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In this Issue
Looking Ahead to 2011... Where are We?
From the Coach Boat
Anna Tunnicliffe Honored as US SAILING's 2010 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year
US SAILING Announces 2011 US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics
US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Collects Gold, Silver and Bronze at US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR
US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Members Win Two Medals at Sail Melbourne
On the Olympic Campaign Trail with Amanda Clark, Women's 470
On the Campaign Trail with Mark LeBlanc
US SAILING Selects 2011 Youth World Team
2011 US Sailing Development Team Named
Olympic Sailing Program Presents 2010 US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Awards
USSTAG Members Named US SAILING's 2010 SportsMan, SportsWoman and Team of the Year in Olympic and Paralympic Classes
The Year in Review 2010 Highlights
Our Top Moments

(December 29, 2010) - While the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics continues to focus on the 2012, the for every fan, supporter, sponsor, family member and partner, and is looking forward to a successful 2011 as we sail fast toward the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Enjoy our Top 12 moments of the year, presented in no particular order.

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Meet the Team: Watch Interviews with USSTAG Athletes

USSTAG members have the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games firmly in their sights, as they travel the world to race at some of the most competitive, international events. Who are these athletes and what motivates them to launch Olympic and Paralympic campaigns? What gives them an edge over other sailors? How do they train, on and off the water? Watch these interviews and learn what it takes to be an elite, world-class sailor.

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MEDALIST
Olympic Program Thanks Donors

Thanks to Charlie Leighton's continued hard work we are happy to report that the Medalist donor list continues to grow in funding the Olympic and Paralympic Programs. 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.

From the Helm - Dean Brenner
Looking Ahead to 2011... Where are We?

Here we are in March of 2011, and as of this writing, there are 515 days to go until the Olympic Games, and 548 days to go until the Paralympic Games. The clock is ticking. So, with the 2011 Rolex Miami OCR in the immediate rear view mirror, let's pause for a moment and look at where things are.

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From the Coach Boat
From the Coach Boat

2011 is here and this is one very important event for our team We are just over 16 months away from the Olympic and Paralympic Games and before we know it our Olympic/Paralympic trials will be over and we will know what our teams will look like. There is always a lot of speculation as to "who will make it", and I am happy to note that in many classes the competition will be fierce. Our goal is to win many medals in Weymouth and no matter who goes on to represent us there, we want them in a position to finish on the podium.

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USSTAG Sailor Receives Top Honors
Anna Tunnicliffe Honored as US SAILING's 2010 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year

New York, N.Y. (February. 25, 2011) - Humble beginnings have evolved into fruitful sailing careers for Stan Honey and Anna Tunnicliffe, US SAILING's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year, who were feted during a luncheon held at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan. The award recipients, formally announced in January after being chosen for their outstanding on-water sailing accomplishments in 2010, were joined by family, friends, sailing dignitaries and members of the press in the Club's renowned Model Room and treated to a multi-media retrospective on their respective paths to sailing celebrity. 

"There were so many great nominees on the list this year, that to be picked is a great honor," said Tunnicliffe, who is the first woman in the award's history to earn it three years in a row.  "We had some great regattas this year, and we tried to come out of each one having learned at least one thing, so we could keep the fun factor involved and continue to pursue the dream of bringing home Olympic Gold in 2012." 

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USSTAG News
US SAILING Announces 2011 US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics

(February 21, 2011) - US SAILING, the national governing body for the sport, is proud to announce the members of the 2011 US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, the national sailing team comprised of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. The 2011 USSTAG includes at least the top two boats in each class selected for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competitions in Weymouth/Portland, England. These athletes have proven to be the top performing sailors in the world: Twelve are Olympians and two are Olympic medalists, five are Paralympians and three are Paralympic medalists, seven are World Champions and ten athletes are ranked top five in the world by ISAF.

