California Local Boating News
Carl Eichenlaub, well known for his skills at making boats go fast, and for making quick repairs when needed during Olympic sailing competitions around the world, died Nov. 29. He was 83.
Participating in boat parades is a holiday tradition in Southern California. Here's where to enter -- or simply watch -- this year’s events, from San Diego to Santa Barbara.
Marine mammal experts are paying particular attention to the unusually high mortality rate that sea lions experienced this year.
Jeanne Socrates has spent much of her retirement time breaking records -- and she has become the oldest woman in the world to circumnavigate the globe nonstop, solo and unassisted.
Southern California boaters can watch America’s largest procession of giant balloons at the Port of San Diego’s annual Big Bay Balloon Parade, beginning at 10 a.m. Dec. 30.
As the acidity and temperature of the ocean has increased, jellyfish blooms have gotten bigger -- and they’re lasting longer.
The panga was loaded with 41 bundles of marijuana weighing a total of 878 pounds, with an estimated street value of $526,000, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Since 2002, the marina has been showing its holiday spirit by illuminating the South Bay boating facility with festive lights bright enough to be seen from I-5, Coronado’s Silver Strand and San Diego Bay.
Since the retirement of former Marine Bureau manager Mark Sandoval, the city of Long Beach has launched a nationwide search for his replacement. Elvira Hallinan has been named interim manager.
South Bayfront Sailing Association -- a nonprofit organization that offers educational programs centered around maritime history, science and industry -- has purchased the 136-foot tall ship.
The moorings -- which will be placed on the east and west side of Long Beach’s Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier and behind Island White -- will allow visiting boaters to stay up to 15 days at a time.
While the city considers what to do with the last parcel of undeveloped city-owned waterfront property in Newport Beach, the site may be opened to kayakers and paddleboarders.
Mark your calendars: Dates have changed for the West's largest in-the-water boat show. The 41st annual Newport Boat Show will return to Lido Marina Village April 3-6, 2014.
Homeowners with private docks won a minor victory Nov. 12, when the Newport Beach City Council voted 4-3 in favor of removing a “buffer area fee” from the current pier permit fee structure.
Boaters planning to enter the annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights can take advantage of a free lighting seminar at 5:30 p.m., at the Point Loma West Marine store.