Don’t expect it as a smartphone app or a feature on the multifunction display at your helm station anytime soon, but some really smart people at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a prediction tool that may give mariners a 2- to 3-minute warning of an incoming rogue wave.
Training has begun for the next America’s Cup, which will be held in Bermuda in 2017, and the teams are honing their skills aboard AC45S training catamarans.
This video went viral a couple of years ago, but it has recently resurfaced because it’s so cool.
From the perspective of our local cruising grounds — patches of water and solitude we know and love as our own — we can forget there’s a great big maritime world chugging along 24 hours a day.
The J Class has its roots in the oldest sporting race in the world — the America’s Cup. The renowned international event was born in the 19th century from an annual race around the Isle of Wight called the 100 Guinea Cup.
A German adventure sailor whose mummified body was found Feb. 26 aboard his partially sunken yacht off the coast of Barobo in the Philippines died of a heart attack.
Dramatic video shows a Coast Guard helicopter crew rescuing commercial fishermen from their 76-foot scalloper after it ran aground off New York’s Rockaway Beach on Feb. 25.
Purists may not like it, but the America’s Cup has evolved, leaving monohulls in its wake and offering competition among lightweight multihull racing machines.
Coming face to face accidentally with this creature in the open ocean could certainly cause panic, but an enormous ocean sunfish that divers spotted off Portugal is completely harmless.
The eighth edition of the biennial Caribbean 600 started in spectacular style in Antigua on Monday as crowds watched the largest fleet in the event’s history set off on a 600-nautical-mile race around 11 islands.
The life-and-death drama of desperate migrants fleeing their homelands for a better life in Europe is inescapable in the news, but this powerful clip puts a human face on the crisis.
Boaters and sea lions have a complicated relationship in Southern California, with strong opinions falling on both sides.
An interesting boat refit is underway at a small New Jersey boat shop.
All three crewmembers were rescued safely after the 74-foot Carolina-style sportfishing boat Afunday hit a reef off the port city of Fajardo in Puerto Rico.
There is something primal about imagery that captures the sheer power of the world’s oceans.
One of the many worries on boaters’ minds is how their baby is fairing even when she was left safely secured in her slip.
In case you haven’t heard, Americans Steve Shapiro and Bob Wiese, both 71, have repeatedly attempted to sail a ragged 40-foot wooden boat that Shapiro purchased in Norway across the Atlantic to Maine.
Superb engineering by a talented team was required to save a 538-foot South Korean cargo ship that was crippled in deteriorating conditions off the coast of France and listing by 40 to 50 degrees.
Traditionally rigged sailing vessels — tall ships — have a universal appeal.
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