Inga from Sweden wins Melges 32 Nationals:
Newport, RI (August 21, 2016) – The Melges 32 fleet at the 2016 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport finished sailing today. Coming out on top was “Inga from Sweden”, skippered by Richard Goransson. Eight races were complete, “Inga from Swedon” had 18 points, 2 points better than the second place boat “Volpe”. “Volpe” was tied with “Argo” with 20 points, “Volpe” won the tie breaker. Full Report.
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Mike Long, Sailing Against the Wind:
by Carrie Seidman, Herald Tribune
Michael Long wasn’t a bad kid, just too smart for his own good. His tumultuous early years were split between the opposing worlds of his divorced parents, in Sarasota, FL. Spurred by a lack of money, he became a kleptomaniac, starting small with clothing, phones and wallets and escalating to credit cards, guns and cars. Accumulating charges got him kicked out of high school as a sophomore and placed in a juvenile justice program. But the woman who admitted him, recognized one thing: “Honey, you don’t belong here.”
“I always thought …
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To get away from the hustle and to see some scenic spots, it will be advisable to park your vehicle and wander inside on your own. Most of the scenic places are located quite nearby to the places where the bus or car tours go but somehow people don’t tend to explore further and hence miss out on these great spots. You cannot enjoy these places from the insides of the vehicle. So get out and be a little adventurous. You will discover a new world and new picturesque places to see and explore.
Be ready to exert just a bit more energy than the majority of the park visitors and get away from the usual places where the hordes of park goers are placed or the usual spots of interest with hundreds of people looking at one particular direction. One should also not miss out on opportunities such as hiking, driving through scenic roads, exploring wildlife, bird watching and participating in activities such as cycling, walking and others if the said national park offers so.
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