Sailors Set Sights On National Team
Jan. 31, 2014
Chestnut Hill, MA - - Boston College sophomore Erika Reineke joins four alumni - Annie Haeger'12, Briana Provancha '12, Adam Roberts '09 and Stephanie Hudson '13 - to compete for spots on the 2013 US National Sailing team this week in Miami.
The Miami World Cup Regatta is the only North American stop on the International Sailing Federations World Cup series. This year's event features 580 sailors from 50 countries in each of the 11 Olympic-class sailboats. The regatta also serves as the only qualifier for the 2014 US National Team. The top two finishers in each class will earn their spots on the US Team.
Reineke, a member of the National Team in 2013, is in 9th overall in the Laser Radial. The Eagles sophomore got off to a tough start, including a scoring penalty in race one and was as far back as 22nd after racing on Wednesday. A strong performance yesterday moves her up to ninth, in position to make the National Team.
Haeger, who was the 2012 Eagles of the Year, and her teammate, Briana Provancha '12 are in fourth and the top Americans in the women's 470 class. Haeger and Provancha were also members of the 2013 National
Roberts '09, a four-time All-American, returns to Olympic class competition after finishing second in the 2012 US Olympic Trials in the men's 470 class. Roberts is currently in 19th overall and second American, poised to return to the US National Team.
Stephanie Hudson, a former collegiate All-American, is competing in the Multi-Hull Nacra 17 Class. New to the class, this is Hudson's second event in the Nacra. Hudson sits in 22nd overall.
Racing concludes on Saturday when the 2014 US National Team will be announced.