Olympic Gold Medalist Anna Tunnicliffe to Attend USODA Layline National Championships

July 2, 2010 1:33 pm
Anna Tunnicliffe To Attend Girls Nationals 2010 and Present Awards

Photo Credit: US Sailing

Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Host Club for the 2010 USODA Layline National Championships, today announced that Anna Tunnicliffe, 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner, 2-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and 2009 World Sailor of the Year, will appear at the event on July 20th. Anna will present the awards for the USODA Girls National Championship which ends that day and will give a welcome address to the Open Nationals competitors. She will speak to the competitors about the level of commitment and dedication required to accomplish their sailing goals and give the kids a chance to ask questions about her sailing career.

The event, scheduled to take place from July 17 through 24, represents the pinnacle of Opti sailing in the US, and host club Fishing Bay Yacht Club is well-prepared for the expected onslaught of more than 300 talented young sailors, not to mention their parents and coaches.

Anna’s appearance is made possible by Atlantis WeatherGear, Official Apparel Provider and proud Gold Partner to the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. “These young sailors represent the future of our sport,” offered Atlantis Partner Bill Lynn. “We’re thrilled that Anna is willing to do this, as I don’t think there is any better role model in sailing today. The level of commitment that Anna brings to her athletic pursuit is exceeded only by the level of class that she displays both on the water and off, and as a parent, I want my kids to see that.”

According to Event Co-Chair Noel Clinard, “Anna’s presence takes our event to another level, and we appreciate the fact that the folks at Atlantis WeatherGear and Layline were able to help make her attendance possible. She is a hero to many of these kids, and we expect them to hang on her every word.”

About Atlantis WeatherGear

Atlantis WeatherGear is a leading US-based apparel company. Headquartered in Marblehead, Massachusetts, Atlantis develops high-quality, technically-advanced outerwear for the marine environment. The company is focused on the design and development of great products built for the things sailing and boating enthusiasts do on and around the water. For more information about Atlantis WeatherGear, please visit: http://www.atlantisweathergear.com.

About Fishing Bay Yacht Club

Fishing Bay Yacht Club is a private non-profit sailing club located in Deltaville Virginia, on scenic Fishing Bay in the mouth of the Piankatank River. FBYC promotes the art of sailing through Junior, One Design, and Offshore Racing and Cruising. FBYC could not present an event of this magnitude without the support of the USODA Partners (including Name Partner Layline) its Local Hosts Deltaville Maritime Museum, Deltaville Boatyard, Jackson Creek Condos, Harbor House Community, Norton Yachts, Chesapeake Yacht Sales, and Christchurch School, along with generous contributions from numerous sponsors listed on the event website at http://optinationals2010.org, a state of the art site replete with more information about the event. For more information on FBYC, please visit http://www.fbyc.net

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