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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.



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.



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.



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.



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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