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VIDEO: Against the rocks

A 95-year-old tall ship used for sail training became trapped against the cliffs of the Irish coastline earlier this week when its engine gave out while it was motoring from port.

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VIDEO: Triumphant return

America’s oldest commercial vessel, the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, took to the water on Sunday for the first time in five years as a multimillion-dollar restoration project reached a significant milestone.

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VIDEO: Geraldo at the helm

Celebrity journalist Geraldo Rivera is known for voicing his opinion on controversial topics, but he’s also known for his love of sailing.

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VIDEO: Center consoles: form and function with luxury

Regulator Marine recently created a seating unit specifically centered around a cockpit grill. This option, which can be added to the 34 CC or the 34 SS, came as a direct response to customer feedback, says Regulator President Joan Maxwell.

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VIDEO: An ‘awful crack,’ down came the rig

Two days into the Transpac, the 2,225-mile Los Angeles to Honolulu race organized by the Transpacific Yacht Club, the mast of one racer came toppling down on the deck.

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VIDEO: Tow, tow, tow the boat

It might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but reality finally crashed the haul-out party.

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VIDEO: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a great white!

B-grade movie fans find a guilty pleasure in watching films that are so bad they defy logic. For those interested in sharks, pretty girls and one of the most far-fetched plots ever hatched, there is the Syfy channel’s “Sharknado.”

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VIDEO: 'Instant death'

Watching fishermen work some of the most dangerous waters on the planet has riveted viewers of the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” for nine seasons and counting.

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VIDEO: Out of control

The video clip here says so much about how not to run a boat and how bad things happen to operators who push things too far.

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VIDEO: Cup cat hits 42.8 knots

Reaching speeds previously unheard of in America’s Cup racing, Emirates Team New Zealand scored the first point in the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup challenger series, when it completed the 16-nautical mile course in 46 minutes, 27 seconds.

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'Sails shredded, now bare poles'

Rescue Coordination Center New Zealand searched the largest area it has ever covered but had found no trace of the wooden schooner Niña when the mission was called off.

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VIDEO: Is that a 007 clip or drag-boat race?

Drag-boat racers live for speed. But what happens when the boat has no interest in slowing down at the end of the race?

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VIDEO: On the water with Maverick Boat Co.

I had a chance check out several center consoles during Maverick Boat Co.’s recent press outing on the east coast of Florida.

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VIDEO: Clinging to the hull

The boating season never ends in South Florida, which means Coast Guard stations there are busy year-round.

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VIDEO: Hope fades for missing schooner

The disappearance of a classic wooden schooner off New Zealand with seven people on board, including an American family, continues to grip the cruising community.

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VIDEO: PlanetSolar plots a course for research

solar2What does a 102-foot catamaran do for an encore after completing an historic 37,000-mile circumnavigation under solar power without burning an ounce of fossil fuel?

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VIDEO: ‘The boat was turned over with a single blow’

The Route des Princes multihull race was the setting for a spectacular capsize by the race leader.

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VIDEO: Splashdown

A routine launch of a luxury motoryacht turned into another viral video of a nautical blunder.

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VIDEO: Botched scuttling mean four years of hard time

scuttle20620It must have seemed like a good plan at the time: Pay a crew to take your boat offshore, open the seacocks and send her to the bottom, then collect a $400,000 insurance claim.

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