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VIDEO: Crash course

The Extreme Sailing Series is designed for adrenaline junkies who race identical 40-foot performance honeycomb-cored, carbon-fiber catamarans at double-digit speeds that have been clocked as high as 30 knots.

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VIDEO: Tasty RIB?

A TV production crew for the nature show MaxAnimal got a better-than-expected close-up when a great white shark took a bite of the RIB they were in.

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VIDEO: ‘We’re in trouble, dude’

A day of fishing turned into a fight for survival when two Florida men were pitched into the Atlantic by a wave one of the anglers described as 12 feet.

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VIDEO: Radical ride

Chances are you’ve never seen a boat like this.

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VIDEO: Lethal rapier

Marine scientists long have known that billfish use the long spear on their upper jaw to slash at and stun prey during feeding, although some experts have suggested that it also helps them navigate.

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VIDEO: Pitched off

We don’t know much about this short video we found on YouTube, but it’s well worth a few seconds of your time as a reminder of how fast things can go wrong on a boat.

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VIDEO: Caught on tape

Prosecutors say the woman in this surveillance video not only struck a bridge, but she also did not do enough to help her injured boyfriend after the accident. The man later died from his injuries.

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VIDEO: Good company

British long-distance swimmer Adam Walker was three hours into a swim across New Zealand’s Cook Strait when he noticed he had company.

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VIDEO: 'That's not a dolphin'

A group of Australian angling buddies came away from a recent outing with a fish tale about the one they were glad got away — a shark the size of their aluminum boat.

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VIDEO: Beyond Force 10

Every surfer dreams of riding the perfect wave. But it’s a rare breed who heads out into monster surf kicked up by a 100-year storm.

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VIDEO: 1888 wreck rediscovered

A 202-foot steamship that sank in 1888 in the shadow of where San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge now stands was recently rediscovered and should shed new light on American society during the Gold Rush.

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VIDEO: Moth men

The Moth Class is probably the least understood of the competitive sailing dinghy racing classes, most notably because of the hydrofoil design, which lifts the hull of the boats out of the water to significantly reduce drag and increase speed.

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VIDEO: 'A guardian's eye'

Coast Guard surfmen are the service’s most highly trained boat handlers and the only coxswains qualified to operate rescue boats in unpredictable and treacherous breaking surf conditions.

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VIDEO: ‘Sharks’ that fly

We found this promotional video online and had to share it because it looks like a really cool product.

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VIDEO: The Morgan's comeback

The Charles W. Morgan hasn’t sailed in almost a century, but shipwrights at Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut have been mighty busy these last six years working to change that.

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VIDEO: Fulfilling a legacy

There are project boats, and then there’s the 61-year odyssey of the 24-foot wooden backyard boat that appropriately will be named Enigma.

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VIDEO: Hundreds missing

A ferry carrying more than 450 passengers and crew sank off South Korea’s Jindo Island on Wednesday, leaving hundreds unaccounted for and at least four dead — a number that’s sure to rise.

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VIDEO: Boutique boat show

The fifth annual Essex Spring Boat Show returns to the Connecticut River in Essex, Conn., during the weekend of April 25-27.

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VIDEO: A hefty price tag

The family of four, with a critically ill 1-year-old, rescued from their disabled sailboat last week nearly 1,000 miles off Mexico, has faced a backlash of criticism, but they will not face repaying the $663,000 it cost to get them.

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VIDEO: High-speed crash

The boats in the Top Alcohol Flatbottom class are known as the “funny cars” of drag boat racing, reaching speeds north of 175 mph.

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