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This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from Sail America, the International Superyacht Society, YachtInfo and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Sail America is holding its general members meeting Friday morning during the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md.

The keynote speaker is Neil Schwartz, director of business development for the research division of the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. He will present an analysis of sailing participation trends and will discuss the recent "State of the Industry" survey on how to grow participation.

The event begins at 8 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel.

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The International Superyacht Society announced that Last Border Marine Consulting & Logistic Services will be presenting "Antarctica: The Next Cruising Destination with a Side Trip to Patagonia" at the society's annual membership meeting and breakfast Oct. 27 at the Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale.

The annual meeting is open to ISS members, the industry and media. As part of its business meeting, ISS members will have the opportunity to vote for candidates for the 2011 board of directors.

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YachtInfo announced the content and format of the Captain's Briefing segment of its full day of events on Oct. 29.

Immediately after the Crew Seminars, the Captain's Briefing will provide owners, captains and senior officers an opportunity to hear the latest updates on the Maritime Labour Convention and the Jones Act.

Panelists discussing these matters include: Andy Anderson, partner, Houck/Anderson; Paul Anderson, Federal Maritime Commission (former); Dieter Jaenicke, chairman and founder, Viking Recruitment Ltd.; Peter Southgate, adviser of maritime policy, legislative development and shipping master, Cayman Islands Registry; and Gene Sweeney, deputy commissioner of maritime affairs, Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Click here for information.

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The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers released its comprehensive technical program for the 2010 annual meeting, set for Nov. 3-5 in Seattle.

Click here to see abstracts of technical papers to be presented.

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the event.

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