Experience on Side of Olympic Sailing Crew A team of three women have won the right to represent the United States at the Athens Olympics later this year in a new sport: "Yngling" class sailing. With an average age of 40, the team is older than most other Olympian athletes -- but these women say the extra years they've spent out on the water are the key to their success. NPR's Philip Davis reports.
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Experience on Side of Olympic Sailing Crew

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Experience on Side of Olympic Sailing Crew

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Experience on Side of Olympic Sailing Crew

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A team of three women have won the right to represent the United States at the Athens Olympics later this year in a new sport: "Yngling" class sailing. With an average age of 40, the team is older than most other Olympian athletes — but these women say the extra years they've spent out on the water are the key to their success. NPR's Philip Davis reports.