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Spring Gold Cup

Over 100 junior sabot sailors descended on NHYC last weekend for the Spring Gold Cup Regatta.  With the local Balboa Bay Fleet slated to host the Junior Sabot Nationals this coming August, many of the top sabot sailors from all over Southern California showed up to get experience...

Amante Chalks Up Another Win, in ‘66’ Series

Twenty boats showed up for BYC’s first race in its popular annual “66” Series last weekend. The Richley family’s Amante showed great light-air speed and steady tactics, correcting out to first overall by three minutes over Bob Kettenhoffen’s Beck 60, Dare. Despite being a smaller...


Boat Show Is Boon to Businesses As Well As Boaters

  Ahoy! I have had numerous inquiries asking about the new docks being installed out into the turning basin from Lido Marina Village.  Well, twice a year, temporary docks occupy this section of the harbor: for the upcoming Lido Yacht Expo every fall and then the Newport Boat...

Boaters Weather

  Ahoy! Our June gloom continues into September as summer ends and everyone is wondering what happened to our summer weather?  The ocean water temperatures remain unseasonably cold, in the low 60s, that is keeping the fish in more southern waters.  However, the clouds should...

Whale Watching: Safety First – the Whale’s, That Is

  Ahoy! The whales are here and whale watching is excellent this year, with boaters reporting sightings directly off Newport’s coast. I am accustomed to seeing whales during yacht deliveries, especially when I am cruising just south of San Francisco or inPacific Northwest...