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  Beneteau USA   Horizons January 2013  
Gerry Hughes' Great Adventure

The Unsinkable Gerry Hughes and his Beneteau 42s7

One thousand five hundred twenty-five people have scaled Everest. Five hundred sixty have been to outer space. Those may sound like pretty exclusive fraternities until you consider that only 300 have sailed solo around the world. Impressed? Now consider that the number of deaf sailors to accomplish this feat stands at...one.

Off To The Races
Beneteau First 40 at the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Copyright © 2013 Tor Johnson

Hangin' Loose with Tor & Kyoko

His photography has graced many of the sailing world's most popular magazines. We sat down for a quick Q&A with Tor Johnson to learn a little about his passion for sailing. Here's your chance to learn a little more about the sailor behind the photographer.

Off To The Races
The GT 49 from a woman's point of view

The Gran Turismo 49 - a new perspective.

BoatTEST.com sent Elisabeth Soltes to review the Gran Turismo 49 at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show this past February. Find out what she thinks of our girl.

Off To The Races
Beneteau First 40 at the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

The South Coast Yachts team.

South Coast Yachts shares the "motion of the ocean."

South Coast YachtsSouth Coast Yachts is located in San Diego, California and is a Certified Platinum Beneteau dealer with an impeccable reputation in the industry. As president and co-owner of South Coast Yachts, Barret Canfield explains, "Our primary objective at South Coast is to see that everyone who comes in contact with our team is served beyond their expectations."

Off To The Races
Tutto Bene gets dressed for her big race.

Mother Nature’s Angry Side

This year's Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week will be remembered for its epic sailing conditions courtesy of Mother Nature. It was a weekend of high winds and heavy seas. One might have considered it a victory to have even finished.

Upcoming Boat Shows

Trawler Fest
Anacortes, WA, May 16 - 19

SailQuest Boat Show
Milford, CT, May 17 - 19

Hilton Head Island Boat Show
Hilton Head Island, SC, May 18 - 19

Chicago In-Water Boat Show
31st Street Harbor, June 13 - 16

Click here for more information including models on display.

And The Winner Is...

Annapolis Yacht Sales
Osprey Point Marina, Rock Hall, MD, May 31 - June 2

Denison Yacht Sales
Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL, June 14 - 16

Westerly Yacht Sales
Thetis Island, BC, June 14 - 16

Freeman Eckley
Seaway Marina, Kelly's Island, OH, June 21 - 23

Great Hudson Sailing
Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City, NJ, July 12 - 14

Cape Yachts
Padanaram (Cape Yard), MA, July 26 - 28

Prestige Yacht Sales "Rendezvous Grande"
Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, August 2 - 4

South Coast Yachts Southern California Rendezvous
Two Harbors, Catalina Island, August 2 - 4

Signature Yachts
Brownsville Marina on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, August 23 - 25

Click here for more events.

Captain's Report
Rick and Lisa, welcome to the Beneteau family

Delivery day in San Diego! Watch as Rick and Lisa take ownership of their new Oceanis 45. Our thanks to South Coast Yachts for sharing this video.

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