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VIDEO: In a cyclone's wake

The six-boat fleet competing in the Volvo Ocean Race is navigating the most treacherous leg of the round-the-world race as it traverses the volatile Southern Ocean en route from Auckland, New Zealand, to Itajai, Brazil.

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VIDEO: 'A special experience'

A South African great-grandmother is bent on proving you’re never too old to learn new tricks.

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VIDEO: Offshore injury

When a 70-year-old man injured his back aboard a 29-foot recreational boat nearly 40 miles offshore, the skipper made a mayday call via VHF channel 16.

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VIDEO: Past the tipping point

There are plenty of failed-boat-launch videos out there, but here’s one we hadn’t seen before — a quick clip, courtesy of Eastern Europe.

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VIDEO: What a local knows

Lecanvey is a seaside village in County Mayo, Ireland, known for big tidal swings.

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VIDEO: Outlaw inlet

Transiting a tricky inlet is among the biggest challenges of boating.

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VIDEO: Out for a spin

It probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but that doesn’t mean it was.

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VIDEO: Ready for rescue

Two anglers wisely invested in an EPIRB, and it led to a speedy rescue when their 25-foot boat capsized.

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VIDEO: Hazard to navigation

Video camera-rigged unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, seem to be everywhere these days — like gnats at a quiet anchorage.

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VIDEO: Technically, it's a boat

With winter finally and mercifully releasing its grip in the Midwest and Northeast, here’s one more look at the conditions that preceded the thaw.

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VIDEO: Help on the way

The setting: Force 9 winds and 13-foot seas about 8 miles southeast of Stornoway, a fishing village on the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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VIDEO: From the depths

We don’t know how the tow vehicle and trailer came to be underwater, but when that happens, you need a better plan than this.

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VIDEO: Performance pontoon

Racers come in all stripes. Beyond the familiar performance powerboats is a different breed of speed freaks: pontoon boat racers.

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VIDEO: Whale of a catch

We don’t know a lot about the circumstances, but this video appears to be from a whale-watching expedition.

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VIDEO: Finding the Musashi

A research team led by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen says it has located a World War II Japanese battleship that was considered one of the world's largest and the most technologically advanced warship of its time.

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VIDEO: 'Like a freight train'

Surveillance video was released of a boat crashing into a popular beachfront restaurant south of Tampa, Fla., and it’s amazing that the skipper didn’t kill anyone.

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VIDEO: Safe haven

Life in Antarctica as a penguin is dicey business.

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VIDEO: Splashing debut

The tradition of ceremoniously launching a new vessel, whether it be with a bottle of champagne smashed across the bow or a few carefully chosen words of blessing, dates back thousands of years.

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VIDEO: Ready for takeoff

Boats and waterskiing have gone hand in hand since at least the 1940s, and jumping is among the most impressive parts of the sport.

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VIDEO: Beware, Capt. Ahab

It doesn’t boast the drama of Herman Melville’s classic Moby-Dick, but a charging sperm whale got the attention of a Chilean fishing-boat crew recently.

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