Naples' Trevor Moore and teammate Erik Storck will need their best two races Monday to make Wednesday's medal race in the 49er sailing in the Olympics at Weymouth, England. That's because the two finished near the bottom in both of Sunday's races after a day off.
Moore, who went to grade and middle school in Naples, and Storck finished 20th -- last -- for the second time in the competition in the first race; they were 43 seconds behind the 19th-place skiff. In the second race, the two were only marginally better, placing 17th.
The Americans are now 15th -- slipping from 10th -- in the overall standings. The top 10 after Monday's races advance to the medal race.
Moore and Storck had some momentum on Friday -- there were no races Saturday -- after finishing second, 17th and fifth.
After the 15 races, points from the worst race are thrown out, and the remaining points are added together. Teams get one point for a win, two points for finishing second, etc.
In the medal race, points are doubled, with the winning team getting two points, the second-place team four points, etc. The team with the lowest number of points wins the gold medal.
Races start at 10 a.m. on Monday.
2012 LONDON OLYMPICS
Naples resident Trevor Moore and partner Erik Storck competed in the 2012 Olympic sailing events. They failed to make the medal race.
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2012 London Olympics
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Moore and teammate Erik Storck continue competition in the 49er sailing class Monday morning at 10 a.m. ET in Weymouth, England. The medal race is Wednesday.
The U.S. Sailing Team's website at http://Olympics.USSailing.org will be post daily news and results, photos, video and audio interviews. Team Leader Dean Brenner writes a behind-the-scenes "At the Helm" blog. Video interviews with the team will be posted to the website or subscribe to the team's YouTube channel http://www.YouTube.com/USSailingTeam.
For more news throughout the day or to post a message to the Team or an individual athlete, follow the US Sailing Team on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/USSailingTeam or on Twitter http://twitter.com/USSailingTeam. Moore and teammate Erik Storck also have their own Twitter account http://twitter.com/storckmooresail.
NBCOlympics.com will broadcast the sailing competition live each day at http://www.nbcolympics.com/sailing/index.html. The site has archived video and reports from the 2008 Games, and interviews with each member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team.