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US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Collects Gold, Silver and Bronze at US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR

Miami, Fla. (January 29, 2011) - On the final day of racing at US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR,  US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics collected four medals. Paige Railey won gold in Laser Radial, and in Women's Match Racing, Team Tunnicliffe - Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi and Team Barkow - Sally Barkow, Alana O'Reilly and Elizabeth Kratzig-Burnham - won silver and bronze, respectively. Scott Whitman and Julia Dorsett won a silver medal in the SKUD-18. This event is the second stop on the International Sailing Federation Sailing World Cup circuit.

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US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Members Win Two Medals at Sail Melbourne

(December 18, 2010) - The first stop on the International Sailing Federation's 2010-2011 Sailing World Cup series concluded today in Melbourne, Australia, and the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics members took two medals, silver and bronze. Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl won a silver medal in the Men's 470, while Erik Storck and Trevor Moore collected a bronze medal in the 49er class.

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On the Olympic Campaign Trail with Amanda Clark, Women's 470

Olympian Amanda Clark recently announced that her long-time Women's 470 partner and good friend Sarah Chin had retired from Olympic competition. Joining Amanda in the Women's 470 will be Sarah Lihan, who had a strong campaign in the Olympic Laser Radial class. From a US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics training camp in Miami, Fla., Amanda shared details on the new campaign and the team's plans.

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On the Campaign Trail with Mark LeBlanc

As the top American finisher in the 2.4mR class at the U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship, in St. Petersburg, Fla., Mark LeBlanc earned the title of National Champion. He talked to US SAILING about what he likes most about sailing the 2.4mR, what he's doing to train for his Paralympic campaign, and shares his goals for 2011.

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Youth News
US SAILING Selects 2011 Youth World Team     

Portsmouth, R.I. (February 1, 2011) - Twelve youth sailors have qualified for US SAILING's 2011 Youth World Team, and will receive invitations to represent the United States at the International Sailing Federation Youth World Championship in Zadar, Croatia, from July 7-11, 2011. Eight of these athletes were selected based on first-place finishes in their respective classes at the 2011 US SAILING ISAF Youth World Qualifier at the Houston Yacht Club, in La Porte, Texas, while the boards and multihull team members were chosen by resume and did not compete at the Youth World Qualifier.  
 

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2011 US Sailing Development Team Named     

Portsmouth, R.I. (November 12, 2010) - Fifty-six talented athletes have been named to the 2011 US Sailing Development Team, the youth pipeline team supported by US SAILING's Olympic Sailing Committee. The USSDT was created in 2009 to help young athletes, who have been identified as future Olympic prospects, acquire the skills necessary to launch successful campaigns and compete at the Olympic level.

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2010 in Review
Olympic Sailing Program Presents 2010 US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Awards

Portsmouth, R.I. (January 22, 2011) - The Olympic Sailing Program presented seven US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Awards to the 2010 team members who achieved excellence in the following categories in 2010: Breakthrough Performance, Most Improved Fitness, Best Teammate, Best Individual Performance, Best Team Performance, and Commercial Award, and Outstanding Service to the Team. The awards were presented at the second annual US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics  Awards Banquet Friday evening in Miami, Florida, prior to US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR, the biggest Olympic and Paralympic class sailing event in North America.

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USSTAG Members Named US SAILING's 2010 SportsMan, SportsWoman and Team of the Year in Olympic and Paralympic Classes

Portsmouth, R.I. (December 21, 2010) - US SAILING has chosen nine US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics members as the sport's 2010 SportsWoman, SportsMan and Team of the Year, in both Olympic and Paralympic classes, for outstanding on-the-water performance, achievement and sportsmanship. US SAILING's Olympic Sailing Committee has named Laser Radial sailor Paige Railey and Finn sailor Zach Railey SportsWoman and SportsMan of the Year, respectively, and Elliott 6m/Women's Match Racing team of Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi as the Team of the Year. In the Paralympic classes, the OSC has selected 2.4 mR sailor John Ruf the SportsMan of the Year and the Sonar team of Rick Doer, Brad Kendell and Hugh Freund as the Team of the Year.

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