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VIDEO: Smooth sailing

These sailors may be landlocked, but they refuse to abandon their passion.

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VIDEO: Viking invasion

In April of this year the Viking dragon ship Draken Harald Harfagre, under the command of Bjorn Ahlander, set sail from Haugesund, Norway.

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VIDEO: A seed planted

What kid wouldn’t kill to have a miniature version of his dad’s ski boat? So this youngster’s father built one.

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VIDEO: Young at heart

Rowing solo 3,229 miles across the Atlantic with no chase boat or assistance is a newsworthy effort. However, when you are 70 years old the effort earns the moniker “The Unbelievable Voyage” from ‘‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not!”

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VIDEO: A natural wonder

Among marine life, bioluminescence — the production and emission of light by living organisms — occurs widely.

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VIDEO: Punching through

Pleasure boaters who have dealt with fast-moving squalls or successfully white-knuckle-navigated a tricky inlet have war stories they like to tell.

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VIDEO: The deepest blue

For a limited time there’s a treat available online for the armchair marine biologist in all of us.

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VIDEO: Suddenly in distress

The job of harbor pilots is among the most dangerous on the water. They board incoming cargo ships and tankers and guide them through the home waters they know like the back of their hand.

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VIDEO: Just dropping by

Among the 50 states in the union, none is quite like Alaska.

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VIDEO: Grand entrance

The ARM Cuauhtémoc has been to ports around the world as a sailing ambassador for Mexico. This week New London, Conn., warmly greeted the tall ship and its crew.

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VIDEO: 'They saved their own lives'

When a 42-foot commercial fishing boat began rapidly taking on water after colliding with a larger boat off the New Jersey coast, the three-man crew’s safety training proved to be the difference between life and death.

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VIDEO: Seashell cathedral

Margate is a seaside town in Kent, England, where Londoners go to enjoy its sandy beaches.

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VIDEO: Tenacity and luck equals survival

A day of fishing ended quickly for two anglers who headed out in an open boat from Galveston Bay after a rogue wave swamped and capsized their boat.

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VIDEO: 'A special experience'

The eighth edition of the biennial RORC Caribbean 600 was another spectacle of sail and sun in Antigua as crowds watched the largest fleet in the event’s history set off on a 600-nautical-mile race around 11 islands.

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VIDEO: Gentle touch

There's something captivating about this two-minute clip, which displays human interaction with marine life at its best.

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VIDEO: 500-year-old wreck revealed

Nearly every American schoolchild learns about the European explorers of the Age of Discovery. Among the most famous was Vasco da Gama of Portugal, who in the 15th century led the first voyage from Europe to India.

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VIDEO: Storm-tossed sailboat

The “law of the sea” demands that you render assistance to a mariner in distress, and that time-honored mandate was fortunate for a trio of recreational boaters aboard a disabled 55-foot sailboat.

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VIDEO: Taking a spin

Maximo Trinidad, a veteran stand-up paddleboarder, was in the middle of a great ride when a spinner shark, oblivious to his fun, barrel-rolled him off his board.

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VIDEO: Surfing with the wind

Conditions on the East River weren’t ideal for the State University of New York Maritime College sailing team to fine-tune their technique, but that wasn’t the point on this day.

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VIDEO: Desperate moments

When a fishing trawler ran onto rocks while trying to enter an Irish port in gale conditions, the three crewmen aboard the 66-foot steel vessel quickly found themselves in a life-or-death situation with 10-foot seas washing over the deck.

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