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VIDEO: Cat sinking spurs questions

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the Columbus Day weekend sinking of a 45-foot party boat with 31 passengers and a black Labrador retriever aboard on Miami’s Biscayne Bay.

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America’s Cup sailor died of ‘blunt trauma with drowning’

British sailor Andrew Simpson died of “blunt trauma with drowning” in an accident while training for the America’s Cup in San Francisco in May.

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VIDEO: Is this the schooner Niña?

Fuzzy satellite images of what could be a vessel have given new hope to the families of seven crewmembers who went missing when the 84-year-old U.S.-flagged staysail schooner Niña disappeared in June on a stormy Tasman Sea.

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VIDEO: Crash court

A racing sailor who ran into an 853-foot tanker in calm seas and excellent visibility was in court last week and denied negligence at the helm.

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VIDEO: Yacht captain busted for smuggling

To anyone at the Palm Harbor Marina, the 106-foot Lazzara known as Secret Spot seemed like just another motoryacht in Palm Beach, Fla.

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VIDEO: Sailor injured in capsize

French multihull sailor Jean-Pierre Dick was training last Thursday in 15- to 20-knot winds in preparation for the Transat Jacques Vabre trans-Atlantic race when his 70-foot trimaran, Virbac-Paprec 70, capsized.

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VIDEO: An Italian stallion

A three-year restoration has yielded a real head-turner of a classic runabout in the memory of Italian mogul Ferruccio Lamborghini, of sports car fame.

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VIDEO: That’s Boater Home, not motor home

Any skipper can make a scene at a launch ramp, but it takes a certain breed to launch in style.

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VIDEO: Kiwi pride runs deep

It’s the nature of sporting events that those who finish in second place are quickly relegated to the realm of forgotten also-rans.

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VIDEO: Launch day from above

Launch day is always special, but it’s a safe bet that even in these days of camera phones in every corner, you haven’t seen one quite like this.

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VIDEO: Waterspouts 101

Waterspouts are basically tornados on the water, though usually much less powerful than those on land. The prudent skipper steers clear of them, but they’re a sight to see from afar.

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VIDEO: Inside a waterspout

Seeing a single waterspout while you’re on the water can pique your curiosity, but several spouts on the horizon meant one thing to these Florida boaters: run hard into the fray.

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VIDEO: ‘I was scared the boat might blow’

A tour of London became a swim-for-your-life emergency when a duck boat caught fire on the River Thames.

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VIDEO: Hold fast at the top of the mast

For most of us, going to the top of the mast is best done at a dock. Hopefully there will be no waves or wakes and rescue equipment will be nearby.

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VIDEO: Between a hull and a hard place

Cruising Western Europe’s busy rivers requires its own form of seamanship when navigating through a series of locks.

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VIDEO: Stick with a traditional towboat

For boaters in need of assistance, Sea Tow and BoatUS are solid options.

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VIDEO: Situational awareness? What's that?

Regardless of your state’s law, there should be a designated spotter when someone is water skiing so the driver can devote full attention to safe boat operation.

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VIDEO: Oracle: ‘We finally broke the code’

Oracle Team USA’s stunning America’s Cup upset — eight straight wins culminating in a 1-point victory over Emirates Team New Zealand Wednesday on San Francisco Bay — didn’t just happen.

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AMERICA'S CUP: Comeback complete!

Dogged by penalty points, outclassed by a Kiwi team honed to clockwork precision, Oracle Team USA was down 8-1 at one point only to come back and win eight straight races to capture the 34th America’s Cup Wednesday in one of the great comebacks in sports history.

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VIDEO: Table for one, Mr. Crab?

It’s a scene any casual crabber who has ever caught his or her dinner should see: the crab’s perspective.

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