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Boater shares first-hand experience of Avalon storm

Boater shares first-hand experience of Avalon storm

Daniel Sipes  |  posted: 1/29/2015

A Sipes family (Tamara and Daniel with Sophie, 9 and Max, 8) tradition is to take our boat, the Tamara, from San Diego (Mission Bay Yacht Club) to Avalon Harbor, Catalina Island after Christmas and stay through the New Year. 


Former sailing boss files complaint  against AC jurors in Dirk de Ridder case

Former sailing boss files complaint against AC jurors in Dirk de Ridder case

Bernie Wilson (AP Sports Writer)  |  posted: 1/29/2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The former head of sailing’s governing body has filed complaints of gross misconduct against the five members of an international jury that handed down the harshest penalties in America’s Cup history.

Vessel Assist’s Brett Thompson honored with Woody Pollack Award

Vessel Assist’s Brett Thompson honored with Woody Pollack Award

Log Staff  |  posted: 1/29/2015

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. – Two Vessel Assist members, including one based in San Diego, were honored during the annual BoatU.S. Towing Services conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida, Jan. 15 for their responses to distress calls.

Customs helicopter fires warning shots to stop smugglers

Customs helicopter fires warning shots to stop smugglers

Log News Service  |  posted: 1/29/2015

SAN DIEGO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — U.S. federal authorities made the rare move of firing warning shots from a helicopter to stop a boat believed to be smuggling drugs off the San Diego coast.

Los Angeles Boat Show Opens Feb. 19

Los Angeles Boat Show Opens Feb. 19

Log Staff  |  posted: 1/29/2015

LOS ANGELES — The 2015 Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show docks at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Burton W. Chace Park in Marina del Rey Feb. 19-22, with a “boatload” of vessels and accessories to complement and enhance the boating lifestyle.

Port Hueneme Pier reopens with help from epic sand dredging

Port Hueneme Pier reopens with help from epic sand dredging

Catherine French  |  posted: 1/29/2015

CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR — A historic amount of dredged sand—about 2 million cubic yards (CY)—began pouring out onto Port Hueneme Beach on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, from the dredge set up in Channel Islands Harbor.

After the Storm – Avalon boaters share stories, give advice

After the Storm – Avalon boaters share stories, give advice

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 1/29/2015

One month has passed since Avalon Harbor was hit hard with a storm that claimed the lives of a Harbor Patrol officer and a local resident. The catastrophic event was rare and unexpected, according to those who spoke with The Log since the Dec. 30, 2014, storm.

Dana Point YC welcomes new officers, seeks to expand membership

Dana Point YC welcomes new officers, seeks to expand membership

Log Staff  |  posted: 1/21/2015

DANA POINT — The Dana Point Yacht Club kicked off 2015 by welcoming newly elected Flag Officers, Commodore Gary MacCleverty, Vice Commodore Bob Perdue, Rear Commodore Mike Hatcher, Fleet Captain Anne Eubanks and Port Captain Phil Herzfeld, all of whom represented outstanding volunteer efforts and had served on the board in many other capacities.

Big Bay Whale Festival comes to San Diego Jan. 25

Big Bay Whale Festival comes to San Diego Jan. 25

Log Staff  |  posted: 1/21/2015

The Big Bay Whale Festival is a free, one-day family festival with a wide variety of interactive and hands-on displays to learn about California gray whale ecology and conservation.

Coastal Commission denies a pair of appeals of approved Dana Point Harbor Revitalization

Coastal Commission denies a pair of appeals of approved Dana Point Harbor Revitalization

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 1/21/2015

SANTA MONICA — It is too early to tell if 2015 is finally the year we start to see some significant progress with the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan, but the California Coastal Commission’s unanimous denial of an appeal filed by boating and business interests against the most recent conceptual iteration of the project is not the first step in realizing a new waterfront that was first envisioned nearly 18 years ago.

2015 offshore fishing season off to a great start!

2015 offshore fishing season off to a great start!

Bob Vanian  |  posted: 1/21/2015

Southern California anglers were wondering if the 2015 Southern California offshore fishing season was going to start producing fish at turn of the year.

Coronado YC teams up with nonprofit to bring military families together

Coronado YC teams up with nonprofit to bring military families together

Log Staff  |  posted: 1/21/2015

CORONADO — Home to the second largest concentration of enlisted service men and women in the country and nearly 16,000 teens of active duty military families, Outdoor Outreach and Coronado Yacht Club partnered together in 2014 to unite military families through recreational boating.

Channel Islands Landing Marina and Boatyard keeps improving under new ownership

Channel Islands Landing Marina and Boatyard keeps improving under new ownership

Catherine French  |  posted: 1/21/2015

One year ago, Greg Schem bought Channel Islands Landing Marina and Boatyard from longtime owner Frank Butler. During this time, he has invested $1.5 million as part of the ongoing revamping of the facility.

Dock Lines – Cruising with pets

Dock Lines – Cruising with pets

Capt. Nicole Sours Larson  |  posted: 1/15/2015

With the holidays past and the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show approaching, my husband and I are planning our 2015 boating adventures.

Harbor Patrol deputies end watch

Harbor Patrol deputies end watch

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 1/15/2015

NEWPORT BEACH — Clocking in at an office flanked by a beach, yacht club, harbor and multimillion-dollar residences would seem like quite the place to work. For David Ginther and John Whitman, working at the Newport Beach Harbor Patrol, which is located on Bayside Drive in Corona Del Mar, was more than just a job or a glamorous destination.

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