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MAR 2018

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March 2018 18 www.sportseventsmagazine.com t SPORTS Talk Tech Tools Below are tech tools recently introduced to the world of sports. Know of a cool tool or gadget? E-mail us at info@sportseventsmagazine.com. For Improved Performance Bose Introduces SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker t t SIGMA AURA USB – Nugget II Lighting Set for Dark Riding Conditions The Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker is the smallest, rugged portable speaker available from the company. Measuring 9.83 cm wide and deep, the speaker features Bose sound and an IPX7 waterproof rating and also lets users take and make calls or access Siri or Google Assistant. The speaker includes a custom transducer, miniature dual- passive radiators and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to six hours of audio. Using simple voice prompts for Bluetooth pairing, the speaker has a multipurpose button to make or take calls. When used with Bose Connect app, the device can synch with other SoundLink speakers for stereo or party mode. Available in black, midnight blue and bright orange, the Micro is available for $99.95 in Bose retail stores. n More information: www.bose.com More information: www.sigmasportstore.com The SIGMA AURA 40 USB is a rechargeable lighting set for cycling in dark conditions. An adjustable setting allows the light to switch from 20 LUX to 40 LUX depending on the light intensity needed. The AURA 40 USB provides light in all four light zones, while the Nugget II rear light provides safety in traffic. The light and silicone bracket form a single unit and can be used with other SIGMA bracket systems or with a universal helmet mounting bracket. The SIGMA AURA USB with the Nugget II lighting set retails for $69.99. n Fame in addition to a training center. To see the full schedule, visit www.usabmx.com. Registration for 2018 Clagett and U.S. Para Sailing Championships NEWPORT, R.I. — The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, and US Sailing announced that the 2018 U.S. Para Sailing Championships, formerly known as the U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships, will be hosted at Sail Newport by The Clagett Regatta in Newport, R.I., June 19 – 24, 2018. "We are very happy to announce in conjunction with US Sailing that The Clagett will be hosting the 2018 U.S. Para Sailing Championships," said Judy Clagett McLennan, president and co-founder of The Clagett Regatta. "The Clagett has a long history of working with US Sailing in an effort to provide opportunities to adaptive sailors. Over the last sixteen years that The Clagett has been operating, we have seen Clagett alumni go on to win 19 medals at the Paralympic Games and many World Championships." The U.S. Para Sailing Championships is one of the oldest sailing regattas in the U.S. for sailors with disabil- ities. The talented field often includes Paralympians, US Sailing Team members and new contenders. This year's championships will be raced in three fleets, all of which are adapted for sailors with disabilities. A fourth fleet of Hansa 303s may also be added to the event. • The U.S. Para Sailing Singlehanded Championship for the Judd Goldman Trophy will be raced in the 2.4mR class. • The U.S. Para Sailing Doublehanded Championship for the Chandler Hovey Trophy will be raced in the RS Venture Connect. • The U.S. Para Sailing Triplehanded Championship for the Gene Hinkel Trophy will be raced in Sonars. Along with the Championship trophies, the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Trophy, the Susan B. Johnson – Sportsmanship Award; the Larry Gadsby – Most Improved Award; the Nick Scandone – Spirit Award; and the Robie Pierce and Gene Hinkle – Seamanship Award will be presented to sailors taking part in the regatta. For more information, visit www.clagettregatta.org. n

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