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Walking the Plank: Charles Dana

charles_danaCharlie Dana has spent his personal and professional lives in yachting. A former commodore of the New York Yacht Club, Dana was a syndicate member of five America’s Cup campaigns between 1977 and 2003. In 1998, Dana and partners purchased Newport Shipyard, which had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, preventing its development as condominiums. Since then, the Rhode Island yard has improved and expanded to become one of the finest marine facilities in the world.

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Affairs of the heart

annie_laurieAnnie Laurie had to look her best. Not only was the 87-year-old commuter yacht going to the Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous at Mystic Seaport, but the voyage would be the first for her new owner, Mike Fazio.

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Walking the Plank: Dawn Riley

dawn_rileyDawn Riley is one of the most successful racing sailors in the world. In 1989-90, Riley was the watch captain/engineer on Maiden, the first all-women team in the Whitbread Round the World Race (now the Volvo Ocean Race). In 1993-94 she returned to the Whitbread as the skipper of Heineken, leading the only all-women team in that race.

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Nantucket Classic

Nantucket Classic

   

Bertram reborn

Bertram Reborn

   

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