AmericaOne Report

US Olympic Trial Results

04/17/00

Securing their places on the 2000 Olympic Team with an unassailable lead in each of their respective Olympic Team Trials is Europe sailor Courtenay Becker Dey (The Dalles, Ore./Rye, N.Y.), and Star sailors Mark Reynolds (San Diego, Calif.) and Magnus Liljedahl (Miami, Fla.). After 14 races on San Francisco Bay, Dey and Reynolds/Liljedahl proved to have mathematically unbeatable scores, allowing them to sit out their final races. Race officials, after securing agreement from the competitors, have declared the Star series complete. Dey will sit out the final day's racing conntested by the Europe class.

In the Finn class, the breeze went down a little for the final races, but seemed puffy. Chop remained steep. Silvestri did what he had to. He will now go to the Finn Gold Cup and qualify the USA to send a Finn Sailor to the Sydney Olympics. Herrmann was consistent getting a first and a second today. He finished ahead of Silvestri in both races today and all in all sailed a terrific second half.

Results (Ten races - two throwouts):

STAR (16 boats): 1. Mark Reynolds/ Magnus Liljedahl (9 points) 2. Vince Brun/ Mike Dorgan (23) 3. George Szabo/ Rick Peters (26) 4. Joe Londrigan/ Mark Strube (29) 5. John MacCausland/ Phil Trinter (32) 6. Eric Doyle/ Tom Olsen (37)

FINN (26 boats): 1. Russ Silvestri (12 pts) 2. Darrell Peck (22) 3. Mark Herrmann (24) 4. Mike Deyett (34) 5. Eric Oetgen (35)

EUROPE (23 boats): 1. COURTENAY BECKER-DEY (9 pts) 2. MEG GAILLARD (15) 3. KRYSIA POHL (30) 4. DANIELLE B. MYRDAL (35) 5. AMANDA CLARK (39)

LASER (32 boats): 1. JOHN MYRDAL (19 pts) 2. MARK MENDELBLATT (21) 3. BRETT DAVIS (29) 4. BILL HARDESTY (35) 5. PETER HURLEY (45)

Full results: http://www.ussailing.org/

 

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