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.
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.
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.
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.
A Midwest man and his girlfriend hauled what is believed to be a world record catfish into their boat while fishing on the Missouri River. The monster blue catfish weighed in at 130 pounds and was 45 inches in girth and 57 inches long.
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