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By Baltimore Sun reporter | April 26, 2010
More than 1,000 sailors and 200 boats will compete this weekend in the National Offshore One Design regatta in Annapolis. Annapolis, which is the third of nine stops this season, has been a part of the NOOD regatta since 1999. Sixteen fleets will compete this weekend for a chance to sail in the NOOD Championship in the British Virgin Islands in November. The three-day event has multiple races each day, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
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Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
A tropical cyclone named Gonzalo became the year's sixth hurricane as it moved through the Virgin Island on Monday afternoon. The storm was about 20 miles southeast of St. Martin with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as of Monday afternoon, and hurricane warnings were issued for the British Virgin Islands as it moved to the northwest. It was expected to strengthen into a major hurricane, with winds of at least 110 mph, by Wednesday, but is not forecast to be over land at that time.
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By From Sun staff reports | May 2, 2011
In one of the closest finishes in the NOOD's 24-year history, Thomas Klok won a three-way tie Sunday to earn the overall title in the National Offshore One Design regatta on the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis. Klok, of Copenhagen, Denmark, had paced the J/80 boat class all weekend aboard Guldfaxe but finished in eighth place during Sunday's final race. That showing dropped him into a three-way tie with Kevin Hayes and Bruno Pasquinelli at 53 total points apiece. Klok won the tiebreaker with his first-place finishes during races 1 and 6 in the eight-race series.
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By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
The Dreambuilder was making slow progress. The 35-foot-long sailboat meandered in the waters off Annapolis on Wednesday as its teenage crew stood on deck and watched in dismay. “I don't think I've ever gone so fast,” Tommy Pipher, 16, said dryly from the helm. “I think the rudder's broken,” said Ellie Wood, 16. Pipher and Wood, rising juniors at South River High School in Edgewater, are part of a group of 13 students who have been learning the ins and outs of sailing and navigation over two weeks at the National Sailing Hall of Fame, a sailing education nonprofit in Annapolis.
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October 9, 2006
Gerald Lavin, a former United Nations officer, died Oct. 2 of complications after surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Annapolis resident was 79. Born in Queens, N.Y., he graduated from Queens College and earned a master's degree from Hofstra University. Mr. Lavin taught school in New York City and then moved to Indonesia, where he taught the children whose parents worked at the Caltex oil company based there. Upon returning to the United States, he worked as a corporate media writer, producing copy for print and film.
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By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
The Dreambuilder was making slow progress. The 35-foot-long sailboat meandered in the waters off Annapolis on Wednesday as its teenage crew stood on deck and watched in dismay. “I don't think I've ever gone so fast,” Tommy Pipher, 16, said dryly from the helm. “I think the rudder's broken,” said Ellie Wood, 16. Pipher and Wood, rising juniors at South River High School in Edgewater, are part of a group of 13 students who have been learning the ins and outs of sailing and navigation over two weeks at the National Sailing Hall of Fame, a sailing education nonprofit in Annapolis.
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Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
A tropical cyclone named Gonzalo became the year's sixth hurricane as it moved through the Virgin Island on Monday afternoon. The storm was about 20 miles southeast of St. Martin with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as of Monday afternoon, and hurricane warnings were issued for the British Virgin Islands as it moved to the northwest. It was expected to strengthen into a major hurricane, with winds of at least 110 mph, by Wednesday, but is not forecast to be over land at that time.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | March 15, 2010
Edgar B. "Captain Ed" Goode, a retired mechanical engineer who enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, died Wednesday from prostate cancer at his home in the Charlesgate Apartments in Towson. He was 87. The son of a Ford dealership owner and a homemaker, Mr. Goode was born in Baltimore and raised in Pikesville. He was a 1941 graduate of Franklin High School, where he had played violin and trumpet in the school band. He dropped out of the University of Maryland, College Park his sophomore year to enlist in the Army in 1943.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | August 3, 2003
Richard Branson's 15th-century home in Oxfordshire, 70 miles northwest of London, is modest by the standards of his fellow British billionaires. Ducks and geese gather on the streams that run into a nearby lake. It's a tranquil scene, far from the glitter the 53-year-old entrepreneur displays to promote his burgeoning Virgin Group. A year ago, he pumped $160 million of his money into his latest venture, the telecommunications firm Virgin Mobile USA. To publicize the venture, he stripped down to a muscle-enhancing bodysuit with the Broadway cast of The Full Monty on a giant mobile phone dangling above New York's Times Square.
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By Special to the Sun | September 7, 2003
A Memorable Place One way to see Italy: as a soccer mom By Sharon Dietz SPECIAL TO THE SUN When my son's soccer team planned to go overseas, I admit it wasn't all in the name of soccer when we voted "yes" to a spring-break trip to Italy. I had never been to Europe and found the idea of seeing Rome a great opportunity. The ancient city did not disappoint. I remember being in awe while walking down a modern street, with mopeds whizzing by and cars maneuvering with the finesse of race-car drivers and then turning the corner to see an ancient ruin the size of Camden Yards.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
After splitting its past four games, the Coppin State men's basketball team will welcome the return of senior shooting guard Andre Armstrong this weekend. Armstrong is expected to play when the Eagles (4-5) participate in the British Virgin Islands Tropical Shootout this weekend. The team will meet Southern Mississippi (9-1) on Friday and then either Arkansas-Little Rock (3-6) or Jacksonville State (4-8) on Saturday. The 6-foot-3 Armstrong was hospitalized because of dehydration, according to coach Fang Mitchell.
