The crew of the yacht Setantii, a 2004 Sweden 42 taking part in the ARC Europe trans-Atlantic rally to Europe, made a distress call after a collision with a submerged object drove the rudder up into the hull and caused the boat to rapidly take on water.
A Florida bill that limits sales-use tax on boat purchases was signed into law.
One of the largest coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico lies just 20 miles northeast of BP's ruptured oil well, making it one of at least three extensive deepwater reefs lying directly beneath the oil slick in the Gulf.
The Hatteras 1510 Club will be holding its annual owners rendezvous Sept. 9-12 at the Cambridge Yacht Club on the Choptank River in Cambridge, Md.
The waters of Falcon Lake normally beckon boaters with water-skiing and world-record bass fishing. But this holiday weekend, fishermen on the waters that straddle the U.S.-Mexico border are on the lookout for something more sinister: pirates.
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