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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Marlieke Eaton, MarliekeEaton@ussailing.org, 401-441-3948

US SAILING Hosts "Olympic Night with US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics"
May 13 in Boston, Mass.


WHO: Olympic Sailing Committee Chairman Dean Brenner (Wallingford, Conn.); 2008 Olympic gold medalist Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.); 2008 Paralympic gold medalist Maureen McKinnon-Tucker (Marblehead, Mass.); and two-time Olympian Tim Wadlow (Boston, Mass.).

WHAT: US SAILING is hosting "Olympic Night with the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics". Seating is limited and based on a first come, first serve basis. Speakers will talk about the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games and future plans for the 2012 Games. The event is open to the public and registration is free at https://secure.ussailing.org/ussis/register/index.asp?eventid=421219.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 13 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: In Boston, Mass., at Fan Pier Boston (site of the Race Village for the Volvo Ocean Race Boston Stopover)

About the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics and US SAILING
The US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. The top three boats in each Olympic and Paralympic class are selected annually to be members of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. US SAILING supports these elite athletes with funding, coaching and training. The title sponsor of the team is AlphaGraphics; other sponsors include Rolex, Atlantis WeatherGear, LaserPerformance, Harken, Team McLube and Bow Down Training. 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. For more information about US SAILING, please visit: www.ussailing.org. For more information about the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, please visit: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org.  

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