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FINAL UPDATE: U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing (ILCA 6 and ILCA 7)

MIAMI, FLORIDA (24 February 2024) - The final day of U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing brought both elation and frustration as the winners were decided in the ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 fleets. Erika Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) punched her ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympics in the ILCA 6 after seven days of intense racing, while Ford...
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FINAL UPDATE: U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing (ILCA 6 and ILCA 7)MIAMI, FLORIDA (24 February 2024) - The final day of U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing brought both elation and frustration as the winners were decided in the ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 fleets. Erika Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) punched her ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympics in the ILCA 6 after seven days of intense racing, while Ford McCann (Houston, Texas) achieved athlete selection and will represent Team USA pending country qualification in the ILCA 7. Top 5 in each class overall: ILCA 6 – Erika Reineke (28), Christina Sakellaris (33), Charlotte Rose (42), Lilly Myers (54), Audrey Foley (61) ILCA 7 – Ford McCann (30), Leo Boucher (36), Chapman Petersen (42), Marshall McCann (50), Daniel Escudero (50)

DAY 7 OF 8 UPDATE: U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing (ILCA 6 and ILCA 7)

MIAMI, FLORIDA (23 February 2024) - After yesterday's rest day, 62 athletes returned to the water for the penultimate day of racing at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing for the ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 disciplines. Southerly winds built throughout the day from 10 knots to the upper teens and the sea state followed suit...
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DAY 7 OF 8 UPDATE: U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing (ILCA 6 and ILCA 7)MIAMI, FLORIDA (23 February 2024) - After yesterday's rest day, 62 athletes returned to the water for the penultimate day of racing at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing for the ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 disciplines. Southerly winds built throughout the day from 10 knots to the upper teens and the sea state followed suit. Tomorrow's ILCA 7 winner will achieve "athlete selection," but the class still requires a USA country qualification to confirm participation at the Paris Games with the final opportunity coming up in HyΓ©res, France April 20-27; the "Last Chance Regatta." U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing will conclude for the ILCA 6s and 7s tomorrow with two more races remaining on the agenda. ILCA 6s will start first at 1100 ET with ILCA 7s following shortly thereafter. Top 5 in each class after day seven: ILCA 6 – Charlotte Rose (17), Erika Reineke (21), Christina Sakellaris (26), Lilly Myers (42), Audrey Foley (48) ILCA 7 – Ford McCann (21), Leo Boucher (28), Chapman Petersen (35), Marshall McCann (37), Daniel Escudero (38)

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Can we SAVE her?!🀞🏼🀞🏼🀞🏼 - Onboard Lifestyle ep.284

With our time winding down in Marina Chiapas, the crew is focused on life and safety projects. That means once again, tying to bring our tired dinghy back to life then rebuilding our injured anchor platform. Basik will be leaving Mexico soon and has to stay focused to get all of projects done. Come back next time as we tackle another huge and unexpected project πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ...see you then!...

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Standing Rigging UPGRADE! - Onboard Lifestyle...

On this week's episode of Onboard Lifestyle, the crew tackles phase one of our synthetic rigging upgrade by replacing our tired stainless running back stays with Dyneema. Basik is close to leaving Marina Chiapas and is trying to knock out a few more projects before we leave. Come back next time to see what we get done...see you then! JOIN OUR CREW! If you are interested in helping us produce...

DAY 5 OF 8 UPDATE: U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing (ILCA 6 and ILCA 7)

MIAMI, FLORIDA (21 February 2024)

Miami delivered 10-15 knots for a second day of a cool North-Northwest breeze, and two more races hit the scoreboard for each fleet. Erika Reineke now leads in the ILCA 6 after some strategy play in the last race of the day, and Ford McCann continues to lead in the ILCA 7 for the fifth day in...
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DAY 5 OF 8 UPDATE: U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing (ILCA 6 and ILCA 7)MIAMI, FLORIDA (21 February 2024)Miami delivered 10-15 knots for a second day of a cool North-Northwest breeze, and two more races hit the scoreboard for each fleet. Erika Reineke now leads in the ILCA 6 after some strategy play in the last race of the day, and Ford McCann continues to lead in the ILCA 7 for the fifth day in a row. Top 5 in each class after day five: ILCA 6 – Erika Reineke (23), Christina Sakellaris (26), Charlotte Rose (32), Lilly Myers (44), Audrey Foley (49)ILCA 7 – Ford McCann (17), Leo Boucher (29), Chapman Petersen (32), Daniel Escudero (41), Marshall McCann (44)

DAY 4 OF 8 UPDATE: U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing (ILCA 6 and ILCA 7)

MIAMI, FLORIDA (20 February 2024)

It's a game of Texas Hold 'Em as Texas natives Charlotte Rose and Ford McCann hold down their leads for a fourth day in a row in challenging conditions at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing.

