In June 2012, students at John Winthrop Middle School in Deep River, Conn., launched a 5-foot, 45-pound, self-righting, self-steering and self-tending research sailboat to chart the currents of the Atlantic as part of the Educational Passages program.
As more European-built boats make their way into American boat shows, we thought we’d take a look at some of the ones that caught our eye.
The Liffey Descent Canoe Race is an annual canoe and kayak race for 18 miles along Ireland’s River Liffey.
Despite drug runners’ creative use of go-fast boats and semisubmersible subs to move contraband into the United States, the Coast Guard remains adept at nabbing drugs at sea.
Australians have a reputation for taking things to the extreme, especially when it comes to their passion for riverboat racing.
Alaska is a world unto its own, so when a family recently took a fishing trip there they found more than they were angling for.
Every boat is built with a purpose, and for some, the purpose is to sail fast — really fast.
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston helicopter crew rescued a 60-year-old man after he fell overboard from a sailboat about 5 miles east of Kemah, Texas, on the afternoon of Sept. 24.
Some videos we come across are just impossible not to love.
The latest viral video offers a point of view that no one wants — an ocean kayaker frantically fending off a super-aggressive hammerhead shark intent on ramming and biting his small boat.
Big-budget Hollywood movies on nautical adventure are hard to come by these days, but a whale of a movie is heading to theaters the day after Christmas.
During a whale-watching tour off New South Wales, Australia, photographer Robyn Malcolm captured a series of photos she turned into a slideshow of an odd pairing — a seal catching a ride on the back of a humpback whale.
The Adventurists is a group of British young men “dedicated to making adventure travel less safe and less boring.”
California’s Monterey Bay is a whale-watching hot spot. Commercial tour boats offer awestruck viewers a degree of safety from the plunging and leaping of feeding cetaceans, but paddlers who venture too far into the fray are at the mercy of nature, as two of them found out last week.
Fort Lauderdale-based Bertram Yacht announced it has retained the services of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston, Maine, to build prototypes of its initial designs.
A couple of anglers spotted a pod of orcas five miles off San Diego last week and motored over to have a closer look.
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued three men from a disabled fishing boat in Alaska’s Bristol Bay on Sunday.
We’ve all seen the America’s Cup wingsail catamarans and their revolutionary (and expensive) foils, which lift the hull out of the water under some conditions, leading to extreme boat speeds.
When workers showed up last Sunday at White Crest Beach in Cape Cod, Mass., a 14-foot male great white shark that weighed about 2,000 pounds awaited them. It had apparently run aground and was thrashing in the shallows.
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