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VIDEO: When caution is not enough

Trailering a boat on a highway can be a tricky task. We found this short clip of an accident in which a motorist coming from the opposite direction on a two-lane road drives across the center line and takes out a trailered boat, which skitters down the road on its hull.

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VIDEO: Roiled seas, calm seamen

Its engine had failed, and the 38-foot sailboat Golden Morn was dead in the water in rough seas and 13-foot swells about 19 miles off England’s Lizard Point.

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VIDEO: Bump in the ocean

A group of recreational sailors recently had a very close encounter with a whale off Redondo Beach, Calif.

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VIDEO: History unfurled

The tall ship L'Hermione is a replica of Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette’s 18th century frigate, Freedom.

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VIDEO: Danger in the second turn

Racing high-octane powerboats is not for the weak-kneed. The now ubiquitous on-board camera gives us a front-row seat for the action.

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VIDEO: Moon over Maine

We found the most pleasant eight seconds of video you’ll see all day.

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VIDEO: Rogue wave knocks out racers

The Transat Jacques Vabre is a biennial double-handed sail race from France to Brazil. The fleet set out from Le Havre last week, but in a matter of days the number of contestants was dwindling.

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VIDEO: One week, three records

Boating’s many tribes include an extreme sect composed of bluewater adventurers focused solely on sailing as fast as possible.

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VIDEO: 40-knot winds rip race fleet

The Bay of Biscay, off the west coast of France, is renowned for delivering treacherous sea conditions.

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VIDEO: 'My new friend'

San Diego boaters have a complicated relationship with the sea lions that also call the harbor their home port.

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VIDEO: Raceboat's hard luck

Navigating a Hawaiian inlet with a known reef hazard and breaking surf can test any skipper’s mettle.

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VIDEO: From racers to rescuers

Collisions on racecourses are nothing new, but when the racing is among cutting-edge speedsters such as America’s Cup foiling catamarans, the impact can be especially cringe-worthy.

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VIDEO: Kayaking with a kite

Dan Tracy is a Seattle-based entrepreneur with a passion for clean energy innovation. He recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for an invention that allows kayakers to harness the wind as a source of propulsion.

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VIDEO: A boat that 'walks'

The Crawling Lander Craft may not be for everyone, but we find this 31-foot self-beaching and launching boat pretty cool.

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VIDEO: Nine lives plus one

When French sailor Manu Wattecamps’ 30-foot sailboat became disabled in 20-foot seas and 46-mph winds 400 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska, he knew he was in trouble.

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VIDEO: Playing peekaboo

Dolphins are among the most majestic of marine mammals, and many a bluewater sailor has enjoyed a visit from a playful pod at the bow.

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VIDEO: Shark parade

We found this clip, which is both eerie and beautiful, showing from the air a sportfishing boat motoring along with more than 100 sharks swimming around outside Destin, Florida’s East Pass.

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VIDEO: African speedway

The Luderitz Speed Challenge is held annually in the harbor town in southwest Namibia, a southern African country known for consistent, strong onshore winds.

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VIDEO: 'Off we go, surfing!'

The Clipper Round the World Race is unique in that all aboard but the captain are amateur sailors, so no previous experience is required to sail 40,000 nautical miles around the globe.

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VIDEO: Friendly followers

Timing is everything, particularly for a photographer who launched his drone to capture some footage of two whales he had heard were swimming close to shore off his home town of Esperance, Western Australia.

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