Well, now we know who really broke our mast! Damn you Aly!
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About 5 years ago, a group of Trimaran sailors said SEE YOU LATER to the St. Pete NOODS. We took our fleet and winter regatta to the Sarasota Sailing Squadron which has hosted us – at the Cherry Pie Regatta -for the past 4 years. Anyone who has sailed there knows what a great club this is. They welcome us to their club, provide boats and volunteers to run the races and treat us like members of the…
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The town of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England lies on the River Maun. It is this waterway from which the town derives its name, in fact. It is a quite-large population nexus, with nearly 170, 000 people living within its borders. As a part of the Mansfield Urban Area, it is also the largest town in Nottinghamshire.
Surrounded by steep hills, the town sits attractively in the Maun Valley. It is distinguished by its large central square, from which an equally-large market makes its life. There are also a museum, many pubs, bars and night clubs, and the famous Palace Theater, which first opened in 1910 as a cinema. It now exists as a live performance venue for national stage touring companies and other acts, for the most part.
An interesting note is that Mansfield sits only a few miles from the world-famous Sherwood Forest, home of the quasi-historical (and part mythical) Robin Hood, who has been the basis for more books, movies, tales and plays throughout history. It is also one of the few towns in the United Kingdom that directly elects its own mayor.
Mansfield was also the original home of the famous Mansfield Brewery. At one time, it was the largest independent brewer in the entire United Kingdom. Sadly, the business was sold off in 1999, with brewing operations dispersed to other parts of the country. The old buildings and associated offices still remain, though they have fallen into disrepair.
The ceremonial and non-metropolitan county of Nottinghamshire lies in the East Midlands region of England. It has a current population of around 1. 1 million people. It is a completely landlocked area, which is bordered on all sides by several other counties. It has an ancient history, with evidence of Roman settlements all throughout the county. There are more than several places of historic interest, with Mansfield being just one of them.
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