It may have been 34 years ago, but Mark Kirk remembers with great detail the events of June 15, 1976.
Unable to right his capsized Sunfish about two miles from shore on southern Lake Michigan, Kirk, then 16 years old, decided to leave the boat and swim ashore.
While BP Global tested a strategy for capturing oil from its Deepwater Horizon well and preventing it from spewing into the mile-deep water, Capt. Tom Becker was wondering if the damage already had been done.
First-time powerboaters Mary and Larry Mason accelerated their learning curve to world cruising by having their Nordhavn 57, No Plans, delivered to the various ports where Dockwise Yacht Transport offers float-on/float-off service.
The retired Sacramento, Calif., couple spent four seasons cruising the Mediterranean.
Jessica Watson made port May 15 in Sydney, Australia, the end of her quest to become the youngest non-stop solo circumnavigator. The Australian, who completed the voyage in 210 days, celebrated her 17th birthday two days later.
of the American Boat and Yacht Council
Ed Sherman is senior instructor and curriculum developer for the American Boat and Yacht Council (www.abycinc.org), an advisory group that develops, reviews and publishes manufacturing and service standards for the boating industry. In the mid-1990s as a consultant, he helped ABYC develop its first technician certification programs.
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