 22 apiece.

Finn
Pos Competitor R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Pts
1 Hall, Kevin 1 1 1 1 4 4 DSQ 12
2 Hart, Mo 2 3 2 3 9 OCS 2 21
3 Boyd, Bryan 4 5 3 4 7 5 1 22
4 Ewenson, Geoff 3 2 6 6 3 2 6 22
5 Peck, Darrell 6 4 5 8 2 11 5 30
6 Porter, John 7 7 4 7 5 1 7 31
7 Sprague, Henry 8 9 9 12 8 3 4 41
8 Oetgen, Eric 5 DNF 10 5 15 7 3 45
9 Kern, Andrew 9 6 7 10 6 OCS 8 46
10 Pape, Jeremy 10 8 8 13 1 8 12 47
11 Nieuwstad, Bradley 12 15 13 2 10 DNF 9 61
12 Nady, Louie 13 12 11 16 11 12 11 70
13 Upthegrove, Bill 15 13 15 9 14 9 DNF 75
14 Huntsman, Brian 14 18 14 17 13 10 10 78
15 Tate, Phill 20 14 18 18 12 6 14 82
16 Miller, August 11 10 23 19 17 16 13 86
17 Gutowski, John 19 16 16 15 18 13 16 94
18 Branch, David 16 17 17 14 16 15 17 95
19 Weaver, Patrick 17 11 12 22 22 18 DNC 102
20 Serafin, Fred 18 20 21 11 20 20 15 104
21 Heimler, Charles 21 19 19 20 23 19 18 116
22 Nady, Andras 22 21 20 21 21 17 19 119
23 Carlen, Robert 23 DNF 22 23 19 14 20 121


Europe
Pos Competitor R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Pts
1 Gaillard, Meg 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
2 Pohl, Krysia 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 12
3 Feldman, Christin 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 17
4 Tunnicliffe, Anna 6 5 5 4 6 4 4 28
5 Tocke, Kathleen 9 9 4 5 4 5 8 35
6 Maxam, Lauren 5 7 7 7 8 6 6 38
7 Schmidt, Laura 8 4 8 6 13 9 9 44
8 Pelletier, Casey 7 8 9 8 7 8 12 47
9 Bailey, Melissa 4 6 6 9 14 14 14 53
10 Blecher, Allie 10 12 14 10 5 12 10 59
11 Lihan, Sarah 13 11 12 11 9 13 5 61
12 Hjorth, Elizabeth 11 13 13 13 11 11 7 66
13 Haddad, Tanya 12 10 10 12 12 10 13 66
14 Hoyer, Melina DNF DNC 11 DNF 10 7 11 69


After today's mandatory layday, racing resumes on Thursday, February 19, and continues through Sunday, February 22. Sixteen races are planned for the Europe, Finn, Tornado and Yngling competitors, with 24 planned for the 49er fleet.

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