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Archive: May 2018

Yacht America’s Tour: Panama to Fort Lauderdale

After getting through the Panama Canal at a rapid rate, the America and her crew needed to get to New York, fast. They had just 9 days to get there. There was no hesitation to start their journey north, despite the thunder in the distance.   During the early stage of America’s voyage, there was…

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May 30, 2018

Yacht America’s Tour: San Diego to the Panama Canal

The first leg of the journey was a major learning experience for everyone, especially for the new crew of the Yacht America. Captain Troy hired crew who had never been on a voyage like this, so he had to make sure that everyone was safe. Everyone would certainly feel fear at some point of the…

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May 29, 2018

Yacht America’s Tour: A Conversation Worth 23,500 Miles

On April 13th, 2016, the Yacht America, a replica of the schooner that gave the America’s Cup its name, embarked on the most epic adventure. Captain Troy Sears and his crew left the home port of San Diego to visit more yacht clubs than any other vessel in the history of the United States. But why would someone go to such great lengths to accomplish this? To have a conversation with North America’s yachting community about the America’s Cup. Over the next 23,500 miles, the Yacht America visited over 100,000 guests and nearly 100 yacht clubs. Captain Troy, who has been actively involved in the America’s Cup for over 30 years, was able to talk with sailing communities all along the U.S. East Coast. Troy was able to meet with the younger generation that knows very little about the…

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May 1, 2018