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Retracing Benedict Arnold's Foolhardy Upstream Voyage

Retracing Benedict Arnold's Foolhardy Upstream Voyage

A glorious and ill-considered expedition to retrace the nearly 300-mile sufferfest endured by colonial badass (and not yet turncoat) Benedict Arnold and his 1,100 brave, starving men. Their aim: to take Quebec City from the British. Ours: to survive.

The Greatest Boat Race Ever (Dreamed Up Over Beers)

The Greatest Boat Race Ever (Dreamed Up Over Beers)

The rules: Pilot a boat 750 miles from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska—no motors allowed. The prize: $10,000 nailed to a piece of wood. The result: Seven capsizings, four lifesaving Big Macs, one dramatic coast guard rescue, and a cast of oddball adventurers who reclaimed the salty heart of ocean racing.

2013 Bora Bora Liquid Festival

2013 Bora Bora Liquid Festival

The arrival of outboard motors brought about the disappearance of the Polynesian-style sailing canoe some 40 years ago. Then French expat Stephan Lambert re-introduced a fiberglass version of the small, nimble watercraft being produced in Hawaii.

Too Fast to Fail

Too Fast to Fail

Larry Ellison’s bid to convert America’s Cup sailing into a high-risk action sport was labeled a disaster before the first race. But it still might work.

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