Aug 27, 2014

Nacra 17, 2014 US Nats: Newberry & Casey Champs




Image: Will Ricketson . Several F18 sailors participated on the Nacra 17 US Nats like Mike Easton, Annie Gardner, Matthew Whitehead and even long time Olympic sailor Enrique Figueroa. Within this talented fleet Sarah Newberry & John Casey were crowned US Champs after 12 races, 7 bullet included. I contacted Sarah who is searching with John to represent US in Rio 2016, for some comments on the event that included the 49er and 49er FX Nats. Next big event is Santander ISAF Worlds where the Class will give 10 slots for Rio.
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Report by Sarah Newberry:
"Oakcliff Sailing Center in Oyster Bay, NY, was the host for the 2014 Nacra 17, 49er, and 49er FX U.S. National Championship. Oakcliff is a great facility, and the staff and sailors welcomed us with open arms.
For the Nacra 17s this was an opportunity for the North American fleet to see where their training has taken them in the last few months. The weather was perfect. A nice Easterly breeze built into the mid-teens for part of the day on both Friday and Saturday.

The RC was able to squeeze in 11 beautiful championship races over the course of three days, and then one final light air medal race on Sunday. Overall it was great racing - and quite fun in the flat water! It was nice to perform well here at home, and we were so pleased to win the U.S. title for 2014.
Next stop: Santander, Spain to put in some more training for the ISAF World Championship in September.

And finally, if it is helpful, here is a link to the blog post on Rio & Nationals at usamultihull2016.com"

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Nacra, & 49er Results at yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=1057

1 USA 3 La Unica Manera Sarah Newberry / John Casey 2 1 1 4 1 1 5 1 1 9 5 4 [9] 26.0
2 USA 8 Weetamoe Jeremy Wilmot / Louisa Chafee 6 7 3 5 3 3 2 5 5 4 1 2 [7] 39.0
3 PUR 029 DRD Enrique Figueroa / Franchesca Valdés 7 2 OCS 2 2 2 1 6 6 5 4 8 [11] 45.0
4 USA 170 Ronstan Mike Easton / Katie Pettibone 3 3 4 3 6 4 3 2 2 2 8 14 [18] 46.0
5 USA 172 Nacra Sarah Streater / Matthew Whitehead 5 5 2 1 4 5 10 4 4 1 7 16 [10] 54.0
6 USA 178 Schultz Sophia Schultz / Nico Schultz DNC DNC 5 8 9 8 6 3 3 6 2 6 [11] 67.0
7 ISV 234 Flight Risk Teri McKenna / Annie Gardner 1 4 7 7 5 7 7 OCS 8 10 6 12 [11] 74.0
8 USA 237 Guns Out Racing Cate Gundlach / Garrett Brown 4 6 6 10 8 DNF 4 OCS 10 3 3 10 [11] 75.0
9 USA 11 America the Beautiful Joseph Bello / Christina Persson 9 9 DNF 9 7 6 8 7 7 7 9 OCS [11] 100.0
10 USA 025 FollowMeToRio David Hein / Chris Manson-Hing 8 8 OCS 6 10 DNF 9 OCS 9 8 10 OCS [11] 112.0

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