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US Sailing Symposium Celebrates Headliners and Legends

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Portsmouth, Rhode Island – In a little over two months, US SAILING will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its successful National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) in St. Petersburg, Fla. From January 9 to 13, 2008, sailing program organizers from across the country will have the opportunity to network with their counterparts and hear directly from such sailing experts as renowned sailing commentator and author Gary Jobson, America’s Cup helmsman for winning team Alinghi Ed Baird, one of the country’s top female offshore sailors Dawn Riley, and many more. In addition to sailing experts, several popular speakers from previous NSPS events are returning, including Dr. Jayne Greenberg who will talk about education and life skills and Meaghan Johnson who will host a seminar on managing a multi-generational workforce. The five-day event, presented by Vanguard Sailboats, will be held at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla. (more…)

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Women’s Championship Fleet Heads to Houston

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

La Porte, Texas – With the November 1 entry deadline closed for US SAILING’s upcoming Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship (Rolex IWKC), 41 international teams representing four countries and 12 U.S. states have entered including two-time defending champion Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wis.) with her Team 7. The biennial regatta, celebrating its 12th anniversary of offering women of all abilities the opportunity for top-level competition, is scheduled for November 14-17 and hosted by the Houston Yacht Club in LaPorte, Texas. The 11-race series features evening social activities and culminates with the traditional Rolex gala and awards presentation where a Rolex timepiece will be awarded to the winning boat’s skipper. (more…)

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