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Sailor Dies as Storm Wreaks Havoc on Trans-Atlantic Fleet

A sailor has died, several more have been injured and at least two vessels are returning home after the Cape2Rio fleet hit a violent storm during its first night at sea. Bille, a 54-foot Angolan entrant, suffered a broken mast. … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Aids Woman Injured In Sailboat Accident Near Cape May, NJ

The Coast Guard came to the aid of a woman injured aboard a sailboat along the coast of the South Jersey shore Sunday morning. The operator of the 42-foot sailboat, Affinity, notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay that they … Continue reading

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Sailor and Rescuer Dead in Breaking River Bar Tragedy

A rescuer and a sailing crew member have lost their lives when the 10m German yacht Meri Tuuli tried unsuccessfully to enter Portugal’s Figueira da Foz river bar late afternoon, and broached in 5m breaking waves. The boat was dismasted … Continue reading

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