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Efforts to broaden sailing at ISS

August 22nd, 2013

The unofficial theme of the 12th International Sailing Summit, which took place Aug. 18-20 in San Francisco, was how to draw more women, youth and diversity to the sport. A diverse lineup of speakers — including two female sailors, an African American keynote speaker and a young kiteboard champion — helped give about 80 attendees


America’s Cup: How your opinion is impacted

August 22nd, 2013

No event attracts opinion and comment like the America’s Cup. It is the one event that we, as sailing enthusiasts, are intrinsically linked to. It is the peak of our sport. It is, by force, a reflection of what sailing is. With the effort invested in this edition to improve audience access to the event,


Programs That Work

August 8th, 2013

In 2008, Justin Coplan became one of the first recipients in the International Lightning Class Association’s Boat Grant Program. Today,

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