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Contact: Marni Lane, marnilane@ussailing.org, 617-671-8332

Registration Open for Olympic Sailing Program’s Development Training Camps

Portsmouth, R.I. (September 3, 2010) – Registration is now open for three upcoming development training camps in Miami, Fla., for young sailors competing in the Laser, Laser Radial, I420, 29er, 470, 49er, RS:X and Techno 293 classes. Hosted by US SAILING’s Olympic Sailing Program and run by elite coaches, the clinics are open to US Sailing Development Team (USSDT) members and other athletes who are interested in launching an Olympic campaign in the future.

Erika ReinekeIn addition to on-the-water drills and racing, athletes will participate in off-the-water seminars about fitness, nutrition and technique. Guest speakers, including US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) members and past Olympians, will share knowledge and insight about how to run successful Olympic campaigns. The goal of the clinics is to provide young athletes with the tools they need to take their sailing to a new, elite level and achieve top, international results.

The dates of the three fall/winter training camps, and the registration deadlines, are:

October 9-11, Miami, Fla. – registration deadline: September 24
November 26-28, Miami, Fla. – registration deadline: November 12
December 18-21, Miami, Fla. – registration deadline: December 3

Sailors interested in participating in one of these camps should email clinic organizers at development@ussailing.org with their plans for competing and training for the rest of 2010 and for 2011. For more information about the camps, please visit: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org/Events/Training.htm 

USSDT and Youth World Team members won seven medals at top international events overseas this summer. Read more about their successes: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org/News/2010/USSDT_Successes.htm 

For more information about the USSDT, including its mission, benefits, training/competition schedule and selection guidelines, please visit: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org/Teams/2010USSDT.htm

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About the US Sailing Development Team
The US Sailing Development Team (USSDT) is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. Selected annually, the USSDT is supported and administered exclusively by the US Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) of US SAILING. The OSC’s mission is to develop sailors for Olympic-caliber competition and to prepare them for qualification to the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) and the Olympic Sailing Team. The OSC supports these athletes with coaching and by facilitating training and racing with and against the best national and international competition. 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 Development Team, please visit: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org.

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