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Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan ready for Olympic Trials

'Amanda Clark & Sarah Lihan'    Team Go Sail
Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan share their thoughts on their 28 days of training, five days of traveling, four days spent on boat work and logistics during their road to the Olympic Trials and how they are glad to be home in Shelter, New York.

It is a beautiful spring day on Shelter Island, NY and I am glad to be home to slow down for just a moment after over a month of training in Europe. In our 39 day trip we spent 28 days training, five days traveling, four days on boat work and logistics and two days resting, one enjoying old town Palma de Mallorca, Spain and the other exploring the south of France. We competed in three regattas, all with the best competition our class has to offer. For Sarah it was a chance to experience the spring regattas for the first time in the 470. She did an outstanding job in this new world and is well on her way to becoming a confident crew.

It is always hard to write the regatta report when the results do not show the hard work and positive attitude we maintained through out the events. Every day we accomplish a little bit toward the goals we set out for ourselves as individuals, as a team. The puzzle metaphor is apt—we’re now at the stage where we’ve got all the pieces organized, it’s just a matter of assembling them.

We are ready to race at Skandia Sail for Gold. We are ready to lay it all on the line. We have had over three months together now and many, many years of valuable individual experiences to prepare us for this moment and we are confident that our hard work will pay off. Skandia Sail for Gold is one of two international regattas (the 470 Worlds Perth, Australia Dec 8-18 being the other) that the United States will base its Olympic Selection.

The team with the best overall low point score will earn the spot to represent the United States of America at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. To check out more about the US trails system follow this link.

It’s game time and it is going to be exciting! Keep an eye out for Sarah and I off the waters of Shelter Island! It’s going to be chilly but we are looking forward to four fabulous days of practice!

Show your support for Team Go Sail!! On Wednesday May 18th from 5:30 to 7:00pm stop by the Shelter Island Yacht Club to meet Sarah Lihan and to wish us 'good luck' as we head off to England for the first Olympic Qualifier! There will be refreshments and snacks available. For alcoholic beverages please register at the bar. Sailors and non-sailors of all ages are welcome! We look forward to seeing you!

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