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VIDEO: Party crashers

This was one dockside party to miss.

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VIDEO: Over the top

The boats are built for speed, and the drivers live to break records.

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VIDEO: Most powerful ever recorded

For perspective, Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines on Friday, packed more power than hurricanes Katrina and Sandy combined, according to reports.

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VIDEO: Like roping a wild horse

Retrieving a boat being swept across a bar on a raging river is a questionable decision, but a trio of Kiwis in a small inflatable make it look easy in this video.

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VIDEO: When the gales of November come early

Among modern-era shipwrecks, the loss of the 729-foot bulk freighter Edmund Fitzgerald has retained the public’s fascination for nearly 40 years.

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VIDEO: The saint that came roaring in

Nearly a year to the day that Sandy wreaked havoc from New Jersey to Rhode Island, hurricane-force winds battered the United Kingdom, Germany, Scandinavia and Denmark last week, killing at least 16 people across northern Europe.

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VIDEO: A World Series ring and a duck boat

Victory parades for sports teams are a long-standing tradition. The latest of three Boston Red Sox World Series championships in a decade continues the Beantown twist of incorporating the Charles River into the procession.

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VIDEO: A new day for sail freight?

Ceres is a 30-foot, flat-bottomed, two-masted, engineless sailboat that the Vermont Sail Freight Project built during the summer with the purpose of delivering freight under sail. Over the weekend, Ceres became the first sailboat to ship freight to Manhattan in 60 years.

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VIDEO: A substantial achievement

A retired welder from Michigan recently launched a 56-foot steel and aluminum yacht that he spent 18 years building.

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VIDEO: An angler's fate is sealed

Mike “The Griz” Ritz is the host of “Adventures South of the Border,” a cable TV program showcasing some of Mexico’s best sportfishing.

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VIDEO: Fish on board, man overboard

The exclamation “fish on!” can get the adrenaline pumping pretty quickly, especially when there’s a marlin at the end of the line.

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VIDEO: Five days of boats and fun

The 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show — the largest in-water boat show in the world — starts Thursday.

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VIDEO: No boat, no business

A Hawaii woman says the man who stole her family’s 47-foot charter sailboat not only devastated their memories but he also took their livelihood when he ran aground.

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VIDEO: A short jump off a tall mast

BASE jumping is an activity in which thrill-seekers use a parachute to jump from fixed objects. BASE is an acronym for the categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: building, antenna, span, and earth.

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VIDEO: Fresh pirate attack prompts warning to cruisers

Lest there be any doubt, an Oct. 11 pirate attack on a supertanker 237 nautical miles off Somalia is a reminder that piracy — though much diminished in 2013 — remains a deadly threat and one that has spurred new warnings for yachts to steer clear of the southern Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the western Indian Ocean.

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VIDEO: Lightning strikes more than twice

Don’t tell Tucker K. Owings that lightning never strikes twice.

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VIDEO: Cat sinking spurs questions

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the Columbus Day weekend sinking of a 45-foot party boat with 31 passengers and a black Labrador retriever aboard on Miami’s Biscayne Bay.

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America’s Cup sailor died of ‘blunt trauma with drowning’

British sailor Andrew Simpson died of “blunt trauma with drowning” in an accident while training for the America’s Cup in San Francisco in May.

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VIDEO: Is this the schooner Niña?

Fuzzy satellite images of what could be a vessel have given new hope to the families of seven crewmembers who went missing when the 84-year-old U.S.-flagged staysail schooner Niña disappeared in June on a stormy Tasman Sea.

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VIDEO: Crash court

A racing sailor who ran into an 853-foot tanker in calm seas and excellent visibility was in court last week and denied negligence at the helm.

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