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Adventure of a lifetime: the Transatlantic Race

Whether out to set records or tick another box on the bucket list, the 41 registered entries in the Transatlantic Race 2015 all have one thing in common:  they will be undertaking the adventure of a lifetime as they sail a stretch of 2,800 nautical miles from Newport Rhode Island’s Castle Hill Light to The Lizard, the most southerly point on mainland Great Britain.



Tracking a mako shark’s meandering Atlantic route

The latest tourist swinging by New York City is a shortfin mako shark – a juvenile female who is just passing by on her epic travels.



Damage ocean-racing boat repaired, rejoins the chase

Team Vestas Wind shore crew chief, Neil Cox, breathed a huge sigh of relief as his boat was successfully returned to the water this weekend for its first sail since grounding on a reef in the Indian Ocean back in November.



Girls swam for hours after deadly boat accident

Two Utah teenage girls survived a deadly boating accident that claimed four lives after they swam for hours, singing songs and shouting prayers as they fought exhaustion, the father of one of the girls said Wednesday.



NOAA forecast: below-normal hurricane season likely

For the Atlantic hurricane season, which officially runs June 1-Nov. 30, NOAA is predicting a 70 percent likelihood of 6 to 11 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 3 to 6 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including zero to 2 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher).



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