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This week's story is going to be fun. Anytime a story about Newport Harbor's "Good Ol' Boys" club comes to mind — and I can write about the likes of David Frasier, Ken Knight, Carter Ford, Duncan McIntosh and Roger MacGregor — I sit up in...
Tags: High School Sports, Human Interest
ABOARD THE ALASKA EAGLE, at sea in the South Atlantic — We departed South Georgia Island on short notice. Our weather routers, New Hampshire-based Commanders' Weather, gave us an immediate "go" when we asked for a good departure date within the...
Tags: Education, Alaska, New Hampshire, Weather Reports, Weather
A few days from now, I, along with a group who doesn't mind a little adversity, will be sailing aboard the Alaska Eagle off Cape Horn. We'll venture out from the protection of the Wollaston Islands, and just a few miles later, skirt past the infamous...
Hello, Newport Harbor! What are you doing today? At noon on Friday, an aloha celebration of life for Dr. Nina Ann Nielsen will take place at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, 720 W. Bay Ave., Newport Beach. Cancel your afternoon appointments, call your...
Tags: Newport Beach, Human Interest
I was granted an interview this week with Craig Thompson, chief executive of the America's Cup Event Authority (ACEA), which is overseeing the 34th America's Cup, to be sailed in San Francisco Bay in August 2013. Thompson, a Newport Beach resident, was...
I first noticed Lt. Mark Long, Orange County's harbormaster, while attending a Harbor Commission meeting at the end of 2009. He had just arrived in town and his photo had been in the press. Long was in his street clothes. "This guy gets it," was the...
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ABOARD THE ALASKA EAGLE, anchored at South Georgia Island — We've spent the last week exploring the southern half of this extraordinary sub-Antarctic island. Our days have consisted of sailing to a new anchorage in the mornings and going ashore in...
Tags: Weather Reports, Georgia, Education, Real Estate, Glaciers
Newport Beach sailors could only imagine the horror. The four Americans allegedly shot dead by pirates off the coast of Oman on Tuesday morning were like any other "yachties" — couples, friends and families who sail the world's oceans in search...
ABOARD THE ALASKA EAGLE, off South Georgia Island — With 30 knots of wind behind us, Alaska Eagle was flying along at 11 knots. Suddenly we found ourselves in fog with 200 feet of visibility. "Up for ice!" Peter called from the mast. As we quickly...
The well-known question of "how to stimulate our local racing fleets" was brought back to the table for more discussion during this week's race council meeting at the Balboa Yacht Club. How could BYC raise activity within the 66 series and the Performance...
ABOARD THE ALASKA EAGLE, off Cape Horn — We are anchored in Martial Cove on Herschel Island, just eight miles north of Cape Horn. The wind is howling through the rigging at a steady 40 knots, with gusts up to 50 knots. The Alaska Eagle is...
Tags: Education, Alaska, French Toast, New York, Georgia
While traveling around the harbor this week I came upon a place that gave me relief from my troubling situations. No, I am not referring to the Balboa Yacht Club's bar, but rather one particular Hunter 326 sailing in the harbor most every day of the week....
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