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VIDEO: Sweet days of summer

The Penboscot Pursuit Regatta, formerly the Rockland-Castine Regatta, and before that the Camden-Castine Race, is held annually at the Rockland Yacht Club in Maine.

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VIDEO: Circus act

A duo of Italian sailors mounted a GoPro Hero 2 camera on the bow of a Hobie Tiger to document their sea trial on a breezy day off Sestri Levante in the Italian Riviera.

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VIDEO: Natural performers

Sailors participating in Australia’s annual Hamilton Island Race Week got some added excitement when humpback whales began breaching as the fleet passed through Whitsunday Passage off Queensland.

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VIDEO: Going airborne

A high-speed boat crash at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout performance powerboat-racing event left two men seriously injured.

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VIDEO: Shark as prey

Goliath grouper can grow to about 8 feet and can weigh nearly 800 pounds, and they are known to eat whatever opportunity presents — smaller fish, crustaceans, octopus, sea turtles — and judging from this video, the occasional shark.

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VIDEO: Good save

The crew of a 99-foot Australian whale-watching tour boat came to the rescue of a 35-foot sailboat that beached after it broke free from its mooring.

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VIDEO: Raw nature

An Alaskan fishing guide recently caught a spectacular scene of a sea lion being hunted by an orca.

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VIDEO: In need of a lift

A crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Oregon, hoisted to safety a kayaker who was stranded on rocks near Cape Falcon last Saturday afternoon.

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VIDEO: Get ready to dunk

Real sailors, especially competitive ones, are used to getting wet.

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VIDEO: Taking a dip

We found a short and not-so-sweet video that shows the hazards of riding a motorcycle along the edge of a wharf.

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VIDEO: Fire extinguisher

Fire, fiberglass and gasoline have conspired to create some combustible moments aboard boats of all types.

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VIDEO: Rude awakening

Anyone who has spent time in a dormitory knows there are any number of pranks that fellow residents can pull while you sleep.

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VIDEO: Just couldn't resist

Some dogs are a bundle of energy. Some are mellow, others impulsive.

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VIDEO: Small but extreme

It’s a slow news day, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to remind you that high-adrenaline fun is not the exclusive preserve of those guys and gals aboard big boats in the distance races.

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VIDEO: Major miscalculations

On April 12, 2007, the 247-foot, state-of-the-art Bourbon Dolphin, under the command of Norwegian captain Oddne Arve Remoy, was involved in a tragic anchor-handling capsize.

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VIDEO: Escape artist

It may give you the willies, but it sure is cool to watch an octopus — the marine world’s contortionist and escape artist extraordinaire — do the seemingly impossible.

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VIDEO: Home for good

The Charles W. Morgan was welcomed home to Connecticut’s Mystic Seaport Museum on Wednesday, completing a historic three-month 38th Voyage tour.

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VIDEO: Troubled tow

This video recently resurfaced on YouTube with no explanation, and although we learned that the accident was from 2009, it hasn’t lost its drama with age.

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VIDEO: Seal of approval

A young seal recently delighted two surfers by joining them for a session in the waves off Northumberland, England.

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VIDEO: Going with the flow

Little information was provided with this recently posted sailing gaffe, but it hardly needs much explaining.

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