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Quick Hits: July 6, 2020

ICAST 2020 Online kicks off next week, offering virtual booths where exhibitors will showcase products and services, host press conferences, meet with customers and media, and hold live product demonstrations from July 13-17. “Now, more than ever, it’s crucial that we continue to meet the needs of our angling customers… We’re able to offer this virtual experience in an innovative 24/7 format which will have an impact across the global sportfishing industry not just during ICAST week, but long after the show is over,” said Glenn Hughes, president of show owner American Sportfishing Association, in a statement.

The Yacht Brokers Association of America is holding its 2020 YBAA University virtually July 14-15, and registration for the event closes Friday at 5 p.m. Topics range from technical and legal presentations to sessions on sales and marketing. Sailing guru Gary Jobson will deliver a status report on the sport of sailing at 12:10 on July 14. Find the full agenda here

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