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American Sailors Big Screen Event Benefit This Friday

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Theater Presentation for the Benefit of the Muskegon Yacht Club Juniors

Experience the sights and sounds of the Chicago to Mackinac Yacht Race on the big screen of the Cinema Carousel Theater, 4289 Old Grand Haven Road, Muskegon, Michigan 49441.

December 4, 2009 – 7:30 p.m.

This event is to benefit the Muskegon Juniors Sailing Program (a charitable 501(c)3).

American Sailors takes you on board and behind the scenes as four great skippers prepare and race their boats in the longest and oldest freshwater race in the world. In 2008 the Chicago Yacht Club expanded the field to more than 400 boats for the historic 100th running of the magnificent race from Navy Pier in Chicago to beautiful Mackinac Island. See and experience the race as never before aboard:

* Peerless – with first time skipper Brian Torresen
* Souvenir – skippered by school teacher Steve Schiller
* Windquest – the previous year’s overall winner
* Windancer – with John Nedeau Racing in his record 61st MAC

There’s no better seat in the house to see yacht racing for what it really is – a test of skill, teamwork, and technology all at the mercy of the unpredictable breeze.

Tickets will be available at the door.

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American Sailors Big Screen Event – For Benefit of Junior Sailing

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Theater Presentation for the Benefit of the Muskegon Yacht Club Juniors

Experience the sights and sounds of the Chicago to Mackinac Yacht Race on the big screen of the Cinema Carousel Theater, 4289 Old Grand Haven Road, Muskegon, Michigan 49441.

December 4, 2009 – 7:30 p.m.

This event is to benefit the Muskegon Juniors Sailing Program (a charitable 501(c)3).

American Sailors takes you on board and behind the scenes as four great skippers prepare and race their boats in the longest and oldest freshwater race in the world. In 2008 the Chicago Yacht Club expanded the field to more than 400 boats for the historic 100th running of the magnificent race from Navy Pier in Chicago to beautiful Mackinac Island. See and experience the race as never before aboard:

* Peerless – with first time skipper Brian Torresen
* Souvenir – skippered by school teacher Steve Schiller
* Windquest – the previous year’s overall winner
* Windancer – with John Nedeau Racing in his record 61st MAC

There’s no better seat in the house to see yacht racing for what it really is – a test of skill, teamwork, and technology all at the mercy of the unpredictable breeze.

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Boston College Wins 2009 National Championship

Monday, June 1st, 2009

The Boston College Sailing Team has won the 2009 ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship, successfully defending the title won a year ago on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, marking the third collegiate sailing national title the Eagles have won in school history.
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College Sailors Spring Forward to Championships

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Norfolk, Virginia – Today, less than two weeks after clocks were set ahead to usher in Daylight Savings Time, the sun officially signaled the beginning of Spring. Those milestones on the calendar are irrelevant, however, to college sailors who have already passed the half-way mark of the spring sailing season which they hope will end in Newport, Rhode Island, at the 2008 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championships.
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Top Youth Sailors Set for CISA Clinic

Monday, March 17th, 2008

LONG BEACH, Calif.—The core of America’s best young sailors will assemble for the California International Sailing Association’s 31st annual Advanced Racing Clinic April 5-8, Saturday through Tuesday, at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club.

About 300 applied but, with participation limited, only 118 boys and girls ages 13 to 18 were accepted on the basis of their résumés in youth sailing that they hope someday to extend into global success—think the 2016 or 2020 Olympic Games.

All are skilled in the basic techniques, but now they have an opportunity to develop the refinements demanded to compete at a world-class level.

Over three typical 12-hour days world-class competitors, including Olympic medalists Kevin Burnham and Charlie McKee, will enlighten them in the fine points. The program will consist of lectures and on-water drills including tactics, strategy, sail trim, boat speed and organizing a successful Olympic campaign.

The fourth day Tuesday will be pure racing, with awards following in mid-afternoon.

Richard Feeny, Youth Sailing Director at San Francisco Yacht Club and a two-time all-American at Brown University, is the clinic director after serving several years as an instructor. He assembled the 18-person coaching staff.

“It’s nice to be a part of it,” Feeny said. “It’s exhausting but it always refreshes me to rub shoulders with people who are doing some pretty interesting things in the sport. I’m invariably invigorated and excited by something that one of the other coaches has up his or her sleeve. I remember when Pete Melvin brought video from New Zealand of PlayStation’s sea trials.”

The instructors, besides Burnham, McKee and Feeny, will be Mikee Anderson, Cameron Biehl, Molly Carapiet, Adam Deermount, Casey Hogan, Steve Hunt, Isabelle Kinsolving, Elizabeth Kratzig, Zack Leonard, Andrew Lewis, Zach Maxam, John Pierce, Stan Schreyer, Genny Tulloch and Skip Whyte.

Evening program speakers will include Julian Bethwaite, the Australian developer of the 49er and 29er skiff classes, and Lewis, a former national Laser champion and Volvo Ocean Race competitor from Hawaii.

Groups will be assigned among Lasers, Laser Radials, Club 420s, International 420s, Club FJs and 29er skiffs.

CISA, founded in 1971, supports amateur sailors by providing travel grants for regional, national and international competition and funds local sailing programs and racing clinics. With assistance from CISA, 39 sailors attended the most recent Orange Bowl Regatta in Miami.

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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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Junior Women Sailors Take the “Next Step”

Monday, November 12th, 2007

LaPorte, Texas – The 25 young women sailors gathered at Houston Yacht Club this weekend had one thought in mind: To learn as much about sailing, the sport they love. Through the Next Step to Rolex Program they had the opportunity of a lifetime, spending two days in the classroom and on the water, learning from high-level coaches. The girls, age 14-17, flew into LaPorte, Texas from all parts of the country – representing nine States from as far away as Coronado, Calif. and Rochester, N.Y. – to take part in the core outreach program of US SAILING’s Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship. Led by Joanne Kolius and her husband John Kolius, an Olympic Silver Medalist, the weekend featured all-day clinics with the focus on making the transition from dinghies to keelboats. (more…)

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Youth Development Sailing Team Applications Now Being Accepted

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Portsmouth, R.I. – Applications for the 2008 US Elite Youth Development Sailing Team are now being accepted. Launched by US SAILING in January 2007, the Elite Youth Development Team was created for young athletes who have been identified as future Olympic prospects.
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Dates Set for 2008 Youth World Qualifier Regatta

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Portsmouth, R.I. – US SAILING’s 2008 Youth World Qualifier Regatta, a new multi-class event that will determine the sailors who will represent the U.S. at the 2008 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF (International Sailing Federation) World Championship, will be hosted this January by the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club of Long Beach, California.
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