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All that’s wrong with ‘All is Lost’

Robert Redford's character in the film blunders in ways no experienced sailor would.Good sailing movies are rare, so it was with great anticipation that I went to see “All is Lost,” starring Robert Redford. If you know nothing about sailing, the film is a great white-knuckle chronicle of man fighting adversity. But I’ve been sailing since high school and I was profoundly distracted, stunned and disappointed to see so many sailing faux pas.

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Talkin’ boats with Andrew C. Teich CEO, FLIR Systems

Andrew C. TeichYou might find some of the most sophisticated marine electronics on a few small boats on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. That’s where Andrew C. Teich, CEO of FLIR Systems, the Wilsonville, Ore.-based manufacturer of thermal imaging devices and owner of Raymarine, does his boating.

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All that’s wrong with ‘All is Lost’

Robert Redford's character in the film blunders in ways no experienced sailor would.Good sailing movies are rare, so it was with great anticipation that I went to see “All is Lost,” starring Robert Redford. If you know nothing about sailing, the film is a great white-knuckle chronicle of man fighting adversity.

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Operator in fatal Hudson River crash was drunk

The operator of the powerboat that struck a construction barge on the Hudson River, killing a bride-to-be and her fiancé’s best man, was drunk at the time of the crash, according to an indictment. However, attorneys for Jojo John, 35, of Nyack, N.Y., blamed the collision on the barge’s inadequate lighting; they allege it did not meet Coast Guard requirements.

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Talkin’boats with Mark Richards

Mark RichardsRichards is founder, president and CEO, Palm Beach Motor Yachts

Talk about a well-rounded mariner. Mark Richards is not only one of the best-known contemporary sailors in the world, but he is also an established powerboat builder who recently displayed two of his yachts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show — the Palm Beach 55 Flybridge and the new Palm Beach 45.

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