Hempel World Cup Series Genoa
The 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Genoa was met with light wind. Despite the light-air conditions and several wind delays, U.S. athletes Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) and Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) performed consistently throughout the week and kept their competitors in podium positions within striking distance. During the final race of the regatta, the pair made the jump from top five to the podium. By finishing second in the 49erFX Medal Race, they earned the bronze and their first World Cup medal.
50th Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar Regatta
Three U.S. athletes secured a spot on the podium at the 50th Trofeo S.A.R Princesa Sofia Iberostar Regatta (Trofeo Sofia). Laser sailor, Chris Barnard (Newport Beach, Calif.), earned his first major title win and brought home the gold medal. Pedro Pascual (West Palm Beach, Fla.) and Erika Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) also earned spots on the podium. Both athletes clinched the bronze medal in their respective classes.
Live Blog: French Olympic Week
This week, Olympic class racing is returning to Hyeres, France. While many American athletes will be training and competing at the class European Championships, several Laser and Radial sailors are competing at French Olympic Week. Visit our live blog to follow the racing.