A dying and shifting north-northwest breeze tested competitors' patience and mental stamina...
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DAY 4 OF 8 UPDATE: U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing (ILCA 6 and ILCA 7)MIAMI, FLORIDA (20 February 2024) It's a game of Texas Hold 'Em as Texas natives Charlotte Rose and Ford McCann hold down their leads for a fourth day in a row in challenging conditions at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing. A dying and shifting north-northwest breeze tested competitors' patience and mental stamina during a long day four of eight on the water where Race Committee logged the four scheduled races. With a race win each today, Erika Reineke and Christina Sakellaris both made progress closing their gaps with ILCA 6 leader Charlotte Rose, now with two points separating all three competitors. Lilly Myers remains in fourth, and Audrey Foley moved into fifth place from seventh the day before. Ford McCann pulled ahead of his brother, Marshall McCann, by an extra five points today in the ILCA 7 fleet, and Leo Boucher moved up to tie for second with Marshall. Daniel Escudero is back in the mix with two very consistent second place finishes today, moving from sixth overall to fourth and a point away from the podium. Chapman Petersen rounds out a tight top five after winning the first race of the day and nudged 2011 Pan American Games ILCA 7 representative, Clay Johnson, into sixth. Race Committee decided to trade the scheduled reserve day for day six rather than day five as Wednesday is forecasted to provide better conditions tomorrow. Competitors will return to Miami Yacht Club for more racing starting with ILCA 7s at 1100 ET. Top 5 in each class after day four: ILCA 6 – Charlotte Rose (12), Erika Reineke (14), Christina Sakellaris (16), Lilly Myers (32), Audrey Foley (46) ILCA 7 – Ford McCann (17), Marshall McCann (25), Leo Boucher (25), Daniel Escudero (26), Chapman Petersen (28)

DAY 3 OF 8 UPDATE: U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing (ILCA 6 and ILCA 7)

MIAMI, FLORIDA (19 February 2024) -
Dark and stormy gave way to bright and shifty for day three of U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing. Gale force winds held competitors ashore in the morning, but race committee fired the horn for the first start at 1300. PRO Tom Duggan and his team from across the country and Coconut Grove...
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DAY 3 OF 8 UPDATE: U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing (ILCA 6 and ILCA 7)MIAMI, FLORIDA (19 February 2024) -Dark and stormy gave way to bright and shifty for day three of U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing. Gale force winds held competitors ashore in the morning, but race committee fired the horn for the first start at 1300. PRO Tom Duggan and his team from across the country and Coconut Grove Sailing Club caught up on racing, running three races rather than the usual two. Large ocean swell left over from yesterday's storms paired with a 10-15 knot northwest shore breeze made for challenging conditions for competitors. Leaders in the ILCA 6 and 7 adapted quickly, keeping a hold of their respective fleets.  In the ILCA 6, Charlotte Rose won two of today's three races to extend her lead on second place Erika Reineke, now separated by five points. Christina Sakellaris capitalized on the day, moving up to third from fourth overall and seven points away from Reineke. Marshall McCann and Leo Boucher briefly tied for first place today after ILCA 7 race five, but Ford McCann returned to the lead after race six to hold first for the third day in a row. Marshall and Leo are in close pursuit with 19 and 21 points, respectively, to Ford's 16. Day four tomorrow will welcome competitors for a first warning at 1100, and both fleets are on track for a reserve day on Wednesday, February 21 for a much-needed day off in a long regatta. Top 5 in each class after day two: ILCA 6 – Charlotte Rose (9), Erika Reineke (14), Christina Sakellaris (21), Lilly Myers (23), Hallie Schiffman (39) ILCA 7 – Ford McCann (16), Marshall McCann (19), Leo Boucher (21), Chapman Petersen (27), Clay Johnson (30)

DAY 2 OF 8 UPDATE: U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing (ILCA 6 and ILCA 7)

MIAMI, FLORIDA (18 February 2024) - Day two was not for the faint of heart out on the Atlantic Ocean for the ILCA 6s and 7s at U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing.
First a waiting game required athletes to stay mentally engaged as the wind threw some heavy shifts and caused a number of postponements and abandonments, then...
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DAY 2 OF 8 UPDATE: U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing (ILCA 6 and ILCA 7)MIAMI, FLORIDA (18 February 2024) - Day two was not for the faint of heart out on the Atlantic Ocean for the ILCA 6s and 7s at U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Sailing. First a waiting game required athletes to stay mentally engaged as the wind threw some heavy shifts and caused a number of postponements and abandonments, then it was go time for one race in each fleet. The breeze started in the teens and ratcheted up to 20-30 knots, with gusts reaching over 30 as the ILCA 7 fleet rounded their first windward mark. Miami's Ernesto Rodriguez leading the charge of 36 boats, flying through the torrential downpour and around the top mark. Marshall McCann won the day's epic race and moved to just two points in the overall standings behind his identical twin brother, Ford McCann, who still holds the lead. Daniel Escudero is in a close third, tied with Marshall McCann with nine points. Leo Boucher is in fourth with 11 points, followed by Chapman Petersen with 16 points. In the ILCA 6, Charlotte Rose capitalized on her specialty in the big breeze, winning the day's race and breaking her tie with Erika Reineke, pulling ahead by two points. The two are followed by Lilly Myers in third, Christina Sakellaris in fourth – up from sixth overall on day one – and Hallie Schiffman in fifth. Points are tight in both fleets and with plenty of races left to go it's still anyone's game. Top 5 in each class after day two: ILCA 6 – Charlotte Rose (4), Erika Reineke (6), Lilly Myers (12), Christina Sakellaris (14), Hallie Schiffman (14) ILCA 7 – Ford McCann (7), Marshall McCann (9), Daniel Escudero (9), Leo Boucher (11), Chapman Petersen (16)