California Local Boating News
NEWPORT BEACH – The Rowing Club of the Newport Beach Sea Base will start a new tradition this holiday season as they transform their rowing boat into a reindeer sleigh on water.
OCEANSIDE – The slips in Oceanside Harbor received a little spring cleaning during the first annual Dock Cleanup Day up for slip renters on Saturday, Oct. 4.
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Ocean Defenders Alliance, an organization working to protect marine ecosystems through meaningful action, christened its newest boat on Oct. 1 in Huntington Harbour.
DANA POINT – The Dana Point City Council voted on Oct. 7 to continue a public hearing of the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan and its commercial core.
PORT OF LOS ANGELES – It’s time to decorate those vessels for the 52nd annual L.A. Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6.
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Unified Port District’s Board of Commissioners approved a concept plan to upgrade all slips at the Chula Vista Marina as part of the waterfront’s larger plan to become a more attractive destination.
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 Flotation 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.