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Rye’s American Yacht Club to Host Competition for Disabled Sailors

Rye’s American Yacht Club will host the US Disabled Sailing Championships for the Independence Cup on June 6th – 9th. The Chicago Yacht Club hosted the first Independence Cup in 1990. This is the first time the event is being held in Rye.

Independence_cup(PHOTO: Marc LeBlanc (New Orleans, LA) wins the 2.4mR class of the 2007 Independence Cup. photo: C. Kirchner Source: ussailing.org) The International Paralympic Committee reports Cup Co-Chair Bill Sandberg saying: “Sailing is one of the only sports in the world where athletes with a disability can compete with able-bodied people as equal competitors.”

The Independence Cup is sponsored by UBS, The Carlyle Group, Dry Creek Vineyard and Heineken. Registration for the event is open to any sailor with a physical disability, in addition to meeting the eligibility requirements. More information:

U.S Disabled Sailing Championship Event Chairs
Bill Sandberg – 203-637-4989, bill_sandberg2003@yahoo.com
Ed Padin – 914-439-5476, ERPadin@aol.com
U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship National Committee Chair:
Kevin D’Aprile, 630-674-4257, kevin.daprile@gmail.com
US SAILING Championships Director:
Liz Walker, 401-683-0800 x651, Lizwalker@ussailing.org
Website: http://www.ussailing.org/championships/adult/usic 

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