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Foundation Launches New Site for Sailors

The Southport Sailing Foundation, based in Southport, Conn., today announced the launch of a new web site designed to help young American sailors plan more successful racing campaigns. The new site, called, is designed for any sailor who wants to take the next step in their sailing career, whether he or she is a veteran racer aiming toward the Olympics or a young sailor preparing for their first national regatta.

According to Dave Perry, a Foundation director, “When sailors want to organize a campaign or simply raise the level of their game, there is so much to do beyond just racing their boat fast. The idea behind is to provide a resource for ‘one-stop shopping.’ Hopefully it will give sailors most of the information they need to be successful off the water as well as on the race course.”

The web site brings together a wide range of resources and tools for everything from fundraising to coaching. Sailors will be able to create their own campaign web page, calendar, resume and budget. They can apply for grants, search for coaches and get local knowledge about regatta venues. They’ll find resources on one-design classes and regattas, sample materials from previous campaigns, plus extensive lists of campaign FAQs and links.

“ is a unique and powerful resource,” said David Dellenbaugh, a founding member of the Southport Sailing Foundation. “There is nothing like it on the web, so we hope this will help American sailors become even more competitive internationally.”

The new site is endorsed by the US Sailing Team Alphagraphics and acclaimed by top American sailors. “I just checked out and I think it is fantastic,” said Anna Tunnicliffe-Funk, who recently won Olympic gold in the Laser Radial. “It’s what every campaigner could want all in one site.” Finn silver medalist Zach Railey adds, “ is exactly what the aspiring sailor needs to reach the next level and their own individual goals.”

The tools and resources on are provided free for any sailor through the support of the Southport Sailing Foundation.

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