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Sailing Team to Make Presentation at Encinal

By Janet Levaux
Friday, June 10th, 2011 at 12:26 pm in Uncategorized.

The All American Offshore Sailing Team will make a presentation at Alameda’s Encinal Yacht Club at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, June 10. The talk and slideshow will follow the Spring Friday Night Twilight Races.

The All American Offshore Team is composed of 15 sailors with an average age of 23, and was organized to give youth sailors offshore racing opportunities in the United States. This summer they will race Vanquish, a 65-foot performance carbon mini maxi, in the Annapolis–Newport Race, the Trans-Atlantic, the Fastnet, as well as several other races both in the United States and internationally.

The team is composed of sailors from all over the country that were selected from a pool of over 300 applicants. Three Bay Area sailors were selected, Matt Noble, David Rasmussen, and Molly Robinson.

Matt Noble and David Rasmussen are representatives of the Richmond Yacht Club, and Molly Robinson is from the San Francisco Yacht Club.

Next weekend, Encinal is hosting the Summer Sailstice event, after the annual event was moved to Alameda from Treasure Island.

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