Katie Spotz on Sunday became the youngest person to row an entire ocean solo, and the first American to row a boat without help from mainland to mainland. After 70 days, five hours and 22 minutes in the Atlantic, Spotz, 22, arrived Sunday in Georgetown, Guyana in South America.
The 75-foot C-Bandit, built by Titan Marine in National City, has a price tag of "a little over $6 million," said builder Bill McWethy of La Jolla. As an ocean conservationist and owner of the C-Bandit boat and fishing team, La Jolla's Bill McWethy has built a career outsmarting big fish and other big-game anglers.
Iceboats are light wooden sailboats with long metal runners on the bottoms that use the wind to glide across ice. They can move up to four times faster than the speed of the wind. Iceboats can reach speeds of up to 60-70 miles per hour and are used for competitive racing and casual joy rides.
Every spring, shortly after being launched and commissioned for the season, boats sink while safely tied up at the dock, turning what should be a good time of the year into a real mess.
The father of an Australian sailor missing at sea for two weeks after an earthquake and tsunami hit Chile late last month says he is hopeful his son will be found alive.
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