| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Before leaving the beach at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Saturday morning, Tod Novak prepared his 7-year-old kayaking partner and little brother for the day.
"All right Moises, this one is yours," he said, handing over a paddle at least twice as...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Did you know that National Safe Boating Week begins Saturday and ends May 23? This is a week of safety awareness for recreational boaters with the goal of educating and reminding them to be safe and responsible on the waterways — an...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:44 PM
We have wonderful Christmas boat parades — cruising in harbors, lakes and rivers — to look forward to next month, and yes, boats being towed on trailers down a few main streets across the country.
I hope boaters have started to...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Paularino Elementary School teachers Lisa Roberts and Shannon Spining share a passion for teaching and kayaking.
Now, the pair have something else in common: an award for their philanthropic efforts.
Roberts and Spining started their nonprofit,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:14 PM
It's 26 miles from Catalina Island's Avalon Harbor to the Newport Aquatic Center, but that won't stop Paularino Elementary School teacher Lisa Roberts from tackling the distance via kayak.
On Saturday, the fifth-grade teacher will team up with her...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Boaters know the name and many have been aboard a DeFever yacht.
Sadly, Arthur DeFever passed away last month at age 94. DeFever began his career designing fishing vessels and evolved into designing the cruising and custom yachts that we see...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:19 PM
The 105th annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is scheduled to take to the waters Dec. 18 to 22 with a theme of "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree," according to a news release.
"The parade is our community's Christmas card to the world and sets...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:49 AM
I've never had a good relationship with the sea, or really any large body of water where I could drown.
But then I heard about the Moonlight Kayaking tours offered at the Newport Aquatic Center in Newport Beach.
I can't tread water, but at 23 I...
| Nov 27, 2010
| 5:43 PM
This Thanksgiving weekend I celebrate our national parks and other gems administered for us by the U.S. National Park Service. One thing that I want to do before my life ends is visit all the national parks. So far, I have visited 26 of those 58 parks...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 9:46 PM
A few days from now, I, along with a group who doesn't mind a little adversity, will be sailing aboard the Alaska Eagle off Cape Horn.
We'll venture out from the protection of the Wollaston Islands, and just a few miles later, skirt past the infamous...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 9:06 PM
To traditional yacht clubs on the East Coast, Opening Day signals the melting of ice from its harbor.
Newport Sea Base's celebration Saturday aptly signaled the start of the season with sun and high winds. Director Shana Bannert Aguirre said she...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:52 PM
Classic and vintage car lovers will stage the ninth annual Tour d'Orange, a two-hour cruise of Orange County's best two-lane roads. The event leaves from the corner of Red Hill and Fischer avenues in Costa Mesa and ends at the In-N-...