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.
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.
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.
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.
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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