Days 2 and 3 Bring Better Winds for World Cup Series Miami

Casey and Chrissie Klingler rounding the windward mark in big breeze. Photo courtesy of Jesus Renedo/Sailing Energy/World Sailing.
Casey and Chrissie Klingler rounding the windward mark in big breeze. Photo courtesy of Jesus Renedo/Sailing Energy/World Sailing.

After challenging conditions on day 1, sailors were met with champagne conditions for day 2 of the World Cup Series, with winds hovering in the 8 to 12 knot range the entire day.

With more consistent conditions, they were able to get several races off in the Women's 470 class, with the Klingler duo posting a 26th, the best finish of their event. Competing against some of the best in the world, the racing remains tight, with seven American teams all in one place of each other.

Upon arriving to the venue for the third day of racing, competitors were met with big breeze conditions as a northeastern breeze brought 17-20 knots to the bay. Although there were many changes in the results from these new conditions, Ai Kondo Yoshida and Miho Yoshioka (JPN) continue to remain at the top of the Women's 470 class. The Klingler duo remained tough in these challenging conditions. Although they were not able to finish the first race, they battled back with a 31st and 29th place finish.

Day 4 of racing will resume Friday afternoon.

Scores can be followed live at http://miami.ussailing.org/.

Report filed by KB Knapp '18, Yale Sports Publicity