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VIDEO: Dutch treat

There aren’t a lot of builders that are willing to capsize a new yacht, but Dutch company Elling had a point to make.

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VIDEO: Offshore mob recovery

You’re in the middle of the Pacific making a sail change in 50 knots of wind and gusts to 70 knots. And you go over the side.

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VIDEO: Failing the bar exam

The land Down Under produces a hearty breed of boaters who earn their stripes by navigating some of the trickiest and most unforgiving waters.

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VIDEO: Aboard the Exxon Valdez

Twenty-five years ago this week, the Exxon Valdez left Valdez, Alaska, with 53 million gallons of crude oil, bound for California. A harbor pilot guided the ship through the Valdez Narrows before turning the bridge back over to Capt. Joseph Hazelwood.

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VIDEO: Full throttle

The Riverland Dinghy Derby is an annual race held on the first Sunday in February in South Australia. What started as a bet between friends in 1981 is now a regional attraction that draws competitors and spectators from across Australia.

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VIDEO: Nowhere to hide

A Canadian man drove his family eight hours to Prince Rupert in British Columbia in the hope that he could show his children the majesty of whales in their habitat.

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VIDEO: Sweeping beauty

St. Malo, France, overlooks the English Channel and is known for its history of privateers, its beautiful medieval walled city and its popularity as a seaside resort. It’s also home to some of the highest tides in Europe.

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VIDEO: Rest in pieces

It appears there won’t be a graceful exit for what was an elegant 70-foot steel-hulled motoryacht.

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VIDEO: The age of sail

Feeling nostalgic for the adventures that “progress” has eliminated? So are we.

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VIDEO: Rescuer at risk

A towboat captain and his three-legged dog were responding to a call on the protected waters of Texas’ Matagorda Bay on Sunday when a storm swept through and kicked up 20-knot winds and a 4-foot chop.

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VIDEO: Abridged passage

The skipper of a Princess V57 thought the yacht could clear the stone-arched Richmond Bridge on London’s Thames River.

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VIDEO: Ocean extreme

The raw power of a storm at sea is something that only few experience first-hand. However, talented filmmakers can transport the rest of us into the heart of the beast.

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VIDEO: Surfing on a river

Every winter on the North Shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, high surf dams the Waimea River mouth with sand and heavy rains flood the valley.

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VIDEO: Hard water sailing

There has been plenty of grumbling about the endless winter a good portion of the United States has endured, but you’ll hear no complaints from the iceboating tribe.

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VIDEO: Practice makes perfect

The Coast Guard’s reputation for fast, efficient, safe rescues is not earned without a lot of hard work behind the scenes.

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VIDEO: Dolphins via drone

Radio-controlled, camera-equipped drones have been used to record everything from the Costa Concordia wreck to the view over Niagara Falls.

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VIDEO: Sailor daredevil

British sailor Alex Thomson has a reputation for taking risks, whether sailing solo around the globe or using his boat as a platform for stunts.

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VIDEO: Swallowed by Jaws

Pe‘ahi, on the north shore of the Hawaiian island Maui, earned its nickname “Jaws” for having some of the largest surf in the world.

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VIDEO: Waterfront dining

“Consider the subtleness of the sea,” Melville advised us in “Moby Dick.” But more than a few diners in Southern California would beg to differ with his characterization.

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VIDEO: Whale's tail was no tale

A young Canadian woman on a whale-watching boat off Mexico had a close encounter with nature in the form of a slap in the face.

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