Olympic Sailing Regatta Takes Place July 29-August 11
Weymouth and Portland, U.K. (July 18, 2012) – With the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team’s arrival in London, England earlier this week, preparations for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta are underway in Weymouth and Portland, U.K. in advance of the event, set to take place July 29 – August 11. Sixteen athletes will represent the United States across 10 Olympic events. As the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has designated these Games the “social Games,” US Sailing is encouraging every American sailor to get behind the Team and cheer them to victory whether on social media, directly by email or simply by following along with their journey online.
- The primary portal for all Team activity and news is the website http://Olympics.USSailing.org where the day’s news and results will be posted following competition, along with a photo gallery, video and audio interviews and Team Leader Dean Brenner’s special behind-the-scenes “At the Helm” blog. Video interviews with the Team will be posted to the website or subscribe to the Team’s YouTube channel http://www.YouTube.com/USSailingTeam.
- For more news throughout the day or to post a message to the Team or an individual athlete, follow the US Sailing Team on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/USSailingTeam or on Twitter http://www.Twitter.com/USSailingTeam.
- NBCOlympics.com has announced that it will broadcast the sailing competition live each day. The site has archived video and reports from the 2008 Games, including the video footage of Anna Tunnicliffe’s gold-medal winning medal race in the Laser Radial, and interviews with each member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team http://www.nbcolympics.com/sailing/index.html.
- To subscribe to the Teams daily reports through the Medalist newsletter, go to http://sailingteams.ussailing.org/News/The_Medalist.htm
U.S. Olympic Sailing Team
- Amanda Clark (Shelter Island, N.Y.) and Sarah Lihan (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – 470 (women’s two person dinghy)
- Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.), Molly Vandemoer (Stanford, Calif.) and Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.) – Elliott 6m (women’s match racing)
- Bob Willis (Chicago, Ill.)—RS:X (men’s windsurfer)
- Erik Storck (Huntington, N.Y.) and Trevor Moore (Pomfret, Vt./Naples, Fla.)—49er (men’s two person dinghy high performance)
- Farrah Hall (Annapolis, Md.) – RS:X (women’s windsurfer)
- Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih (both Miami, Fla.) – Star (men’s keelboat)
- Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) – Laser Radial (women’s one person dinghy)
- Rob Crane (Darien, Conn.)—Laser (men’s one person dinghy)
- Stu McNay (Boston, Mass.) and Graham Biehl (San Diego, Calif.)—470 (men’s two person dinghy)
- Zach Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) – Finn (men’s one person dinghy Heavy)
About the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team
The U.S. Olympic Sailing Team is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. Athletes in each Olympic class were selected to the Team based on performance at two selection events. US Sailing has a proud history in the sport, collecting 59 medals since sailing was first included in the Games in 1900.
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Sailing Teams. For more information, please visit us at www.ussailing.org.
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