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January 29, 2009

WHO: Over 400 of the world's top sailors

WHAT: US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR, part of the 2008-2009 ISAF Sailing World Cup for Olympic/Paralympic hopefuls

WHERE: Coconut Grove, Miami, Fla., sailing on Biscayne Bay

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Available by 9 p.m. ET Thurs. Jan. 29, Fri. Jan. 30, Sat. Jan. 31

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In addition, fully-produced highlight packages will be available. These will contain interviews, action and results, including event graphics and mixed audio. This content is made available for use on the condition of no re-editing or packaging.

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CONTACTS: Bruce Nairn,, +1 443-994-8371 or Barby MacGowan,, +1 401-225-0249 (on-site press officer)

Background: Racing started Monday 26 January and continues through Saturday 31 January for US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR (, which is boasting a record turnout for a post-Olympic year, with 443 sailors on 323 boats. The event is critical for 2012 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls and marks the second of seven stops in the ISAF Sailing World Cup ( In its 20th year, the event also is the only ranking regatta for American sailors hoping to make the 2009 U.S. Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. The competition consists of fleet and match racing through Friday, with Paralympic and Women's Match Racing medalists determined that day and remaining Olympic class medalists determined after the top ten proceed to a medal race on Saturday, replicating the Olympic format. With 41 countries registered, the USA has the largest contingent of sailors with 173, followed by Canada (80), Great Britain (29), Italy (14), Spain (13) and Denmark (11).