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Posted on: June 22, 2016

[ARCHIVED] July 20 - Hampton Roads Racing and Yachting: The Hampton and Norfolk Yacht Clubs’ Tradition of Rival

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The Norfolk Yacht and Country Club founded in 1896 and the Hampton Yacht Club founded in 1903 have enjoyed a long and spirited sailing and yachting rivalry. Generations of experienced sailors have competed in sailing races which have thrilled spectators along the shoreline. Young sailors learned to navigate the waterways as well. The cities of Hampton and Norfolk are, in fact, defined by their maritime tradition. Come and enjoy this story told by the sailors who captained the racing vessels.

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