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From Crime to Pastime: Skateboarding League Under Way

Growing up in Orange County, they tried to make me believe that skateboarding is a crime. But with the creation of the Orange County Skateboarding League, which includes 19 schools all over the county, that attitude is largely fading away. And according to the latest rankings,...

My Top 5 Sports Movies

With the film festival in town, I was thinking about the best sports movies of the last 30 years.  Movies such as “Raging Bull,” “Caddyshack,” “Brian’s Song,” “The Bad News Bears,” “Slapshot,” and “The Natural” are all terrific movies, but came out before I was born.  This...

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Under Sail

Sailing News & Results

February was a huge month for sailboat racing in Newport Harbor and outside our jetty. We had the winter series and the Mid-Winter, and Balboa Yacht Club had Team Racing in their Alan Andrews designed super-sport sloops usually reserved for the Governor’s Cup. The Team Racing...

Newport Harbor Sailing News

Although power boaters’ season is year round, the racing sailors do have a season. It seems to me from before Thanksgiving to the middle of winter, the race boats more often than not stayed tied up to their berths, except Balboa Yacht Club. Sooooo – it’s almost the middle of...

Waterfront

Waterfront: Christmas Boat Parade Lights Up the Harbor

As you read this we are about to commence the third night of the Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade. The theme of “Seas the Holidays” couldn’t be more appropriate. The organization and supervision of the Commodores of the Newport Chamber has been superior, as always. This event...

Waterfront: Lobster, Tuna and a Sunken Barge

Every year when lobster season commences, 50 or more lobster traps with attached lines and a floating buoy encompass the area outside the Newport Harbor jetties. We’ve returned from several Catalina trips in the evening and even though we are aware of the situation, one or two...

Waterfront: Fire Destroys Classic Wooden Tugboat

Over the years there have been many fires aboard locally berthed yachts, and I always find it very sad when the yachts are one-of-a-kind or owned by noteworthy users. Frank Sinatra’s yacht, Christina, named after his daughter, off and on berthed at the Bay Club, and a Linda Isle...