The U.S.-based America's Cup syndicate BMW Oracle on Tuesday questioned if the boat that Swiss-backed defending champion Alinghi plans to use in their multihull duel slated for February meets the event's nationality rules.
President Obama intends to nominate Vice Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., as Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Vice Admiral Papp would relieve Admiral Thad Allen in May.
In the Dec. 18 Federal Register, the Department of Homeland Security outlined spending on recreational boating safety projects, programs and activities.
George Washington will have a tourist along for the ride on Christmas Day this year.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, will again "track Santa" on Christmas Eve.
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