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Newport Boat Show May 15 – 17

May 15 – 17: The Newport Boat Show in Lido Marina Village celebrates its 42nd year as the premier yacht show in the West. This year’s show will feature the newest vessels to reach the Western United States as well as shoreside exhibitors showcasing innovative products and...

Waterfront: Drop Anchor at Newport Boat Show

Next Thursday through Sunday, May 14 – 17,  is the 42nd annual Newport Boat Show in Lido Marina Village. Thursday the show starts at noon, the other days start at 10 a.m. The shows end at 7 p.m. each day, except 5 p.m. on Sunday, although experience shows many brokers and...

Newport to Ensenada Race Photos

Photos by Lawrence Sherwin and Jim Collins The 68th annual Newport to Ensenada Race kicked off on Friday, April 24, under cloudy skies. Over 200 boats, including about forty first time entrants, registered to sail the 125 nautical miles to Ensenada. For race results and more...

Mega Yachts in Newport Harbor

Wow! While the calendar may say spring, the warm weather and volume of boat and yacht use says summer, summer, summer. As you can see by my photo, the 200-foot-plus Invictus has visited our humble harbor once again. I had planned, upon its return, to putt over and interview the...

‘The Search for Freedom’ with Adventurous Souls

  By Riley Keating | NB Indy It’s the pull of the tides against your legs as the waves meet shore. Even as a child, that visceral experience delivers an urge that pushes you to take another step into deeper water. It’s basic instinct calling. It’s your introduction to...

Newport to Ensenada Race Ready to Sail

Nearly 200 sailboats will leave Newport Beach and make the 125 mile trek to Ensenada, Mexico when the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race gets underway today at 11 a.m. off the Balboa Pier. Dubbed the “world’s largest international yacht race,” the boats (and crews) compete for...

Waterfront: Newport to Ensenada Update

I was very excited to find this trimaran at Newport Harbor Yacht Club this week and to talk to the crew.  Orion sails out of St. Francis Yacht Club and will be the fastest boat in the Newport to Ensenada Race. The crew was a little dismayed that the weather forecast for Friday is...

BNP Paribas 2015 Finals Weekend

The 2015 BNP Paribas Tennis Open finished with a dazzling display of tennis brilliance. Novak Djokovic (Serbia), the world number one ranked player, met Roger Federer (Switzerland), the world number two ranked player, for the 38th time. In an epic battle, Djokovic prevailed in...

Warm Weather Brings Boaters to Newport

The day after we left the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay waterfront (where we were visiting relatives), it snowed. That’s hard for us to believe with the heat wave we had last weekend. Newport Harbor had almost as many boats cruising as an August Sunday. Speaking of Sunday, last...

BNP Paribas Open

The 2015 BNP Paribas Open began this weekend in Indian Wells. The event, voted the best tournament in 2014 by the players, features the world’s top ranked tennis players. Serena Williams, the enigmatic number one ranked woman, reappeared after a fourteen year hiatus. The...

Visiting Vessels in Chilly Chesapeake Bay

We thought a change of scenery would provide interesting nautical information and lifestyles, so we traveled east—to Chesapeake Bay on the East Coast. We’ve traveled the Baltimore, Maryland inner harbor, several Chesapeake Bay locations and the Potomac. As the weather is...

Waterfront: Newport Harbor is a Pit Stop for World Travelers

Around November of last year I started to notice the annual migration of yachts anchored in the Newport Harbor Turning Basin from all ports north including Alaska, Canada, Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. These (mostly sailboats) visit our harbor on their way to the...

Cruising Newport Harbor

Recently our family took a short bay cruise on the west side of Newport Harbor. Once you pass under the Newport Boulevard bridge, a posted sign advises this is a “No Wake Zone.” This small bayfront area includes the perimeter of Newport Island and a small channel that ends...

Time to go Fishing

“It never rains in Southern California.” Really? During our recent Saturday rainstorm, we attended a large family and friend’s celebration of Mom’s 90th Birthday luncheon at sister Di’s and Ken’s ocean view home. Happy Birthday Mom! She was a huge force while growing up to get me...

Former Anaheim Ducks legend Teemu Selanne attends film screening in Newport Beach

Former Anaheim Ducks legend Teemu Selanne,44, was in Newport Beach Thursday, Jan. 8, to take part in the screening of the documentary SEL8NNE and participate in a Q&A session after the film, which screened at the Edwards Big Newport 6 Movie Theater in Fashion Island. The...
Posted On 11 Jan 2015

USC Brings Home Holiday Bowl Trophy

If you heard loud cheers emanating from Newport Beach homes (particularly on Balboa Island where USC flags proudly wave) on Saturday, Dec. 27, it was USC alumni rooting for their alma mater to bring home the Holiday Bowl trophy. The game against Nebraska was exciting, and close....
Posted On 07 Jan 2015

Avalon Deaths Offer Reminder of Boating Safety

As we close the boating chapter of 2014 and begin a new year, I thought it appropriate to once again pass along my primary goal for all boaters and boating passengers to think boating safety at all times. For many years, Catalina has promoted an extravagant dinner dance ...

Cruising in the Christmas Boat Parade

Before I tell you about the Christmas Boat Parade, I wanted to share a photo I snapped of an old (75+ years) wooden yacht moored off the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Normally it has a full cover on it, but the photo shows what the yacht looks like uncovered. Now back t...

A Busy December in Newport Harbor

The first week in December, I dropped by Amber Marine to see owner Brad Menet and make arrangements to service the 70 horsepower Evinrude that powers the 46 year old Glaspar christened the Judy Belle. This gave us time to plan decorations for our classic vessel which is entered...

Autumn in Newport Harbor

It never rains in Southern California. Really? Last week put a damper on Newport Harbor boating. I guess it has to happen eventually and I believe this is once again an example of how spoiled we are with our year-round boating environment. Boaters can be a hearty bunch when one...