French love winning Fastnet Race:
(August 10, 2017) – IRC Three went to wire this afternoon in the Rolex Fastnet Race between two French JPK 10.80s. Coming into the finish, Timeline of past class winner Marc Alperovitch seem to be the victor, but when Arnaud Delamare and Eric Mordret’s lower rated Dream Pearls arrived 33 minutes later, her time corrected to 1 minute 11 seconds ahead of her compatriots.
As Dream Pearls team manager, Christian Maby, described it: “We were not sure we were in a position to win until the finish line – so it was very exciting. We knew it was going to be close so we had to really push. Over the last 24 hours everybody was on deck, there was no sleep, just trimming sai…
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Study reveals 142 million went boating:
Chicago, IL (August 10, 2017) – An estimated 142 million Americans went boating in 2016 – 36 percent of U.S. households – according to the 2016 Recreational Boating Participation Study released today. Of the 142 million individuals that went boating, half were children (under the age of 18) and 17 million individuals were first-time participants, and those who spent the most hours on the water or engaged in fishing and water sports were more likely to consider purchasing a boat. Full report.
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