| Mar 7, 2014
| 11:28 AM
If you follow me on Facebook you already know I am in St. Maarten for the 34th Heineken Regatta.
The crew of Linstar has been invited to attend this year's event by the boat's owner, John Shulze.
Yeah, I know, it kind of sucks to be me, huh?
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Julie Squier Jones, 83, passed away peacefully at her home on March 10, 2014
surrounded by her loving family following a 15 year tough battle with cancer, which never compromised or slowed down in any way her energy and wonderful spirit of a total...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:48 PM
While cruising the harbor this week, I was looking around for Newport Harbor's 10 most interesting boats of 2013. As most of you have noticed, I have quite an attraction to Windward Passage. That's when I picked up the phone and gave her skipper, David...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:40 AM
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 Pickney has recently taken the helm of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club as its first female commodore.
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:45 PM
If ever there was a person who should be our harbor's ambassador, it is Phillip Ramser. I have never met a more congenial person in this harbor. This is why I write this column — I get to pick up the phone and ask people like Phil if we could talk....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:45 PM
As we wait for winter to finally arrive at our harbor this year, two things stay constant on our calendar.
The first is that it's time for me to pull out all my Christmas Reyn Spooners and recognize this year's harbor award winners. This past weekend...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:50 PM
West Marine, a boating supply store, is looking for Newport Beach marine-based nonprofits to be the beneficiaries of its charity celebration next month.
The event, Cruising for a Cause, will take place during West Marine's grand opening of its...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:01 PM
I am still sitting on the edge of my seat after watching the 34th America's Cup this past week. If you recall my article from two weeks ago, I was ready to shoot the dog.
To quote Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill after going down 1-8, "It's not...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 6:32 PM
After an international boat trip of his own, Ray Wilson was back selling at the Lido Boat Show on Saturday.
The representative for Heritage Yacht Sales was pushing a pair of Catalina sailboats, ones he said could cruise around the world much like he...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:24 PM
I really got it handed to me during last weekend's Harbor 20 Fleet 1 Championships. The winds were light, and I could not put the puzzle together to make it to the finish line before most of the competitors.
No matter how I look back at the weekend,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Saturday sees an inspiring happening at the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291, when eager sailors will take part in the Sail for the Blind and Visually Impaired event. Participants will be able to help steer the boats and adjust sheet and...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:14 PM
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 look forward to many more years to come. I would like to take the time to review 2013 with you.
If this review perks...