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GRADE-A SPEED

The cockpit was tinier than I thought. As the team tightly buckled me into my safety harness, I took a deep breath and tried not to mind the squeeze of the capsule against my shoulders — or the fact that the water seemed startlingly close to eye level.

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THE BOAT THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

I could see our driver, lips set in a thin line. The engine screamed as he alternately throttled up and dialed back, deftly maneuvering the boat across the menacing channel. Some of my companions screwed their eyes shut, knuckles white as they grasped whatever handhold was nearby. But the boat could handle the angry sea. It was, after all, a panga.

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BRINGING THE MAGIC TO LIFE

Capt. Lance Julian and his Marine Team have made an impressive impact on Hollywood, from “Waterworld” and “The Pacific” to a little film about an unsinkable ship that met an iceberg exactly 100 years ago.

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Garrett Regner with his retrofitted classic Star at Lake Dillon, Colorado.
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RETROFITTING A STAR… IN THE ROCKIES

Few one-design boats boast the pedigree of the Star. Designed in 1911 by Francis Sweisguth, who later designed the Interlake dinghy, the sloop-rigged, two-person, 22-foot keelboat is one of the world’s oldest one-designs. It’s also the oldest Olympic-class vessel, participating in its first Olympic Games in 1932.

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