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Community Boating Center (CBC) has announced that it has partnered with boat manufacturer Hunter Marine Corporation and Hunter dealer Sailing Specialties to test the new Hunter 146 sailing dinghy in CBC's summer sailing program.

Designed for families and new sailors the Hunter 146 has high sides and a wide 6'-6" beam for sailing confidence. The raised boom and standard roller furling facilitate sail handling. CBC has been commissioned to test drive the new design and will provide Hunter with an evaluation of the boat's effectiveness as a training dinghy.

Peter Gengler, President of CBC commented, "The unsinkable design provides peace of mind for students and parents. With its wide and contoured cockpit, the Hunter 146 is an exciting design."

Hunter Marine, Alachua, Florida, is America's largest sailboat manufacturer, building boats from 9'-50'. Sailing Specialties, Mystic, CT and Bristol, RI, is Hunter's largest worldwide dealer.

Community Boating Center (CBC) is a non-profit, 501c3 recreational organization offering all members of the community an opportunity to sail. Located in India Point Park, CBC provides outreach, sailing lessons and affordable access to the Providence waterfront. Gifts of cash or property to CBC may be treated as charitable donations for Federal Tax purposes.

Rob Lawnsby, Sailing Specialties (left) presents Peter Genger, CBC, with Hunter 146.