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Our
Sailor Chick of the Week (and we do mean chick – she’s in 8th grade!)
Katelynn Newberry gives this little report from Rolex International Women’s
Keelboat Championship.

Yesterday
was the practice race and also the opening ceremonies. We have sailing
teams from all around the world, South Africa, BVI and lot’s more! It’s
so cool walking around and seeing all of the teams from all over! The
opening ceremony was awesome – we had a parade and and every thing like
I was in the Olympics. We’re at Houston Yacht Club this year, the first
time the event is west of the Mississippi river. There are 39 nine boats
and I’m sailing with one of the New Orleans teams.. they’re very cool.
I’m actually switching on and off with another girl who is 17 named Keldon
Pher. Thanks again for your time and I will write to you some more over
the week thanks a bunch and I hope you have a good day!

Take care,
Katelynn Newberry