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Whale rehab volunteers enticed with deals

Several Key Largo, Fla., hotels are offering reduced-rate accommodations for visitors who want to join round-the-clock efforts to rehabilitate three surviving pilot whales convalescing at the Florida Keys-based Marine Mammal Conservancy.

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N.Y. Yacht Club holds annual regatta

With 135 boats competing, the New York Yacht Club’s 157th annual regatta was held June 10-12 off Newport, R.I., and broke all of its past attendance records.

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Boaters cling to capsized boat for 22 hours

Five North Carolina men clung to their capsized boat for 22 hours before a stranger rescued them last Friday morning 10 miles from Cape Lookout, according to the Coast Guard.

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Security checks disrupt idyllic boaters’ life

For Bill O’Brien, summer had meant the bliss of the Hudson River ever since he went out fishing for stripers as a boy. But last year after he was stopped once too often by law enforcement patrol boats with armed officers, he decided he had had it. He sold his 22-foot jet boat, convinced that a once-restful afternoon on the Hudson was just becoming too stressful to enjoy.

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Meandering cruise around the world inspires boater

Phil Phillips took five years and two days to meander around the world aboard Indigo, his 105-foot motor yacht. As neared the end of his meandering voyage, had just one regret: that he hadn't added another year to the trip. There were some spots, after all, that he missed along the way — even after the Indigo made 261 stops, even after it traveled 45,467.9 miles.

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