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  • The Harbor Report: It has been 'epic' times in Newport Harbor

    The word "epic" best describes our harbor last weekend. The Balboa Yacht Club's "Club Championships" could not have gone any better. "On a night like this, it is completely apparent to me why we belong to a yacht club and why we enjoy it so much," BYC...
  • Amazing wildlife at the edge of the world

    Amazing wildlife at the edge of the world
    ABOARD THE ALASKA EAGLE, anchored at South Georgia Island — We've spent the last week exploring the southern half of this extraordinary sub-Antarctic island. Our days have consisted of sailing to a new anchorage in the mornings and going ashore in...
  • Visually impaired take to the seas

    Visually impaired take to the seas
    Almost 200 visually impaired expert and novice sailors will take to the open water under the guidance of American Legion volunteers Saturday. For 21 years, the Women's Ocean Racing Sailing Assn. and the American Legion have collaborated to create the...
  • The Harbor Report: A tribute to two harbor heroes

    I spent a good part of Tuesday afternoon cruising from the Balboa Peninsula into the North Balboa Island Channel then around Linda Island and into the Back Bay. My mind wandered to racing this weekend in the Lido Isle Yacht Club's "Roy Woolsey" regatta...
  • A celebration of life, not a memorial

    A celebration of life, not a memorial
    NEWPORT BEACH — He referred to ALS not as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, but as "A Love for Sailing." It was Nick Scandone's way of turning his death sentence from Lou Gehrig's disease into a positive, which he did time and again. He won a gold...
  • Time away from land, stress

    Time away from land, stress
    Nine Orange Coast College students will board the Alaska Eagle Saturday morning, embarking on the first leg of an eight-month trip from Newport Beach to South America. The 65-foot sloop will make its first stop at Easter Island, and then a new crew of...
  • Briefs: Lillig earns honor

    UC Irvine's Colleen Lillig has been named the Big West Conference Freshman of the Year in women's cross country. Lillig was the top freshman finisher at the Big West Championships Oct. 30 with a 23rd-place showing of 21 minutes, 29.5 seconds over the 6,...
  • The Harbor Report: Longing for simple life of small clubhouse

    While sailing around the harbor this week a strange feeling overcame me of days gone by and that something was missing. Upon returning to the Balboa Yacht Club and pulling my Lido 14 out on the south crane, the thought came to me: I wish I could have been...
  • The man behind the numbers

    Meet Paul Reed. He's Newport-Mesa Unified's chief business official and deputy superintendent of finance. The state's financial troubles have trickled down, causing a $13.5-million hole in the district's budget this year. It led to tough decisions and the...
  • Lobdell: Chase those dreams

    Lobdell: Chase those dreams
    Halfway into his sailing trip around the world, Newport Beach's Mike Lawler nervously scanned the horizon for pirates. Two days earlier, U.S. Navy SEAL snipers had killed three Somali pirates during a successful high seas rescue of an American captain...
  • The Harbor Report: Fun times sailing in Newport Harbor

    The high pressure system brought in warm weather, a light zephyr and 25 high school sailing teams from California and Washington state. Each school brings four teams split into A and B varsity squads and A and B junior varsity squads, which break down...
  • The Harbor Report: It's open season for yacht clubs

    The end of March marks the Return of the Swallows at Mission San Juan Capistrano. And in Newport Harbor, the end of April marks the return of "the whining of buffers." That means it's Opening Day for the harbor's yacht clubs, and the whining buffers are...