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March 20, 2012
Newport Beach police responded to a stolen boat call Tuesday. But they quickly found out the boat wasn't stolen from a home dock near Morning Star Lane. It was just having work done. The boat's owner called police about noon, but police later discovered that the owner forgot about the work being performed, said department spokeswoman Kathy Lowe. Initial reports were that the boat was being towed. An area resident reported seeing a police helicopter near Dover Drive and Pacific Coast Highway.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | July 15, 2013
A cigarette boat traveling at a high rate of speed hit another boat at the the Newport Harbor entrance, capsizing the other boat and injuring four people, an official said. The 25-foot cigarette boat traveled over the other boat, which was either idle or moving slowly, at about 9:30 p.m., leaving four people with head, face, hip injuries and breathing problems, Newport Beach Fire Department Capt. Glenn White said in an email. The four patients were taken to either Saddleback Memorial Medical Center or Hoag Hospital.  One of the injured passengers was unconscious when rescued but later regained consciousness, White said.
NEWS
April 15, 2014
The culprit in the case of a boat reported stolen turned out to be the knot used to tie it to a dock near Corona del Mar, according to Newport Beach police. An officer responded Sunday morning to the 2300 block of Bayside Drive when the owner of a 11-foot dinghy called to report that it was gone. The owner told police that the dinghy was last seen two days earlier. But by that evening, the owner found the boat washed up on the beach about three houses down from where it had been docked, according to police.
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | May 1, 2008
A Catalina 27 boat ran aground Wednesday morning near the jetty at Corona del Mar after its anchor broke loose, lifeguards said. The 25-foot boat arrived on shore just before low tide and stayed there till late in the afternoon. An early attempt to tug the boat out of the sand proved pointless ? the wet sand only buried the boat deeper. Lifeguards and Harbor Patrol boats had to wait until later in the afternoon near high tide to pull the boat out. Harbor Patrol boats towed the boat into harbor.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | May 29, 2009
Newport Beach city officials now say they can’t do anything about a 72-foot, vintage sailing ship that has been sitting in Newport Beach resident Dennis Holland’s yard and irritating his neighbors for the past three years. Current city code allows homeowners to store and restore their boats on their property, City Councilman Don Webb said. “There are a lot of instances where people have much smaller boats in their back yards and nobody ever complains about it,” Webb said.
NEWS
By William Lobdell | February 7, 2011
Editor's note: This corrects the spelling of Julie Karges' last name. I once had a neighbor who made a living as a tree trimmer. And every so often, he would dig up an unwanted but valuable tree — usually some kind of palm — and plant it haphazardly in his front yard. His property turned into a mismatched forest of odd trees, the new arrivals taking the place of the ones he sold whenever he was short on cash, which was often. The tree trimmer's property became very quirky and very un-Irvine, which was part of the reason I moved to Eastside Costa Mesa.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | August 17, 2009
Six people were saved during a dramatic boat rescue Sunday afternoon when a 31-foot vessel sheared its hull along a reef off Crystal Cove State Beach and nearly sank. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officials said the 31-foot Anna Jane out of Huntington Harbor severely damaged its hull about 5:30 p.m. Sunday when it ran over the Split Rock Reef. Six people, including a child, were aboard when it crashed and were not wearing life jackets, said Harbor Patrol Deputy Jim Slikker.
FEATURES
By Jessie Brunner | December 11, 2006
Float designer Sheila Barger came to Costa Mesa to visit her brother in late August of 2005, intending to stay only a week. But two days into her vacation, Hurricane Katrina devastated her hometown of New Orleans and she decided to make Costa Mesa her permanent address. Along with her home, Barger lost her entire portfolio and all her references. But with the help of Ralph Rodheim, chairman of this year's Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, Barger is back in business and has designed and crafted a 52-foot-tall sailfish to adorn the official Tommy Bahama boat in the parade.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | April 22, 2013
A Newport Beach lifeguard swam through 6-foot waves and fought against 16-knot winds to cut two anchor lines that were keeping a 24-foot Bayliner in dangerous waters, rescue workers said Monday. About 2:41 p.m. Sunday Newport Beach Fire Department Lifeguard Capt. Arn Van Dyke responded to a report of a boat dragging anchor about 20 feet off shore at L Street near the Balboa Peninsula, officials with the Newport Beach Fire Department said. The four or five passengers aboard appeared not to notice the surf had increased or that the boat slipped anchor in the high winds, authorities said.
NEWS
August 28, 2012
A 45-year-old man who possibly suffered a seizure and struck his head aboard a boat traveling near Point Loma was rescued, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday. The crew aboard the Amigo, a Newport Beach-based sportfishing vessel, requested help at 8:30 p.m. Monday. The man was hoisted from the boat onto a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, according to Petty Officer Henry Dunphy of the guard's office in San Diego. The man was taken back to shore and taken to a hospital, Dunphy said.
