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Shake down cruz in Boston Harbor...

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Live Images here

Going sailing soon in Boston Harbor after she is put back together. Hopefully steaming images live. http://bit.ly/JhPmKH

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Working on Vanish on Union Wharf when this friend swam by. What type of jellyfish? @neaq #ocean #fish #jellyfish

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Doing test today & hopefully streaming images live to my website of shaken down cruz in Boston Harbor. Stay tuned http://bit.ly/JhPmKH

Dead cat on my camera! Video gear for @volvooceanrace @vor2012miami #volvooceanrace @huntsphoto

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I've been dry docked too long. Hopefully will get sailing fix tomorrow in Boston #sail #sailboats #marblehead

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Race season at Boston Yacht Club should be a ball this year. (bad pun) #sail #sailboats #marblehead

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Google + Pages....Geeeeez...

..... another social media platform to update. But I'm there.... Yikes!  http://ow.ly/avHS4

@PumaOceanRacing I have some wasabi. Boots are packed. I'll be right there. See you in Miami. #volvooceanrace

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Twitter Tips or people in the Marine / Sailing biz...

TWITTER TIPS for people in the marine/sailing biz because your Tweets are making me crazy....
Twitter Tip #1: Don't send a 100 Tweets all at once when you get out of bed. Automatically time your posts with a program like Hoot Suite. Spread them out an hour apart.

Twitter Tip #2: Don't just send links in your Tweets. Put some kind of short description.

Twitter Tip #3: If you are going to post videos or images...make sure they look good and they don't bring down your brand. Be very careful if you are corporation doing posts from your phone.

Twitter Tip #4: Watch how the pros handle their social media. Follow a pro like @sophluther at @VolvoOceanRace to see how it's done right.

Put a new slide show and a few new images on my website today.

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Put a new slide show and a few new images on my website today. Yes it needs a serious redesign...some day.  http://www.leightonoconnor.com

No wonder why FB bought Instagram for a billion. Only 25% of my FB photos posts of the Jackson Cup made it to my wall @instagram #instagram

Who's on Pinterest? Hard to believe...but I am. :) http://pinterest.com/leightonoc/

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Who's on Pinterest? Hard to believe...but I am.  :)  http://pinterest.com/leightonoc/

If you are a Tumblr fan....

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If you are a Tumblr fan....I'm on it...I know...shockin'.  http://leightonoc.tumblr.com/

Congrats New York Yacht Ckub-Winners of Jackson Cup at the Boston Yacht Club in Marblehead. Photo set at: http://bit.ly/IOFFoA #sailing #sail

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That's a wrap. NYYC took it. Awards shortly. Photo set at: http://bit.ly/IOFFoA #sailing #sail

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New York Yacht Club takes the Jackson Cup this year. Congrats! Love the lime green. Photo set at: http://bit.ly/IOFFoA #sailing #sail

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Flag on the play and she looks excited about it. Jackson Cup at the Boston Yacht Club. http://bit.ly/IOFFoA #sailing #sail

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What sucks about today? I'd rather be sailing. What a day! Jackson Cup at the Boston Yacht Club. http://bit.ly/IOFFoA #sailing

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Laying down on the job. Jackson Cup at the Boston Yacht Club. http://bit.ly/IOFFoA #sailing

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Rough Life: Sun and Jackson Cup action on the porch at the BYC.http://bit.ly/IOFFoA #sailing

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Jackson Cup Day Two at Boston Yacht Club. Best seat in the house. http://bit.ly/IOFFoA #sailing

14th Annual Jackson Cup hosted by Boston Yacht Club in Marblehead

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April 14th-16th, 2012

Teams Participating:

Corinthian Yacht Club
Eastern Yacht Club
Larchmont Yacht Club
Noroton Yacht Club
New York Yacht Club
Royal Thames Yacht Club
Seawanhaka Yacht Club
Southern Yacht Club
St. Francis Yacht Club
Boston Yacht Club

http://www.bostonyc.org

http://www.leightonoconnor.com

Last few races very colorful...wind!

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More action tomorrow. Jackson Cup/Marblehead More photos at:  http://bit.ly/IOFFoA

Wind has picked up a bit. Photo set of Jackson Cup in Marblehead: http://bit.ly/IOFFoA #sailing #sail

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iPhone Video - Going the wrong way? Jackson Cup at Boston Yacht. Photo set: http://bit.ly/IOFFoA Mobile upload from the water.

Guess where my perch is? Live upload from 2012 Jackson Cup at Boston Yacht. Photo set http://bit.ly/IOFFoA

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Not much breeze but lots of rays. Live upload from 2012 Jackson Cup at Boston Yacht. Photo set at http://bit.ly/IOFFoA

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1st live upload of the day at Jackson Cup at Boston Yacht Club in Marblehead. See more at http://bit.ly/IOFFoA @StFYC @CorinthianYC

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At Boston Yacht Club for Jackson Cocktail Recep. Sonars waiting for crew. Live photo posts tomorrow.

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WANTED: Chessy contest suggestions so I can give away some my sailing journals.

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WANTED: Chessy contest suggestions so I can give away some my sailing journals. I have some extra iPhone covers too. http://bit.ly/Ii2aOJ

I "think" I finally cleaned up my act on Twitter and I'm not being such a twit.

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I "think" I finally cleaned up my act on Twitter and I'm not being such a twit. I found the silly apps that were doing multiple posts and turned them off. So feel free to follow me again or turn me back on. http://www.twitter.com/leightonoc I will be Twitting photos live from the Jackson Cup this weekend. If you think I'm being annoying...shout out to me and tell me I'm being annoying.

13th Annual Jackson Club at Boston Yacht Club This Weekend

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This weekend I'll be covering the Jackson Cup in Marblehead. The Boston Yacht Club will play host to ten racing teams for their 13th annual Jackson Cup. Clubs included New York Yacht Club, Noroton Yacht Club (Darien, CT), Royal Thames Yacht Club (London, UK), Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club (Long Island, NY), St. Francis Yacht Club (San Francisco, CA), Southern Yacht Club (New Orleans, LA) and Marblehead's own Boston, Eastern and Corinthian Yacht Clubs. Each club will have three teams and will race for two rounds of round robins for two days followed by a medal round on Sunday.

I raced for the St.Francis Yacht Club and had a blast. This is one of the three videos I produced last year of the event. Here is a link to more videos from 2011: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFB83848B9719575E&feature=plcp

I hope to be able to use some new geeky technology to upload photos live to my website while covering the covering the regatta. (Sorry about all the a…

Does it bite in Naples?

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What's this in Kyle Langford's hand at 1:52 of this America's Cup video from Naples? Does it bite? http://youtu.be/axDDV1ncvxQ

2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race Boston Stopover Photos

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2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race Boston Stopover Photos



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Happy Easter! Get it? Few last runs for the end of the season @skiwildcat . Not too bad and snowing'

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Images of 2012 International Rolex Regatta finally keyworded with boat names. Not my favorite thing to do. http://ow.ly/a4A32

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Who would rather be sailing today? And where?

Volvo Ocean Race giving away 2 spots for ProAm race in Galway.

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