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    Published on 05-23-2019 09:31 AM
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    Emma Davie Reports for CBC.CA

    Vessel ran aground on island after sail became caught in propeller.

    A group of three university students training on a Canadian Coast Guard zodiac rescued eight people from a sailboat that ran aground on an island near Lunenburg, N.S., early Wednesday morning.

    Marc Ouellette, a regional supervisor with the Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, said the initial report came in at 3:20 a.m.

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    Published on 05-17-2019 01:47 PM
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    An on-the-water dispute over etiquette between a surfer and paddle boarder has concluded with one man sentenced to five years in prison as the other continues to deal with brain damage suffered in the incident last June in San Diego. ...
    Published on 05-16-2019 10:20 AM
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    The Ledger reports on the legal actions
    following the disappearance of Isabella Hellman two years earlier


    PALM BEACH GARDENS — A judge has made official what most presumed almost from the minute Isabella Hellmann was reported overboard at sea two years ago: He has declared her dead.
    The action turns over the suburban Delray Beach real estate broker’s modest estate to someone who isn’t yet old enough to appreciate it: her toddler daughter. And for her husband to go to prison in connection with her death.
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    Published on 05-03-2019 09:21 AM
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    Another model has tragically died in Sao Paulo in less than a week: Brazilian model Caroline Bittencourt was on a catamaran Sunday when bad weather struck; she fell into ...
    Published on 04-29-2019 11:40 AM
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    This is Mike.
    Mike is a world champion dinghy sailor.
    Mike is also a foiling kite sailor guy.
    "It keeps me humble" says Mike.
    Mike keeps a flare and a handheld VHF in his trousers.
    But he forgot his lifejacket.
    We don't know if Mike has ever gotten
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    Published on 04-29-2019 08:27 AM
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    Report by KERSTIN ZILLMER for Float E-Zine

    Diogenes did it!
    Jean-Jaques Savin reached the latitude into the Caribbean Sea yesterday at 10 pm after 122 days and 9 hours and reached his destination.


    He is by far the most special Atlantic crossing for a long time. Jean-Jacques Savin, 72, ...
    Published on 04-26-2019 10:09 AM
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    By Jana Katsuyama, KTVU REPORTS

    Timothy Cramer says Wednesday morning he was on his sailboat anchored in a cove along the Oakland estuary near Coast Guard island.
    "I was completely out of everybody's way. It was not abandoned," said Cramer pointing the place where he says he'd been repairing his 33-foot sailboat.
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    Published on 04-25-2019 09:07 AM
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    KTVU's Tom Vacar Reports

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    OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - California waterways belong to everybody, but some people think the rules don't apply to them. The Oakland Police, seeing a rising number of abandoned and illegal live aboard boats, swept the Oakland-Alameda ...
    Published on 04-23-2019 03:00 PM
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    BRISTOL, R.I. (April 22, 2019) – US Sailing is set to launch the Siebel Sailors Program, a landmark community sailing program made possible by a ground-breaking donation from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, led by successful tech industry businessman, sailor, and philanthropist, Tom Siebel. The Program’s purpose is to increase opportunity and diversity in the sport of sailing by providing resources and support to youth sailors at public access sailing centers across the country.

    The Siebel ...
    Published on 04-20-2019 11:41 AM
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    A blind Japanese sailor on Saturday successfully completed a near two-month, non-stop voyage from San Diego to Fukushima Prefecture, making him the first to make a so-called blind sailing Pacific Ocean crossing.
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    Published on 04-17-2019 12:48 PM
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    The SF Chronicle Phil Matier Reports






    The Port of Oakland’s maritime industry is raising red flags over the Oakland A’s new waterfront ballpark plan, saying the 34,000-seat stadium and housing project would pose both a safety risk to ships and a threat to the port’s future as a major, regional economic engine.

    “Between the traffic congestion it will bring, the navigational risks it will pose to shipping vessels and the land-use conflicts it will create, there’s no way for this project to proceed without doing irreparable harm to Oakland’s working waterfront,” said Mike Jacob, vice president at the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and a leader in the coalition of port workers, bar pilots, ...
    Published on 04-17-2019 09:37 AM
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    PIRATE ATTACK!

    "Our first day was perfect…a bluebird sky and gentle breezes. Eight hours of spectacular sailing.

    Day two we awoke to another day in paradise – it was so beautiful as we left Guanaja. We cruised without a care. Then, in the distance, we saw them. At first there was one panga (a native fishing boat) – we gave them a 6 pack and they left.
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    Published on 04-17-2019 09:20 AM
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    A pontoon boat broke its mooring lines in wild weather on Sunday April 14, 2019, in Lake Adger, NC. It drifted to the edge of the dam. North Carolina Wildlife ...
    Published on 04-12-2019 09:39 AM
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    A recent advertisement for replacement innkeepers for the East Brothers Lighthouse brought in
    a flood of interest and over 1,000 applicants seeking the job, a unique position that requires a lot of dedication
    and willingness to be isolated in the midst of one of the ...