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Atlantic crossing becomes a wild ride

Two sailors feared lost in the North Atlantic in the remnants of Hurricane Katia turned up safe but tired in a fishing village on Ireland’s rugged southwest coast in late September after a weeklong air and sea search for their 32-foot sailboat.
“We knew exactly where we were. It’s just that no one else did,” says Frank Cooper, 62, the captain hired to deliver Golden Eagle from St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., to Bergen, Norway, with its 69-year-old owner, Arvid Moe.



Seamanship quiz

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute



Boat shows: Now there’s an app for that

Two of the major boat show organizers are now offering apps to help show-goers navigate the aisles and docks with their smart phones and tablets.



Talkin' Boats with Rob Noyes

Sea Ray Vice President of Marketing

Rob Noyes has nearly 20 years of experience leading Boston Whaler and Sea Ray in marketing, public relations, sales and product development. Noyes, 47, has been Sea Ray’s vice president of marketing for the last 12 years and was vice president of domestic sales and director of marketing for Boston Whaler before that.



Local Waters November 2011

Exhibit opens on artificial reef

Florida Keys
An underwater art exhibit has opened on a former Air Force missile-tracking ship sunk as an artificial reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary seven miles south of Key West.
Austrian photographer Andreas Franke is exhibiting a dozen images on the Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, which was scuttled in May 2009. The 4-by-5-foot photographs, mounted in stainless-steel frames sealed with silicone, stretch along 200 feet of the starboard side of the 523-foot Vandenberg’s weather deck, 93 feet below the surface.



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