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Southport, CT (November 23, 2011) - The Southport Sailing Foundation officially launched a new version of, the website designed to help young American sailors take the next step in their sailing careers and plan more successful racing campaigns.


In order to provide a more comprehensive service to its users, coupled with the experience, feedback and know-how gained over these past three years, it was clear that needed an upgrade. With a generous grant from AmericaOne, facilitated by its Chief Operating Officer Robert Billingham, has been completely re-designed.


Besides a new graphic design and overall layout, the upgraded site has some brand new features such as:  

- A section dedicated to the Clever Pig Sailing Team 

- A 'crew finder' section

- A 'find a coach/share a coach' section

- Photo and video galleries

- An online store with Clever Pig merchandise


The popular 'webpage' builder tool, which enables any sailor or team to create their own sailing web page for free, has been expanded to include six new different formats. Thus, users can customize their web pages to create a more unique look for their campaign. Each webpage is fully editable and can include plenty of information such as a campaign summary, sailing resume or biography, blog entries, photo galleries, calendar, news/articles, videos, sponsors and links.


Added resources to the site are the 'coach finder' and 'crew finder' sections. Since finding a sailing partner isn't always easy and training by yourself with a coach only gets you so far, within these sections of the website, sailors can connect through a posting forum. They can see other people's postings and publish their own to organize a training session or to look for, or find, a crew or skipper. Postings can be sorted by location, position and event. will soon be choosing a winner in the semi-annual 'Best Webpage Contest', for which the winner is awarded a $500 grant to go towards pursuing their sailing goals (not equipment). Additionally, it should be noted that the Southport Sailing Foundation will continue to give out grants to deserving young sailors for specific components of their sailing campaigns. However, the grant application deadlines have been amended to the following: February 1, June 1 and October 1. has a great deal of valuable information for sailors of all ages and skill levels. The content of the site has been re-organized with detailed pull down menus so that it is easier to find and more intuitive to use. Whether a novice sailor, or a seasoned campaigner, has something to offer. The tools and resources on the Clever Pig website are provided free for any sailor through the support of the Southport Sailing Foundation.  


Check out the new site and get started on your webpage!  

As always, feel free to send us your feedback - you will love the new site!


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, mainly youth and young adults, for national and international 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, Kelly D. Laferriere, Bob Larsen, Dave Perry, Barry Simson, Mary Von Conta, John Watkins and Peter Wilson.
For more information:

Southport Sailing Foundation  P.O. Box 946, Southport, CT 06890 Southport Sailing Foundation Board of Directors