Sail industry breakfast set for Miami

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The Sailing Company is hosting its annual State of the Sailing Industry Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Feb. 17 at the Hard Rock Cafe, adjacent to the Strictly Sail Miami venue at Miami's Bayside Marketplace.

The event includes a presentation on the 2012 sailing industry report, with data on North American sailboat production and imports for 2011, plus a charter report on bareboat charters booked out of the North American market in 2011.

The Sailing Company is composed of Cruising World and Sailing World magazines.

All are welcome to attend, and tickets are $25, which includes a full breakfast. Admission is free for members of Sail America, with two tickets per member company.

Advance registration is required by e-mailing Barbara Lanning to reserve your seats or calling (407) 571-4850.


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