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Upcoming events

    • 02/06/2021
    • (EST)

    Details to come. 

    • 02/20/2021
    • 10:00 AM (EST)
    • 02/21/2021
    • (EST)
    • Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota, FL
    Register

    2021 America’s Youth Cup 

    Sarasota, FL
    February 20 -21, 2021

    This is NOT a travel regatta. The team will not be providing transportation nor will the rowers be sharing rooms as we’ve done in the past. Families will be responsible for transportation and lodging for their rower/family. Rowers will not be permitted to drive themselves.

    • February 20 - Heats - Start Time - 10:00am
    • February 21 - Finals - Start Time - 10:00am

    * Start times have NOT been finalized, USRowing Olympic Time Trails will be utilizing Nathan Benderson in the early morning hours.*

    Room Block information - DEADLINE to book a room is Monday, February 1, 2021. Rooms are expected to be SOLD OUT.

    We are pleased to announce that we have two hotels for you to book your stay with. Both hotels are within 5 minutes of each other and within 10 minutes to Nathan Benderson.

    Fairfield Inn & Suites Lakewood Ranch
    6105 Exchange Way, Bradenton, FL 34202

    EVEN Hotel Sarasota - Lakewood Ranch
    6231 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240

    Please note when making reservations the following:

    If you are interested in a 2 night stay (Friday, 2/19 and Saturday, 2/20)

    You will have two rooms to choose from ONLY - Queen beds are NOT available

    • 1 King bed (no sleeper sofa)
    • King Suite (King bed with a pullout sofa)

    If you are interested in a 1 night stay (Saturday, 2/20 ONLY)

    • 2 Queen Beds ARE available.

    The last day to make a reservation in this block at our special group rate is Monday, February 1. The hotel is encouraging everyone to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible. Both hotels are forecasting to be sold out on the 19th and 20th . The hotelI will NOT be able to extend the cutoff date. Any non-pickup rooms will be automatically released after the 1st of February.

    Families ARE free to book their own hotel in the area if they choose. If you do book on your own, we encourage you to book a room that can be cancelled in case something happens to the status of the regatta.

    E-Booking links - Please book as soon as possible, there are a limited number of rooms available.

    e-booking link for the EVEN Hotel Sarasota Lakewood Ranch

    https://www.evenhotels.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=VN&localeCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=SRQLO&_PMID=99801505&GPC=ROW&cn=no&viewfullsite=true


    Booking Instructions

    1. Click link above.
    2. Click “Check Availability”
    3. Enter Check-in Date & Check-out Date and then click “Search”
    4. Complete the booking process
    5. Group Name: SORA American Youth Cup ROWERS
    Room Availability
    • EIGHT 2-queen beds rooms at $169+12% tax per room per night from February 20-21, 2021
    • ELEVEN 1-king bed rooms at $159+12% tax per room per night from February 20-21, 2021
    • ONE King Suite (1-king bed in the master bedroom and a pullout sleeper in the living room) at $179+12% tax per room per night from February 19-21, 2021

    Hotel Details

    • Complimentary hot buffet breakfast from 6:00AM – 8:30AM
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Complimentary 24-hour fitness center, business center and guest laundry
    • Complimentary self-parking
    • 48-hour cancellation policy - CANCEL by 3PM local time to avoid the penalty which is one-night room charge. If cancellation is caused by Acts of God, Government restrictions, wars, insurrections and/or other aforementioned conditions, no penalty will be applied.
    • A valid credit card is required at the time of booking
    • Check in: 3PM
    • Check out: 11AM
    • The last day to make a reservation in your block at your special group rate is Monday, February 1st

    e-Booking Link for the Fairfield Sarasota Lakewood Ranch

    https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1610733523451&key=GRP

    Booking Instructions

    1. Click on the link above
    Room Availability
    • EIGHT 2-queen beds rooms at $169+12% tax per room per night from February 20-21, 2021
    • EIGHT King Suites (1-king bed with a sofa sleeper) at $179+12% tax per room per night from February 19-21, 2021
    • FOUR King Rooms (no sofa sleeper) at $159+12% tax per room per night from February 20-21, 2021

    Hotel Details

    • Complimentary buffet breakfast
    • Complimentary Wi-F
    • Complimentary 24-hour fitness center, business center and guest laundry
    • Complimentary self-parking
    • Monday, February 1st is the last day to make a reservation in your block at your special group rate
    DEADLINE to book a room is Monday, February 1, 2021. Rooms are expected to be SOLD OUT.


