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In This Issue
Sail for Gold Final Thoughts
Coach Boat: June 2012
Sail For Gold Final
Good Luck USA Party Set for July 14
Thank You Atlantis WeatherGear!
Q&A with Erika Reineke
In The News: Notable Press Clippings
Supporters
Olympic Program Thanks 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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At the Helm
Sail for Gold Final Thoughts

We've just returned home from a two-week trip to Weymouth, England - one week of training and one week of competition at the Olympic venue. The team's performance was good, not great, but there were plenty of positives to build from this event. In our Olympic Program, we won a silver in the 470W and a bronze in the match racing. We also just missed a medal in the Finn, finishing 4th just points from bronze. In our Paralympic Program, we did not medal in any of the three events, although in the Skud we were clearly in the top group and finished 4th overall.

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Coach Boat
Coach Boat: June 2012

Many times over the past months and years, I have asked myself...what are the signs that we are on the right track. Is it solely that we are producing results at large international events, or are there also other factors that play into that equation? Naturally we want to see results, but we always have to keep in mind that the best way of measuring ourselves against the competition, is at large international events. So, when some of our teams are not necessarily sailing to their full potential it may be because we are testing certain elements that long term will make a difference.

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Team News
Sail For Gold Final

"Sail for Gold is always a highlight on our schedule because of the practice it gives our athletes on the Olympic and Paralympic race course areas," said Dean Brenner, chairman of the Olympic Sailing Committee. "We are full steam ahead on our Games' goals, and this regatta gave us a clear picture of where we are. For the next 48 days everyone will be working toward our ultimate goal - Olympic and Paralympic medals."

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Good Luck USA Party Set for July 14

With less than two months until the start of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, England, US Sailing announced a nationwide effort to cheer on the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams. With the theme "Good Luck USA" the initiative offers ways for fans and sailors to support the 22 athletes as they make their way to Weymouth, the venue for the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing competition.

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Sponsor Thanks
Thank You Atlantis WeatherGear!

On behalf of everyone in our program--sailors, coaches, staff-- I offer humble and heartfelt thanks to Atlantis WeatherGear for their public words of support yesterday. We are so grateful to everyone at AWG for four years of world-class partnership, and for making us the best-dressed team in the world of Olympic Sailing.

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Road to Rio 2016
Q&A with Erika Reineke

Last week 18-year-old Erika Reineke placed 8th overall in the Laser Radial at the Laser World Championship. We caught up with the US Sailing Development Team Laser Radial sailor to talk to her about her impressive performance at Worlds and her training as she looks toward the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

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In the News
In The News: Notable Press Clippings

Have you seen our new blog feature In The News: Notable Press Clippings yet? With the 2012 Olympic Games fast approaching, we're excited to share a new blog where we'll post notable press hits for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. Look for weekly posts to see who's talking about US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider!

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