Sailing

Man lost at sea 66 days rescued
The Coast Guard says it is conducting a medevac of a man found on a disabled sailboat after going missing two months ago. Thu, 04/02/2015 - 9:50pm
UPDATE: Coast Guard rescues five from sailboat off Bald Head Island
The Coast Guard successfully rescued five people Friday from a disabled sailboat about 30 miles southeast of Bald Head Island. Sat, 01/04/2014 - 1:58am
OIB man talks about record-setting sailing trip
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. Tue, 10/08/2013 - 8:38pm
Carolina Yacht Club hosts the Atlantic Coast Championship Regatta
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. Sun, 07/28/2013 - 5:21pm
ONLY ON 3: Wilmington sailor charts new course
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. Thu, 11/22/2012 - 3:28am
ONLY ON 3: Frucci returns home from Bermuda; says he’s ready for his next adventure
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. Fri, 07/01/2011 - 1:50am
FIRST ON 3: Frucci calling it quits; Coming home Thursday
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. Wed, 06/29/2011 - 9:34pm
ONLY ON 3: Solo sail to Portugal anything but smooth
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. Fri, 06/24/2011 - 8:36pm
ONLY ON 3: Wilmington man sailing solo across Atlantic thought he would die
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. Thu, 06/16/2011 - 3:59am
ONLY ON 3: Wilmington man begins month-long sail across Atlantic
A Wilmington man set sail this morning on an adventure across the Atlantic. Greg Frucci, 50, says so many things have inspired him to go on this journey, and that it's just something he knows he needs to do. Fri, 06/10/2011 - 3:40am