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VIDEO: Circle game

We found this video filmed and posted by professional water skier Tadd Thorson that shows off a trick we hadn’t seen before.

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VIDEO: Rough rider

As responsible boaters, we’re always aware of the yahoos with whom we share the water.

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VIDEO: Smooth sailing

As a previously uneventful Northeast winter suddenly made its presence felt and the Blizzard of 2015 buried New England in snow, the Soundings crew in Essex, Conn., is embracing the season (or at least trying to).

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VIDEO: Water power

Benoît Stichelbaut is an extremely talented French maritime photographer who has focused his lenses on all the world's waters, from St. Malo to Cape Horn.

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VIDEO: Alone in rough waters

A solo sailor was caught Monday in deteriorating weather off Florida’s Passage Key, where he was driven aground.

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VIDEO: North Sea drama

A five-member fishing crew was lifted to safety from a sinking boat off the coast of Scotland in the North Sea by a coastal rescue team.

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VIDEO: Going for a knockout

An Australian film crew investigating a herd of beached pregnant sperm whales was interrupted by more than a dozen circling great white sharks, including one particularly big one with an attitude to match.

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VIDEO: Holding sway

It didn’t make much news in the United States last week, but a churning low-pressure system dubbed Storm Rachel battered the United Kingdom.

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VIDEO: Medieval torture

Boats and bridges can sometimes be a mix of oil and water, and merry old England has an infamous bridge that is something of a boat killer.

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VIDEO: Depth charger

They look cute and lovable, but hippopotamuses are by nature very aggressive and are widely considered to be among the most dangerous large animals in Africa.

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VIDEO: Hover craft

Sailing a Moth hydrofoil dinghy looks easy in the hands of professionals such as the ones in this video.

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VIDEO: Surf warriors

We never tire of watching footage of Coast Guard surf training.

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VIDEO: Surprise visitor

There is no script to a whale-watching excursion. You can never be sure how it will play out.

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VIDEO: Plucked from peril

Heading to port in a storm, the dry cargo ship Gulf Rio ran aground and nearly sank last week on the Black Sea.

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VIDEO: Ejected 'like rockets'

There are plenty of stories of solo boaters who fall overboard as their boat throttles on without them.

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VIDEO: 'Death roll,' then triumph

On-board video from Australia’s recent Rolex Sydney Hobart Race shows a firsthand account of a crew getting dunked but righting their boat and heading on to victory in their class.

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VIDEO: Flexible freighter

So you think you’ve made your way home in big seas?

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VIDEO: Megayacht, megawake

Wakesurfing is increasingly popular among the younger crowd, as it lets riders cruise along without being tethered to the boat by a tow line.

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VIDEO: Salvation after sinking

A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three anglers after their 27-foot fishing boat sank 23 miles west of Florida’s Steinhatchee River last week.

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VIDEO: 'Witch's cauldron'

A storm that lashed California’s Catalina Island with 40 mph winds and 8-foot seas last week caused the deaths of two men in unprotected Avalon Harbor as moored boats were driven to shore.

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