| 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 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 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 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 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 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 25, 2013
| 4:43 PM
The glory of summer on the Newport Coast was celebrated recently at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club as over 200 guests converged for the annual "White Party." Benefiting the Newport Harbor Sailing Foundation (founded in 1997), the annual summer tradition...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:51 PM
When you're on the harbor sailing every week, one of the first things you notice is, people who sail more than you. One such sailor is Mike Inmon, in his light blue Venture 23, Sleeping Beauty.
I am sure you have noticed Sleeping Beauty over the last...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:10 PM
What a busy nautical schedule I have plotted on my chart, and my first waypoint on Friday is San Francisco.
I will be flying, not boating, to the America's Cup media center, located in the center of the racing at the America's Cup Park at San...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:05 PM
The summer sailboat races are starting to wind down as Labor Day approaches. Labor Day weekend typically signals the end of the summer boating season for our local harbors' sailing programs and for boating in general across the nation. Likewise,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:56 PM
I'm not going to lie — I took advantage of being the Daily Pilot's harbor columnist and called up this year's winner of the Junior Sabot Nationals, Derek Pickell. My intentions were solely personal in an effort to improve my own sailing ability....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:30 PM
As summer comes to a close each year, one event on the calendar stands out: Long Point Race Week.
Thirty eight boats signed up for this race to Long Point, Catalina, this year and were greeted with perfect weather, good friends and breathtaking scenery....