    • 03/06/2021
    • (EST)
    • Tampa Bypass Canal

    Event details are to come. 

    • 03/13/2021
    • (EST)
    • Turkey Lake

    Event details to come. 

    • 03/14/2021
    • (EST)
    • Turkey Lake

    Event details to come. 

    • 03/20/2021
    • (EDT)
    • Tampa Bypass Canal
    Registration is closed

    Event details to come. 

    • 03/27/2021
    • (EDT)
    • Turkey Lake

    Regatta History:


    The Jake Snyder Middle School Regatta was the inspiration of Daniel Vanegas, who started the regatta in Jake’s memory in 2012. Among middle school programs, whose racing opportunities were typically limited to occasional exhibition events at high school regattas, the idea was welcomed with enthusiasm. Middle school rowing programs from north, central, and south Florida came to the inaugural regatta.

    Born in 1989, Jake Snyder grew up in Winter Park, Florida, where he attended Winter Park High School and rowed four years for the school’s rowing team, Winter Park Crew. During his high school years, Jake attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He was also awarded Disney World’s Dreamer and Doer Award, granted to students who set examples to others through their volunteer service. He earned a Bright Futures Scholar Award to the University of Florida, where he joined Gator Christian Life. At the University of Florida, he majored in Political Science with a minor in Classical Studies and a certificate in Weather. He received the Anderson Scholar Award, the highest recognition bestowed by the University on students for their first two years of course work. Jake died at the age of 21 in 2010, peacefully surrounded at home by his family and friends. After his death, Congressman John L. Mica, with whom Jake had served a congressional internship, brought to Jake's family a United States flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

    Jake once said of rowing: “Remember that this sport is not about personal glorification; instead, it is about making the team faster. Your goal should be to make your boat go as fast as possible, and if you’re ever moved out of the boat, don’t think “Why?” Instead, think about what you can do to make your new boat faster.” In other words, Jake felt that a person should always do what he or she can for the greater good. Jake lived that ethic, in all things at all times and with much joy. His smile was renowned both for its brilliance and its sincerity.

    The regattas logo, the fleur-de-lis, is the insignia of the Boy Scouts of America, whose law epitomizes the way in which Jake, as an Eagle Scout, lived his life and shared himself with the rowing community. The Scout Law states that, “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.” We honor those attributes at the Jake Snyder Middle School Regatta.


    • 04/03/2021
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    • 04/04/2021
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    • Miami, FL

    This will be a travel regatta involving additional cost. Full details to come. 

    • 04/09/2021
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    • 04/11/2021
    • (EDT)
    • Sarasota, Florida

    This will be a travel regatta involving additional cost. Full details to come. 

    • 04/23/2021
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    • 04/25/2021
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    • Sarasota, Florida

    This will be a travel regatta involving additional cost. Full details to come. 

    • 05/07/2021
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    • 05/09/2021
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    • Oak Ridge, TN

    This will be a travel regatta involving additional cost. Full details to come. 

    • 06/09/2021
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    • 06/13/2021
    • (EDT)
    • Cordova, California


