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OSC Announces National Coaching Awards

The US Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) announced the national coaching awards for the year. The three winners were selected from the nominations given by the public. According to Plainsailing Yacht website, Mike Ingham from Rochester, N.Y., has been announced as the US Sailing’s 2016 National Coach of the Year. Willie McBride, Santa Barbara, California has been named as 2016 Development Coach of the Year and Peter Becker, Rye, N.Y. is named as 2016 Volunteer Coach of the Year.

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Fair Winds Celebrates Her 60th Birthday

Fair Winds is sixty years old and the birthday of this beautiful timber yacht was celebrated by its owners Mark Chew and his wife Sally Ann Balharries with great pomp and style. The birthday was celebrated at the Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week. This yacht is always admired by people wherever it goes. This Philip Rhodes designed yacht receives a lot of adulations and everyone wants to get on board to take a look at this beauty. Chew loves that his boat is getting all the attention. Chew is the fourth owner of this 13 meter classic yacht. Chew said that he saw this yacht for sale at the Trader Boat. He went to Auckland for a holiday in 2002 and fell in love with the boat when he had boarded it. He immediately bought Fair Winds and sailed back to his hometown Melbourne.

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Hansa World Championships 2018 to take place in Hiroshima

The Hansa Class Combined World 2018 and International Championships would take place be at the Hiroshima Kannon Marina in 2018’s October.  Today, Russell Phillips, the International Hansa Class Association President, has declared that the Organising Authority would be Hiroshima Sailing Federation that would appoint an Event Organising Committee. Mr Phillips told that the charter yacht Scottish he is very delighted that their Worlds 2018 will take place in Hiroshima in Japan. This is the very first time that their Combined World and International Championships would be take place in this part of the world and they expect that this would enhance the development of the class within the region.

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LMAX Exchange’s crew meet their clients

Fintech company LMAX Exchange’s yacht squad never missed a scope to network. LMAX Exchange, presently leading Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, was on the 3rd to dock in Qingdao, in China, earlier this week. They are using their time in the city to catch up with the foreign clients of the firm. The company asked a select group of eighty clients from the place to meet and sail with the skipper along with the whole racing crew. Fintech execs allured the clients to a formal business meet on Monday with call of a tour of the ship as well as a scope to experience life on the high ocean. David Mercer, the LMAX Exchange chief, who became a part of the racing crew at the beginning of this year on their journey from Sydney, in Australia, used the team’s win to convince clients from private equity companies that his…