California Local Boating News
SAN DIEGO – The Cohn Restaurant Group broke ground on a new $10 million restaurant situated on Harbor Drive in early October.
Big changes are in store for recreational boaters as the United States Coast Guard will be reclassifying Personal Floatation Devices (PFD) to minimize confusion over current labeling standards.
NEWPORT BEACH – Thrill seekers hoping to strap a jet engine onto their back and fly above the waters of Newport Harbor suffered a setback on Oct. 13 when the Newport Beach Harbor Commission unanimously supported an ad hoc committee’s recommendation to prohibit jetpacks in the bay.
LOS ANGELES – Mother Nature’s hurricane season might be winding down but come Oct. 26 a storm of boaters will be trekking the Pacific Ocean from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas as part of the annual Baja Ha-Ha cruiser rally.
SAN PEDRO – Visitors will see Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in a different – spookier—light as it is transformed into an underwater world for chills, thrills and gills.
SAN DIEGO -- Boaters who are considering making the switch from copper hull paints to more environmentally friendly coatings will want to mark their calendar for the Port of San Diego’s Eco-Friendly Hull Paint Expo, Oct. 18.
NEWPORT BEACH – As the city of Newport Beach prepares to resubmit its application to the California Coastal Commission to allow for a pilot program limiting fire ring fuel to charcoal, a nonprofit organization has released results of a survey that shows support for keeping the fire rings as is.
NEWPORT BEACH -- Can recreational boating help you live longer? Members of Oasis Sailing Club certainly believe the time they spend on the water has been key to living long, healthy and happy lives.
DANA POINT -- Causing hundreds of millions of damage in western Mexico and the southwestern United States, including rare September rains and flooding in Arizona, Hurricane Norbert also left its mark along Orange County’s shorelines.
PLAYA DEL REY -- The Playa del Rey shoreline would never be confused for an uncharted island near Hawaii, but the presence of the Angelique at the northern end of this enclave’s beach could very well be a scene from Gilligan’s Island.
In this feature, The Log looks at notable boats -- sail and power -- that continue to turn heads in Southern California harbors.
OXNARD – The ever-popular Silver Strand Beach adjacent to Channel Islands Harbor has been operating without a permanent lifeguard tower and public restrooms since 2003.
STOCKTON – The San Joaquin Delta Power Squadron of Stockton will commemorate 100 years of safe boating during an event that will feature hands-on training and boater education.
SAN DIEGO – Sun Harbor Marina will host its annual Chili Cook Off and Mariner’s Swap Meet on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 a.m. Chili contest judging begins at 1 p.m.
LONG BEACH – Permanently docked on the aquatic edge of Long Beach, the Queen Mary has long been subject to rumors of being haunted.