Past events

01/23/2021 2021 Edgewater Scrimmage (HS & MS)
01/16/2021 CANCELLED 2021 Spring Sprints 1 (MS & HS)
11/21/2020 2020 Head of the Hog
08/18/2020 August 18th & 22nd High School Strength & Conditioning
08/17/2020 2020 AFTERNOON HS & MS Summer Drop-In Program: Aug 17 & 19
08/17/2020 2020 MORNING HS & MS Summer Drop-In Program: Aug 17-22
08/12/2020 August 12th & 15th High School Strength & Conditioning
08/10/2020 2020 AFTERNOON HS & MS Summer Drop-In Program: Aug 10 & 12
08/10/2020 2020 MORNING HS & MS Summer Drop-In Program: Aug 10-15
08/04/2020 2020 Advanced Middle School Summer Session 2
08/04/2020 2020 High School Learn to Row Summer Camp Session 2
08/04/2020 2020 HS & MS Summer Drop-In Program: Aug 3-6
08/04/2020 August 4th & 8th High School Strength & Conditioning
08/01/2020 August 1st High School Strength & Conditioning
07/28/2020 July 28th High School Strength & Conditioning
07/21/2020 July 21st & 25th High School Strength & Conditioning
07/20/2020 2020 Learn to Row Summer Camp Session 2
07/20/2020 2020 High School Sculling Camp Session 2
07/14/2020 2020 High School Summer Drop-In Program: July 14-17
07/14/2020 July 14th & 18th High School Strength & Conditioning
07/07/2020 July 7th & 11th High School Strength & Conditioning
07/06/2020 2020 High School Summer Drop-In Program: July 6-9
07/06/2020 2020 High School Sculling Camp Session 1
06/30/2020 June 30th High School Strength & Conditioning
06/29/2020 2020 Learn to Row Summer Camp Session 1
06/29/2020 2020 High School Summer Drop-In Program: June 29-July 2
06/23/2020 June 23rd & 27th High School Strength & Conditioning
06/22/2020 2020 High School Summer Drop-In Program: June 22-25
06/16/2020 June 16th & 20th High School Strength & Conditioning
06/15/2020 2020 High School Summer Drop-In Program: June 15-18
06/11/2020 2020 US Rowing Youth Nationals (Select HS)
06/09/2020 June 9th & 13th High School Strength & Conditioning
06/08/2020 2020 Advanced Middle School Summer Session 1
06/08/2020 2020 High School Summer Drop-In Program: June 8th-11th
05/09/2020 2020 US Rowing Southeast Youth Championships (Select HS)
05/07/2020 2020 SORA Memory Book Ad/Shout Out
04/29/2020 Apr 29 & May 1 - 2 Day Learn to Row
04/25/2020 2020 FSRA Sweep State Championships (Select HS)
04/15/2020 Apr 15 & Apr 17 - 2 Day Learn to Row
04/04/2020 2020 FSRA Sculling State Championships (Select HS)
03/31/2020 Mar 31 & Apr 2 - 2 Day Learn to Row
03/29/2020 2020 Jake Snyder Middle School Regatta (MS)
03/28/2020 POSTPONED/CANCELLED 2020 Miami International Regatta (HS - Travel)
03/21/2020 CANCELLED 2020 Tampa Mayor's Cup (HS & MS)
03/10/2020 Mar 10 & Mar 12 - 2 Day Learn to Row
03/08/2020 2020 OARS Invitational (MS)
03/07/2020 2020 OARS Youth Invitational (HS)
02/29/2020 Feb 29 & Mar 1 - 2 Day Learn to Row
02/22/2020 2020 Sarasota Invitational (HS)
02/15/2020 2020 America's Youth Cup (Select HS)
02/09/2020 2020 Southern Erg Sprints (Full Team)
02/04/2020 Feb 4 & 6 - 2 Day Learn to Row
02/01/2020 2020 Novice Regatta (Novice HS & All MS)
01/21/2020 Jan 21 & 23 - 2 Day Learn to Row
12/29/2019 Ben Davison Sculling Clinic
12/14/2019 Dec 14 & 15 - 2 Day Learn to Row
