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2011 Open Orange Bowl Regatta

Dear Newport Harbor Sailing Foundation,

Thank you for your generous sailing grant. Without the financial support of the Newport Harbor Sailing Foundation I would not have been able to participate in the 2012 Orange Bowl International Regatta. Your ongoing support allows sailors like myself to travel and compete with other young sailors on a world class level. I am so grateful for your funding that allows me to participate in international events and better my sailing skills. Your generous funding for my 29er campaign with Paris Henken has allowed us to achieve some lofty goals such as winning US Youth Champs in 2011. With the Orange Bowl (we finished 7th out of 25 boats in a competitive fleet) behind us we had hoped to do well in ISAF Youth World Qualifiers but weather conditions were not in our favor. Now our new goal is to refocus for 2012. I am looking forward to a stellar 2012 and participating in sailing events that will help us become champions in the new year and making Newport Harbor Sailing Foundation proud of their sailors!

Best Regards,

S. Connor Kelter