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Mahurangi Regatta – January 27, 2018

The Mahurangi Cruising Club - (Encouraging the ownership, use and restoration of classic wooden boats) - The Mahurangi Regatta is held in January every year on the weekend of the Auckland Anniversary regatta – Mahurangi’s on Saturday, Auckland’s on Monday. Many boats compete in both, but the races between classic yachts in the Mahurangi Harbour are the Club’s premier event and its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful setting attract more people and boats every year. With more than a hundred boats competing (and hundreds more looking on), the Mahurangi Regatta is thought to be the largest gathering of classic wooden boats in the Southern Hemisphere. Scotts Landing is a great venue for the after-match function; the prize giving, the marquee, the jazz band and the barbeques. Event - Mahurangi Regatta Date - Saturday, January 27, 2018 Host - Mahurangi Cruising Club Location- Sullivans Bay, Mahurangi Harbour, New Zealand Boating New Zealand - The 2017 Mahurangi Classic Yacht Regatta was held on Saturday...
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On this Day January 22, 1912. – Henry Flagler Arrives in Key West

Crowd Welcomes Henry Flagler's Arrival in Key West

On January 22, 1912, the nearly twenty thousand residents of the city of Key West, Florida, located on a small island some 128 miles south of the Florida peninsula, observed the completion of an overseas rail connection to the mainland. The Florida East Coast Railway served the island until 1935, when it was destroyed by a hurricane. It was replaced in 1938 by the Overseas Highway, built on the foundation of the old railroad bed. This system of forty-two bridges, which connects the Florida Keys to the mainland, is one of the longest over-water roads in the world.    ...
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Cape Town to Run Out of Tap Water in Three Months?

Money Talks - (TRT World) Cape Town could soon become the world's first major urban area to run out of water. The South African city has been suffering from a drought for more than two years, and the situation is now critical. Under current consumption and reservoir levels, it was expected to run out of tap water on April 29 this year, but that day has been repeatedly moved forward. Usman Lone reports and Carl Opperman, CEO of agricultural industry association Agri Western Cape, shares his views from Paarl in Western Cape, South Africa.    ...
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Boot Düsseldorf 2018 – The LA 35

January 20-28, 2018 LA Yacht - Booth B58, Hall 15. The Düsseldorf International Boat Show, more commonly known as boot Düsseldorf or just boot is one of the world's premier boat shows. With some 1,600 exhibitors from over 50 countries, boot Düsseldorf is considered a benchmark for the international boat and water sports industry. After a highly successful launch of the LA 28 at Boot 2017, The LA 35 continues this story in terms of design as well as standards. Extended in length by 7 ft., the new model offers more space and features making her a bit more than just a daysailer, while remaining easy to handle.     The LA 35 was designed by Martin Menzner, Berckemeyer Yacht Design and is offered and built by LA Yacht und Bootsbau GmbH as a series in various configuration variants. LOA: 34'5" Beam: 9'8" Draft: 6'10" Displacement: 2.8 tons Mainsail: 39m² / 419.7 ft² Jib: 23m² / 247.56 ft² Code 0: 60 m² /...
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When and If – Start the Winter in Style

The gorgeous 1939 wooden schooner When And If, built for General George Patton, is back in Key West for the Winter! Sailing daily out of brand new Stock Island Marina with a free shuttle service to and from your accommodation and on-site parking too, getting to Key West's most elegant sailing boat has never been easier! Start the winter in style!    ...
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