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Team USA Announced for 2008 WH&O Championship

May 22
17:56 2008

The US team has been announced for the 2008 Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship to be sailed in Punte del Este, Uruguay. The team members, their hometown, and the means by which they qualified are as follows:

Current World Champion – Tomas Hornos, Boston

Current North American Champion – Augie Diaz, Miami

Qualifying from Designated US Regattas

Brian Bissell, Annapolis
Peter Commette, Ft. Lauderdale
Lee Griffith, Surf City NJ
Doug Hart, San Diego
Ernesto Rodriguez, Miami

Qualifying as the North American Womens Representative

Haley Lhamon, Seattle

Qualifying as the North American Junior Representative

Nick Voss, Miami

Best of luck to all of Team USA!!!


The Notice of Race for the 2008 Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship, to be held at Punta del Este – Uruguay from November 22nd to November 30th and hosted by Yacht Club Punta del Este, has been posted on the regatta website.

At www.snipe– you will be able to find all the information related to the regatta:
– Notice of Race
– Registration Information
– Boat Charter information
– Lodging information
– How to get to Punta del Este
– Contact information

Registration will open on May 22nd, and the registration process and dates are described on the Notice of Race.


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