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VIDEO: Hunger games

Panama offers some of the best saltwater fishing on the planet. Its Azuero Peninsula, on the Pacific side, is nicknamed the “Tuna Coast” and is a favored destination for sport anglers.

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VIDEO: Earning its stripes

After three years of research and development, the cutting-edge designers at Sail Innovation last year introduced the Flying Phantom, the world’s first series of foiling catamarans.

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VIDEO: Partners in rescue

A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a man with reported heart-attack symptoms from the 35-foot Fish Tale II more than 35 miles west of Oregon’s Columbia River entrance Nov. 8.

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VIDEO: Into the drink

OK, we admit to sharing this video just for the sake of showcasing a foolish man doing a foolish thing.

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VIDEO: Rocket ride

This is not the lazy weekend cruise we all enjoy.

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VIDEO: 'Boofhead' decision

We found this video from Australia, a water-loving island continent with its share of characters.

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VIDEO: Oil drilling sparks clash

The scene made for some shocking video: Greenpeace protesters approach an offshore oil-drilling ship aboard two inflatable boats, only to be repeatedly rammed by a Spanish navy boat.

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VIDEO: Chilling sight

Two Norwegian herring fishermen working the cold waters north of the Arctic Circle came across a force of nature in the form of a pod of humpback whales.

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VIDEO: 'Flying session'

By now we’ve all seen plenty of hydrofoiling sailing machines glide above the water’s surface.

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VIDEO: Like a hurricane

A seaside train ride in southwest England sounds appealing — unless hurricane-force winds are buffeting the coast.

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VIDEO: Test of mettle

We pass no judgment on what takes place in this video we found on YouTube.

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Should you fill your fuel tank for winter storage?

Autumn is in full swing, and for those living in cold-weather areas, this unfortunately means the end of the boating season. Boaters who winterize are faced with a question: Should I fill my fuel tanks for winter storage or leave them empty? The answer has generated much debate.

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VIDEO: Over and out

We don’t know much about this video, but it appears that a cruising sailor ended up aground on a sandy beach in an outgoing tide.

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VIDEO: Turning on the jets

Thomas Hewitt is a young man from New Zealand who loves to drive aluminum jetboats really fast through the narrow, shallow and rocky rivers of his home country.

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VIDEO: Ready to run

After a few brief days of sea trials in Newport, R.I., the 100-foot pre-preg carbon racing wonder Comanche set sail for Charleston, S.C., the first leg of the passage to Sydney, Australia.

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VIDEO: Into the night

The crew of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., rescued a man from his grounded 38-foot sailboat during a storm near Bellingham, Wash., on Nov. 3.

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VIDEO: What's for lunch?

West Coast boaters know sea lions as the scroungers of the Pacific.

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VIDEO: Hang on!

Navigating breaking surf in a small open boat is best avoided, as the guys in this video were reminded all too well.

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VIDEO: Grey power, stout skipper

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who became the first man to sail alone and non-stop around the world nearly half a century ago, has set off on a solo trans-Atlantic race at the age of 75.

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VIDEO: Perilous practice

The training for the Coast Guard’s elite surfboat crews is legendary.

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