A Coast Guard official and congressman on Monday presented a nine-year-old boy from Jonesport, Maine, with the Coast Guard Certificate of Valor. Matthew Drisko was recognized for his heroic actions while assisting in the May 26, 2009 rescue of his grandfather while on a fishing trip.
The 25th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers started in spectacular style last weekend as 233 yachts from 26 nations sailed across the start line off Las Palmas de Gran Canaria heading for their final destination 2,700 nautical miles away in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia.
On her expedition around the globe, Turanor PlanetSolar, the world's largest solar boat, is approaching the United States. Having left Monaco on Sept. 27, the 100-foot catamaran is expected to dock in Miami, the first major stopover on its world tour, on Nov. 29.
A sailboat fire Saturday afternoon at Donaldson's Point in Parker, Fla., choked the area in smoke and saddened a neighborhood.
She'd conquered the Northwest Passage during the summer, one of the most dangerous sailing routes in the world, considered a watery Everest. Yet deep trouble loomed large when she hit the Bering Sea.
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