ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team ready for action

Paige Railey - Sailing World Cup 2014, Miami, Medal Race Laser Radial
Following a short break after the completion of ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca in Spain, the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider will be in action again April 21-26 at the upcoming World Cup event in Hyères, France. A strong American contingent of over 30 athletes will compete in nine Olympic classes.

Laser Radial athlete Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) will return to the international circuit after winning her last event, ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. She will be joined by fellow 2014 Miami medalists Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) in the 470 class, and Brad Funk (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.) in the 49er. The women’s 470 team of Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.) narrowly missed making the podium in Hyères a year ago, and will look to break through at this edition of the event. Reigning Nacra 17 North American champions Sarah Newberry (Miami, Fla.) and John Casey (Longwood, Fla.) will be on hand as well. In the men’s singlehanded classes, two-time College Sailor of the Year and US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider laser athlete Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) and 2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup overall winner Caleb Paine in the Finn class will look to improve on promising performances in Mallorca.

US Entries:

470 Men:
Stuart McNay (Providence, R.I.) and David Hughes (Miami, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

470 Women: Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

49er:

- Brad Funk (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- Trevor Moore (Naples, Fla.) and Cooper Dressler (Coronado, Calif.), USSDT
- Thomas Barrows (St. Thomas, USVI) and Joe Morris (Annapolis, Md.), USSDT

49erFX:

- Kristen Lane (San Francisco, Calif.) and Maggie Shea (Chicago, Ill.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- Genny Tulloch (San Francisco, Calif.) and Kathleen Tocke (Buffalo, N.Y./Newport R.I.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- Debbie Capozzi (Blue Point, N.Y.) and Molly Vandemoer (Stanford, Calif.), USSDT and US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

Finn:

- Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- John F. Dane (Pass Christian, Miss.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- Gordon Lamphere (Lake Forest, Ill.), USSDT
- Charles Heimler

Laser:

- Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- Chris Barnard (Newport Beach, Calif.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- Erik Bowers (Excelsior, Minn.), USSDT
- Greg Martinez (Houston, Texas)

Laser Radial: Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

Nacra 17:

- Sarah Newberry (Miami, Fla.) and John Casey (Longwood, Fla.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
- Sarah Streater (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Matthew Whitehead (Tampa, Fla.)
- Katelyn Flood and Keenan Madewell

RS:X W: Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.), US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider

US Sailing Team website