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WHAT: Day one of racing complete at Princess Sofia Trophy, the third stop on the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup 2010-2011 series.
WHO: 32 members of US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics and four members of US Sailing Development Team are competing against over 700 teams from 53 countries in 10 Olympic sailing classes. Full list of athletes and bios: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org/Events/World_Cup/Princess.htm
WHERE: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
WHEN: April 4-9, 2011
ABOUT THE RACING: Racing started Monday, April 4 and continues daily through Friday, April 8. The top 10 finishers in each of nine Olympic Classes will advance to the medal race on Saturday, April 9. Women’s Match Racing consists of an opening series, a knockout series, and a sail-off for boats not advancing to the knockout series, with the final matches scheduled on Saturday, April 9.
Athletes Quotes on Day 1 of Racing
Amanda Clark, Women’s 470, on sailing with new crew Sarah Lihan: “It was a blast out there today. Sarah got knocked off the wire a couple of times today, but looking around and everyone was taking a little trip off the wire. It was hard, a short chop; Sarah did an amazing job and it was an absolute blast to sail with her.”
Adam Roberts, Men’s 470, about day one’s two races and how the fleet rounded the wrong mark: “The whole fleet (then) realized that we had rounded the reach mark, so everybody turned around and reached back to the correct weather mark, we realized a little earlier and rounded the correct mark in 10th-ish.”
Full archive of audio interviews, video reports and photos: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org/Events/World_Cup/Princess.htm
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