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Here we go… Big day today.

I’m just as tired as I was a few days ago, but we are getting closer to the end in several of the 11 events, so the adrenal gland is working over time. When I am around the athletes, it’s all about the “cool and calm” thing. But inside I am a churning stew of nerves, excitement, and stress. I am so much more at ease when I am doing the racing. But when I am watching someone else race, someone that I have spent the last four years cheering for and supporting, it’s intensely nerve wracking.

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TWO MUST-SEE OLYMPIC SAILING WEBSITES

The National Sailing Hall of Fame is proud to support our U.S. Olympic sailors. You can find links to two excellent resources for keeping abreast of the action on the Hall of Fame's home page - www.nshof.org . Or, you can click directly on the links below.

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ELF

ELF , a 30 foot racing cutter, was built in 1888 by George F. Lawley & Sons of South Boston, the builders of the 1885 America's Cup winner PURITAN . ELF was built to be fast. She sports an impressive gaff-rig, complete with jack-yard topsail that spans 60 feet into the air in order to capture breezes aloft not apparent at surface levels. She was meant to perform in the lightest of air.

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Published in the Annapolis Capital, December 14, 2007

America's Sailing Capital" isn't just a nickname for Annapolis. It's an implicit commitment to make Annapolis indispensable to a sport that is already central to this area, culturally and economically.

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23rd annual Rose Bowl Regatta

Jan. 5-6, 2008

U.S. Sailing Center, Long Beach
Alamitos Bay Yacht Club

Jan. 5, 2008

Boston College enjoys a cool but dry day at the beach   


 

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For free video reports by Gary Jobson of Acura Key West Race Week go to www.nshof.org and click on Acura Key West on the menu.

Jan. 23, 2008


Paul Mixon and Honorary Board Member Bill Pinkney
Featured on National Geographic Webisode

Bill Pinkney & Paul Mixon

When Paul Mixon, 65, got hooked on sailing 30 years ago, he never expected that one day he'd be the organizer of a popular annual flotilla in the British Virgin Islands. But his instant love of the sport gave rise to a dream of introducing sailing to more African Americans, long a minority in the sailing community.

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Nantucket Race Week 2007 

Annapolis, MD – Nantucket has always been an island of sailors. In years past, it was a place where sailors embarked on whaling adventures around the world. Today, Nantucket provides some of the best sailing on the Atlantic coast during the summer months.

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For your information, please find attached a brochure on the National Sailing Hall of Fame programs. Pass it on to a friend.

If you have any questions please call 410-952-3174.

Thank you for supporting the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

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INFORMATION SHEET

Attached is a drawing of our dock area for the National Sailing Hall of Fame adjacent to Annapolis City Dock and the U.S. Naval Academy.

The Sailing Center and Docks will feature a small collection of classic boats, the John Smith Shallop Race, and model sailboat racing. An agreement with the U.S. Yacht Shows provides continued use of the area for the Shows. The once restricted “Governor’s Dock” will now be open to the public as will the entire area.The public dinghy dock will remain.


Please let us know if you have or know of classic boats which we might display.

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Thank you for supporting the National Sailing Hall of Fame. 

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NORTH SAILS FILM LAUNCHES
CENTER FOR INNOVATION IN THE
ART & SCIENCE OF SAILING
 
 North Sails: 50 Years of FAST
 
 
Annapolis, MD – The sail is a complex engine that transforms wind power into propulsion. Sails enable the miracle of sailing. There is little to equal the combination of satisfaction and challenge, joy and competition that sailing provides.
 
The National Sailing Hall of Fame is pleased to stream the Film "North Sails: Celebrating 50 Years of FAST."
 

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 March Madness in Miami!

The Film Library at the National Sailing Hall of Fame website now has a link to this year's 2008 Acura Miami Grand Prix.

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Sandbagger

Sandbaggers are amazing pieces of New York history. Originally built in the 1860s, sandbaggers were work boats used in New York Harbor to shuttle oysters and other cargo to market. The fastest boat could set the price of the day.

