| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:11 PM
This is the summer of exciting sailing races with the now-underway America’s Cup challenge in San Francisco Bay and the Transpacific Yacht Race (Transpac), which began off Point Fermin in San Pedro and is currently finishing off Honolulu&...
| Jul 22, 2013
NEWPORT BEACH — While losing the first race in a best-of-five final of the 47th Governor's Cup, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club of Perth, Australia found a way to flip the script against Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Sunday.
It might have...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:01 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The San Diego Yacht Club team of skipper A.J. Reiter, Storm Brown (middle) and David Larson (bow) has no qualms about being the Cinderella story of the 47th Governor's Cup.
"We're having a lot of fun with it actually," Reiter...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:34 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — For those who live in Newport Beach Wednesday's weather and scenery appeared to make for another day in paradise.
The breezy conditions made it ideal for the sailors in the 47th annual Governor's Cup. You could say it was a perfect...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Authorities aboard an Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol vessel Tuesday chased a man suspected of stealing two small boats in a slow-speed, hourlong pursuit in Newport Harbor.
Shortly after 8 a.m., police received a report that a dinghy...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 12:54 AM
Back in the day, a little more than a decade ago, Charlie Buckingham could be found at the Newport Yacht Club. It was like a second home, more of a playground actually.
He was among several aspiring sailors back then. He could be described as "aspiring,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:51 AM
I missed all the festivities in the Southern California waterways on the Fourth, as I was visiting Discovery Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta aboard a Mainship yacht. The air temperatures were over 100 degrees, which made for great...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:04 PM
I took another bay cruise this week and checked in with more of my friends from around the harbor.
The main event this week is being held at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, which is hosting this year's U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 3:56 PM
I talked to another of my favorite people from the harbor this week. Joyce Ibbetson, who has been the boating program director for UC Irvine for the past 34 years, took some time to answer a few of my questions.
I first met Joyce when I was a student...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:16 PM
Friday is Madeline Bubb's 14th birthday, and over this past week she has been competing in the U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship out of the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club.
Madeline only started sailing two years ago, and last year she made...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:02 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — Amid their celebratory dip into Newport Harbor, there were tears of joy for Carolyn Smith and Bayley Davidson.
Who could blame the recent Newport Harbor High graduates for crying. They will admit, they couldn't have written a...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:42 PM
A freak-accident-type of an injury happened to Shannon Morris on Thursday, but it wasn't about to threaten her motivation to compete in a big-time regatta.
Morris, a 15-year-old skipper for Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, didn't want to let a painful...