US SAILING, national governing body for the sport, together with Vanguard Sailboats, Official Sponsor of US SAILING, are sending a team of talented youth sailors to represent the U.S. at the Laser Radial Youth World Championship in Brazil next month. Scheduled for December 10 to 17, the World Championship is held in Fortaleza, Brazil. The five sailors who make up the US Laser Radial Youth World Team are: Cam Cullman (Rye, N.Y.), Cameron Friedman (Crown Point, N.Y.), Kyle Rogachenko (Collegeville, Pa.), Jerry Tullo (Staten Island, N.Y.), and Blake Warner (Newport Beach, Calif.).
As part of a nationwide program to support youth development for sailing, the US Laser Radial Youth World Team was created to encourage young sailors to get more experience on the international race course. The five sailors have each received a grant to apply toward the expenses incurred in attending the World Championship. The sailors were selected based on their individual rankings on the Laser Radial Grand Prix in 2004. The program also provides funding for a coach to accompany the team. US SAILING’s Youth Development Coach Mike Kalin (Cambridge, Mass.), who earlier this year coached the US Youth World Team at the Youth World Championship, will accompany the sailors to Brazil.
For information on the Laser Radial Youth World Championship, please visit the event website at www.2005laserworlds.com.br. In addition to the members of the US Laser Radial Youth World Team, three other young American sailors are competing in the event: Tedd Himler (Manhasset, N.Y.), Joe Lepis (Manasquan, N.J.), and Fred Strammer (Nokomis, Fla.).
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