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With America’s Cup return to New York comes a revitalization of sailing

The Land Rover BAR Great Britain Racing Team skippered by Sir Ben Ainslie competes in 1:1 replica handbags a practice race ahead of The Louis Vuitton America Cup World Series. sailing cities on the water 1:1 replica handbags , including Boston, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and San Diego. That may be changing.

New and ongoing waterfront projects, improved water access, better water quality and a sharp increase in high profile events have sailing poised for a robust return to New York City.

America’s Cup racing returned Saturday and continues Sunday with the America’s Cup World Series, in which teams from six nations compete on foiling catamarans in the biggest sailing event on the Hudson River in nearly a century.

The six teams will race off lower Manhattan Designer Louis Vuitton Replica Handbags for points that go toward the America’s Cup final in Bermuda in 2017. Team Oracle is defending its 2013 America’s Cup win against challengers from Sweden, New Zealand, France, Japan and a British team led by Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie.

As part of the America’s Cup, the Endeavour Programme will teach area students sailing basics on catamarans, with boats resembling the city’s old yellow checker cabs.

The Land Rover BAR Great Britain Racing Team skippered by Sir Ben Ainslie is among the boats practicing Friday for the America’s Cup. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Shortly after the America’s Cup, boats from the Transat, the oldest solo transatlantic race in the world, which began in Plymouth, England, on Monday, fake louis bag will start arriving in Brooklyn.

The finish will coincide with the formal opening of New York Harbor’s first new marina in 20years, ONE15 Brooklyn Marina , a sailing oriented facility that offers a club and school to grow the sport and a community outreach program to make it more accessible to kids and new high quality designer replica handbags sailors.

Sailing, it seems, has gripped New York.

“The Hudson River is one of the most untapped stadiums in America,” Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill said. “It’s right up there with Wrigley and Yankee Stadium.”

Spithill also said New York, though it has less space for boats with fewer slips and marinas than other waterside cities, is an unparalleled place to sail.

“There’s a definitely a bit of resurgence in sailing in New York, and I hope the America’s cheap louis vuitton bags from china Cup will be somewhat of a catalyst to get people to the water high quality designer replica handbags ,” Spithill said.

“Other cities all have their special thing, but Manhattan’s atmosphere is aaa replica designer handbags like no other,” he said. “It’s a really fun place to sail with the backdrop and replica designer handbags iconic landmarks. I mean, what an awesome place to get out there and feel like you’re not all crammedtogether.”

Shoring up

New York historically is a commercial port. By the 1970s, the city’s waterfront had deteriorated into a broken chain of derelict docks. The only activity was the Circle Line sightseeing cruises.

After decades of shoreline neglect and decay, the city started revitalization programs in the 1980s aimed at developing vacant and underutilized waterfront property into public parks with bike and pedestrian pathways, improving public access to the waterfront and restoring the habitat.

The fake designer bags city introduced a 10 year waterfront plan in 2011, which detailed plans to open up miles of shoreline that had been inaccessible to the public for decades, including projects in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Randall’s Island and Manhattan. Other goals included increased waterfront investment and improved water quality, according to the city.

New York’s water quality has gotten better in the past 44 years because of the Clean Water Act, but it remains a problem. Wastewater pathogens, harmful nutrients and raw sewage continue to flow into the city’s waterways virtually every time it rains, according Larry Levine, attorney for the National Resources Defense Council.

“Nobody wants to be at the waterfront if it stinks like sewage,” Levine said. “It’s better now. But there’s still a long way to go.”

Sailing events such high quality replica handbags china as the America’s Cup help raise awareness to cheap replica handbags water quality issues, Levine said.

Tim O’Brien, co founder and general manager of ONE15 Brooklyn Marina, said sailing is coming slowly to New York but access remains a problem. He said most properties on the water are controlled by commercial groups or the government.

The New York Police Department “still uses [the] piers as a car lot,” he said. “And that’s one of the most beautiful places in the city.”

O’Brien points to Brooklyn Bridge Park as an example of the changing waterfront. “The waterfront was not nice a nice place to be,” he said. “You wouldn’t want to be around there at night. But they turned around a derelict space into something great.”

Bringing it home

O’Brien also said perception plays a fake designer bags big part in growing sailing, especially in New York.

“The average person’s interpretation of boating in New York relates to what they see, which is often the East River, which looks and is scary,” O’Brien said. “But past the Statue of Liberty, where the harbor opens up, is one of the biggest and most natural harbors in the world.

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