The 23-year-old man who bought a 30-foot Pearson sailboat for $2,500 and set sail the next day quickly lost out on his investment. Three days after departing, he was left with no boat, a good lesson, and a great story.
Freshwater fishing's "Holy Grail" now has dual holders as the 22-pound, 4-ounce bass caught by Japan's Manabu Kurita matches the International Game Fish Association's record held for 77 years by Georgia's George Perry.
Newport, R.I., resident Ken Read, skipper and CEO of Puma Ocean Racing, 2nd overall finisher of the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race, was named "Rhode Island Boater of the Year" by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association at opening day ceremonies of the Providence Boat Show this week.
Recreational boating and paddling fatalities on waters of the Northeast's First Coast Guard District have decreased for the second year in a row. The First Coast Guard District recorded a preliminary total of 50 deaths during 2009. There were 55 fatalities in 2008 and 58 fatalities in 2007. Capsizing or falling overboard while not wearing a life jacket was the main factor.
A British yachtsman became the first quadriplegic to sail across the Atlantic Thursday when he crossed the finish line in the Caribbean.
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