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VIDEO: Swept away

We found this clip of a woman foolishly taunting the incoming ocean surf and paying a heavy price for that mistake.

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VIDEO: From armchair to adventure

Many a cruising boater has dreams of completing all or a portion of the famed inland waterway route known as The Great Loop.

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VIDEO: Staying sober, staying safe

With another Memorial Day holiday weekend set to start another boating season in northern climes, it’s a good time to remember to play it safe on the water.

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VIDEO: Adrift, then aground

A day of fishing by a trio of Texas anglers went from bad to worse when their 27-foot Boston Whaler lost power and drifted hard onto the South Galveston jetty on Tuesday.

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VIDEO: In high style

Devin Graham is a 31-year-old with a passion for extreme stunts.

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Rescue required

Running hard aground is bad news for any boater, but when the vessel in question is a $3 million 85-foot yacht rapidly taking on water, the stakes are considerably higher.

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VIDEO: Doggone dizzy

It’s a pleasant scene in any port: A boater shuttles across the harbor in an inflatable tender with a faithful dog as crewmate.

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VIDEO: Tipping point

Running an inflatable tender through an anchorage is a great place for a show-off to shine.

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VIDEO: Surf's up for pups

Where else but in California would you find an annual surfing competition just for dogs?

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VIDEO: Distracted racing

Action-camera videos are ubiquitous these days, capturing both stunning perspectives and epic failures.

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VIDEO: 'Amazingly foolhardy'

Good seamanship or a profoundly stupid act of recklessness?

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VIDEO: Anglers in fast lane

In Argentina, they love their fishing, and they sure know how to throw a party.

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VIDEO: Versatility on board

Boats built by Hunt Yachts are known for their deep-vee hulls and Down East looks.

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Navigation in depth

Expertise in navigation means more than knowing how to follow a course line on a chart plotter.

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VIDEO: Unhappy landing

Boating and water skiing have shared a symbiotic relationship since the tow sport was invented in the 1920s.

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Nurturing self-reliance

Boaters in the Northeast with a serious DIY streak should consider an informative seminar from a world-class expert on systems and diesel power plants.

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VIDEO: JFK's shining star

John F. Kennedy’s Star Class sailboat, Flash II, which he owned and raced with his older brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, is getting ready for the auction block in Texas.

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Antigua Sailing Week: reflections on a week in paradise

Jonathan Russo is a passionate sailor from New York who took a break from the Northeast spring and headed to the Caribbean for Antigua Sailing Week, where he is filing daily reports for Soundings. This is his seventh and final dispatch.

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VIDEO: Captain in danger

Captains of 95-foot yachts don’t normally fall overboard from their completely seaworthy vessels, but that’s what apparently happened last week 10 miles northeast of Nassau, Bahamas.

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VIDEO: Singlehanded launching

We’ve never seen anything quite like this approach to launching a boat. The owner sits on the front of his trailer, presumably to prevent it from tipping backward as he rides it down to the water.

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