Owners and crew then started to race the boats with wagers on the outcome.

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Annapolis, MD- The National Sailing Hall of Fame wil be featuring a display of boats and sailing activities in conjunction with the Maryland Maritime Festival at the Public Access Sailing Center and Docks on May 3-5 at the Annapolis City Dock.

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AIP physics today cover

Annapolis, MD - Bryon D. Anderson's cover story on "The Physics of Sailing" which appeared in the February Issue of Physics Today is now posted and available on the National Sailing Hall of Fame's web page entitled "Center for innovation in the Art & Science of Sailing."

Go to www.nshof.org and click on "Center for Innovation" or click here to go directly to the Center.

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March 24, 2008


Optis

Pure enjoyment. That's how you can describe the thrill kids get from racing Optis.

Bull & Bear Sailing, an organization dedicated to helping people learn to sail, has produced a documentary that offers an introduction to the Intermediate class. The National Sailing Hall of Fame is pleased to be able to present this video on its website.

To watch the documentary, visit www.nshof.org and click on Film Library, or go directly to the Film Library by clicking here .

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March 27, 2008


Annapolis Family BoatBuilding

Annapolis, MD - Annapolis Family BoatBuilding and the National Sailing Hall of Fame have established a partnership to promote opportunities for families to participate in the historic art of boatbuilding and get an introduction to sailing.

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USNA Ship Models Collection

The ground floor of U.S. Naval Academy's Preble Hall (presently under renovation) houses one of the most valuable collections of ship and boat models in the world. The National Sailing Hall of Fame is proud to announce that a video documentary showing the details of this amazing collection is now available for viewing at the Hall's Virtual Film Library.

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Congressional Cup 2008

Long Beach Yacht Club
April 29 - May 3

Presented by Acura

Congressional Cup

The 20th year of on-water umpiring - where it started

Umpires at work in the Congressional Cup
LONG BEACH, Calif.---Before Dave Perry could claim the second of his consecutive Congressional Cup championships in 1984 he had to suffer an agonizing couple of hours waging his case against two-time champion Dick Deaver in the protest room and then forlornly pacing under a full moon outside the Long Beach Yacht Club while the jury made up its mind. boats1


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Correction: Our previous email had an incorrect time for the Sunday Team Racing Demonstration. Here is the corrected email. Our apologies, and we hope to see you there.

Watch Team Racing Demonstrations
During Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival

At NSHOF Basin
(Adjacent to Annapolis City Dock)

Saturday, May 3, 3:30-5:30 pm
Sunday, May 4, 1:00-3:00 pm

Team Racing

Team Racing is an exciting and challenging way for sailboat racers of all ages to have fun.

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ANNAPOLIS TO HOST 2008 OPTIMIST TEAM TRIALS

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195 of USA's Top Junior Sailors to Compete in Annapolis This Weekend

Annapolis, MD (April 29) - This will be quite a busy weekend in Annapolis.  In addition to the various festivities at City Dock surrounding the Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival, visitors will notice lots of very small sailboats, 7 1/2 foot race boats called Optimist Dinghies - or "Opti's" for short - heading in and out of Annapolis Harbor to the mouth of the Severn River.  While the boats may be quite small, the size of the fleet is quite large - with 195 children from all over the United States racing over four days in the most competitive annual junior sailing regatta in the country.

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Classic Boat Display
Friday, May 2 - Sunday, May 4

John Smith Shallop Race
Saturday, May 3 12:00pm

The National Sailing Hall of Fame will feature several sailing events  and displays in conjunction wth the Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival at the Public Access Sailing Center and Docks on May 2-4 at Annapolis City Dock.

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Congressional Cup Racing

And More Racing

And Even More Racing

The Congressional Cup

Watch all the action from the 44th Annual Congressional Cup, hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club and sponsored by Acura.

