If all the legal shenanigans have turned the America's Cup into a big yawn for you, it's time to sit up and take notice. The regatta is on for Feb. 8-12 in Valencia, Spain, and America's challenger - BMW Oracle Racing - has the deep, deep pockets, the technology and the talent to bring the Cup home.
A dubious delivery job starts with navigating the hostility and agendas of Dominican authorities
Editor's note: In the first of a two-part story, the writer and his pugnacious British friend must first get the boat they are delivering out of a Dominican port.
Capt. Keith Colburn of ‘Deadliest Catch’ is the face of the Coast Guard’s ‘Boat Responsibly’ campaign
The 40-foot wall of water crashed over the bow of the Wizard’s bow, pushing back 50,000 pounds of chained-down crab pots.
In addition to his crew of seven, Colburn is responsible for the safety of the two cameramen aboard Wizard.The cameramen are trained as crewmembers and are only allowed in certain areas of the vessel when the weather turns foul.
Thomas Cochrane was a public hero but a thorn in the side to both Napoleon and the British naval establishment
England had never seen the likes of it. In late February 1805, as the naval war with Napoleon intensified, a string of captured enemy merchantmen began streaming into the busy harbor at Plymouth manned by exuberant British prize crews.
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