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PSU Sailing Club hosts record-breaking around-the-world sailor Bruce Schwab's return to Portland
Friday, April 15, 2005 - 7:00pm to Friday, April 15, 2005 - 9:00pm

WHAT: The PSU Sailing Team hosts a special multi-media presentation by Bruce Schwab, the first American to finish the grueling Vendee Globe single-handed around the world race aboard his boat, Ocean Planet - built at Schooner Creek Boat Works in Portland, Oregon.

WHEN: Friday, April 15 7:00 - 9:00 pm
$20 at the door - kids free
$15 with PSU I.D (PSU students contact Jeff Causey 503.577.4799 jcause@pdx.edu on how to get in free)
Proceeds benefit The Made in America Foundation

WHERE: Portland State University - Hoffman Hall 1833 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

WHY: On February 25, after 109 days at sea, Bruce Schwab became the first American to officially complete the European dominated Vendee Globe round-the-world race, and only the second American to sail around the world alone, non-stop. Schwab finished 9th among the 20 skippers entered in the race. He sailed 23,680 miles at an average speed of 8.98 knots.

ABOUT PSU SAILING CLUB: The PSU Sailing Team races intercollegiately against schools in the northwest district, including the University of Washington, Oregon State University, and the University of Oregon. Please contact Jeff at 503-577-4799 or ooligan@gmail.com.

ABOUT OCEAN PLANET: Ocean Planet was built by the not-for-profit Made in America Foundation to race in the solo Around Alone and Vendee Globe races. The Made in America Foundation's mission is to provide an educational platform to promote the importance of the world's oceans through the excitement, adventure and dynamic realities of sailing at the edges of the Earth. For more information, please visit http://www.oceanplanet.org

ABOUT BRUCE SCHWAB: For more information about Bruce's presentation, contact Schooner Creek Boat Works - 503-735-0569. For interviews, race video, and photos, please contact Tami Kennedy at 207-838-0816 or tami@maine.rr.com

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