03 Oct Snow and Muller Take Triple Crown Stage Two
Sunday, October 3, 2021 (OYSTER BAY, NEW YORK) – Oakcliff’s Olympic class Triple Crown series continued this weekend, with eight 49er teams vying for over $35,000 in prize grants. Oakcliff’s goal in hosting the Triple Crown is not only to help teams get established with funding, but to raise the overall level of Olympic sailing in the United States.
Teams saw light conditions all weekend, with 5-10 knots on Saturday and 5-6 knots on Sunday. Race committee was able to run a total of eight races.
US Sailing Team athletes Nevin Snow (San Diego, CA) and Nick Muller (Ft. Pierce, FL) finished the weekend in first after winning all but one race of the series. Last weekend’s winners Chris and Duncan Williford (Fort Lauderdale, FL) took second, while Charlie Hibben (Cape Cod, MA) and Scott Rasmussen (Fort Meyers, FL) rounded out the podium in third.
“We did a good job staying in touch with the other top boats,” said Snow. “Rather than taking risks, we sailed conservatively. We also had great downwind speed to put us ahead.”
Athletes rely on grants won at the Oakcliff Triple Crown as a way to fund their campaigns between training blocks. This was Snow and Muller’s first regatta as team training for the Olympics, so they plan to use their grant money to hone their skills together training in Florida.
“Lots of teams here, including us, are newer to the 49er, so the grant will go towards making this winter’s training block the most successful it can be,” said Snow. “It will help us buy the new 49er class masts and sails so we can compete at the top of our game.”
Thank you to all the Oakcliff race committee volunteers and staff for your tireless work to make this event happen. See the full results on ClubSpot and check out photos from the event on our Facebook.