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I Couldn't Find Louisa Chafee Either  I Couldn't Find Louisa Chafee Either 

A few weeks ago, I looked for former Democratic primary candidate Lincoln Chafee—a dotty, wonderful muskrat who accidentally voted to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act—at the Democratic Convention. I did not find him, eventually discovering that he was in Rio with his daughter Louisa, a Brown graduate who would be braving…

Man Leaps Onto a Rescue Ship Over Stormy Seas With a Cat Tucked Into His Sweater Man Leaps Onto a Rescue Ship Over Stormy Seas With a Cat Tucked Into His Sweater

A French man and his cat, who were for some reason sailing the rough seas south of Alaska together, recently hurled themselves from their disabled boat to a waiting ship in a dramatic rescue.

The Royal Yacht Squadron Circle Jerk Admits It Can’t Be Sexist Anymore The Royal Yacht Squadron Circle Jerk Admits It Can’t Be Sexist Anymore

Yet another Conservative Institution for Well-Mannered Gamesmen has changed its policy about being a club exclusively for he man woman haters: the UK’s Royal Yacht Squadron (don’t the British just have the most adorable sense of whimsy?) decided last week to start admitting women, if only because 21st-century sexism…

Today in Youth Who Make Us Feel Lazy: 16-Year-Old Girl Sails Around the World by Herself Today in Youth Who Make Us Feel Lazy: 16-Year-Old Girl Sails Around the World by Herself

Raise your hand if your biggest accomplishment this weekend was making it out of bed in time to meet your friends for brunch. Actually, it doesn't even matter if you ran a freaking marathon today, you're still probably not as impressive as 16-year-old Laura Dekker—who sailed into St. Maarten harbor yesterday after…

Peek Inside Beyoncé & Jay-Z's Awesome Luxury Yacht Peek Inside Beyoncé & Jay-Z's Awesome Luxury Yacht

How would you travel if money were no object? Perhaps, like Beyoncé and Jay-Z, you'd rent a 180-foot, Italian-made Benetti Luxury yacht that goes for $377,000… a week. Worth it? Let's take a look.

Adventures In Sunderland Adventures In Sunderland

[Marina Del Rey, California, June 29. Image via AP]

The Official Abby Sunderland Backlash Begins The Official Abby Sunderland Backlash Begins

Now that teen sailor Abby Sunderland is safe and well, the backlash against her voyage — and more importantly, her parents — has begun. But are the Sunderlands really deserving of the title "parents who should be shot"?

Teen Sailor Abby Sunderland Found Alive In Indian Ocean Teen Sailor Abby Sunderland Found Alive In Indian Ocean

Sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland, who lost contact with her family yesterday during her attempt to circumnavigate the globe, has been found alive and in her boat after a tense search effort during which some feared the worst.

16-Year-Old Girl Goes Missing While Sailing Around The World 16-Year-Old Girl Goes Missing While Sailing Around The World

Sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland has reportedly gone missing at sea during her attempt to be the youngest person circumnavigate the globe. Her parents are understandably worried — but many wouldn't have let her go at all.

My Dear Watson My Dear Watson

[Sydney, May 21. Image via Getty]

Youngest Solo Sailor May Be Denied Recognition For Journey Youngest Solo Sailor May Be Denied Recognition For Journey

16-year-old Jessica Watson may not break the world record for youngest solo around-the-world sail. According to sailing expert Rob Kothe, Watson has not followed the correct route, and thus her voyage will be 1,500 nautical miles too short. [UPI]

Sailor Teen On Final Leg Of Record-Breaking Journey Sailor Teen On Final Leg Of Record-Breaking Journey

16-year-old Jessica Watson is just 1,000 nautical miles away from becoming the youngest person to sail solo around the world. She has already traveled 22,000 miles and is expected to arrive in Sydney later this month. [News.com.au]

Dating A Cheater? Vent It On The Car • Over 80,000 Women Sign Up For Boobquake Dating A Cheater? Vent It On The Car • Over 80,000 Women Sign Up For Boobquake

• A UK survey found that three out of five people would take revenge on a cheating spouse, with most respondents targeting the car. True to the stereotype, women were more likely to feast on the dish best served cold.

By Land Or By Sea: Women Take On Male-Dominated Tasks By Land Or By Sea: Women Take On Male-Dominated Tasks

Women are rising in two very different, two very macho arenas: Seafaring and hunting.

Teen's Try For Sailing Record Complicated By Mother, Competing Sailor Teen's Try For Sailing Record Complicated By Mother, Competing Sailor

Contrary to earlier reports, 13-year-old Laura Dekker's mother says she doesn't want her daughter to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe alone. Meanwhile, 16-year-old Australian Jessica Watson, set sail today in pursuit of the same record. [AP, SMH]

Quadriplegic Woman Completes Solo Sail Around Britain Quadriplegic Woman Completes Solo Sail Around Britain

On Sunday, yachtswoman Hilary Lister, 37, completed a series of 40 day sails started in June 2008, becoming the first female quadriplegic to sail solo around Britain. She controls the boat through a "sip and puff" system of straws. [Telegraph]

Teen Taken Into State Custody For Trying To Sail Around World Teen Taken Into State Custody For Trying To Sail Around World

13-year-old Laura Dekker wants to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, a goal her parents support. But today, Dutch authorities put her in temporary state custody while psychologists assess whether she should be allowed to go.

Sail Away, Sail Away, Sail Away Sail Away, Sail Away, Sail Away

[Utrecht, Netherlands; August 24. Image via Getty]

Golden Girls: Christina Bassadone, Saskia Clark Golden Girls: Christina Bassadone, Saskia Clark

QINGDAO, CHINA - AUGUST 18: Christina Bassadone (L) and Saskia Clark (R) of Great Britain compete in the Women's 470 class medal race held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center during day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 18, 2008 in Qingdao, China. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Golden Girls: Nikola Girke Golden Girls: Nikola Girke

QINGDAO, CHINA - AUGUST 12: Nikola Girke of Canada competes in the Women's RS:X class race held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center during day 4 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 12, 2008 in Qingdao, China. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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