SailTime marks its 10th anniversary

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SailTime is celebrating its 10th anniversary by holding a "Sail Around the World" event that will run through the 2011 boating season.

Sailors worldwide will be able to add their “footprints” to the journey as each SailTime location completes its leg of the adventure.

In conjunction with the anniversary sailing event, SailTime bases will be partnering with Ocean Conservancy in coastal and waterway cleanup events.

“This program has been a dream of mine for years as SailTime has grown from one base in Austin, Texas, to close to 50 locations worldwide. It is satisfying to see that we are able to offer such a program today,” founder and chairman George Bonelli said in a statement.

“It is especially exciting to have the announcement of this program and our partnership with Ocean Conservancy come on the heels of President Obama’s announcement of the new National Oceans Policy Initiative,” he added. “We look forward to the program gaining momentum throughout this year’s entire boating season.”

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