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Husick was an industry pioneer, advocate

Charles "Chuck" Husick, editor of "Chapman's Piloting and Seamanship," former chairman and president of the Chris-Craft Boat Co., freelance writer for numerous boating magazines and longtime public policy advocate for the nation's boat owners, died Monday at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla., after a lengthy illness.



San Fran unveils solar-powered stadium for America's Cup

San Francisco offered a plan to host the 34th America's Cup yacht race with an epic new amphitheater set on the bay. The plan boasts an array of sustainable design features such as rainwater harvesting and a huge sail-like canopy covered in solar cells.



Yamaha rolls out fall sales incentive

Yamaha Marine Group is launching an incentive designed to give customers a reason to buy a boat or outboard motor before boat show season. It's called "Why Wait? Buy Now!"



Boater drowns after saving two children

A 46-year-old Oklahoma City man was talking with a friend, enjoying his new 16-foot Hobie Cat catamaran on Lake Hefner when a gust of wind turned a peaceful day into a struggle for survival.



A blind man goes sailing with help from afar

When Ed Gallagher goes sailing off San Francisco, he wears a webcam on his head, straps a netbook computer to his hip and hops onto a 36-foot boat with his dog. Then he relies on Herb Meyer, a skipper back on land, to watch the live, streaming webcam video and give him instructions.



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