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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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VIDEO: The biggest? No, the baddest

Billionaire superyacht owners and their competition for the “biggest in the world” title make good comedic fodder for the rest of us.

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Leaving a legacy of reform

Those who knew him say he was just a humble everyman, but Capt. Robert M. Cusick Jr. is remembered today for his role in sweeping reforms in U.S. maritime safety standards.

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VIDEO: Going up

Those who have had to be rescued by Coast Guard rescue swimmers speak glowingly of these angels who descend from above to save their souls.

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VIDEO: A smooth, wakeless and silent ride

Pushing limits is the name of the game in extreme sports, as athletes continually push themselves closer to the edge.

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VIDEO: Big surf, big trouble

Wooden skiffs provide livelihoods in coastal villages around the world — for the builders and the people who use them. The simple, sturdy boats often are time-honored designs refined through the generations.

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China to Holland via the Arctic

The container ship Yong Sheng steamed into Rotterdam, Holland, on Tuesday to a throng of media after a voyage the shipping industry watched closely.

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VIDEO: Captain crunch

And you thought you were having a tough day at the office.

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Adrift at sea for 12 days

Four men were rescued and in apparent good health Monday after spending nearly two weeks adrift on the Caribbean.

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VIDEO: Oh, the humanity!

A boat sinking after a collision is hardly a laughing matter … except in this case.

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VIDEO: Salvage of the century

A salvage team tasked with removing the Costa Concordia, which ran aground off Giglio, Italy, is preparing to rotate the ship into an upright position using a technique known as parbuckling.

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VIDEO: Up close and personal with a waterspout

Most boaters who encounter a waterspout head in the other direction or at least keep a comfortable distance from the vortex.

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VIDEO: Bad time for engine woes

We can’t say we know the story behind this video, which looks as if it could have been staged or even created cinemagraphically, but it certainly caught our eye.

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VIDEO: Mystery sinking solved ... or is it?

On March 24, 2009, the commercial scalloper Lady Mary was nearing the end of an early-season trip when its EPIRB automatically activated as the vessel began to sink 66 miles New Jersey.

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VIDEO: Boat cops smack two docked boats

You would expect harbor police to be careful, prudent boat operators — certainly not the type to crash at high speed into two boats tied up to a dock.

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VIDEO: Faith in an ill-fated ship

The story of RawFaith, an amateur-built 100-foot (LOA) three-masted galleon with a passionate man of faith behind it, seemed like made-for-movie material — right up to its sinking 166 miles off Massachusetts in 2010.

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VIDEO: Marlin vaults into boat

A group of anglers fishing for marlin off the Dominican Republic got more than they bargained for when a 350-pound blue marlin they’d hooked launched into the cockpit.

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VIDEO: Dock line rodeo master

Capping a day on the water with a good meal at a dockside restaurant and pub is about as good as it gets.

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