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| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sailing Events Set a Course
Along the Shore

The 35th America’s Cup will be staged in Bermuda May 26–June 27. Oracle Team USA, the defending champion, chose to hold the event just off the coast of the island, where fans will be close to the action. Photo courtesy of Sam Greenfield/Oracle Team USA

The 35th America’s Cup will be staged in Bermuda May 26–June 27. Oracle Team USA, the defending champion, chose to hold the event just off the coast of the island, where fans will be close to the action. Photo courtesy of Sam Greenfield/Oracle Team USA

By Rachel Carter

As the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Extreme Sailing Series and Sailing World Cup hit the water, the eyes of the world will be watching elite athletes crew the most sophisticated boats in existence. But even as organizers prepare for these international sailing spectacles, sports leaders are working on the community level to remove barriers to the sport and persuade people—from young children to retirees—to get on boats and feel the wind in their sails.

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