A very interesting article about Sally (The Log Jan. 3-16 edition). I always wondered what happened to that beautiful, 10 meter, sailboat.
Competitors signed up for the 35th America’s Cup must be anxiously awaiting the release of the new class rule for yachts, which will define the boats raced, for a second consecutive time.
In the “Ask a Maritime Attorney” column in the January 17 edition of The Log, Mr. Weill, in giving advice to a first-time boat buyer, suggested a good place to start is with a broker who is certified through the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program.
Earlier this month, The Log discovered one of Newport Beach’s beloved vessels was sitting at the bottom of the Port of Los Angeles Harbor.
The Coast Guard’s partnership with the San Diego Marine Task Force to take down a Mexican boat attempting to smuggle 7,100 pounds of pot was a nice nod to the work of this agency.
Mariners and non-boat owners can agree that spending time exploring a location – whether for the first or 100th time – is part of the fun of any trip. For boaters, this may mean picking a destination that is not only fun to get to but also great to travel around.
While there has been a lot of publicity about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s plan to stop printing government-issued lithographic navigation charts on April 13, 2014, that doesn’t mean paper charts won’t still be available.
I’m starting to believe there’s a lot of truth in the old counterculture saying from the 1970s: “everything you know is wrong.” At least it seems like everything I was ever taught about navigation no longer holds true.
On Nov. 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finally took a sensible step toward protecting American consumers and the environment: It proposed a temporary reduction in the escalating levels of ethanol that are going into U.S. fuel blends.
This spring, Wounded Nature - Working Veterans (woundednature.org) asked boaters what could be done to encourage all boats to return to the docks with the beverage containers they departed with.
I was pleasantly surprised to read your Editorial section’s “Reader Rant” article (in the Nov. 8-21 issue of The Log) by Susan Gibbs, granddaughter of naval architect William Francis Gibbs.
The boating advocacy group Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) has issued a “Call to Action” to boaters across the state, asking them to immediately contact their elected representatives to prevent the taking of funds that are currently mandated for use only in boating projects to pay for non-boating-related flood control.
Editor: The article about the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s efforts to make sure stand-up paddleboarders educate themselves on required safety equipment and the Rules of the Road (“MdR Harbor Patrol Advises Paddleboarders to Stay Safe,” in the Aug. 30-Sept. 12 issue) brings up a growing problem.
Editor: In regard to the two people who were complaining to the Newport Beach City Council that allowing a couple of mega-yachts to moor here temporarily would “negatively impact their harbor view” (mentioned in the Aug. 30-Sept. 2 issue story “Two Mega-Yachts to Moor Temporarily in Newport Harbor), I have only one thing to say: I LIKE mega-yachts -- and I’m not alone in this.