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2015 Orange Bowl

Dear Newport Harbor Sailing Foundation,

Thank you very much for your generous grant in support of my trip to 2015 Orange Bowl. This year's regatta was quite different than last year's. I sailed in Laser Radials as opposed to Club 420s, plus there was some wind to sail in. I had a great time competing against some of the best US youth sailors and best of all, my friends. We had a steady 15 to 18 knots the whole regatta and there wasn't too much shiftiness throughout. I also had the privilege of being coached by Chris Barnard and Nevin Snow. I not only learned a great deal about the venue and laser sailing, but the many aspects of sailing as well. I talked to Nevin about his unending knowledge of match racing and spoke with Chris on the fundamentals of a campaign. Overall, the regatta was one to remember.

Sincerely,
Joseph Hou