| 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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Nancy Curran Caldwell
Nancy Curran Caldwell who was admired for her gracious heart, kindness of spirit and inherent elegance passed on November 14, 2013. She was the epitome of a lady, even as she faced her final days among her family and caregivers....
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Years ago, I was a bartender, and on Monday nights, a fat lady would come in and sing "Ebb Tide" to close the night's karaoke and the bar.
After watching the Kiwis dominate Oracle Team USA in three of four races last Saturday and Sunday at the America's...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...