A boat re-enacting Capt. William Bligh's epic voyage across the Pacific after the mutiny on the Bounty has arrived in West Timor.
A judge sentenced a 53-year-old Southern California man this week to 30 months in federal prison for making a series of hoax distress signals. He was convicted of doing the same thing in 2004.
The first of more than a dozen starts is set for 2 p.m. EDT Friday when the 188-strong Newport Bermuda Race fleet gathers off Castle Hill in the East passage from Narragansett Bay to Rhode Island Sound for the 47th "thrash to the Onion Patch." Each class is then scheduled to start at 10-minute intervals for a two-hour period until all boats are heading out to cross the Gulf Stream towards Bermuda.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced another free fishing weekend - meaning no fishing license is required - to encourage people to get out and catch saltwater fish along Florida's coastline over Father's Day weekend.
A chance to fish with a Professional Anglers Association tour-level pro or a once-in-a-lifetime fishing getaway to a remote lodge are prizes at stake in the second annual 24-Hour Fish-A-Thon slated for Sept. 10-11.
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