US SAILING's 2011 Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship Early Registration Discount Deadline is Friday
Jake Fish, US SAILING
Register by Friday, July 15 to Receive $100 Discount and a Gill Vest
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (July 12, 2011) - Complete teams (skipper and all crew) who register for US SAILING's Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship (Rolex IWKC) by this Friday, July 15 will receive a $100 discount and Gill Vests, embroidered with the 2011 Rolex IWKC logo, for the entire team. Register for the 2011 Rolex IWKC at http://bit.ly/2011_RIWKC_Reg. The 14th edition of the event will be hosted by Rochester Yacht Club (Rochester, N.Y.) and raced in J/22s on August 29-September 1, 2011. The final registration deadline is Wednesday, August 3.
Teams from three countries have registered to compete in this historic event, including the United States, Canada and The Netherlands. Defending 2009 Rolex IWKC Champion and US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics member Anna Tunnicliffe and her team will be competing again this year. The 2010 and 2011 Quantum Women’s College Sailors of the Year Allie Blecher (2010) and Annie Haeger (2011) will also be racing.
Looking for available crew to race with at Rolex IWKC? Let us help you find the right match. Find available crew at http://riwkc.ussailing.org/Crew_Available.htm.
US SAILING organizes a series of Road to Rolex clinics to help develop teams and encourage their participation in this elite, historic championship. The final Road to Rolex clinic of the season is hosted by the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club in West Boothbay Harbor, Maine on August 6-8. Amanda Callahan, head coach of the 2011 APS/ICSA Team Race National Champion Roger Williams University sailing team, will be the instructor. Access the 2011 Road to Rolex Schedule and register today at http://bit.ly/RR_2011.
While the Road to Rolex clinics are designed to prepare competitors for the Rolex IWKC, participants do not have to be attending the Rolex IWKC to join in the clinic. Chalk-talks, on-the-water sessions and video debriefs will culminate with a short race series in J/22s which determines the clinic winner who becomes the recipient of a $200 credit toward her entry fee to the Rolex IWKC.
For more information, visit the event website at http://riwkc.ussailing.org/RIWKC_Home.htm.
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