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Breaking News: Gender barrier broken

August 11th, 2013

(August 9, 2013) – You know a club is exclusive when they won’t even let the Queen in. For almost 200 years Britain’s Royal Yacht Squadron has had a strict men-only policy, meaning even its patron, Queen Elizabeth II, was denied entry. But it seems the tide has finally turned for the world’s most prestigious


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, Justin is a co-chair of this unique program, which gives enthusiastic young teams an opportunity to sail a race-ready boat in a very strong one-design class. “I started sailing an Opti when I was 10

Creating the win-win-win

July 30th, 2013

By Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Maybe you missed the big America’s Cup story from last weekend. No, it wasn’t about New


QUOTABLE: The Best Instructor

July 8th, 2013

“There remains yet to be discovered a better way to develop character and responsibility than through the teaching of seamanship.

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