Pimentel, Wollmann Wrap Up ISAF Regatta

February 1, 2015

Cameron Pimentel and Ceci Wollmann’s last day of sailing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami on Friday [Jan 30] ended abruptly as the winds vanished before the race committees could complete the final two races of the qualifying series.

It ultimately came down to the numbers as the Bermuda representatives, along with many other sailors across the varied classes, would have liked the opportunity to better their overall standings.

Timing is everything sometimes and the numbers can be cruel. The toughest being on those sailors sitting 11th and fighting to get into the top 10 in order to compete for the medals race on Saturday.

In the end it looks like Nick Thompson [GBR] will battle with Phillip Buhl [GER] for gold or silver. Matt Wearn [AUS] leads third but five-time Olympic medalist, Robert Scheidt [BRA] is close enough in 4th to make the run for the bronze a close one as well.

As an up and comer is the Laser Full Rig at the world’s level, Mr. Pimentel concurs. Following the disappointing closer to Friday’s racing, he didn’t have much to say but what he did say summed it up.

“So, racing is over. I’m very disappointed to not have improved on the overall standing but being here was amazing,” he said. “It’s hard to put into words the feeling you get when you’re side by side with the world’s best.

“I won’t forget this regatta and hopefully with continue training back home in Bermuda and competing on the overseas circuit, I will be able to continue to move up the rung.”

Mr. Pimentel finished 85th overall, while Ms. Wollmann finished 59th overall. In the two races of the day, Ms. Wollmann finished 14th and 21st.

Ms. Wollmann managed to qualify Bermuda for a spot at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, finishing with three top 20 finishes, along with a 10, 14 and 16 against some of the best sailors in the world.

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  1. Nicky says:

    Well done Ceci and Cameron!