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Connecticut Man Among Those Named US Olympic Sailors

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 17: Rob Crane of the USA competes in the Laser Men's One Person Dinghy Gold Fleet on the Parmelia Course during day 15 of the ISAF Sailing World Championships on December 17, 2011 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 17: Rob Crane of the USA competes in the Laser Men’s One Person Dinghy Gold Fleet on the Parmelia Course during day 15 of the ISAF Sailing World Championships on December 17, 2011 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) _ Eight more sailors have been selected to
the 2012 U.S. Olympic team based on their performances at the ISAF
Sailing World Championships in Australia.

They are Rob Crane of Darien, Conn., in the Laser; Bob Willis of
Chicago in windsurfing; Erik Storck of Huntington, N.Y., and Trevor
Moore of Naples, Fla., in the 49er; Mark Mendelblatt and Brian
Fatih of Miami in the Star; and Amanda Clark of Shelter Island,
N.Y., and Sarah Lihan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in the women’s 470.

They join Paige Railey of Clearwater, Fla., in the Laser, and
her brother, Zach, in the Finn; and Stuart McNay of Boston and
Graham Biehl of San Diego in the men’s 470.

Farrah Hall of Annapolis, Md., earned a nomination in the
women’s RS:X windsurfer category pending the United States earning
a country spot at the RS:X World Championships in Spain in March.

The women’s match racing team will be determined in May.

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