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July 20, 2012
The Holy Grail of sailing spent a few hours in Newport Beach on Friday, as young and old boaters marveled at the America's Cup trophy. The oldest trophy for international sports competition, the cup was first awarded in England in 1851. It came to the Balboa Yacht Club as part of the 2012 Governor's Cup Regatta, a junior match racing event that finishes Sunday. Junior racers from Sweden, New Zealand and Australia are competing against local racers and others from across the U.S. Balboa Yacht Club member Tom Ehman was scheduled to present an update on the 34th America's Cup on Friday evening.
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August 17, 2013
Christophe Killian, a senior-to-be at Corona del Mar High, won the Lido 14 National Class Championships gold fleet title in Marina del Rey on Thursday. Killian, sailing for Balboa Yacht Club, won two of his five races and placed second in the final race to finish with 14 points. He edged Stephen Klotz of Richmond Yacht Club by two points. Steve Schupak of Newport Harbor Yacht Club placed eighth (35 points), while Balboa Yacht Club's Porter Killian was 12th (52). Killian helped CdM finished eighth out of 20 sailing teams in the High School Dinghy National Championships in Chicago in May. He also nearly qualified for the Governor's Cup, just missing out on the spot after falling to Ryan Davidson in a best-of-three petit final at the Rose Cup. The winner represented BYC in the Governor's Cup. - From staff reports
SPORTS
July 31, 2013
After finishing third in the Governor's Cup, Ryan Davidson, Brandon Folkman and Gregg Kent of Balboa Yacht Club bounced back to win the 2013 Kintec Summer Match Race Regatta in Canada on Monday. The trio along with Henry Kernot of Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, known as Golden State Match Racing team, gained some redemption by beating boats that were skippered by Sam Gilmour and Chris Steele, who finished first and second, respectively, at the Governor's Cup. The Golden State Match Racing team beat Gilmour in the semifinals and then surpassed Steele in the best-of-five finals at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.
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By Alexandra Baird, dailypilot@latimes.com | July 19, 2011
Top young sailors from around the world will take to the local waves Wednesday at the start of the 45th annual Governor's Cup. Founded in 1967 after a donation by then-Gov. Ronald Reagan, the race is the Balboa Yacht Club's signature regatta. The event pits teams of three sailors — all 20 years old or younger — against each other in match races off the Newport shore. The races progress from rounds of qualifying matches to semifinals and finals. The invitation-only regatta draws crews from Australia, the United Kingdom and Bermuda, among other places.
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By Mona Shadia | May 13, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH — The Balboa Yacht Club's 90th anniversary celebration, which coincided Saturday with its 2012 opening day, was different from others that came before it. For the first time in its 90 years, the yacht club is led by a female commodore. But Judi Gorski, who first joined more than 30 years ago after visiting the club with her roommate, doesn't feel different from any other commodores who have taken on the role before her, nor from any roles she's taken on throughout her life.
NEWS
August 31, 2010
Edwin F. Steen Jr.,  86, passed away Aug. 11.  Born in San Francisco May 20, 1924, he lived on Balboa Island and in Corona del Mar for the past 55 years. As an avid yachtsman, golfer and RVer he served as president of the Balboa Island Homeowners Assn., commodor of the Balboa Yacht Club, president and director of the CA Pacers RV Club, president and director of La Quinta's Homeowners Assn., and golfed at Newport Beach Country Club and La Quinta Country Club.  He served in the U.S. Navy Air Corp.
NEWS
October 22, 2010
Sabrina Jane Witzel English 1975 to 2010 Our precious Sabrina went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010. Sabrina was born October 13, 1975, in Newport Beach.  She attended Corona del Mar High School, where she excelled in tennis.  While in high school, she was a member of Assisteens and made her debut with the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa in 1994.  She graduated from California State University at Long Beach and went on to pursue a career in fashion design with Roxy.
NEWS
October 29, 2013
The 14th annual CHOC Regatta takes place this weekend at the Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar. The event benefits the Children's Hospital of Orange County's post-anesthesia care unit. Regatta registrations for one-design boats 20 feet and under are due by 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The entry fee is $25. An awards ceremony, free appetizers and a no-host bar will follow the race from 3:30 to 5 p.m.. Registrations for boats longer than 20 feet are due by 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The entry fee is $50, and a post-race celebration and awards ceremony are planned for 3:30 to 6 p.m. Either entry fee can be completed the day of the race at the club or beforehand online, for an extra fee. A raffle for racers and supporters will be held.
NEWS
April 22, 2014
Barbara's courageous battle with cancer came to an end at her home on Saturday, April 12, surrounded by her immediate family.  She was 66.   Barbara was born on July 27, 1947, in Pasadena, CA, to John Edward Arens, of Plainfield, NJ, and Ruth Colwell Hamilton, of Cranford, NJ.   She lived her early years in San Marino, CA and moved to Newport Beach in 1964.  She is a 1965 graduate of Desert Sun School, Idyllwild, CA.  She received her BA from United States Intn'l Univ. in San Diego, her JD from Western State Univ., and was admitted to the Bar 1992, Barbara was a member of Balboa Yacht Club for over 40 years and an avid Harbor 20 sailboat racer.
NEWS
November 12, 2013
The Balboa Yacht Club's 13th annual CHOC Regatta earlier this month raised more than $40,000 for Children's Hospital of Orange County. That's a record-breaking amount for the event, the club announced. Last year, the club raised $27,000 from the 72-boat race, raffle and fundraiser. This year, more than 100 boats from Balboa and other yacht clubs took part in the two-day race. All proceeds from this year's event go to the post-anesthesia care unit in CHOC's new tower, which opened in the spring.
