Tonight in Ocean Isle Beach, native son Reid Stowe will share the story of his record-setting voyage that took him around the world in a sailboat he built by hand.
Stowe says over the course of 1,152 days he went through a series of trials and tribulations that changed his life.
Fifty-five sailing crews from up and down the east coast traveled to Wrightsville Beach to compete in the Atlantic Coast Championship. Carolina Yacht Club hosted the event which featured the Lighting class of sailboats.
As everyone prepares to sit down with family and friends for Thanksgiving, one man says he's thankful to be alive this year. We first introduced you to Greg Frucci last year, a Wilmington sailor who has defied nature and even death. He risked everything to sail alone hundreds of miles across the Atlantic at the start of hurricane season.
After nearly a month alone at sea, Greg Frucci returned home to Wilmington Thursday night. Although he is happy to be reunited with family and friends, he says he's already ready to go back out on the water.
Captain Greg Frucci has decided to throw in the towel and come home. The sailor had hoped to sail from Wrightsville Beach to Portugal, but hit heavy storms on the way which damaged his boat and scared him to death.
A dream journey across the ocean has become something of a nightmare for a Wilmington man. Greg Frucci arrived safely in Bermuda after battling a dangerous storm, and in more trouble than he originally thought, which leaves his journey to Portugal in doubt.
As you saw ONLY ON 3 last week, a Wilmington man set sail Thursday morning for a journey that would take him across the Atlantic to Portugal. Greg Frucci's first stop is Bermuda. He has yet to hit the island and has already faced two strong storms.