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Southport, CT - October 18, 2010 - Finn and Alek Nilsen, 49er sailors from Fairfield, CA, have been announced as the 2010 winners of Clever Pig's "Best Sailing Web Page" contest. Team Nilsen's web page was selected from more than 100 pages that were created by sailors using the Clever Pig site during the past year. The winners will receive a $500 grant toward future campaign expenses.
Team Nilsen was recognized for creating an attractive, up-to-date web page using the web builder feature that Clever Pig offers as a free online tool to every sailor. Brothers Finn and Alek, who have been sailing a 29er together for several years, have recently graduated to the 49er and will aim for the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. Clever Pig and the Southport Sailing Foundation are proud to support and encourage Team Nilsen in their quest.

"We are honored to receive this recognition from Clever Pig and we wish to thank the Southport Sailing Foundation for supporting us alongside so many other aspiring young sailors" commented Finn Nilsen."We will be putting this grant towards the Miami OCR in January 2011, the money will mainly be used for transportation costs and entry fees. After the OCR we hope to attend the 49er Nationals and 49er North Americans along with other local events. We plan to get as much on the water time as possible with our 49er so the list of events will most likely be growing as we progress in our training."
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More than 140 personal web pages have been produced by sailors using Most of these micro websites contain campaign summaries, sailing resumes, blog entries, photo galleries, calendars, news, articles, videos, sponsors and links. A campaign website is a great way to promote a team and inform supporters and sponsors about the team's recent accomplishments and future plans. Because setting up a website can be a costly and time-consuming operation, Clever Pig offers this service for free.
Clever Pig, the website launched by the Southport Sailing Foundation in 2008, offers a wide range of resources and tools to help aspiring young U.S. sailors organize better racing campaigns. During the past two years, the Southport Sailing Foundation has helped hundreds of sailors around the United States with more than 40 grants to campaigning sailors. Though these grants are modest, they are often the first positive support that a young sailor receives. The Foundation truly 'teaches kids how to fish, rather than giving them a fish'.
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About Clever Pig
The website brings together a wide range of resources and tools for racing sailors. Sailors can create their own campaign web page, calendar, resume and budget. They can apply for grants, search for coaches and get local knowledge about regatta venues. They will find resources on one-design classes and regattas, sample materials from previous campaigns, plus extensive lists of campaign FAQs and links. The tools and resources on the Clever Pig website are provided free for any sailor through the support of the Southport Sailing Foundation.
About the Southport Sailing Foundation

The Southport Sailing Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that was founded to promote the sport of sailing, both regionally and nationally. A primary mission of the Foundation is to help prepare sailors, primarily youth and young adult sailors, for national and international sailing competitions at all levels of our sport. The Foundation was started several years ago in Connecticut by a group of sailors who grew up racing on Long Island Sound. Current Board members include Susan Daly, Brad Dellenbaugh, David Dellenbaugh, Bob Larsen, Dave Perry, Barry Simson, Mary Von Conta, John Watkins and Peter Wilson.
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Southport Sailing Foundation Inc.

P.O. Box 946, Southport, CT 06890
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