Any skipper can make a scene at a launch ramp, but it takes a certain breed to launch in style.
It’s the nature of sporting events that those who finish in second place are quickly relegated to the realm of forgotten also-rans.
Launch day is always special, but it’s a safe bet that even in these days of camera phones in every corner, you haven’t seen one quite like this.
Waterspouts are basically tornados on the water, though usually much less powerful than those on land. The prudent skipper steers clear of them, but they’re a sight to see from afar.
Seeing a single waterspout while you’re on the water can pique your curiosity, but several spouts on the horizon meant one thing to these Florida boaters: run hard into the fray.
A tour of London became a swim-for-your-life emergency when a duck boat caught fire on the River Thames.
For most of us, going to the top of the mast is best done at a dock. Hopefully there will be no waves or wakes and rescue equipment will be nearby.
Cruising Western Europe’s busy rivers requires its own form of seamanship when navigating through a series of locks.
For boaters in need of assistance, Sea Tow and BoatUS are solid options.
Regardless of your state’s law, there should be a designated spotter when someone is water skiing so the driver can devote full attention to safe boat operation.
Oracle Team USA’s stunning America’s Cup upset — eight straight wins culminating in a 1-point victory over Emirates Team New Zealand Wednesday on San Francisco Bay — didn’t just happen.
Dogged by penalty points, outclassed by a Kiwi team honed to clockwork precision, Oracle Team USA was down 8-1 at one point only to come back and win eight straight races to capture the 34th America’s Cup Wednesday in one of the great comebacks in sports history.
It’s a scene any casual crabber who has ever caught his or her dinner should see: the crab’s perspective.
Billionaire superyacht owners and their competition for the “biggest in the world” title make good comedic fodder for the rest of us.
Those who knew him say he was just a humble everyman, but Capt. Robert M. Cusick Jr. is remembered today for his role in sweeping reforms in U.S. maritime safety standards.
Those who have had to be rescued by Coast Guard rescue swimmers speak glowingly of these angels who descend from above to save their souls.
Pushing limits is the name of the game in extreme sports, as athletes continually push themselves closer to the edge.
Wooden skiffs provide livelihoods in coastal villages around the world — for the builders and the people who use them. The simple, sturdy boats often are time-honored designs refined through the generations.
The container ship Yong Sheng steamed into Rotterdam, Holland, on Tuesday to a throng of media after a voyage the shipping industry watched closely.
And you thought you were having a tough day at the office.
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