Carl Lomas, of Chelmerton, England, was sailing to Cape Town with partner Tracey Worth and their two teenage daughters when the boat hit a hidden mass of ice.
Scientists warn that oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico is moving rapidly toward a current that could carry it into the Florida Keys and the Atlantic Ocean, according to news reports.
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center will release its initial seasonal outlook for the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season during an 11 a.m. press conference Thursday in Miami.
Before the advent of video games and remote control cars, the "It" toy of the 19th century was the toy boat. Now some of the finest miniature boats, built during the height of their popularity, are on display at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, giving the public "a glimpse into a bygone era."
A significant step was taken this week towards creating the next America's Cup boat when 19 designers met in Valencia, Spain.
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