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By Emily Foxhall | May 2, 2014
Boaters in Newport Beach don't drag their vessels out of the water for the winter. After all, chunks of ice would be hard to find floating in the harbor. No matter. Like their counterparts in less-hospitable climates, where yacht clubs shut down as snowy days loom, Southern Californians want to celebrate the tradition of opening day too. One by one, local yacht clubs are kicking off the season with traditional pomp. "It becomes more or less their hour of shine to start the season," said Morrie Willkie, commodore of the Southern California Yachting Assn.
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April 22, 2014
Barbara's courageous battle with cancer came to an end at her home on Saturday, April 12, surrounded by her immediate family.  She was 66.   Barbara was born on July 27, 1947, in Pasadena, CA, to John Edward Arens, of Plainfield, NJ, and Ruth Colwell Hamilton, of Cranford, NJ.   She lived her early years in San Marino, CA and moved to Newport Beach in 1964.  She is a 1965 graduate of Desert Sun School, Idyllwild, CA.  She received her BA from United States Intn'l Univ. in San Diego, her JD from Western State Univ., and was admitted to the Bar 1992, Barbara was a member of Balboa Yacht Club for over 40 years and an avid Harbor 20 sailboat racer.
NEWS
January 17, 2014
Ralph Stratton Linhoff, age 87, passed away in his Balboa Peninsula home on January 8, 2014, where he had lived since 1953. He served as a board member of the Peninsula Point Association for several years. Ralph was born on June 5th, 1926 in Long Beach, CA to Harold and Alta Linhoff, and was raised in San Marino, CA. After serving as a radioman in the Navy during WWII, he attended Pasadena City College and earned his B.S. from University of Southern California. Ralph's love of the ocean led him to join the Balboa Yacht Club in 1951, where he remained a member until his death.
NEWS
By Len Bose | December 20, 2013
This week I had the opportunity to talk to a person whose family descended from the Mayflower. Named after her father's boat, Gale Nye Pickney has recently taken the helm of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club as its first female commodore. Shortly after she was born in Chicago, her family moved to Newport Beach. She grew up on a Cal 40 that was kept back east and a 45-foot Stephens motor yacht here on the West Coast. The family cruised from Northern California down to Mexico and spent quite of bit of time in Avalon on Catalina Island.
NEWS
November 12, 2013
The Balboa Yacht Club's 13th annual CHOC Regatta earlier this month raised more than $40,000 for Children's Hospital of Orange County. That's a record-breaking amount for the event, the club announced. Last year, the club raised $27,000 from the 72-boat race, raffle and fundraiser. This year, more than 100 boats from Balboa and other yacht clubs took part in the two-day race. All proceeds from this year's event go to the post-anesthesia care unit in CHOC's new tower, which opened in the spring.
NEWS
October 29, 2013
The 14th annual CHOC Regatta takes place this weekend at the Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar. The event benefits the Children's Hospital of Orange County's post-anesthesia care unit. Regatta registrations for one-design boats 20 feet and under are due by 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The entry fee is $25. An awards ceremony, free appetizers and a no-host bar will follow the race from 3:30 to 5 p.m.. Registrations for boats longer than 20 feet are due by 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The entry fee is $50, and a post-race celebration and awards ceremony are planned for 3:30 to 6 p.m. Either entry fee can be completed the day of the race at the club or beforehand online, for an extra fee. A raffle for racers and supporters will be held.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | August 20, 2013
When Mary Longpre filled out her photographer credential for the upcoming America's Cup, she submitted information about an important project. Longpre, a Newport Beach resident and a Balboa Yacht Club member, will be in the process of completing a book of photos of her experiences at the grand regatta that takes place in San Francisco Bay this year. This will be her ninth America's Cup that she will cover as a photographer. Her first America's Cup was in 1987, when, for the first time, the event, that has the oldest trophy in international sport, took place in Australia.
SPORTS
August 17, 2013
Christophe Killian, a senior-to-be at Corona del Mar High, won the Lido 14 National Class Championships gold fleet title in Marina del Rey on Thursday. Killian, sailing for Balboa Yacht Club, won two of his five races and placed second in the final race to finish with 14 points. He edged Stephen Klotz of Richmond Yacht Club by two points. Steve Schupak of Newport Harbor Yacht Club placed eighth (35 points), while Balboa Yacht Club's Porter Killian was 12th (52). Killian helped CdM finished eighth out of 20 sailing teams in the High School Dinghy National Championships in Chicago in May. He also nearly qualified for the Governor's Cup, just missing out on the spot after falling to Ryan Davidson in a best-of-three petit final at the Rose Cup. The winner represented BYC in the Governor's Cup. - From staff reports
SPORTS
July 31, 2013
After finishing third in the Governor's Cup, Ryan Davidson, Brandon Folkman and Gregg Kent of Balboa Yacht Club bounced back to win the 2013 Kintec Summer Match Race Regatta in Canada on Monday. The trio along with Henry Kernot of Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, known as Golden State Match Racing team, gained some redemption by beating boats that were skippered by Sam Gilmour and Chris Steele, who finished first and second, respectively, at the Governor's Cup. The Golden State Match Racing team beat Gilmour in the semifinals and then surpassed Steele in the best-of-five finals at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | July 17, 2013
NEWPORT BEACH - For those who live in Newport Beach Wednesday's weather and scenery appeared to make for another day in paradise. The breezy conditions made it ideal for the sailors in the 47th annual Governor's Cup. You could say it was a perfect day for sailing. It was definitely a perfect day for Balboa Yacht Club, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club of Australia and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, as each went 7-0 during the opening day of the 12-team junior match racing series.
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