| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:32 AM
The last Friday in April signifies that it's time again for the start of the annual Newport Ocean Sailing Assn.'s (NOSA) Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race.
Two hundred and four sailboats among the 16 race classes are registered as of my...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Moving on from a tragedy that claimed the lives of four sailors a year ago, more than 200 boats set sail in the 66th Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race Friday.
But when the final starting bell rang, most of the spectators and competitors had their eyes on...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:56 PM
John Ward Ross-Duggan, MD
(nicknames “ John Ross, Doctor John, Rhino)
Died at age of 57 drowned in a sailing accident on February 23, 2013.
Residing in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Born: Long Beach CALIF. On August 2, 1955
Son of Dr. John K Ross-Duggan,...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Starting today and through this weekend is the Newport Harbor Yacht Club's sixth annual Baldwin Cup Team Race sailed in Harbor 20s. This event was conceived by NHYC Staff Commodore Bill Palmer and has quickly turned into one of our harbor's most...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 7:39 PM
The weather and the ocean swells were the biggest challenge for the Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high school sailing teams. They battled the cold, wind and rain as they competed in the Gaucho Regatta, put on last weekend by the UC Santa Barbara...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:15 PM
I am so excited about the start of this boating season I cannot stand it! Last weekend was off the charts. It was Newport at its best, and there is much more to come.
The weekend started on Friday and Saturday with the Balboa Yacht Club's Corona del...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 7:44 PM
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...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:12 PM
The Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club (BCYC) will host its seventh annual Corinthian Cup Regatta this weekend, with about 80 junior sailors expected to participate.
Five to seven races — depending on the wind — are planned for Saturday and Sunday...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 7:01 AM
Organizers of the famed Newport Beach-to-Ensenada sailing regatta were stunned by the mysterious loss of four crew members aboard a 37-foot boat that disappeared in mid-race, marking the first fatalities in the event's 65-year history.
While the U.S....
| Apr 30, 2012
| 8:58 PM
Sailors reflected on their sport's ever-present dangers as they returned from Ensenada on Monday, two days after fellow competitors perished in an apparent collision.
The tragedy reminded them to sail with experienced crew members and craft a careful...
| May 1, 2012
| 7:19 PM
A GPS device from the doomed racing boat Aegean struck a jagged island, an online tracking system shows.
The sailing community was buzzing with the news Tuesday, as racers emailed a link to Spot, a personal satellite tracking company, and speculated anew...
| May 1, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Newport Harbor High School qualified for the National Team Racing Championship after placing third in the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Assn.'s qualifying regatta in San Diego this past weekend.
After qualifying for the Fleet Racing National...