Len Bose

Len Bose
An experienced boater, yacht broker and boating columnist

The Harbor Report: And the boating awards go to ...

Winter has to be approaching, because I just picked up my collection of Christmas Reyn Spooners from the dry cleaners and received the names...

The Harbor Report: West Marine will point the way

With the holidays quickly approaching, I thought it would be interesting to walk into West Marine and talk to the different department...

The Harbor Report: Continuing our spin around the harbor

Join me now as we continue around the harbor in preparation for the Harbor Commission's special meeting set for 8:30 a.m. Nov. 15.

The Harbor Report: Preparing questions for harbor meeting and cruise

I have written about the Harbor Commission special meeting set for 8:30 a.m. Nov. 15.

The Harbor Report: Commissioner is leaving his mark on the harbor

This week, I had a chance to catch up with one of my favorite people, active harbor user Paul Blank.

The Harbor Report: A new shine on the shore boat

It was brought to my attention this week that the Newport Harbor Yacht Club had completed a major refit to its shore boat.

The Harbor Report: The man who walks the docks

This week, I had the opportunity to catch up with Troy Heidemann, the new dock master at the Balboa Bay Resort.

The Harbor Report: A cub reporter at America's Cup

Years ago, I was a bartender, and on Monday nights, a fat lady would come in and sing "Ebb Tide" to close the night's karaoke and the bar.

The Harbor Report: It's August, and the marlins are biting

I made my way around the harbor this week and checked in with some old friends.

The Harbor Report: Youthful enthusiasm on display at Sabot championship

The Harbor Report: Youthful enthusiasm on display at Sabot championship

This week on the harbor it was all about the Jr. Sabot National Championship and the nearly 150 boats attending from around Southern...

The Harbor Report: Spreading the word on sea conservation

This week, I journeyed into the upper bay, known to most of us as the Back Bay, to visit with Michelle Clemente, our city's marine...

The Harbor Report: Opening day honors

The Harbor Report: Opening day honors

As I headed out around the harbor this week, I realized I have not written about this year's opening days inspection winners. The time put...

The Harbor Report: Bahia's junior sailing program is a value

Over the last couple of weeks I have been active at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Taco Tuesdays race nights with the Harbor 20 fleet.

The Harbor Report: Hear the cannons? It's yacht season again

By now, I am sure you have all heard the squealing sounds of the buffing wheels, as people clean and wax their boats for their yacht clubs'...

The Harbor Report: This week's tour of the harbor

I made three rather interesting stops while making my way around the harbor this week.

The Harbor Report: In search of the perfect fishing spot

The Harbor Report: In search of the perfect fishing spot

While a few of us sailed down to Ensenada last weekend, most stayed in town and participated in the Balboa Angling Club's 51st Annual Lily...

The Harbor Report: The Walters weigh in on boating

Have you ever watched the ventriloquist comedian Jeff Dunham when he is doing a routine with his puppet, Walter? The character is...

The Harbor Report: Getting prepped for Ensenada race

The Harbor Report: Getting prepped for Ensenada race

The Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race is quickly approaching, and I thought it might be interesting to offer my thoughts on...

The Harbor Report: Loosening the belt again at boat show

I am writing my column aboard a 757 headed to Miami in an effort to sell a 2009 Tiara 3900 power boat. As I review the boat's...

The Harbor Report: The birth of springtime events

The Harbor Report: The birth of springtime events

You have to love spring in Newport Harbor, where everything seems to happen all at once.

The Harbor Report: Coming home with fresh ideas

The Harbor Report: Coming home with fresh ideas

I made it back last week from the 34th Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten, where I observed a couple of fresh ideas on how to better promote...

The Harbor Report: A column from the Caribbean

The Harbor Report: A column from the Caribbean

If you follow me on Facebook you already know I am in St. Maarten for the 34th Heineken Regatta.

The Harbor Report: Can harbor proposals stay afloat?

While making my rounds around the harbor this week, my thoughts kept reflecting back to the comments made by Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill...

The Harbor Report: Top-notch sailor looks to next America's Cup

The Harbor Report: Top-notch sailor looks to next America's Cup

After interviewing Gino Morrelli for my column last week, I had a chance to ask the same questions of his partner, Pete Melvin, of...

The Harbor Report: A life sailing along

The Harbor Report: A life sailing along

One of our harbor's largest success stories is Gino Morrelli of Morrelli & Melvin Design and Engineering Inc.

The Harbor Report: Enjoying the winter breeze

The Harbor Report: Enjoying the winter breeze

I started this week by taking my bicycle ride on the beach trail, and as the crisp winter air touched my face, I looked out over Catalina as...

The Harbor Report: This captain has quite a log

The Harbor Report: This captain has quite a log

Last week, I noticed Brian Blair, captain of the 45-foot Ultra Pacific, offloading his catch at the commercial sea wall between the...

The Harbor Report: Checking in with a harbor checker

The Harbor Report: Checking in with a harbor checker

It's been close to a year since I last checked in with Deputy Sean Scoles of the Newport Beach division of the Orange County Sheriff's...

The Harbor Report: Fifty-four years (almost) on the water

I had an interview postponed this week and needed to pull something out of my hat to fill my column. So while I took a Duffy cruise of the...

The Harbor Report: Get those challengers on the harbor

The 2014 sailing season will be upon us before you know it, and this year, our local PHRF fleet needs your help. I will start to sound...

The Harbor Report: Nonboater is a natural on the commission

I thought I would start the New Year by talking to Harbor Commissioner David Girling. When I first heard his name accepted by the City...

The Harbor Report: Taking in the sights

The Harbor Report: Taking in the sights

This week I took a dinghy cruise around the harbor and a bike ride around the Back Bay with the idea of just taking in the sights, sounds...

The Harbor Report: Yacht club's first female commodore has boating in her blood

The Harbor Report: Yacht club's first female commodore has boating in her blood

This week I had the opportunity to talk to a person whose family descended from the Mayflower. Named after her father's boat, Gale Nye...

The Harbor Report: Looking back at the year's highlights

Another year has rolled by like a clearing winter's westerly breeze. This is the fourth year I have been writing the harbor column, and I...

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