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VIDEO: Unhappy landing

Boating and water skiing have shared a symbiotic relationship since the tow sport was invented in the 1920s.

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Nurturing self-reliance

Boaters in the Northeast with a serious DIY streak should consider an informative seminar from a world-class expert on systems and diesel power plants.

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VIDEO: JFK's shining star

John F. Kennedy’s Star Class sailboat, Flash II, which he owned and raced with his older brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, is getting ready for the auction block in Texas.

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Antigua Sailing Week: reflections on a week in paradise

Jonathan Russo is a passionate sailor from New York who took a break from the Northeast spring and headed to the Caribbean for Antigua Sailing Week, where he is filing daily reports for Soundings. This is his seventh and final dispatch.

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VIDEO: Captain in danger

Captains of 95-foot yachts don’t normally fall overboard from their completely seaworthy vessels, but that’s what apparently happened last week 10 miles northeast of Nassau, Bahamas.

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VIDEO: Singlehanded launching

We’ve never seen anything quite like this approach to launching a boat. The owner sits on the front of his trailer, presumably to prevent it from tipping backward as he rides it down to the water.

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Antigua Sailing Week: Teamwork pays off

Jonathan Russo is a passionate sailor from New York who took a break from the Northeast spring and headed to the Caribbean for Antigua Sailing Week, where he is filing daily reports for Soundings. This is his sixth dispatch.

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Antigua Sailing Week: a chance to ride a rocket

Jonathan Russo is a passionate sailor from New York who took a break from the Northeast spring and headed to the Caribbean for Antigua Sailing Week, where he is filing daily reports for Soundings. This is his fourth dispatch.

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VIDEO: Resourceful rescue

Three Texas anglers in an aluminum jonboat that went over a spillway on Lake Mexia on Monday found themselves in a world of trouble just as night was falling.

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Antigua Sailing Week: the joy of the land

Jonathan Russo is a passionate sailor from New York who took a break from the Northeast spring and headed to the Caribbean for Antigua Sailing Week, where he is filing daily reports for Soundings. This is his fifth dispatch.

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Antigua Sailing Week: cohesion among the crew

Jonathan Russo is a passionate sailor from New York who took a break from the Northeast spring and headed to the Caribbean for Antigua Sailing Week, where he is filing daily reports for Soundings. This is his third dispatch.

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VIDEO: Cruisers get a new port

The publishers of PassageMaker and Sail magazines are launching a new event for New England cruising enthusiasts.

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Antigua Sailing Week: another day in paradise

Jonathan Russo is a passionate sailor from New York who took a break from the Northeast spring and headed to the Caribbean for Antigua Sailing Week, where he is filing daily reports for Soundings. This is his second dispatch.

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VIDEO: 'Equivalent to a hurricane'

Crews continued to search Monday for several sailors who were missing after a powerful and fast-moving storm swept over Mobile Bay on Saturday during the annual Dauphin Island Regatta.

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VIDEO: 'Like a rocket on rails'

In a nimble bit of seamanship from Down Under — with perhaps a dash of chutzpah — Aussie skipper Ian Sloan and two crew aboard his 46-foot catamaran Saltonay waited overnight to time their crossing of the bar at Southport Seaway on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

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VIDEO: Sailing in paradise

Jonathan Russo is a passionate sailor from New York who left the Northeast spring and headed to the Caribbean for Antigua Sailing Week, where he will file daily reports for Soundings. Here is his first, as he settles in for one of his favorite events of the year.

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VIDEO: Dodging flying fish

Freshmen from Washington University in St. Louis were rowing on Missouri’s Creve Couer Lake two weeks ago when hundreds of leaping Asian carp halted their crew.

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VIDEO: Relax, it's showtime

The sixth annual Essex (Conn.) Spring Boat Show will take place Friday through Sunday at Brewer Dauntless Marina, which is five scenic miles from where the Connecticut River enters Long Island Sound.

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VIDEO: Surprise attack

Undersea, humans are out of their element, but that hasn’t kept us from going there.

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VIDEO: In good hands

Anything can happen offshore, and trouble is almost always unexpected.

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