Dispatches

VIDEO: Innovation and skill

The Moth class of sailing dinghies is endlessly fascinating to watch when top professionals sail them. Designed to hydroplane on foils, they seem to fly above the water.

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VIDEO: Epic arrival

The crew of the new container ship MSC Zoe recently entered the port of Hamburg, Germany, for the first time, and they brought with them a healthy sense of humor.

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VIDEO: Ready and able

As rescues go, this one was most notable for how well prepared everyone was before and after a 22-foot power catamaran capsized with two divers aboard 10 miles off Anna Maria, Fla., on Monday.

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VIDEO: You looking for me?

Filming a nature show on the open ocean is bound to have its share of surprises.

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VIDEO: 'Difficult to breathe'

Lewis Gordon Pugh is an impressive guy. A maritime lawyer and ocean advocate known as the “Sir Edmund Hillary of swimming” in that tight-knit community, Pugh recently became the first human to complete a long-distance swim at the geographic North Pole in nothing more than a Speedo, cap and goggles.

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VIDEO: Blinded by the spray

Here’s a spectacular crash between two performance powerboats, but it has a happy ending.

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VIDEO: Raising a 'monster'

A wooden figurehead more than 500 years old, carved in the shape of a sea monster, was recently raised from Swedish seas for the first time since the Danish warship went to the bottom.

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VIDEO: Acrobatic escape

Seals make a great meal for a great white, which is why an explosion in the gray seal population has the ocean’s ultimate predator coming closer and closer to New England beaches.

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VIDEO: With a sure hand

Some videos speak for themselves, with little explanation.

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VIDEO: 'The Everest of sailing'

The 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race got underway in Great Britain on Sunday with the largest fleet in the 90-year history of the biennial bluewater race.

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VIDEO: Struggling whale gets helping hand

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities are just that, and two young Australian anglers had theirs last week — a friendly, close encounter with a southern right whale.

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VIDEO: Equipped for rescue

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, rescued three men and a dog after the 70-foot catamaran Brandi Anne sank about 40 miles northeast of Oahu's North Shore on Aug. 9.

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VIDEO: 'He's going to jump in the boat!'

Anglers casting lines from a small center console off Huntington Beach, Calif., had to high-tail it away from their spot when a hungry mako shark went airborne.

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VIDEO: Achievement was 'unreal'

Professional water skier Freddy "The Nightmare" Krueger wowed crowds at an event last week with two jumps of more than 300 feet, breaking the previous world record of 299 feet, which was set in 2000.

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VIDEO: Fortunate survivors

A harrowing tale has come out of Australia, where an overnight fishing trip left a trio of anglers swimming for their lives on Sunday after their 18-foot boat capsized and sank.

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VIDEO: Diving lesson

Vincent Grison is preparing for the solo Mini Transat race, which takes sailors across the Atlantic in beamy 21-foot sailboats.

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VIDEO: Orca astern

The prevalence orcas in the waters off Savary Island in British Columbia makes it a popular spot for boaters to catch a glimpse of these marine mammals.

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VIDEO: A planing dirt bike

Say what you will about his outrageous stunts, but Robbie “Maddo” Maddison is a man on a mission.

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VIDEO: Over and out

Professionals who make their living on the water usually do their jobs flawlessly, but accidents do happen, as seen in this clip from the Netherlands.

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VIDEO: Comanche on the warpath

One of the fastest sailing yachts in the recent Transatlantic Race 2015 — a 2,800-mile sprint from Newport, R.I., to The Lizard, on the southwestern coast of England — is the high-tech racer named Comanche.

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