Feature

The Week contest: Sail fail

This week's question: A couple from Colorado with little sailing experience quit their jobs and spent all their savings on a 28-foot sailboat for a trip around the world, only to sink the vessel within sight of land shortly after leaving Florida. If the couple were to write a memoir about their exceptionally short ocean adventure, what could they call the book?

Click here to see the results of last week's contest: Space snack

RESULTS:

THE WINNER: "20,000 Dollars Under the Sea"
Angela Trodello, Chandler, Ariz.

SECOND PLACE: "Reef encounter"
James Smith, New York City

THIRD PLACE: "Born to Run Aground"
Tim Mistele, Coral Gables, Fla.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

"The Year of Magical Sinking"
Renée Rauch, New York City

"Aqua-Nots"
Lee Heintz, Vernon, N.Y.

"We Sank Everything into What We Sunk"
Martha Davis, Lavonia, Ga.

"Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea"
Gile Downes, Portland, Ore.

"Know, Know, Know Your Boat"
Bonnie Neilan, Cambridge, Mass.

"Kon-Leaky"
Doug Goodwin, Westerville, Ohio

"Ship Happens"
Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.

"Sinking off the Dock on the Bay"
Ellen Meier, Carlsbad, Calif.

"Our 15 Minutes of Foam"
Jim Lundberg, Quakertown, Pa.

"How It All Went Down"
Jon Plotkin, Hull, Mass.

"Out of Our Depth"
Karen Levin, Arnold, Md.

Recommended

Chinese state-backed hackers stole millions in COVID relief, report says
A hacker set up in his office in Dongguan, China.
International Interference

Chinese state-backed hackers stole millions in COVID relief, report says

Who are the nominees for Time's 2022 Person of the Year?
Time logo
Time Person of the Year 2022

Who are the nominees for Time's 2022 Person of the Year?

India criticizes EU, says it will keep buying Russian oil
An oil pump seen in Almetyevsk, Russia.
Petroleum Problems

India criticizes EU, says it will keep buying Russian oil

What's going on with Iran's raging protests?
Protesters.
Briefing

What's going on with Iran's raging protests?

Most Popular

How low will gas prices go this winter? 3 analyst predictions.
person using gas pump photo
How low can they go?

How low will gas prices go this winter? 3 analyst predictions.

Home of Iranian climber who competed without hijab reportedly destroyed
Rekabi in interview
Iran protests

Home of Iranian climber who competed without hijab reportedly destroyed

United States knocked out of FIFA World Cup following 3-1 loss to the Netherlands
U.S. captain Tyler Adams kneels after his team is eliminated in the World Cup.
Heartbreak

United States knocked out of FIFA World Cup following 3-1 loss to the Netherlands