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For Immediate Release
Contact: Event Chair, Philip Lotz – plotz@indyyachts.com or Event PR, Joey Moffitt – jmmoffitt@aol.com 

Golden Spinnaker Regatta & Gala, a Benefit for the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program, Announces Event Sponsors
AlphaGraphics, Atlantis, Bitter End Yacht Club, Christie’s, Coco Point Lodge, ESS International, Laser Performance and Rolex Watch USA, Inc.

Newport, RI (June 22, 2010) – To benefit and support the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, a regatta and gala dinner will be organized by the Sailing Foundation of New York at New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court on Saturday, July 31, 2010. The sponsors of the event are: AlphaGraphics, Atlantis, Bitter End Yacht Club, Christie’s, Coco Point Lodge, ESS International, Laser Performance and Rolex Watch USA, Inc. To date, the Sailing Foundation of New York has raised through events and donations over $4,000,000 in support of the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program.

The Regatta will feature donors racing with and against the US Sailing Team athletes in the NYYC's Sonars. After sailing, the evening Gala will include cocktails and dinner, silent and live auction items and interviews with the athletes emceed by US SAILING President Gary Jobson.

Event Chairman, Phil Lotz of New York Yacht Club, commented, “This event is really starting to gain momentum. We are extremely pleased with the number and quality of the sponsors that have gotten behind the event and I would like to thank each and every one."

Dean Brenner, Chairman of the US Olympic Sailing Program, said, “We are very appreciative of the all the sponsors who have stepped up to support this event, it is a significant part of our fund raising program.”

About the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics and US SAILING
The US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics is managed by the United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. The top 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. For more information about the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, please visit: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org/

About New York Yacht Club
The New York Yacht Club, founded in 1844, is a private organization dedicated to cruising and racing. It maintains two houses, one in New York, NY and one in Newport, RI. For further information about the Golden Spinnaker Regatta and Gala, please visit: http://nyyc.org/events/


About The Sailing Foundation of New YorkThe Sailing Foundation of New York is led by a Board of active, passionate mariners who have a clear sense of purpose for the organization, and the opportunity to enhance the sport and related maritime activities. The Foundation is committed to supporting all levels of sailing, from the most elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes to the most fundamental marine education.