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Bermuda is the home of the 2017 America’s Cup

By Benjamin Cesare

Bermuda is the home of the 2017 America’s Cup

The next America’s Cup will be raced in Bermuda in June of 2017. The host venue was confirmed at a press conference in New York on Tuesday, 12/2/14, by Harvey Schiller, the Commercial Commissioner for the America’s Cup. © Roland Skinner/picturesquebermuda.bm “In Bermuda we have a perfect international venue to demonstrate the excitement America’s Cup boats and teams can generate,” Schiller said. “The sailing conditions are near perfect. The race course on The Great Sound is a…

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Book Review

My Name is Luke

By Benjamin Cesare

My Name is Luke

Fifteen-year-old Luke Constance, well-read, worldly and wise beyond his years, tells the story. One day in 1858, while he’s asleep aboard his grandfather’s schooner in Marblehead, Massachusetts, a pair of thieves steal the ship and head out to sea.

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What's New

What’s New for 2015

By Chris Szepessy

What’s New for 2015

There are plenty of exciting things on the horizon for Twenty-fifteen, including a new ocean racing series, a new multi-format regatta, new initiatives for both a venerable distance race and the 50th anniversary of a popular race week, the restoration of an historic ship, a gorgeous new runabout and more…

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Racing

The Newport Laser Fleet, Home of Champions

By Benjamin Cesare

The Newport Laser Fleet, Home of Champions

How far would you go to sail in Newport, Rhode Island’s Laser Fleet 413? Christine Neville moved 3,090 miles across the country. The aspiring Olympian, who stands an athletic 5’ 11” tall, enjoyed the temperate climate and spirited breeze of San Francisco, but longed for the crowded starting line of Fleet 413. “It’s the best and the most fun sailing education,” Neville said. “I learn more from racing against this fleet than anywhere else.”

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