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VIDEO: Training day becomes a mission

An MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, Oregon, was on a training mission Nov. 10 when they spotted three people whose kayaks had capsized.

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VIDEO: 'Boys, he nearly ate me!'

Spear fisherman Johan Potgieter was diving about 62 feet beneath the surface off the coast of South Africa when one of the region’s alpha predators — a great white shark — became extremely interested in him.

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VIDEO: When caution is not enough

Trailering a boat on a highway can be a tricky task. We found this short clip of an accident in which a motorist coming from the opposite direction on a two-lane road drives across the center line and takes out a trailered boat, which skitters down the road on its hull.

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VIDEO: Roiled seas, calm seamen

Its engine had failed, and the 38-foot sailboat Golden Morn was dead in the water in rough seas and 13-foot swells about 19 miles off England’s Lizard Point.

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VIDEO: Bump in the ocean

A group of recreational sailors recently had a very close encounter with a whale off Redondo Beach, Calif.

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VIDEO: History unfurled

The tall ship L'Hermione is a replica of Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette’s 18th century frigate, Freedom.

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VIDEO: Danger in the second turn

Racing high-octane powerboats is not for the weak-kneed. The now ubiquitous on-board camera gives us a front-row seat for the action.

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VIDEO: Moon over Maine

We found the most pleasant eight seconds of video you’ll see all day.

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VIDEO: Rogue wave knocks out racers

The Transat Jacques Vabre is a biennial double-handed sail race from France to Brazil. The fleet set out from Le Havre last week, but in a matter of days the number of contestants was dwindling.

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VIDEO: One week, three records

Boating’s many tribes include an extreme sect composed of bluewater adventurers focused solely on sailing as fast as possible.

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VIDEO: 40-knot winds rip race fleet

The Bay of Biscay, off the west coast of France, is renowned for delivering treacherous sea conditions.

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VIDEO: 'My new friend'

San Diego boaters have a complicated relationship with the sea lions that also call the harbor their home port.

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VIDEO: Raceboat's hard luck

Navigating a Hawaiian inlet with a known reef hazard and breaking surf can test any skipper’s mettle.

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VIDEO: From racers to rescuers

Collisions on racecourses are nothing new, but when the racing is among cutting-edge speedsters such as America’s Cup foiling catamarans, the impact can be especially cringe-worthy.

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VIDEO: Kayaking with a kite

Dan Tracy is a Seattle-based entrepreneur with a passion for clean energy innovation. He recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for an invention that allows kayakers to harness the wind as a source of propulsion.

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VIDEO: A boat that 'walks'

The Crawling Lander Craft may not be for everyone, but we find this 31-foot self-beaching and launching boat pretty cool.

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VIDEO: Nine lives plus one

When French sailor Manu Wattecamps’ 30-foot sailboat became disabled in 20-foot seas and 46-mph winds 400 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska, he knew he was in trouble.

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VIDEO: Playing peekaboo

Dolphins are among the most majestic of marine mammals, and many a bluewater sailor has enjoyed a visit from a playful pod at the bow.

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VIDEO: Shark parade

We found this clip, which is both eerie and beautiful, showing from the air a sportfishing boat motoring along with more than 100 sharks swimming around outside Destin, Florida’s East Pass.

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VIDEO: African speedway

The Luderitz Speed Challenge is held annually in the harbor town in southwest Namibia, a southern African country known for consistent, strong onshore winds.

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