The boating season never ends in South Florida, which means Coast Guard stations there are busy year-round.
The disappearance of a classic wooden schooner off New Zealand with seven people on board, including an American family, continues to grip the cruising community.
What does a 102-foot catamaran do for an encore after completing an historic 37,000-mile circumnavigation under solar power without burning an ounce of fossil fuel?
The Route des Princes multihull race was the setting for a spectacular capsize by the race leader.
A routine launch of a luxury motoryacht turned into another viral video of a nautical blunder.
It must have seemed like a good plan at the time: Pay a crew to take your boat offshore, open the seacocks and send her to the bottom, then collect a $400,000 insurance claim.
The French dig single- and short-handed ocean racing, which means they love the Figaro, a one design class that has been around since the early 1990s.
He has commanded breakfast tables for 50 years, but as it turns out, Cap’n Crunch doesn’t technically hold the rank of captain.
More than 30 passengers aboard a popular duck boat that offers tours of Liverpool, England, scrambled into the water this past weekend after the Yellow Duckmarine began to sink after driving down a ramp and into the water.
Navy and Coast Guard helicopters and vessels chased a 38-foot “super panga” powered by triple 200-hp Yamaha outboards nearly 400 miles before capturing three suspected drug smugglers off San Diego.
The Great Lakes are known for big storms and an estimated 10,000 shipwrecks.
When you think of stitch-and-glue construction you might think kayaks and dinghies. Well, Moon River ain’t no dink.
To most, a tidal bore is a phenomenon in which the leading edge of an incoming tide forms a wave of water that travels up a river and against the current.
NOAA Fisheries is seeking comments on a proposal to permanently adopt rules it instituted five years ago to protect North Atlantic right whales, including a 10-knot speed limit for vessels 65 feet or longer in waters where the whales gather in certain seasons.
The smaller convertible fishboat faces a serious competitor these days in the big, outboard-powered center consoles. They use less fuel, they're faster and they're less expensive than their inboard-powered brethren.
“On some occasions it was so bad I stood by the hatchway in my oilskins and wondered how much more she would take.” — Sir Alec Rose
What started as a relaxing evening cruise turned into a life-or-death rescue with two men, their wives and two dogs teetering at the edge of a waterfall.
In 1984, a year after the deadly capsize and sinking of the 605-foot ship Marine Electric in a winter storm, Congress directed the Coast Guard to “establish a helicopter rescue swimming program for the purpose of training selected Coast Guard personnel in rescue swimming skills.”
Five-time Olympic sailing medalist Sir Ben Ainslie paid a poignant tribute to Andrew “Bart” Simpson, who died in an America’s Cup training accident on San Francisco Bay, at his longtime friend’s funeral last Friday in his hometown of Sherborne in Dorset, England.
I’ll be writing a short piece on this gem of a boat for the August issue of Soundings. It’s a Calypso Classic 23.
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