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  • From the Boathouse: Rainy-weather reporting leaves many high and dry

    Ahoy! Our first storm of the year has arrived, and the TV weather reporters finally have something to report. What do the weather reporters do the other times of the year? I am sure their adenine levels must be high as they wait for the problems...
  • The Harbor Report: Can harbor proposals stay afloat?

    While making my rounds around the harbor this week, my thoughts kept reflecting back to the comments made by Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill at the 33rd annual Mayor's Dinner. As most of you have already read, the mayor spoke about a pilot project to...
  • Mailbag: Bike riders, skateboarders must show more caution

    Note to parents who have children riding bikes and skateboards to school: While driving last week in Newport Heights, a number of commuters and I were taking our respective turns at a four-way stop sign. As the other cars stopped to allow me to take...
  • The Harbor Report: Fifty-four years (almost) on the water

    I had an interview postponed this week and needed to pull something out of my hat to fill my column. So while I took a Duffy cruise of the harbor, looking for that last-minute story, the thought kept coming into my head to interview myself — a...
  • From the Boathouse: A caution for south of the border

    Ahoy! Are you planning to cruise your boat south of the border to Ensenada or Cabo San Lucas for an adventure and warmer weather before the hurricane season begins this year? Then I highly recommend that you do not cross the U.S.-Mexican border...
  • The Harbor Report: Get those challengers on the harbor

    The 2014 sailing season will be upon us before you know it, and this year, our local PHRF fleet needs your help. I will start to sound like a broken record, but I trust you still understand my meaning — local participation is at an all-time low. The...
  • From the Boathouse: Another warm winter in the Southland

    Ahoy! We can enjoy another beautiful weekend in Southern California with our picturesque views to the Channel Islands and our local mountains. Additionally, boaters can venture for a great time in the middle of winter, unlike in other parts of the...
  • OCC is losing its sailing symbol

    OCC is losing its sailing symbol
    The Alaska Eagle has proudly displayed the Orange Coast College flag on its stern for 32 years and more than 290,000 miles. But Tuesday morning, as crew members worked to disassemble the 90-foot mast, OCC's flag had been replaced with the red, white and...
  • Remember trusty boat, beautiful ports and great friends

    Remember trusty boat, beautiful ports and great friends
    I took a last stroll around the deck of Alaska Eagle today. Every step, every hand rail felt familiar, as they do after finishing a long voyage. I was 29 when we first took students aboard from the Orange Coast College docks in October 1982. Now, 31...
  • From the Boathouse: Happy New Year — but watch those balloons

    Ahoy! I want to wish everyone a very happy New Year, and I know that 2014 will be a great year for boating. As we leap into the New Year, let us reflect for a moment on the people you know personally who are boaters and those who work in the maritime...
  • The Harbor Report: High Point Series ends on high note

    The Harbor Report: High Point Series ends on high note
    This past weekend, with warm weather and gale force Santa Ana winds forecast for the morning and diminishing by the afternoon, racers cautiously prepared for Saturday's 14 Mile Bank Race. Fortunately, the devil winds were subsiding as race time...
  • Commentary: Seeing the treasures of life on a run

    I've listed the health benefits of running in my commentaries before, but there's more. My son's readying his apartment for a new roommate, his fiancee! " "I need a chest of drawers," he told me. "Joann and Marj are getting rid of furniture," I...