12/03/2019 Dec 3 & 5 - 2 Day Learn to Row
11/16/2019 Fall Family and Rowers Challenge & Pot Luck BBQ
10/31/2019 2019 Head of the Hooch (HS - Travel)
10/26/2019 2019 Halloween Regatta (MS)
10/12/2019 2019 East Coast Classic (HS/MS)
10/05/2019 L2Row - 2 Day Intense Learn to Row (Oct 5-6)
09/28/2019 2019 Battle of the Bridges
09/14/2019 L2Row - 2 Day Intense Learn to Row (Sept 14-15)
09/10/2019 L2Row - 4 Day Learn to Row (Sept 10-19)
09/01/2019 September Masters Drop In Registration
08/24/2019 L2Row - 2 Day Intense Learn to Row Session (Aug 24-25)
08/20/2019 L2Row - 4 Day Learn to Row Session 2 (Aug 20-29)
08/20/2019 High School Pre-Season Open Rowing (Aug 20-29)
08/19/2019 2019 August Parent/Sibling Rows - Mondays & Wednesdays
07/31/2019 Parent/Sibling Row - Wednesday, July 31st
07/29/2019 2019 Summer Advanced Middle School/Returning Rowers Camp - Session 2
07/29/2019 High School Summer Drop-In Program: July 29 - August 1
07/24/2019 Parent/Sibling Row - Wednesday, July 24th
07/17/2019 Parent/Sibling Row - Wednesday, July 17th
07/15/2019 Masters (Adult) L2Row - 3 Day Learn to Row (July 15-18)
07/15/2019 2019 SORA/Jr Lions Summer Learn to Row Camp Session 2
07/15/2019 High School Summer Drop-In Program: July 15 - July 25
07/13/2019 Masters (Adult) L2Row - 2 Day Intense Learn to Row Session 1 (July 13-14)
07/11/2019 Masters Summer Open Rowing July 11th
07/10/2019 Parent/Sibling Row - Wednesday, July 10th
07/09/2019 Masters Summer Open Rowing July 9th
06/29/2019 Masters Summer Open Rowing June 29th
06/25/2019 Masters Summer Open Rowing June 25th
06/24/2019 2019 SORA/Jr Lions Summer Learn to Row Camp Session 1
06/24/2019 2019 Summer Elite Sculling Camp
06/24/2019 High School Summer Drop-In Program: June 24 - July 4
06/11/2019 High School "Meet the New Coach Deidrah Kennedy" Camp
06/07/2019 2019 US Rowing Youth National Championships (Select HS)
06/03/2019 2019 Summer Advanced Middle School Camp - Session 1
06/03/2019 High School Summer Drop-In Program: June 3rd-6th
06/03/2019 Summer Camp Volunteers (11th & 12th Grade HS Only)
05/17/2019 2019 High School End of Year Banquet
05/10/2019 2019 US Rowing Southeast Youth Championships (Select HS)
04/26/2019 2019 FSRA Sweep State Championships (Select HS)
04/25/2019 2019 Middle School End of Year Celebration
04/16/2019 2018-2019 SORA Yearbook Ad/Shout Out
04/12/2019 2019 FSRA Sculling State Championships (Select HS)
04/05/2019 2019 Miami International Regatta (HS - Travel)
03/31/2019 2019 Jake Snyder Middle School Regatta (MS)
03/30/2019 FSRA Central District Championship
03/16/2019 2019 Tampa Mayor's Cup
03/10/2019 2019 OARS Invitational (MS)
03/09/2019 2019 OARS Youth Invitational (HS)
02/23/2019 2019 Sarasota Invitational (HS)
02/09/2019 2019 Southern Erg Sprints (Full Team)
02/02/2019 2019 Novice Regatta (Novice HS & All MS)
12/08/2018 Fall Sprints at the Canal (HS)
11/17/2018 Scrimmage at Moss Park (HS/MS/Mast)
11/07/2018 Wednesday 11/8 Learn to Row
11/01/2018 2018 Head of the Hooch (HS Varsity & Select Novice - Travel)
10/27/2018 2018 Halloween Regatta (MS)
10/19/2018 SORA Travel Bag
10/13/2018 East Coast Classic (HS/MS)
