West Marine Launches a Flagship

A new 23,000-square-foot store will serve the Greater Boston area from its location at the intersection of Interstate Highways 95 and 93.

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The Flip Flop Regatta, now in its eighth year, is a hot racing and social event on the Boston summer calendar. Benefits from the regatta, and an event like Cruising for a Cause, go to the ALLY Foundation, whose mission is "To make the prevention of violent and sexual crimes the standard benchmark of human safety."Mark Pillsbury

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The newest West Marine Flagship store is located just north of Boston, at the interestion of routes 93 and 95, both major highways leading to the region's vacation areas.Mark Pillsbury

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The Fishing Academy gets Boston area kids interested in angling, and by extension, helps connect them with the water.Mark Pillsbury

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Holly Hatton, a former Harvard and Boston University crew coach, is program director of the Bare Hill Rowing Association, which serves the students at Acton/Boxborough High School in the sububs west of Boston. She also holds the title of the girls varsity coach.Mark Pillsbury

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Boston University was the only local sailing team to take part in Cruising for a Cause.Mark Pillsbury

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Randy Bailey (left) and Adam Schepp are both board members of Community Boating, the oldest public sailing program in the United States, it was founded in 1936 on the banks of the Charles River in Boston.Mark Pillsbury