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Karen Mitchell

Karen Mitchell_Credit Walter Cooper

CLASS: SKUD-18
POSITION: Skipper
CREW: Bob Jones
US SAILING TEAM ALPHAGRAPHICS: 2006-2009
HOMETOWN: Deerfield Beach, Fla.
MEMBER OF: Shake a Leg Miami
HIGH SCHOOL: Hoffman Estates High School ‘79
COLLEGE: Florida International University ’85, Summa Cum Laude
BIRTHDATE: 6/6/61
OCCUPATION: Occupational Therapist
WEBSITE: www.sailingforlife.org

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS:
Short list for 2007 US SAILING’s Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year
Five-time winner of the US Independence/North American Challenge Cup Award
Seven-time recipient of the Gruson/Milam Trophy for most outstanding female skipper

SAILING RESUME:
4th, SKUD-18, US SAILING’s 2009 Rolex Miami OCR, Miami, Fla. (ISAF Sailing World Cup) 
1st, SKUD-18, 2007 IFDS Disabled Worlds Championship, Rochester, NY
2nd, SKUD-18, 2007 Clagett Memorial Regatta, Newport, RI 
3rd, SKUD-18, 2007 US Paralympic Team Trials - Sailing, Newport, RI 
1st, Freedom, 2007 US Independence/North American Challenge Cup, Chicago, Ill.
1st, SKUD-18, 2007 Disabled Midwinter Regatta, St. Petersburg, Fla. 
3rd, SKUD-18, US SAILING’s 2007 Rolex Miami OCR, Miami, Fla.