09/15/2018 Battle of the Bridges
09/10/2018 2018 SORA Parent's Meeting
08/25/2018 Breakfast at the Boatyard
07/30/2018 SORA/Jr Lions Summer Rowing (Session 3) - Jr Lions - Middle School - High School Novice
07/10/2018 2018 Club Nationals
06/18/2018 SORA/Jr Lions Summer Rowing Summer Rowing (Session 2)
06/13/2018 2018 High Performance Camp
06/09/2018 Adaptive Rowing Open House
06/08/2018 US Rowing Youth Nationals
06/04/2018 SORA/Jr Lions Summer Rowing Summer Rowing (Session 1)
06/01/2018 High School End of Year Awards Ceremony
05/14/2018 May Learn to Row - Mon/Wed evenings
05/12/2018 2018 Southeast Regionals (HS)
05/10/2018 2018 Middle School (Almost) End of Season Party
05/05/2018 2018 Florida Masters (MS, Mast, Adaptive)
05/01/2018 2017-2018 SORA Yearbook Ad/Shout Out
04/27/2018 2018 Sweep States (HS)
04/14/2018 2018 Sculling States (HS)
04/08/2018 2018 Jake Snyder Regatta (MS)
04/07/2018 2018 Central District Championships (HS)
03/17/2018 2018 Tampa Mayors Cup (HS)
03/11/2018 2018 OARS Regatta (MS, Masters, Adaptive)
03/10/2018 2018 OARS Regatta (HS)
03/05/2018 March Learn to Row - Mon/Wed evenings
03/03/2018 (CANCELLED) 2018 Plant City Invitational
02/25/2018 2018 Sarasota Invitational (MASTERS/ADAPTIVE/VETERAN)
02/24/2018 2018 Sarasota Invitational (HS Only)
02/12/2018 February Learn to Row - Mon/Wed evenings
02/10/2018 2018 Southern Erg Sprints (HS/MS/Mast/Adaptive)
02/03/2018 2018 Novice Regatta (HS/MS)
01/19/2018 2018 Spring Kickoff Dinner
01/15/2018 January Learn to Row - Mon/Wed evenings
12/04/2017 December Learn to Row - Mon/Wed evenings
12/04/2017 SORA Chipotle Spirit Night
12/02/2017 Winter Park Christmas Parade - Middle School Fundraiser
11/22/2017 2017-2018 HS Rower Jackets
11/18/2017 Turkey Scrimmage (All Programs)
11/11/2017 Head of the South (HS Only - Travel)
11/06/2017 November Learn to Row - Mon/Wed evenings
10/28/2017 Halloween Regatta (Middle School Only)
10/21/2017 Gatorhead (High School Only)
10/17/2017 October Learn to Row - Tues/Thurs evenings
10/17/2017 SORA Vista Lakes McDonald's Spirit Night
09/20/2017 Unisuit Orders (High School)
09/19/2017 September Learn to Row - Tues/Thurs evenings
08/27/2017 SORA Annual Open House & Pancake Paddle
08/22/2017 HS Returning Parent Mandatory Information Meeting
08/22/2017 August Learn to Row - Tues/Thurs evenings
07/31/2017 Summer Rowing (Session 5)
07/25/2017 July Learn to Row - Tues/Thurs evenings
07/24/2017 Summer Rowing (Session 4) - 1 week + Halifax Summer Regatta
07/10/2017 Summer Rowing (Session 3)
06/20/2017 June Learn to Row - Tues/Thurs evenings
06/19/2017 Summer Rowing (Session 2)
06/11/2017 SORA HS - Club Nationals (Ohio) Training - WEEKLY TRAINING WITHOUT REGATTA
06/05/2017 Summer Rowing (Session 1)
06/03/2017 Middle School End of Year party
06/01/2017 SORA HS - Club Nationals (Ohio) Training (including Regatta)
05/26/2017 High School End of Year Ceremony
05/20/2017 FL Masters Regatta (HS, MS, Adult & Adaptive)
05/16/2017 May Learn to Row - Tues/Thurs evenings
05/15/2017 END OF YEAR AWARDS - ROWER VOTE
05/13/2017 USRowing Southeast Youth Championships
04/28/2017 2017 Sweep States (HS Only)
