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AUG 2017

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Page 46 of 67 August 2017 47 n Tremendous facilities n A community that enjoys hosting (Central Florida has 68 million visi- tors each year) n Great weather year-round n Attractions, hotels and restaurants n The ability to sell a lot of tickets be- cause the events are well-run "First and foremost, it will be nice to have this event take place. We build our portfolio on our success," Siegel said. "By putting our best foot forward, we'll be able to attract future events." Other water sports have also grown significantly in the past 10 years, in- cluding kayak fishing, which grew by 127 percent over the past seven years, and sailing, which grew by 21 percent over the past 10 years, both according to the Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report 2017. n t SPORT Report From the Carolina Cup paddle races on the World SUP Tour to IRONMAN North Carolina, Wilmington's hosted many diverse events filled with good times. Our welcoming year- round weather, breathtaking beaches and bustling riverfront are crowd-pleasers. Book off-season for the best savings, and see where the water takes you. | 800.650.9064 ext.124 Paddle Racing & Wave Chasing We ' re always game The Cape Fear Carolina Rowing Club launches at the Cape Fear River. Wilmington CVB

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