British Yachtsman Killed in Clipper Round-the-World Race

A British sailor has died after being washed overboard from a yacht while participating in the Clipper Round the World Race. According to a statement by the race organizer, Simon Speirs, a crew member on board the CV30 yacht, was washed overboard on Saturday in the Southern Ocean while on passage from Cape Town, South Africa to Fremantle, Australia. "Simon, 60, from … [Read more...]

WATCH: Drone Films as Luxury Yacht Gets Destroyed by Fire

A 102-foot luxury yacht possibly worth $24 million has been completely destroyed after it caught fire while dry docked at a San Diego boat yard, and it was all caught on film by an aerial drone. According to local fire officials, the fire was reported at the at Marine Group Boat Works on the Chula Vista Bayfront at about 9:10 a.m. Thursday. The yacht is reported to be the … [Read more...]

Video: Overboard Yachtsman Rescued from Pacific Ocean

A crewmember from an around-the-world amateur yacht race is lucky to be alive after spending 90 minutes in the stormy Pacific Ocean after falling overboard. The race organizers said that the "Derry~Londonderry~Doire" crewmember, 46yo Andrew Taylor, went overboard Saturday afternoon in rough weather, with winds of 35 knots and heavy waves. Skipper Sean McCarter reported … [Read more...]

Blast Rocks Luxury Yacht Off New Jersey Coast… Or Does It? [UPDATE]

UPDATE (13:00 pst, Tues): Listen to the unbelievable audio recording of the "Blind Date" hoax call. UPDATE (07:15 pst, Tues) The Coast Guard is now investigating this as a hoax and is offering a $3,000 reward for information about the fake call. "More than 200 first responders assembled mass casualty receptions areas in Newark, and Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, N.J., … [Read more...]