04/24/2017 2016-2017 SORA Yearbook Ad/Shout Out
04/07/2017 State Sculling Championships
04/01/2017 2017 Eastern District Championships (HS Only)
03/18/2017 Tampa Mayors Cup - Saturday 3/18
03/12/2017 2017 OARS Regatta (MS, Masters, Adaptive)
03/11/2017 2017 OARS Regatta (HS)
02/25/2017 2017 Sarasota Invitational (HS Only)
02/18/2017 2017 Battle of the Blues Lunch Pre-order
02/18/2017 2017 Battle of the Blues (HS/MS/Mast/Adaptive)
02/11/2017 2017 Novice Regatta (HS/MS/Mast/Adaptive)
01/28/2017 2017 Southern Erg Sprints (HS/MS/Mast/Adaptive)
01/20/2017 2017 Kickoff Pot-Luck Dinner
01/16/2017 Open Board Meeting - January
12/10/2016 Dec 10 Winter Springs/Oviedo Parade - Middle School Fundraiser
12/10/2016 Winter Springs - Oviedo SORA BOOTH
12/08/2016 SORA Vinyl Sticker - S with crossed oars & crest
11/19/2016 2016 Head of the Giblet Vendor
11/13/2016 2016 Head of The Giblet Work Day
11/10/2016 Giblet Work Day (during Middle School Practice)
11/07/2016 2016 Giblet Team Lunch Pre-Order
11/04/2016 2016 Head of the Hooch (HS Varsity & Select Novice)
10/22/2016 2016 Gatorhead Regatta (HS/MS)
10/15/2016 2016 1st coast (HS - All Varsity & Select Novice)
10/12/2016 Adjusted Practice Schedule (week of 10/10)
09/13/2016 Middle School Parent's Meeting
09/03/2016 Saturday Clinic with Ben Davison
08/20/2016 2016 Pancake Paddle & Open House
08/01/2016 Summer Rowing Session 4
08/01/2016 Adult Evening Learn to Row Session 3
07/23/2016 2016 Halifax Summer Regatta
07/11/2016 Summer Rowing Session 3
07/11/2016 Adult Evening Learn to Row Session 2
06/27/2016 Summer Rowing Session 2
06/27/2016 Adult Evening Learn to Row Session 1
06/13/2016 Summer Rowing Session 1
05/21/2016 End of Year Banquet & Awards Ceremony
05/18/2016 SORA Yearbook Ad/Shout Out
05/13/2016 Southeast Regionals (HS Only)
05/07/2016 Florida Masters (HS, MS, Mast, Adaptive)
04/29/2016 Sweep States (HS Only)
04/15/2016 Sculling States (HS Only)
04/03/2016 Jake Snyder Regatta (MS)
04/02/2016 Eastern District Championships (HS Only)
03/14/2016 Open Board Meeting - March
03/13/2016 OARS Regatta (MS, Masters, Adaptive)
03/12/2016 OARS Regatta (HS)
02/20/2016 Novice Regatta (HS/MS/Mast/Adaptive)
02/13/2016 Erg Sprints (HS/MS/Mast/Adaptive)
01/23/2016 Citrus Sprints (HS/MS) SUNDAY
01/21/2016 Kickoff Dinner
01/18/2016 Open Board Meeting
12/09/2015 Annual Membership Meeting and Board Elections
11/22/2015 Head of The Giblet Clean Up Day
11/21/2015 Head of the Giblet (HS/MS/Mast/Adaptive)
11/21/2015 Head of the Giblet Vendor
11/21/2015 Gobbler Sandwich Lunch Pre-Order (Teams only)
11/21/2015 Head of the Giblet Middle School
11/20/2015 Head of The Giblet Work Day
11/14/2015 Head of The Giblet Work Day
11/12/2015 Head of The Giblet Prep Day
11/06/2015 Head of the Hooch (HS Only)
10/29/2015 Giblet Volunteer Information Meeting
10/20/2015 High school learn to row
10/19/2015 October Open Board Meeting
10/17/2015 Gatorhead Regatta (HS/MS)
10/10/2015 1st coast (HS - All Varsity & Select Novice)
09/15/2015 Learn to Row Event - 9/15, 9/17, 9/22, 9/24, 9/29, 10/1
08/29/2015 Pancake Paddle
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