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How much water is on Earth?

How much water is on Earth?

If you put all the water on earth in one place, how big would it be?

May/June 2012
Get a boat loan, help a tall ship

Get a boat loan, help a tall ship

BankNewport is pledging to donate funds to Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI), the foundation that is working to build a sail training vessel for Rhode Island.

May/June 2012
New Coast Guard signaling device

New Coast Guard signaling device

Rather than fire M16 tracer rounds the Coast Guard is using a new shotgun based flash/bang round

May/June 2012
Tracking data shows Ensenada racer ran aground

Tracking data shows Ensenada racer ran aground

SPOT satellite data shows the boat's course taking it directly onto the rocks.

May/June 2012
Ensenada Race deaths remain a mystery

Ensenada Race deaths remain a mystery

Four sailors were killed and their sailboat destroyed while on the Newport/Ensenada Race

May/June 2012
Panama Canal rates expected to rise

Panama Canal rates expected to rise

The Panama Canal Authority has approved a proposal to raise the toll rates on the canal

May/June 2012
Rescue at sea raw video

Rescue at sea raw video

Coast Guard video of the rescue of two injured Clipper 11-12 Race sailors

May/June 2012
Fascinating wind animation

Fascinating wind animation

A cool website that shows National Weather Service wind data in animated form across the U.S. mainland.

May/June 2012
Atlantic Cup aiming for carbon neutral status

Atlantic Cup aiming for carbon neutral status

According to race organizers the 2012 Atlantic Cup (Charleston/New York/Newport) will be run as the first carbon neutral sailing race.

May/June 2012
Swedish sailor found off South Africa

Swedish sailor found off South Africa

A Swedish sailor who hadn't been heard from for more than 80 days was rescued yesterday in the Indian Ocean off South Africa by a Greek merchant ship

May/June 2012
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