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VIDEO: Chain reaction

Boaters know the subtleties required to safely set an anchor, starting with the rule of thumb that you use at least three times as much chain as is needed to reach the bottom.

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VIDEO: Charging into theaters

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the final trailer for its big-budget movie about the true story that helped to inspire Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick.”

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VIDEO: Historic passage

Franck Cammas, one of world’s most accomplished sailors, has done what no one has done before. He rounded Cape Horn in a 20-foot foiling catamaran.

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VIDEO: Splashy entrance

A drone camera captured a bird’s-eye view of the sideways launch of the 495-foot dedicated cement carrier M/V Greenland, which made quite a splash.

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VIDEO: Historic ship will head home

The steel-hulled, four-masted barque Peking, launched in 1911, was one of the last windjammers used in the nitrate and wheat trades around the often treacherous Cape Horn.

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VIDEO: 'Clear the bow'

As winter approaches, storms pass more frequently through the Pacific Northwest, making river entrances dangerous to cross.

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VIDEO: Modern build, timeless lines

The Italian yacht builder Rossinavi recently launched a custom 132-foot motoryacht that is a modern replica of a yacht from the early 1930s.

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VIDEO: Staring down the sea

Saving lives is a tricky business — one that requires practice to be sharp when it counts most.

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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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