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Re: Sailing Capital of the........
For the poster that asked how to define it, I say you can define it any way you like.
For me, to be a sailing capital, it doesn't need to have the most boats. But let's face it, if its the sailing capital, it needs a lot of sailboats. However, even a place like Newport is not always crowded. East Passage around Fort Adams and Dumpling Island can be a bottleneck, but West Passage is nearly private most of the time.
I say it also needs many weekend sailing destinations and a variety of experiences. It would be nice to have a rich history of the sport, not just a port, and manufacture of sailboats, even if from an era prior to the exodus of manufacturing from the US. A museum or two couldn't hurt.
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