US SAILING Launches New Elite Youth Development Sailing Team Print
Written by Sherri Campbell   
Wednesday, 03 January 2007 17:46
If you're a hot shot US Laser or Radial sailor under 21, you need to read this. Portsmouth, R.I. (January 3, 2007) - US SAILING, national governing
body for the sport, today has announced the launch of a new US Elite
Youth Development Sailing Team. Created to provide a national
coaching, educational, administrative, and financial support structure for
young athletes who have been identified as future Olympic prospects,
this team will consist of the country's top youth sailors in the Laser
and Laser Radial. To help the athletes gain more sailing experience
at the highest levels, members of the Team will travel to major
international regattas worldwide and be supported by elite-level coaches.

US SAILING is currently accepting applications from sailors under 21
years old for the 2007 US Elite Youth Development Sailing Team. Team
members will be selected by sailing resume and all applicants must be
current members of US SAILING. Sailors interested in being considered
for the team should e-mail their sailing resume to US SAILING's High
Performance Director Gary Bodie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The
application deadline is February 1, 2007.

"We strive to support our athletes who will compete in the Olympic
Games, not only in 2008, but also in 2012, 2016 and beyond," said Dean
Brenner, chairman of US SAILING's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC).
"We are focusing on elite youth development, and initially on
singlehanded classes. Over time, our intention is to broaden this program to
include other Olympic classes."

The US Elite Youth Development Sailing Team is managed by US SAILING,
national governing body of the sport. Headquartered in Portsmouth,
Rhode Island, US SAILING's mission is to encourage participation and
promote excellence in sailing in the U.S. US SAILING offers training
and education programs, supports a wide range of sailing organizations
and communities, and provides administration and oversight of
competitive sailing across the country, including the US Sailing Teams and
the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams. For more information,
please visit www.ussailing.org.  

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