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By From Sun staff reports | May 2, 2011
In one of the closest finishes in the NOOD's 24-year history, Thomas Klok won a three-way tie Sunday to earn the overall title in the National Offshore One Design regatta on the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis. Klok, of Copenhagen, Denmark, had paced the J/80 boat class all weekend aboard Guldfaxe but finished in eighth place during Sunday's final race. That showing dropped him into a three-way tie with Kevin Hayes and Bruno Pasquinelli at 53 total points apiece. Klok won the tiebreaker with his first-place finishes during races 1 and 6 in the eight-race series.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | April 26, 2010
More than 1,000 sailors and 200 boats will compete this weekend in the National Offshore One Design regatta in Annapolis. Annapolis, which is the third of nine stops this season, has been a part of the NOOD regatta since 1999. Sixteen fleets will compete this weekend for a chance to sail in the NOOD Championship in the British Virgin Islands in November. The three-day event has multiple races each day, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen | March 15, 2010
Edgar B. "Captain Ed" Goode, a retired mechanical engineer who enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, died Wednesday from prostate cancer at his home in the Charlesgate Apartments in Towson. He was 87. The son of a Ford dealership owner and a homemaker, Mr. Goode was born in Baltimore and raised in Pikesville. He was a 1941 graduate of Franklin High School, where he had played violin and trumpet in the school band. He dropped out of the University of Maryland, College Park his sophomore year to enlist in the Army in 1943.
NEWS
October 9, 2006
Gerald Lavin, a former United Nations officer, died Oct. 2 of complications after surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Annapolis resident was 79. Born in Queens, N.Y., he graduated from Queens College and earned a master's degree from Hofstra University. Mr. Lavin taught school in New York City and then moved to Indonesia, where he taught the children whose parents worked at the Caltex oil company based there. Upon returning to the United States, he worked as a corporate media writer, producing copy for print and film.
TRAVEL
By Special to the Sun | September 7, 2003
A Memorable Place One way to see Italy: as a soccer mom By Sharon Dietz SPECIAL TO THE SUN When my son's soccer team planned to go overseas, I admit it wasn't all in the name of soccer when we voted "yes" to a spring-break trip to Italy. I had never been to Europe and found the idea of seeing Rome a great opportunity. The ancient city did not disappoint. I remember being in awe while walking down a modern street, with mopeds whizzing by and cars maneuvering with the finesse of race-car drivers and then turning the corner to see an ancient ruin the size of Camden Yards.
TRAVEL
June 24, 2001
A MEMORABLE PLACE Silence, seafood and stars By Robert M. Sutton SPECIAL TO THE SUN While on a recent sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands, I discovered one of the most beautiful spots in the Caribbean: the island of Anegada. Located about 15 nautical miles northeast of Virgin Gorda, it is a place of emerald waters, white beaches, green vegetation punctuated by palm trees and skies of the bluest hue. Those fortunate enough to venture off the beaten path to visit Anegada will be rewarded with a memorable experience.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
After splitting its past four games, the Coppin State men's basketball team will welcome the return of senior shooting guard Andre Armstrong this weekend. Armstrong is expected to play when the Eagles (4-5) participate in the British Virgin Islands Tropical Shootout this weekend. The team will meet Southern Mississippi (9-1) on Friday and then either Arkansas-Little Rock (3-6) or Jacksonville State (4-8) on Saturday. The 6-foot-3 Armstrong was hospitalized because of dehydration, according to coach Fang Mitchell.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | August 3, 2003
Richard Branson's 15th-century home in Oxfordshire, 70 miles northwest of London, is modest by the standards of his fellow British billionaires. Ducks and geese gather on the streams that run into a nearby lake. It's a tranquil scene, far from the glitter the 53-year-old entrepreneur displays to promote his burgeoning Virgin Group. A year ago, he pumped $160 million of his money into his latest venture, the telecommunications firm Virgin Mobile USA. To publicize the venture, he stripped down to a muscle-enhancing bodysuit with the Broadway cast of The Full Monty on a giant mobile phone dangling above New York's Times Square.
TRAVEL
June 24, 2001
A MEMORABLE PLACE Silence, seafood and stars By Robert M. Sutton SPECIAL TO THE SUN While on a recent sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands, I discovered one of the most beautiful spots in the Caribbean: the island of Anegada. Located about 15 nautical miles northeast of Virgin Gorda, it is a place of emerald waters, white beaches, green vegetation punctuated by palm trees and skies of the bluest hue. Those fortunate enough to venture off the beaten path to visit Anegada will be rewarded with a memorable experience.
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