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6 January 2010, 10:35 am
US SAILING Hosts Development Training Camps to Prepare Young Athletes for Olympic Campaigns
Anna Tunnicliffe competes at the 2008 Olympic Games
Fancy following in the footsteps of US Olympic gold medallist Anna Tunnicliffe? Then read on...

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US SAILING's Olympic Sailing Programme will host five training camps in 2010 for young sailors who are on an Olympic track or are interested in launching an Olympic campaign in the future.
These sailors will have the opportunity to train with the 2010 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), which will be announced next week, and be coached by Olympic Sailing Programme and high-level coaches.

In addition to on-the-water drills and racing, athletes will participate in off-the-water seminars about fitness, nutrition and technique. Guest speakers, including US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) members and past Olympians, will share knowledge and insight about how to run successful Olympic campaigns. The goal of the clinics is to provide young athletes with the tools they need to take their sailing to a new, elite level and achieve top, international results.

The five scheduled training camps in 2010 are:

13-15 February, Miami Yacht Club, Miami Beach, Fla.
29-31 May, Annapolis, Md.
9-11 October, Miami, Fla.
26-28 November, Miami, Fla.
18-21 December, Miami, Fla.

There will be limited space for each training camp, due to safety issues. Sailors who are not current members of the 2010 USSDT will be charged $300 per boat for each training camp. USSDT members, who are required to attend the clinics, will not pay this fee. Sailors must bring their own boats to the clinics.

Sailors interested in attending the first clinic must email their 2010 training and regatta plans to organizers at development@ussailing.org before Sunday 24 January.

For more details and information about the USSDT, including its mission, benefits, training and competition schedule and selection guidelines, please visit: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org/Sailing_Teams_Home/Teams/US_Sailing_Development_Team/2010_USSDT_Selection_Guidelines.htm.
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