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Olympic Sailing Regatta Day 13: USA Wrap Up

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Qingdao, China – The 2008 Olympic Sailing Regatta concluded today with some strong performances from Team USA. Twenty-five-year-old Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.) led the team on the water with a gold medal in the Laser Radial class, the first gold medal for a U.S. female sailor in 20 years. Twenty-four-year-old Zach Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) produced a strong performance in the Finn Class. Railey sailed a solid regatta from beginning to end to bring home the silver medal. This is the USA’s first Finn medal since 1992. Olympic Sailing Committee Chairman and Team Leader Dean Brenner (Wallingford, Conn.) said, “We’re proud of this team. We came here with a young team of fourteen first-time Olympians. We are going home with a gold and a silver and a lot to build on for the future.”
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Tunnicliffe Brings Home Gold Medal in Laser Radial

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Qingdao, China – Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.) finished in second place in today’s Laser Radial medal race to claim gold at her first Olympic Games. Having never won a race in the eight-day series, Tunnicliffe sailed with consistency to win by the tightest of margins.
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Olympic Hopeful Barkow Blasts into the Lead

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Shoreacres, Texas – Three…two…one…blast off! That familiar sound from nearby NASA Johnson’s Space Center is also the scoreline of Olympic hopeful Sally Barkow’s (Nashotah, Wis.) race results today at US SAILING’s Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship. With a total score of 11 points, Barkow and her team – Debbie Capozzi, Annie Lush and Amanda Callahan – lead the 39-boat fleet racing out of the Houston Yacht Club in Shoreacres, Texas. (more…)

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US Olympic Sailing Chair Brenner to Stay Until 2012

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Phoenix, Arizona – US SAILING, national governing body for the sport, has announced today that its Board of Directors has voted to extend the term of its Olympic Sailing Committee Chair Dean Brenner (Wallingford, Conn.) through 2012. US SAILING President Jim Capron (Annapolis, Md.) made the announcement today at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. (more…)

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Present and Future Olympians Sail Optimist Championships

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

The 300 young Optimist sailors at the Volvo Musto Optimist End of Season Championships had a tricky two days on the water. This Championship is the last selection event of the year for the sailors, so it’s the final opportunity for them to shine.
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Olympic & Paralympic Team Trials – West Coast Update

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Southern California – Whether Qingdao’s notoriety for wimpy wind will ring true for the Olympic sailing next August, most of the competitors in America’s West Coast Trials got plenty of practice dealing with it Monday. The Finns’ day at Newport Beach was a complete loss, while everyone else except the 49ers at San Diego and the RS:X sailboards at Long Beach spent much of the afternoon twiddling their tillers before ample breeze arrived for fair contests.
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Racing at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Trials Starts Oct. 6

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Portsmouth, R.I. — On October 6, the nation’s top Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls will sail to starting lines on the U.S. East and West coasts to compete in the one regatta that will have the most dramatic impact on their sailing careers so far in this quadrennium: the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team Trials – Sailing.
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Anna Tunnicliffe Wins Gold at Qingdo

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Portsmouth, R.I. – Team USA’s Anna Tunnicliffe is riding high today after winning a gold medal in the Laser Radial class at The Good Luck Beijing – 2007 Qingdao International Regatta in Qingdao, China, the second test event before the 2008 Olympic Games. With a new gold charm circling her neck and arms outstretched in victory, Tunnicliffe basked on the top step of the podium in front of an American flag.

“The awards ceremony was an amazing experience,” said Tunnicliffe. “It really makes me want to come back and do it again next year at the Olympics.”
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