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Another Sailing Tragedy Reminds Us to Stay Safe

July 23rd, 2013

By Tom Lochhaas, About.com Guide A report from the U.K. of a sailor who died mere hours after buying his new boat should remind us all of how quickly the joy of sailing can turn tragic. Hany Mustapha, a British businessman, had just bought his 21-foot sloop and was on his first sail, solo, when


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QUOTABLE: Struggling to muster the competitive spirit

July 15th, 2013

“If it had been completely down to me I wouldn’t be here now. I would have liked more time. I may have even packed in sailing altogether but it’s not just about me. There are 140 people working on Artemis and I owe it to them and their families as well, but I’m struggling to


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Rescue attempt by Youth America’s Cup Team

June 23rd, 2013

The American Youth Sailing Force, the team representing the City of San Francisco in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, found themselves in a race for life last Friday evening near Golden Gate Yacht Club. The team was getting ready for a fundraising event at the club when they heard the urgent screams for help


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Thank you, Bart

June 3rd, 2013

By Sir Ben Ainslie The last few weeks have been the most upsetting, the most painful and the most bewildering



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