California Local Boating News
Show-goers will find more than powerboats, sailboats and marine accessories this year: A wide range of boating seminars, a life jacket trade-in event and live music are among the many attractions.
Attendees will enjoy free sailing in Newport Harbor and hot dogs right off the grill at Orange Coast College Sailing Center’s 13th annual Summer Sailstice Celebration.
More convenient pier and dock placement near restaurants, marine hardware stores and other shoreside services could bring more visiting boaters.
The Southern California marine industry and commercial fishermen were saddened by news of the passing of Driscoll’s Wharf manager Catherine “Cathy” Driscoll, who died at her home on June 6.
Young anglers can cast a line and reel in a prize during the Port of San Diego’s second annual Big Bay Fishing Tournament, June 23. Participants can fish for free and vie for cash awards.
Residents, boaters and visitors can now provide input on the future of Marina del Rey from the comfort of their home, office or local coffee shop, with the launch of the Envision Marina del Rey website forum.
Admission is free to this weekend’s Channel Islands Harbor MarinaFest, which will offer a long list of boating-oriented activities, along with food, live music and fun for the whole family.
Just in time for summer boating, the facility has reopened after being closed since 2008 for major renovations. “The fuel is flowing,” said Long Beach Marine Bureau manager Mark Sandoval.
As a Coast Guard response boat crew approached the sailboat, the pilot reportedly veered to the right and ran the sailboat onto the beach. Two people ran from the scene.
Angler Jason Johnston caught what he believes may be an International Game Fish Association world record shortfin mako shark: an 11-foot-long, 1,325.5-pounder, taken aboard a sportfishing boat out of Huntington Harbour June 3.
Free sailing, water taxi rides, a marina open house, wetlands tours and a boat show are planned at this free event, held in conjunction with National Marina Day.
The renewal is part of the new management team’s vision to re-establish the resort and marina as a popular getaway, just as it was during the 1950s and 1960s, when celebrities were often spotted dining in the restaurant or lounging poolside.
The Association of Santa Monica Bay Yacht Clubs and California Yacht Club will help prepare boaters for the busy summer cruising season during a free Medical Emergencies at Sea Seminar, June 15.
Looking for a boat bargain? Check out the Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Bureau’s boat auction at Alamitos Bay Marina, 205 Marina Drive.
The long-awaited overhaul of the North Embarcadero strip is a step closer to reality as the first phase of a Visionary Plan designed to revitalize the corridor begins this month.