Nominees Announced For US SAILING's 2005 Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    CONTACT:
    Barby MacGowan, Media Pro Int'l for Rolex Watch U.S.A., 401-849-0220 or
    Marlieke Eaton, US SAILING, 401-683-0800

    NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR US SAILING's 2005 ROLEX YACHTSMAN AND YACHTSWOMAN
    OF THE YEAR AWARDS

    PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (December 14, 2005) - US SAILING, national governing
    body for the sport, has announced the U.S. sailors who have been short
    listed for its 2005 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards.
    Established in 1961 by US SAILING and sponsored by Rolex Watch, U.S.A. since 1980, US SAILING's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards recognize
    outstanding on-the-water achievement in the calendar year just
    concluded. Widely regarded as the sport's ultimate recognition for U.S. sailors, US
    SAILING's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards have
    honored such sailing standouts as Betsy Alison, Dave Curtis, Dennis
    Conner, Courtenay Dey, JJ Isler, John Kostecki, Jody Swanson and Ted
    Turner, all of whom have won the coveted award multiple times.

    Nominees for US SAILING's 2005 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year are: Kiel
    Week 470 Men's Champion Mikee Anderson-Mitterling (Coronado, Calif.);
    Laser North American Champion and World University Games Gold Medalist
    Andrew Campbell (San Diego, Calif.); Snipe World Champion Augie Diaz
    (Miami, Fla.); Kiel Week 470 Men's Champion David Hughes (San Diego,
    Calif.); J/24 and Thistle National Champion Mike Ingham (Rochester,
    N.Y.); Etchells World Champion Jeff Linton (Tampa, Fla.); A-Class
    Catamaran World and North American Champion Pete Melvin (Huntington
    Beach, Calif.); 2.4 Metre World Champion Nick Scandone (Fountain Valley,
    Calif.); and Star North American and Snipe National Champion George
    Szabo (San Diego, Calif.).

    Nominees for US SAILING's 2005 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year are:
    Yngling Women's World Champion Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wis.); Laser
    Radial World Champion Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.); and Laser Radial
    World Bronze Medalist Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.).

    For additional information on the accomplishments of each nominee this
    year, please visit www.ussailing.org/awards/rolex.

    The nominees will be reviewed by a panel of noted sailing journalists,
    who together will discuss the merits of each nominee and vote by secret
    ballot to determine US SAILING's 2005 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.



    The winners will be announced in January and honored during a luncheon at the New York Yacht Club in New York City, on February 24, 2006, where they will be presented with Rolex timepieces.

    About Rolex Watch U.S.A.
    Since Rolex Watch U.S.A. first presented timepieces to America's Cup
    defenders in 1958, the company has consistently recognized and
    encouraged excellence in every important arena of competitive sailing,
    including Olympic Games preparation, US SAILING championships, disabled
    sailing, and offshore, one-design and women's events.

    About US SAILING
    The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING) is the national
    governing body for sailing and sailboat racing. Headquartered in
    Portsmouth, Rhode Island, the organization's mission is to encourage
    participation and promote excellence in sailing and racing in the U.S.
    US SAILING offers training and education programs, supports a wide range
    of sailing organizations and communities, and provides administration
    and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including the
    US Sailing Teams and the U.S.
    Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams. For more information, please visit
    www.ussailing.org.
     

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