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Capturing the joy of sailing

Some young sailors and instructors at the Harraseeket Yacht Club, in South Freeport, Maine, put a high-definition GoPro point-of-view camera to good use this summer.

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Fishing boat capsizes, sinks

There was no YouTube in 1988, when the 47-foot fishing vessel Linda’s Draw met her end in a storm in Icy Bay off south-central Alaska, but a crewmember on the fishing tender Alaska Eagle, which was shadowing the converted salmon seiner, filmed the entire event.

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No day at the beach

Add the latest viral video to the list of odd news coming out of Russia, a land where apparently anything goes — even a massive hover craft landing on a beach full of sunbathers.

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VIDEO: Fire breaks out aboard megayacht

A 183-foot Benetti in the final stages of construction caught fire Tuesday morning at the builder’s yard in Livorno, Italy.

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VIDEO: 'Surf the sky'

It’s different strokes for different folks when it comes to fun on the water — or under it, or above it.

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VIDEO: Thrill-seeking in the Big Apple

It’s hard not to admire someone who chucks a shoreside career for one on the water.

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Convicted hoax caller gets $489,007 bill

For someone who aspires to be a Coast Guard aviator, Danik Shiv Kumar has a lot to learn.

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VIDEO: Nosedive? No problem

The Louis Vuitton Cup Finals to determine which syndicate will challenge Oracle Team Racing for the America’s Cup got off to a lively start over the weekend, with Team New Zealand’s catamaran burying a bow while rounding a mark and tossing two crewmembers overboard.

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VIDEO: Higher than a kite

Adrenaline junkies who love extreme sports have a new hero in a young kiteboarder who set a world record soaring 790 feet before gliding to a safe splashdown on Oregon’s Columbia River.

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VIDEO: Great white makes surprise visit

A group of New Jersey anglers got a thrill earlier this season when a great white shark estimated to be 16 feet long circled their boat for 10 to 15 minutes.

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GUEST BLOG: Sailing the Starbucks way

starbucks20815Crossing oceans and seas — even long-distance coastal cruising — in a yacht-racing event, a boat delivery or just for plain fun can be one of the most exhilarating experiences in all of life. There is something about the wind and waves and an empty, sterile horizon that brings a sense of awe and peace to even the most jaded human beings.

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VIDEO: Close encounter with a waterspout

All of the ingredients for a fine day on the water were there: bright sunshine, a nice bay boat, plenty of fish, even a pretty woman in a bikini.

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VIDEO: 'All Is Lost' for Robert Redford

A new film starring Robert Redford is bound to interest Soundings readers and plays out much like the life-or-death ordeals reported in the magazine.

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VIDEO: Got $1? This classic yacht could be yours

A classic wooden motoryacht sitting abandoned since 2009 in a Hawaiian marina can be had for as little as a buck, according to the local harbormaster.

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VIDEO: ‘It was an accident waiting to happen’

hudson20806A local sailor says he warned officials that construction barges moored at the Tappan Zee Bridge on the Hudson River were inadequately lit before a July 26 nighttime collision that killed two people.

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VIDEO: Out of the water, into the stands

crash20806Racing 13-foot aluminum boats with V-8 power plants delivering 300 to 1,000 hp around a narrow, serpentine course is not without with certain risks — even for the spectators.

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VIDEO: Taking on the Bermuda Challenge … again

Chris Fertig and Tyson Garvin for the second time in 12 months will attempt to break the Bermuda Challenge record, a non-stop powerboat sprint of nearly 780 miles from New York to Bermuda.

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VIDEO: You’ve never seen this kind of ‘pilot’ boat

This underwater video shows a pod of as many as 15 pilot whales interacting with each other around an International Fund for Animal Welfare research vessel off southern Spain.

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VIDEO: Bridge bust

This guy has an expensive boat. Or at least he had an expensive boat. He may also have a boutique captain’s cap.

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FIRST PERSON: Evildoers in my wake?

I’d just gotten back from Boston, where I'd been working on a 65 Viking Princess. I hadn’t had a chance to sit in my shop and have a day to goof off and drink beer when the phone rang.

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