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AGREAT OPPORTUNITY awaits BoatU.S. mem- bers who long for a terrific boating vacation in the glorious British Virgin Islands. From June
1-7, 2014, our first BoatU.S. Member flotilla hosted
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at restaurants, slips, and moorings throughout
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