What to Expect This Week at
US SAILING's 2010 Annual Meeting

US SAILING's Board of Directors, House of Delegates, Committee Members and Staff are looking forward to US SAILING's 2010 Annual Meeting this Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 20-23, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Phoenix, Ariz. These meetings are a unique opportunity for members to meet with the National Governing Body’s leadership and discuss relevant industry topics facing the sport, exchange ideas, reflect on progress, and look ahead to future plans.

US SAILING’s Annual Meeting has something for everyone. Over 500 active volunteers comprise US SAILING’s councils and committees. Fifteen councils generate ideas to better serve our sport through their constituents and over 50 committees develop and execute national sailing programs. Meet these council and committee members and learn more about why and how these programs are implemented. Visit the US SAILING Annual Meeting calendar.

US SAILING is holding its annual election to fill three seats on its Board of Directors. The election will come to a conclusion on Saturday night, Oct. 23. Although online voting is closed, members can still submit their votes in person at the Annual Meeting. Learn more about these candidates.

For more information on US SAILING's 2010 Annual Meeting, please visit the event web site. Follow us on Twitter for breaking news on the election, awards, and other updates from Phoenix.

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Sailor of the Week
Sailor of the Week - Chris RaabChris Raab
US SAILNG’s Championship of Champions has always been a special event to Chris Raab. Chris was making his sixth appearance at the Championship of Champions last week in Greenwich, Conn. and his perseverance finally paid off. Chris and his crew Robert Kinney captured first place honors.

Sailor of the Week - Chris Raab
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"Meet the Team" with Bryan Boyd
Meet US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Finn sailor Bryan Boyd in the latest installment of the “Meet the Team” series, and learn how he got into Olympic class sailing and why he puts in long hours at the gym.


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Chris Raab Wins His First US SAILING
Championship of Champions

In his sixth appearance at US SAILING's 2010 Championship of Champions, Chris Raab won his first Jack Brown Trophy on Saturday. Raab and crew Robert Kinney were the most consistent team all week and won by a 12-point margin. The fleet of 20 one-design champions completed just ten races over three days due to extremely high winds on Friday and Saturday. They managed just two races on Saturday and one on Friday. Find out how it all unfolded last weekend in Greenwich...

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Rolex Osprey Cup Features Top
Women's Match Racing
The ISAF Grade 1 Rolex Osprey Cup takes place this Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 20-23, at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club (Fla.). USSTAG’s Genny Tulloch and crew Alice Manard, Alana O’Reilly and Jenn Chamberlin will compete among a field of 10 international teams, including defending champion Giulia Conti (ITA). Tulloch, ranked #11 in the world, is the top-ranked skipper competing.

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Thomas & Williams Top American Qualifiers at
Hobie 16 North American Championship

As the top scoring U.S. team, Greg Thomas and crew John Williams, of San Diego, Calif., secured the Pan Am Games Hobie 16 berth at the recent Hobie 16 North American Championship, in Lake Mohave, Nev. US SAILING talked to Thomas about the regatta and what it means to represent the USA at the 2011 Pan Am Games.

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Fried Elliott to Speak at US SAILING’s
One-Design Sailing Symposium

Bring your camera and join Fried Elliott, Snipe and Star class photographer for several hands-on photography sessions covering all aspects of what it takes to create world-class racing photos, including: camera equipment and settings, composition and on-the-water positioning, an actual photoshoot (either on-the-water or on shore depending on the conditions), critique of the photoshoot, post processing techniques, distribution, publishing and media fulfillment. Show the world how much fun your class is enjoying by taking the best pictures possible...

Take part in this session and many more by joining us at the Balboa Yacht Club Corona del Mar, Calif. on November 13-14, 2010 for US SAILING's One-Design Sailing Symposium.

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Rachael Miller to Speak

Rachael Miller, founder of the Rozalia Project, will be a keynote speaker at US SAILING's 2011 NSPS. The mission of the Rozalia Project is to find and remove marine debris that is killing marine creatures, poisoning the human food chain and affecting important ecosystems. Rachael is an active instructor and coach trainer for US SAILING and serves on their National Faculty and Training Committee helping to develop curriculum and training programs as well as executing them. She holds a US Coast Guard captain's license and SCUBA certification and feels very strongly about the protection of the sea. Find out more about Rachael, including her adventures on Lake Champlain.

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Join us at the Marriott Suites in Clearwater Beach, Fla.
on January 26-30, 2011 for US SAILING's 2011 NSPS.