On Day 5 of racing at the Trofeo Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, MYC's Erik Bowers posted finishes of 46,30 respectively in the two Gold Fleet races with rain and weather delays between races. He finishes the Palma regatta in 30th place overall. When combining his two ISAF Miami and Palma regatta finishes, Bowers closes out his first Olympic campaign by placing a solid 2nd in the US Sailing Olympic Team Selection Series trials. According to Bowers, "It was an uphill battle with my teammate Charlie Buckingham from the very beginning. I gave it all I had and in the end it just wasn't good enough to get me through the final country selection bottleneck. I will take some time off before the Laser World Championship in May to see where things go from here."