One of the oldest and most prestigious match racing events in the world, this year's Cup was the only Grade 1 match racing regatta held in the U.S.

To watch the videos, go to www.nshof.org and click on Film Library. Or, you can go directly to the Film Library by clicking here .

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May 6, 2008


Int'l. Rolex Regatta 2008

It's called the "Crown Jewel" of Caribbean racing. You're invited to watch the fun and excitement of the 35th Annual International Rolex Regatta, which took place in March at the beautiful St. Thomas Yacht Club. Close to 90 boats participated in two days of intense racing action.

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Adventurer Donnybrook

The National Sailing Hall of Fame will host the Boy Scouts on Schooner Adventurer, owned by Art Birney, and Donnybrook , owned by Jim Muldoon, for a Memorial Day Weekend Chesapeake sail on Saturday, May 24.

The group will embark from the National Sailing Hall of Fame Pier at Annapolis City Dock at approximately 12:00 noon.

For more information contact Lee Tawney at 410-952-3174.

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May 21, 2008


Koch Cup


The National Sailing Hall of Fame is pleased to host the Race Committee and Scout officials for the Fourth Annual William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup. The youth sailing regatta is open to young men and women between the ages of 14 and 21 who are actively registered in the Sea Scout program. The event is run out of the Naval Academy Sailing Center.

Finals are today, July 18 and tomorrow, July 19.

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July 18, 2008

Racing: Business Leadership & Management Seminar

On May 28, the National Sailing Hall of Fame videotaped a panel discussion called "RACING: Business Leadership & Management held at the Annapolis Yacht Club.

Sponsored by the World Presidents Organization, this 1 hour and 12 minute panel discussion features leaders in both business and yacht racing as they talk about the commonalities that make for a successful business and a winning race team. Moderated by Gary Jobson , the panel includes business leaders Bob James and Terry Kohler .

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Coming soon to a theater near you...

Fifteen young (and inexperienced) sailors, six months of intense training, and a 52-foot sloop provided by Roy Disney himself - that's the premise for this new True-Life Documentary about the youngest sailors ever to to enter in the 2300 mile Transpac - one of the most revered of open-ocean sailing competitions.

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Disney Releases "Morning Light"
Transpac Sailing Documentary Trailer

Coming soon to a theater near you...

Fifteen young (and inexperienced) sailors, six months of intense training, and a 52-foot sloop provided by Roy Disney himself - that's the premise for this new True-Life Documentary about the youngest sailors ever to to enter in the 2300 mile Transpac - one of the most revered of open-ocean sailing competitions.

Disney has this video scheduled for general theatrical release this Fall, but you can watch the trailer and visit the movie's website by clicking here .

<http://www.apple.com/trailers/disney/morninglight/>

About the film:

"Morning Light," a real-life adventure feature film recorded as it happens, whatever happens, was part the 2007 44th Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii in a project led by race veteran Roy E. Disney. Based on the premise of "the youngest crew ever to sail Transpac," the film chronicles the recruitment, training and performance of sailors as young as 18 years old.

On their own, they sailed a Transpac 52 called Morning Light . None of the participants were actors. There was no script and no preconceived outcome. Disney said, "If we do our job right, I don't care as much whether they win or lose as how they come together as a group and wind up a team in the end. However they do is how they do. But we're giving them the equipment to win."

Disney purchased the Transpac 52 Pegasus from software developer Philippe Kahn. The Transpac 52s Alta Vita and Rosebud , part of the world's most dynamic grand prix class with more than 30 boats in 15 countries, have placed first in the last two Transpacs on overall corrected handicap time.

Disney credited the TP 52 class executive director, Tom Pollack of Newport Beach, for inspiring the project. "We always thought there must be a way to expose Transpac to the world," Disney said. "Morning Light, a real-life adventure feature film recorded as it happens, whatever happens, was be part of last year's 44th Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii in a project led by race veteran Roy E. Disney.

July 27, 2008

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