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Majestic J Class yachts to return to America’s Cup waters after 80 years

Majestic J Class yachts to return to America’s Cup waters after 80 years

Log Staff  |  posted: 2/26/2015

The majesty of the J Class era will return to the America’s Cup 80 years after the class last raced for the oldest trophy in international sport.


Sea Tow Adds Three SAFE Boats to Fleet

Sea Tow Adds Three SAFE Boats to Fleet

Log Staff  |  posted: 2/26/2015

“We are so excited to have these boats splash. They are going to provide the utmost service to boaters along the coast,” said Capt. Charles Boniols, a partner in the San Diego and Newport Beach/L.A. Sea Tow franchises. 

Renewable Fuel Standard reform could restrict ethanol in fuels

Renewable Fuel Standard reform could restrict ethanol in fuels

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 2/26/2015

WASHINGTON, DC — Several representatives on both sides of the aisle revived an effort earlier this month to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and end ethanol fuel-blending mandates.

International Paralympic Committee drops sailing from 2020 Games

International Paralympic Committee drops sailing from 2020 Games

Log Staff  |  posted: 2/18/2015

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced after its Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 meetings in Abu Dhabi the lineup of competitive events for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Sailing was not one of the events included in the announced lineup.

Appeals Court rules against Fish and Wildlife in stocking case

Appeals Court rules against Fish and Wildlife in stocking case

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 2/12/2015

SACRAMENTO — The California Association for Recreational Fishing (CARF) received a favorable decision by a state appeals court Feb. 9, as a three-judge panel reversed a lower judge’s ruling and deemed a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) fish stocking policy was potentially burdensome.

Congress extends  2014 tax breaks for boat owners

Congress extends 2014 tax breaks for boat owners

Log News Service  |  posted: 2/12/2015

WASHINGTON (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — President Obama has signed into law H.R. 5771 (Tax Increase Prevention Act 2014) that retroactively extended over 50 tax provisions including two that affect boaters

Federal legislation could limit bans on lead in fishing tackle

Federal legislation could limit bans on lead in fishing tackle

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

When legislators approved and President Barack Obama signed the federal spending bill a few weeks ago, one provision prohibited the use of federal funds to enact statewide or local bans on the sale and use of lead in fishing tackle.

Rare albino dolphin spotted off Florida coast

Rare albino dolphin spotted off Florida coast

Log Staff  |  posted: 1/15/2015

For the first time in nearly half a century, a rare albino bottlenose dolphin was sighted at an undisclosed estuary off Florida’s east coast.

Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?

Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?

David Sharp, AP  |  posted: 1/7/2015

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast. The angular vessel looks like a waterborne stealth fighter. It rides atop underwater torpedo-shaped tubes powered by a pair of 2,000-horsepower gas turbine engines. Gyroscopes keep the ride smooth.

Dream Catcher Yachts Expands

Dream Catcher Yachts Expands

Log Staff  |  posted: 1/7/2015

Dream Catcher Yachts of Dana Point recently announced the opening of new satellite offices in Newport Beach and Marina del Rey. The Newport Beach office, located at 2801 Newport Coast Hwy., will allow for additional slips and the ability to sell and store large boats.

California Coastal Commission gives Newport Beach extension for Back Bay Landing

California Coastal Commission gives Newport Beach extension for Back Bay Landing

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 12/31/2014

MONTEREY — At its final meeting of 2014 in Monterey, the California Coastal Commission granted Newport Beach a 12-month extension to review changes to an amended Conditional Land Use Plan (CLUP) for a proposed development in the city’s Back Bay.

Pacific Legal Foundation challenges fishing mandates

Pacific Legal Foundation challenges fishing mandates

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 12/31/2014

SACRAMENTO — Accusing the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) of illegally drafting regulations that could force fishing lakes, private hatcheries and fish farms out of business, Pacific Legal Foundation urged federal judges to protect recreational anglers and the aquaculture industry from falling victim to “burdensome” and “underground” regulations.

Google to use satellites to monitor illegal fishing

Google to use satellites to monitor illegal fishing

By Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 12/18/2014

SYDNEY, Australia — Google announced last month in Sydney, Australia, a partnership with Oceana and SkyTruth to launch a technology-based platform to leverage big data gained from satellites to illuminate where the entire world’s fishing is taking place.

Oceanside council approves $500,000 loan for new patrol boat

Oceanside council approves $500,000 loan for new patrol boat

By Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 12/18/2014

OCEANSIDE — A new patrol boat will soon navigate Oceanside Harbor, as the Oceanside City Council unanimously approved funding for Harbor Patrol to replace an outdated boat.

2015 to welcome new laws and rules on vessel operations, bait, halibut, tuna limits

2015 to welcome new laws and rules on vessel operations, bait, halibut, tuna limits

By Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 12/18/2014

SACRAMENTO  — The start of 2015 means we are about half way through the second decade of the 21st century. It also means there are some new laws to pay attention to as you hit the waterways to either enjoy your vessel or reel in some fish (or both).

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