On the UNO website

September 2, 2011

 CHAMPION SAILORS: (from left to right) Norman Vallette Jr., Michael Levert, Thomas S. Meric III, Shawn Patrick Ryan and Andrew Eyring

University of New Orleans student Norman Vallette Jr. is a member of the sailing team that won the June Oakcliff Invitational, sponsored by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), held June 25-26 in Oyster Bay, New York. Vallette, who is studying naval architecture and marine engineering at UNO, and his Rigamaroo Racing teammates earned an invitation to the ISAF 2011 Chicago Match Cup this month.

Members of the Rigamaroo Racing team are Vallette, Thomas S. Meric III, Michael Levert, Shawn Patrick Ryan and Andrew Eyring. Vallette started match racing after he and Ryan participated in the Balboa Yacht Club’s Governor Cup in 2006. Vallette, Meric and Ryan began a match racing team in 2007. Within the past year, the team has begun competing in higher profile events.

The Chicago Match Cup is the first of four grade two events that constitute the United States Grand Slam series. The event will be held in Chicago August 12-14. By virtue of its victory of the Oakcliff Invitational, Rigamaroo Racing has been invited to all of the events in the Grand Slam series.


In the LSU Campus Newspaper

September 2, 2011
Here we are featured in the Sports section of the LSU campus newspaper. 
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Sailing Anarchy Article

August 9, 2011

From Sailing Anarchy:
"Whether it’s the World Match Race Tour, Extreme Sailing Series, or America’s Cup, the buzzwords are the same – and those words are “stadium sailing”. They’re coming to you right here in Chicago at the landmark Navy Pier this coming weekend for the Chicago Match InvitationalChicago Match Race Center is the host of this premier event, and August 12th to 14th are the dates for the Grade 2 event that’s bristling with some of the best talent ever assembled on...

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