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13 April 2005, 11:09 am
2005 US Sailing Team
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Portsmouth, R.I. USA

The members of the 2005 US Sailing Team have been unveiled. The Team includes Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Champions, Olympic medallists and ISAF World Sailing Rankings number ones.
The US Sailing Team was created in 1986 to recruit and develop top sailors in the country for upcoming Olympic Games. It annually recognizes the top-five ranked sailors in each of the events selected for the next Olympic competition.

For the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, there are eleven events using the following equipment: 49er, 470 (Men and Women), Finn, Laser, Laser Radial, RS:X (Men and Women), Star, Tornado, and Yngling.

Rankings on the US Sailing Team are based on attendance and performance at qualifying events. Athletes who have qualified for the US Sailing Team are identified as strong contenders for an Olympic berth and, as members of the Team, they will be assisted with coaching, training, and other benefits. There is no team for the Windsurfing events.

The members of the 2005 US Sailing Team are:

49er - Double-Handed Dinghy Open
1. Morgan LARSON (Capitola, Calif.) and Pete SPAULDING (Miami Beach, Fla.)
2. Dalton BERGAN (Seattle, Wash.) and Zack MAXAM (Coronado, Calif.)
3. Ty REED (Santa Barbara, Calif.) and Bora GULARI (Detroit, Mich.)
4. David FAGEN (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Ned GOSS (Madison, Conn.)
5. Sam KAHN (Aptos, Calif.) and Paul ALLEN (Santa Cruz, Calif.)

470 - Double-Handed Dinghy Men
1. Mike Anderson-MITTERLING (Coronado, Calif.) and David HUGHES (San Diego, Calif.)
2. Stu McNAY (Boston, Mass.) and Graham BIEHL (Point Loma, Calif.)
3. Seth SIEGLER (Charleston, S.C.) and Michael MILLER (Charleston, S.C.)
4. David DABNEY (Charleston, S.C.) and Hunter STUNZI (Marblehead, Mass.)
5. Aubrey MAYER (Orient, N.Y.) and Cotton KELLEY (Annapolis, Md.)

470 - Double-Handed Dinghy Women
1. Amanda CLARK (Shelter Island, N.Y.) and Sarah MERGENTHALER (Harvey Cedars, N.J.)
2. Erin MAXWELL (Stonington, Conn.) and Alice MANARD (New Orleans, La.)
3. Allison JOLLY (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Isabelle KINSOLVING (New York, N.Y.)
4. Molly CARAPIET (Belvedere, Calif.) and Whitney BESSE (Guilford, Conn.)
5. Genny TULLOCH (Houston, TX) and Lauren MAXAM (Coronado, Calif.)

Finn - Single-Handed Dinghy Open
1. Kevin HALL (Ventura, Calif.)
2. Zach RAILEY (Clearwater, Fla.)
3. Bryan BOYD (Annapolis, Md.)
4. Darrell PECK (Gresham, Ore.)
5. Andrew CASEY (Mill Valley, Calif.)

Laser - Single-Handed Dinghy Men
1. Brad FUNK (Belleair Bluffs, Fla.)
2. Andrew CAMPBELL (San Diego, Calif.)
3. John PEARCE (Ithaca, N.Y.)
4. Ryan MINTH (New York, N.Y.)
5. Matthew STERETT (Corpus Christi, TX)

Laser Radial - Single-Handed Dinghy Women
1. Paige RAILEY (Clearwater, Fla.)
2. Anna TUNNICLIFFE (Norfolk, Va.)
3. Leah HOEPFNER (Corpus Christi, TX)
4. Lindsay BUCHAN (Seattle, Wash.)
5. Stephanie ROBLE (East Troy, Wis.)

Star - Keelboat Men
1. Andy HORTON (Newport, R.I.) and Brad NICHOL (Hanover, N.H.)
2. Mark MENDELBLATT (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and no qualified crew
3. Mark REYNOLDS (San Diego, Calif.) and Phil TRINTER (Lorain, OH)
4. John MacCAUSLAND (Cherry Hill, N.J.) and Brian FATIH (Miami, Fla.)
5. Eric DOYLE (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and Brian SHARP (Franklin, Mass.)

Tornado - Multihull Open
1. John LOVELL (New Orleans, La.) and Charlie OGLETREE (Kemah, TX)
2. Rob PARRISH (Brunswick, ME) and Lars GUCK (Bristol, R.I.)
3. Robbie DANIEL (Clearwater, Fla.) and Enrique RODRIGUEZ (Key Largo, Fla.)
4. Don THINSCHMIDT (Holland, Mich.) and Andrew WIERDA (Miami, Fla.)
5. Michael GRANDFIELD (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) and Mike KUSCHNER (Coon Rapids, Minn.)

Yngling - Keelboat Women
1. Sally BARKOW (Chenequa, Wis.), Deb CAPOZZI (Bayport, N.Y.), and Carrie HOWE (Grosse Pointe, Mich.)
2. Carol CRONIN (Jamestown, R.I.), Kate FEARS (Ocean City, Md.), and Jaime HAINES (Jamestown, R.I.)
3. JJ ISLER (San Diego, Calif.), Pease GLASER (Long Beach. Calif.), and Laura SCHMIDT (Chicago, Ill.)
4. Liz BAYLIS (San Rafael, Calif.), Nancy HABERLAND (Annapolis, Md.), and Katie PETTIBONE (Port Huron, Mich.)
5. No qualified team

The 2005 US Sailing Team is coached by High Performance Director Gary BODIE (Hampton, Va.), and Olympic Coaches Luther CARPENTER (Laporte, TX) and Skip WHYTE (Wickford, R.I.). Sponsors of the 2005 US Sailing Team are Extrasport, Gill, Harken, Nautica, New England Ropes, Rolex Watch U.S.A., Sperry Top-Sider, Team McLube, Vanguard Sailboats, Vineyard Vines, and Zodiac of North America.

Marlieke Eaton (As Amended By ISAF). Image, US Sailing Team members LOVELL and OGLETREE on their way to a silver medal in Athens :© Clive Mason/Getty Images Sport
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