Sailing: US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Members Lead ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) members continue to lead the International Sailing Federation’s (ISAF) Sailing World Cup Standings, US SAILING announced today.
Photo: Walter Cooper/U.S. Sailing - Emily Billing - U.S. Sailing selected the top three boats in each Olympic and Paralympic class for the 2009 Team AlphaGraphics.
Portsmouth, R.I. (April 14, 2009) – US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) members continue to lead the International Sailing Federation’s (ISAF) Sailing World Cup Standings, US SAILING announced today. Based on last week’s results at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma, Spain, the third of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup events, ISAF has updated the Sailing World Cup standings. The Men’s 470 team of Stu McNay (Newton, Mass.) and Graham Biehl (San Diego, Calif.) remains number one in their class, thanks to three consecutive top-five finishes at Sailing World Cup events. As a result of two gold medals and a sixth place at the past three ISAF Sailing World Cup events, USSTAG’s Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.) remains number one in the Laser Radial class. Her teammate, Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), rose from fourth to third place in the standings, after winning a gold medal in Palma.
While the following USSTAG members did not compete at the Princess Sofia Trophy last week, they are still ranked among the top five in the ISAF Sailing World Cup standings in their respective classes, based on their top performances at US SAILING’s Rolex Miami OCR:
- First place - Scott Whitman (Brick, N.J.) and Julia Dorsett (Westchester, Pa. and Boca Raton, Fla.)
- Fourth place - Karen Mitchell (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) and Bob Jones (Issaquah, Wash.)
- Second place - Paul Callahan (Cape Coral, Fla. and Newport, R.I.), Roger Cleworth (Lithia, Fla.) and Tom Brown (Castine, Me.)
- Third place - Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Maureen McKinnon-Tucker (Marblehead, Mass.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Me.)
- Fifth place - Jen French (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Michael Hersey (Hyannis, Mass.) and Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.)
Women’s Match Racing:
- Fourth place - Genny Tulloch (San Francisco, Calif.), Jen Morgan Glass (Seattle, Wash.) and Jamie Haines (Jamestown, R.I.)
- Fifth place - Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.), Jackie Schmitz (Washington, D.C.) and Emily Hill (Miami, Fla./New Haven, Conn.)
Sailors accrue points at each of the seven ISAF Sailing World Cup events to earn an overall Series Score. A first place win translates into 20 points, a second place earns 19 points and so on. (Twentieth place earns one point.) The skipper/crew with the highest Series Score at the end of the inaugural season wins the ISAF Sailing World Cup Trophy.
In December, 2008, Sail Melbourne launched the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit, followed by US SAILING’s 2009 Rolex Miami OCR in January and then last week’s Princess Sofia Trophy. The upcoming events in the ISAF Sailing World Cup are:
18-24 April 2009 - Semaine Olympique Française (French Sailing Week), Hyères, France
27-31 May 2009 - Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik, The Netherlands
20-28 June 2009 - Kieler Woche (Kiel Week), Kiel, Germany
14-19 Sept 2009 - Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth, Great Britain