US Qualifier Continues at Red Bull Foiling Generation
Published on October 15th, 2016
Newport, RI (October 15, 2016) – The second day of the Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier started this morning with the sun shinning, wind blowing and the competition starting out with Heat 7 which had all the teams that had not yet lost.
Ian McDiarmid and Scott Ewing took the early lead with the Muller brothers in a close second. But Aidan Doyle and Neil Marcellini were not giving up easy and quickly took the lead after the first lap, a position they held to the finish with the Muller brothers in a close second.
Both teams will advance to the final competition to be held tomorrow. Ian McDiarmid and teammate Scott Ewing, along with Maximo Nores and Raul Lopez, still have a chance to bring it all home as they compete in Heat 12 of the Repechage round tomorrow.
Luke Muller / Nicholas Muller
Aidan Doyle / Neil Marcellini
Heat13 Finish 1
Heat13 Finish 2
Unfortunately, the midday races saw the wind die down a bit but still trudging along, Romain Screve and Pere Puig secured first and bi-coastal teammates Bram Brakman and Rhodes Garner took second in the three-team Heat 8. Picking up the pace in the third and final round of the day, Martha’s Vineyard-based Rasmus Sayre and Miami, Florida’s Shane Riera took first, followed by local Brandon Read with partner Gordon Gurnell.
“It was unfortunate that conditions were not ideal and we were not able to utilize the full force of the foils,” said Head Coach and Extreme Sailing Champion Roman Hagara. “That is the reality of sail racing but we look forward to tomorrow.”
Bram Brakman / Rhodes Garner
Romain Screve / Pere Puig
Jacob Rosenberg / Mimi El-Khazindar
Carson Shields / Chris Manson-Hing
Shane Riera / Rasmus Sayre
Brendan Read / Gordon Gurnell
Quinn Wilson / Riley Gibbs
Leif Bergstrom / Talia Toland
Heat10 Finish 1
Heat10 Finish 2
Heat11 Finish 1
Heat11 Finish 2
Heat12 Finish 1
Heat12 Finish 2
Ian McDiarmid / Scott Ewing
Maximo Nores / Raul Lopez
Tomorrow, Sunday, October 16 at 10:30 AM, Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier will wrap up with all the five races mentioned above.
The winning team will stay in Newport to race in the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final on October 22 and 23, joining top youth competitors from 14 countries – Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Italy, Turkey, France, Denmark, Netherlands, Great Britain, New Zealand, Japan and Belgium – that have qualified for this first ever world-wide competition.
Source: Red Bull