State, National & World News
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Early registration will end Aug.15 for U.S. Sailing’s Sailing Leadership Forum 2016, which is scheduled to be held in San Diego Feb. 4- 6, 2016.
NATIONWIDE — A federal mandate for engine manufacturers and oil refineries to increasingly rely on renewable fuel blends for automobiles and vessels has an advocacy group endorsing the use of biobutanol as the gasoline of choice for recreational boaters.
A bill proposing to give law enforcement officers greater leeway to enforce restrictions in California’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 30.
DALLAS (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — A sailboat once owned and raced by President John F. Kennedy has failed to sell at auction in Dallas.
French luxury goods giant Louis Vuitton is returning to the America's Cup, this time as presenting sponsor of the match as well as title sponsor of the America's Cup World Series and the challenger eliminations.
There is a new watercraft prototype in the making that is sure to be a hit with water sport aficionados as a team at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, continues to work to design a device that will provide the user with “an unparalleled experience” on the water, according to Team 6.
A bill proposing to revitalize recreational fishing in California was unanimously approved by the State Senate on June 4.
STATEWIDE — With more than 716,000 recreational boats officially registered, according to published records, in the state of California in 2014, several groups with boaters interests in mind have come together to serve as a mouthpiece for boat owners on a local and statewide level.
OXNARD — Bruce Sterling, a longtime local Southern California yacht broker, has joined the staff at Executive Yacht and Ship Brokerage in Oxnard.
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard released its first boating safety app May 16 as the kickoff to this year's National Safe Boating Week.
PUGET SOUND — The Northern clingfish have been the focus of a study being led by researchers at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bill proposed by federal legislators to modernize regulatory definitions for recreational boats cleared a congressional committee late last month.
OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — A 690-foot freighter that replaced the ill-fated Edmund Fitzgerald as the flagship of a Great Lakes shipping company will be scrapped.
TRUCKEE (AP) — At least 30 fish have been removed from in the area of Lake Tahoe beneath Fanny Bridge as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife combats low oxygen levels caused by the drought.
BOULDER CITY, Nevada (AP) — Construction to extend Lake Mead boat launch ramps will begin mid-May to account for record low water levels.