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In this Issue
USSTAG Wins Two Bronze Medals at Sail for Gold, Three Sailing World Cup Medals
Chairman Dean Brenner on Minimizing Distractions
High Performance Director Kenneth Andreasen Reviews 2010
Whitman/Dorsett Win Silver at IFDS World Championship
USA’s Team Barkow Claims Silver at 2010 ISAF Women’s Match Racing Worlds
Paige Railey and USSDT’s Mithcell Kiss Win Bronze Medals at Laser Radial Worlds
Exclusive Video Interviews with the Team
Photos from the Water
Samson, Stokes Gain Valuable Experience at Youth Olympic Games
US Sailing Development Team Brings Home Impressive Medal Haul
Team and Sponsor News
Sailing Foundation of New York and New York Yacht Club Raise $150,000 for US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program
Olympic Program Thanks Donors
Major Regattas
Selection Procedures Announced for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials 2012 - Sailing
Sailing Foundation of New York and New York Yacht Club Raise $150,000 for US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program     
The Sailing Foundation of New York raised an impressive $150,000 for the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program August 4-6 at the Golden Spinnaker Regatta and Gala. Hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court in Newport, the successful day and evening event celebrated the hard work, team work and dedication required to achieve success at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

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Medalist Donors
Olympic Program Thanks Donors     

A critical source of funding for the Olympic and Paralympic Programs comes from Medalist donors. Since 2005, their generosity has helped transform our operations and given athletes the support they need to train and compete on the world's biggest stages. We are grateful for their support. Please click here for a list of these generous donors.

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USSTAG Calendar
Major Regattas     

USSTAG Training Camp
Colorado Springs, CO
October 7-10

US Disabled Sailing Championships/
America's Regatta
(Paralympic)
St. Petersburg, FL
December 2-5

Sail Melbourne
(ISAF Sailing World Cup)
Melbourne, Australia
December 14-19

Rolex Miami OCR

(ISAF Sailing World Cup)
Miami, Fla.
January 23-29, 2011

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2012 News
Selection Procedures Announced for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials 2012 - Sailing     
US SAILING's Olympic Sailing Committee has finalized the selection procedures for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team - Sailing in the three events selected for the 2012 Paralympic Regatta, set for August 29-September 9, 2012 in Weymouth/Portland, England.  Athletes will have the opportunity to qualify based on their combined performance at two international events: 2012 IFDS World Championship, in Port Charlotte, Fla., scheduled for January 8-16, 2012, and US SAILING's 2012 Rolex Miami OCR, in Miami, Fla., scheduled for January 22-28, 2012.

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ISAF Sailing World Cup
USSTAG Wins Two Bronze Medals at Sail for Gold, Three Sailing World Cup Medals     
US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics fought hard in challenging conditions throughout the week at Sail for Gold, held in Weymouth, U.K., and finished with two bronze medals: Erin Maxwell and Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar's in the Women's 470 and Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi in Women's Match Racing. 

ISAF also awarded Sailing World Cup medals for the top three teams in each class, based on accumulated points from the seven World Cup events in 2009-2010. USSTAG teams won three medals overall: Team Tunnicliffe won silver in Women's Match Racing, Andy Horton and James Lyne won silver in the Star class, and Paige Railey won a bronze in the Laser Radial.  In addition to winning bronze at Sail for Gold, Team Tunnicliffe won a gold medal at US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR in Miami, Fla., silver at French Olympic Sailing Week in Hyeres, France, and bronze at Kiel Week in Kiel, Germany. Horton/Lyne won a silver medal at Rolex Miami OCR and a bronze medal at Delta Lloyd Regatta in The Netherlands. Railey won gold medals at both Rolex Miami OCR and Kiel Week.

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From the Helm
Chairman Dean Brenner on Minimizing Distractions     
Part of my job as Chairman is to check in directly with our coaches and athletes several times throughout year so I can see with my own eyes and listen with my own ears what's really going on. This past August, our athletes competed in the Sail for Gold Regatta, the seventh and final stop on the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Tour. There are many major events each year for our athletes, but considering that the 2012 Games will be held at this venue, this was an important stop for us.

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Coach Boat
High Performance Director Kenneth Andreasen Reviews 2010     
As 2010 is coming to a close, at least what regattas are concerned, we can look back at a very successful season. We accomplished many goals and we have made some great strides forward on many of the development projects we started this year.

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Medal Count
Whitman/Dorsett Win Silver at IFDS World Championship     
Scott Whitman and Julia Dorsett scored a silver medal in the 12-boat SKUD-18 fleet at the 2010 IFDS World Championship, held in Medemblik, The Netherlands, behind GBR's Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell. Their final position was especially important because they also qualified the United States in the SKUD-18 class for the 2012 Paralympic Games.

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USA’s Team Barkow Claims Silver at 2010 ISAF Women’s Match Racing Worlds     
USA's Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wis.) and teammates Alanna O'Reilly, Elizabeth Kratzig and Suzy Leech claimed the silver medal today at the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship in a thrilling five-race match against eventual champion Lucy MacGregor (GBR). US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics' Team Tulloch - Genny Tulloch, Alice Manard, Liz Hall and Jennifer Chamberlain - finished in 5th overall while US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics' Team Tunnicliffe - Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer, Debbie Capozzi and Liz Bower - finished in 9th. The 2010 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship was hosted by New York Yacht Club, in Newport, R.I., from September 21-25, and a total of 20 teams representing 14 countries competed.

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Paige Railey and USSDT’s Mithcell Kiss Win Bronze Medals at Laser Radial Worlds     
Paige Railey and US Sailing Development Team's Mitchell Kiss (Holland, Mich.) conquered a wide range of conditions to win bronze medals in the women's and men's divisions, respectively, at the Laser Radial World Championship in Largs, Scotland. After racing was abandoned on the final day, the Race Committee decided to call racing and declared the existing scores as final. The 149 sailors competing at the event quickly learned that every point counted, considering they only accomplished six races in both the men's and women's events, allowing only one drop score.

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On the Olympic Campaign Trail
Exclusive Video Interviews with the Team     

Travel to Weymouth, U.K. with the Team to compete in one of the ISAF Sailing World Cup events. Listen to sailors provide their unique persepctive in daily video updates.



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Photos from the Water     
USSTAG members have been competing around the world this summer at high-stakes international events. Check out all the action photos.

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Inaugural Youth Olympic Games
Samson, Stokes Gain Valuable Experience at Youth Olympic Games     
U.S. windsurfers Margot Samson (Belleaire, Fla.) and Ian Stokes (Norfolk, Va.) wrapped up competition at the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, in August. After 11 races in the Techno 293 class, Samson finished in 16th, and Stokes ended 20th.

"I thought they learned a lot, and they made improvements," coach Britt Viehman (St. Petersburg. Fla.) said. "It's pretty tough competition, so we'll do better next time.

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2012 and Beyond
US Sailing Development Team Brings Home Impressive Medal Haul     
The old adage of practice makes perfect isn't lost on the next generation of Olympic hopefuls, who have shown the sailing community that tough training and commitment can pay off on the world's stage. This new crop of talented youth sailors have stood high on the podium at several international events this summer, collecting seven coveted medals.  

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