|US Sailboat and Powerboat Shows
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|United States Sailboat and Powerboat Shows: A Boaters Wonderland
By Beth Crabtree
For a boater, walking the docks of the U.S. Sailboat and U.S. Powerboat Shows is like being a kid in a candy shop. Everywhere you turn are gadgets and gear you’d love to have aboard. Your dream boat is on display nearby. And all around are folks who share your passion for getting out on the water. Every year, boaters from around the nation and beyond come to Annapolis to be part of the largest and oldest in-water boat shows in the country.
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|2 Members Medal in Beijing
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BoatUS Member Anna Tunnicliffe Wins First Women's Sailing Gold Medal in 20 Years
QINGDAO, China - Laser Radial sailor Anna Tunnicliffe became the first woman in 20 years to sail to an Olympic gold medal. Tunnicliffe, of Plantation, FL, is a BoatUS Member.
According to her sailing coach, Luther Carpenter: “Anna is your dream athlete. She’s a hard worker, in amazing shape, very open to coaching, completely driven and she sees a path clearly to winning.”
British-born Tunnicliffe wa...... Read More
|A Members Olympic Dream, 40 Yrs in the Making
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|BoatUS Member is a ‘Star’ Olympic Sailor
Anyone following the Olympic sailing regatta now entering Week 2 in Qingdao, China, has probably heard of John Dane. At 58, he’s been making headlines as the oldest competitor among the thousands of athletes competing in the 29th Olympic Games. He is also a BoatUS Member, having joined the Association in 2003.
Dane, of Gulfport, MS, is racing in the Star class and his crewmate is his son-in-law, Austin Sperry. Over the weekend, after 4 races, they were in top form, reaching first place on Saturday, but had a bad outing on Monday, fini...... Read More