Last Day to Enter SAIL America's Cup Crew for a Day Contest

Want to be a guest racer on board an AC45 in the America's Cup World Series this summer, in Newport, RI? Today is the last day to enter SAIL's Crew for a Day contest on our Facebook page by telling us about your greatest moment in sailing!
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America's Cup history is full of great moments that have made sailing what it is today. Remember that great moment when...

• Ted Turner defended the Cup at the helm of Courageous in 1977

Australia II unveiled its winged keel after defeating Liberty in 1983 

• Dennis Conner, representing the San Diego Yacht Club, won the Cup back four years later aboard Stars & Stripes

Alinghi edged out Emirates Team New Zealand by one second to win the 32nd America’s Cup in 2007?

Now, for the first time ever, SAIL is offering you a chance to create your own great Cup moment when you sail as the guest racer on board an AC45 catamaran in the America's Cup World Series this summer in Newport, RI, taking place June 26th-July 1st, 2012.

One winner will receive the Guest Race spot on board an AC45 on June 28th, 2012 (subject to weather conditions and racing taking place that day). The prize includes round-trip, coach-class airfare for one person, two night's lodging and a Winner's Package courtesy of our sponsors, which includes a $100 gift card from West Marine and a waterproof backpack from Harken.

To enter, visit us on Facebook, make sure you "Like Us" and then tell us about your own personal greatest moment in sailing (in 50 words or less). Note, you must be a resident of the United States, 18 and over, and meet the racing weight requirement of 220 lbs or under. And keep in mind, entries are judged based on your 50-word answer, so fill out all of your information, and sell us on your sailing memory in 50 words!

Entry Deadline: June 4th, 2012.

Click here to read the full official rules.

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