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Leading up to the Volvo Ocean Race

Leading up to the Volvo Ocean Race

Vestas 11th Hour Racing team has launched their campaign for the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race. The team will be led by the duo Charlie Enright and Mark Towill. Not just taking on the challenge to perform well on the world stage, this team is promoting a sustainability...

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Vineyard Cup 2017

Vineyard Cup 2017

Summer is here! The Vineyard Cup is one sure pinnacle to the summer sailing season. Held on Martha's Vineyard, this event hosts 69 boats this year with a weekend full of a variety of conditions in the cool waters off the southern coast of Massachusetts. Participating...

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Indoctrination of Class of 2021

Indoctrination of Class of 2021

Welcoming the class of 2021, Indoctrination Day took place on June 27 at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Approximately 281 candidates participated in the ceremony on Kings Point. Over the next 21 days, the new class of cadets will get close and personal with all...

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Updates from Sail Ahead in NY

Updates from Sail Ahead in NY

This is a program supported by the USMMA Sailing Foundation. It was started by the Duclay brothers, Killian and Sean, to expose local veterans to the community of sailing. Their Sail Race Team is out of the gates training hard at Oakcliff and ready to compete this...

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Meet Trent ‘Flyboy’ Smith

Meet Trent ‘Flyboy’ Smith

You guessed it, he is an Air Force vet. Born and raised in Beaverton, Oregon, Trent grew up around airplanes and loved everything to do with them. When it came to figuring out what to do after high school, the Air Force was an easy decision for him. What wasn’t so easy was figuring out what jobs he could sign up to do.

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Making Opportunities by Just Asking

Making Opportunities by Just Asking

Scott Ford is the blind guy that just keeps going. While he was at the Tallship Conference earlier this year, he met Joseph Lengieza, Billy Sabatini, David Goldman and Chris Cusson with the Flagship Niagara. After speaking with them they invited him to sail on the ship.

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Warrior Sailing: Here and Now

Warrior Sailing: Here and Now

It has been a busy spring for Warrior Sailing, an official program of the USMMA Sailing Foundation. From March thru the beginning of May, Warrior Sailing hosted an Advanced Training Camp in partnership with College of Charleston Sailing plus we graduated 9 warriors...

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Putting a Volvo 70 on Her Ear

Putting a Volvo 70 on Her Ear

Warrior, the Volvo 70, owned by the USMMA Sailing Foundation is yet another great platform for training the next generation of offshore sailors. She had to be moved from Bermuda to Baltimore. So how about getting this call from Ralf, “We need someone to crew from Bermuda to Baltimore. Are you in?”

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