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Sen. Kerry buys Kiwi-built yacht, irks U.S. builders

New England boatbuilders are upset with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., for buying a $7 million New Zealand-built yacht while local builders struggle to find work.

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Plastic-bottle catamaran makes Sydney

Plastiki, a 60-foot sailing cat constructed from 12,500 recycled plastic bottles, docked Monday in Australia's Sydney Harbor after four difficult months crossing the Pacific to raise awareness about the perils of plastic waste.

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Fort Lauderdale teen wins Laser Radial title

US Sailing development team member Erika Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) continued her successful sailing streak last weekend by becoming the 2010 Laser Radial youth world champion.

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Solo sailor completes circumnavigation in 21-footer

Italian Alessandro Di Benedetto completed a 268-day circumnavigation late last week in a 21-foot mini-Transat, reportedly the smallest boat to sail around the world solo and non-stop in such a time.

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Coast Guard assists more than 77 in Chesapeake storm

The Coast Guard responded to 37 distress calls with more than 77 people assisted or rescued after a severe thunderstorm developed Sunday afternoon in Chesapeake Bay.

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