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VIDEO: Sailing yacht burns at the dock

A British sailing yacht's mast snapped and toppled into the marina as an explosion sent boat parts flying into the air as 15-foot flames roared through the vessel. No one was on board at the time.

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Olympic and America’s Cup sailor mourned

Bob “Buddha” Billingham, an accomplished sailor who competed in the 1988 Olympics and the 1992 America’s Cup, died March 30 after a lengthy illness at his Grass Valley, Calif., home. He was 56.

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Park ranger fired on boat because he ‘heard gunfire’

A National Park Service Ranger fired on an occupied boat near Kettle Falls, Wash., in September after his partner was shoved from a gangplank and he heard “pops” indicating gunfire, according to court documents.

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Yacht crew rescues fishing-boat crew

The crew of the Australian yacht Public Nuisance turned public hero by rescuing three commercial fishermen whose boat capsized on the Narooma inlet bar crossing.

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NOAA will develop national recreational fishing policy

An announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that NOAA Fisheries will develop a national recreational fishing policy was greeted enthusiastically by sportfishing and boating leaders who have urged the agency to adopt exactly this approach.

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