Sailing World Cup Miami

Sailing World Cup Miami was a very tough event this year. The conditions did not cooperate, resulting in only 10 races over 5 days, plus the 3 medal races.

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Scoring two U-flag penalties (essentially black flags) in races that we finished 2nd and 3rd in did not help our cause. Obviously this was a huge disappointment for us, but we will channel our frustration into improving our sense of the starting line location and choosing our hole on the startline wisely.
We finished 24/34 boats (results here) which is far from where we want to be. This event was a great disappointment for us, but we are taking the lessons from it and moving on.

copyright US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider/Jen Edney

We felt that our light air boatspeed was solid, as were our tactics when we were doing well. We have some work to do on our tactics when recovering from a poor start.
Despite the weather, we are lucky to have a World Cup event on home soil, and to be able to miss 6+ days of class in order to compete.
This was our first regatta since Worlds, where I was seriously hurt. It was so exciting to be racing again! I am pleased to report that I have no pain whatsoever related to my injury. I have made a full recovery and I am so grateful for such a smooth healing process.

We have done a lot of planning over the last few weeks. We’re feeling really solid about our training and competition plan moving forward through 2014. Up next is ISAF Sailing World Cup – Mallorca in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. This regatta is conveniently timed with our spring break so we can sail for two weeks (train one week, race one week) and only miss one week of class. Can’t wait!

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US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
Sperry Top-Sider
St. Francis Sailing Foundation for their generous support.
Oakcliff Sailing for providing a new boat! We are so lucky!

The Scutt and Henken families
Luther Carpenter
Charlie Mckee
Josh Adams
Oli Tweddell, Tess Lloyd, Caitlyn Elks, Nina Curtis (our Aussie housemates!)
Christ Rast
Kristen Lane & Maggie Shea, Debbie Capozzi & Molly Vandemoer
The Friesecke family
Ian and Rob Woodbury
Danielle Boyd and Dan Inkpen
Dave Hein

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We are excited to get 4 days back in the boat during training in Miami this weekend –
“The greats weren’t great because at birth they could paint
The greats were great cause they paint a lot”

– Helena

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