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A catamaran floated through the air Thursday. A crane lifted the 35,000-pound vessel over the side of Lido Park Drive and placed it into Newport Bay between Lido Isle and the peninsula, launching it for the first time. Courage and Shannon Winter,...
Tags: Around The World Sailing
Over the last couple of weeks you might have noticed I am a superstitious person when it comes to my routine before and while I am boating. It starts when dressing. Which shirt, pants and hat have the right mojo for the event I am attending that day?...
Bill Ficker's list of maritime accomplishments is long, but at a luncheon Wednesday he reminded attendees about one that event organizers forgot: early adopter of stand-up paddleboarding. "I'm a little hurt," joked Ficker, an America's Cup winner and...
This weekend is the H20 Fleet Championship, which will be raced out of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club in the turning basin. Looking at the entry list, there could be easily 40 participants spread out between two fleets. In the A fleet the edge has to...
Lots to talk about this week, so let's push off the dock and get underway. On Sept. 12 the Newport Beach City Council voted 4 to 3 to increase the marina tidelands permit costs over the next seven years. The annual rate will be 36 cents per square foot...
I cannot tell you how excited and nervous I am about this weekend's Championship Regatta at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. The event will be sailed in Harbor 20s, with the family division taking to the water Saturday and the championships division...
This Labor Day weekend I climbed aboard my 1983 Schwinn Traveler bicycle and set out on a different type of harbor cruise. Words that came to mind on this hot summer day, as I pedaled from Huntington Beach to Newport, were working waterfront facilities,...
Morgan died peacefully on August 20, 2012, in Corona del Mar, California, with his wife of 53 years, Mary, at his side. Born March 25, 1933, in Oxnard, California to Kenneth Frederick and Phyllis Lord Morgan, Morgan spent his childhood in Los Feliz and...
This week I thought it would be interesting to go back some 50 years and recall who brought home the pickle dishes in the 1940-1960s. I called Seymour Beek and Dave Ullman and asked them what were the most active fleets, names to look for and where to...
Tags: Sprague, Pickles, Star Sailing, Jeff Allen
A day on the job for Richard and Sheri Crowe might include climbing a smoke-spewing volcano, watching Antarctic icebergs cave in, or guiding student sailors through rough seas to remote destinations. But now, after 30 years as captains of the Alaska...
Who won this summer's sailing awards? This year's PHRF started with Newport Harbor Yacht Club's newly formatted three-race Ahmanson Cup. This series was a huge success with 35 of our harbor's boats entering. Tres Gordo on It's OK from Balboa Yacht...
Tags: Disneyland Park
Ahoy! The California Department of Boating and Waterways is now a division of the Department of Parks and Recreation. This repositioning will negatively affect boaters, boating infrastructure, on-the-water law enforcement, and boating education. The...
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