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NEWS
By Mike Whitehead | May 2, 2014
Ahoy! Two boat shows are entering my radar screen for the end of May, but now is the time to make plans to attend. Locally is the Dana Point Harbor Boat Show, and 90 or so miles to our east is the Lake Arrowhead Boat Show. Dana Point's show will be held from May 29 to June 1 at the OC Sailing & Events Center & Public Docks. Power and sailboats will be on display with vendor booths for those looking for accessories. Go to danapointboatshow.com for ticket prices, parking and shuttle information, and a list of the exhibitors.
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NEWS
April 26, 2014
Swells, whipping wind and overnight rain met sailors competing in the 67th annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race that that is usually a calm jaunt down the coast to Mexico. "From 6 o'clock on, it was hold on and don't fall over," said Dennis Jensch, who sailed on his boat called Patience. Jensch said winds reached up to 38 knots and the rain was harder than he had ever seen before. At its peak, he couldn't see the end of his boat. The first two boats to arrive in Ensenada after a Friday morning start were a pair of trimarans, who finished the 125-nautical mile trip within two minutes of each other.
NEWS
By Len Bose | April 25, 2014
Have you ever watched the ventriloquist comedian Jeff Dunham when he is doing a routine with his puppet, Walter? The character is described as an old curmudgeon who says whatever we're afraid to say, because he just doesn't care anymore. When I was making my way around the harbor this week, I had a chance to talk to a few of my favorite old curmudgeons. Picture a group of Walters, sitting in a semicircle, being interviewed with only their silhouettes exposed to protect their identities, and they all have Walter's voice.
NEWS
April 19, 2014
Call it a Christmastime pun, an ode to wintertime life on the harbor: "Deck the hulls with bows of jolly. " That's the theme for the 106th annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, event officials said in a release Friday. The local person who crafted the words, however, wants to remain anonymous, officials said. The winner will receive a free VIP excursion on one of the leading boats during the parade, whose roughly 100 participants take a nearly 15-mile route around Newport Harbor.
NEWS
By Len Bose | April 18, 2014
The Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race is quickly approaching, and I thought it might be interesting to offer my thoughts on preparing for the race and discuss race strategy. In preparing the boat, my first thoughts are always about weight and keeping the boat as light as possible. We sail a 35-foot J 109 that rates 69 in Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) and only needs five crew members to be competitive. . To keep the weight down, I empty all the water tanks on the boat and bring only bottled water.
NEWS
April 15, 2014
The culprit in the case of a boat reported stolen turned out to be the knot used to tie it to a dock near Corona del Mar, according to Newport Beach police. An officer responded Sunday morning to the 2300 block of Bayside Drive when the owner of a 11-foot dinghy called to report that it was gone. The owner told police that the dinghy was last seen two days earlier. But by that evening, the owner found the boat washed up on the beach about three houses down from where it had been docked, according to police.
NEWS
By Len Bose | April 11, 2014
I am writing my column aboard a 757 headed to Miami in an effort to sell a 2009 Tiara 3900 power boat. As I review the boat's specification sheet, in preparation for the boat's inspections, my mind returns to a few of the observations I noticed around the harbor last week. I started at the Newport Beach boat show at Lido Village, and one of the first things I noticed was that most of the yacht brokers I have worked with over the past 25 years have all gotten older and seem to be pulling their pants higher.
NEWS
By John Canalis | March 28, 2014
I know this paper's called the Pilot, but I have to admit that I had never piloted an actual boat until a couple of weekends ago. My wife recently bought a Groupon for a two-hour Duffy boat rental in Huntington Harbour. I looked forward to using it for weeks. I would learn to steer an actual boat by navigating the safe, man-made channels at 5 knots. With our daughter in tow, we had lunch and drove down Coast Highway to the rental place. The staff was nice and informative as we filled out the paperwork, got a life jacket for the little one and asked questions about the route.
NEWS
March 14, 2014
There are those who add so much to our lives with their presence alone. Larry Morgan touched, inspired, cheered and supported so many people throughout his life. He had a strength and spirit that drew others to him. Born in Durham, North Carolina in July of 1949, Larry moved to southern California as a child with his parents, Ralph and Louise. Larry grew up in Corona del Mar with his three brothers, Rip, Greg, and Mike. Larry's life revolved around the water. Swimming in the backyard pool led to a position on the water polo team at Corona del Mar High.
NEWS
By Len Bose | January 31, 2014
Last week, I noticed Brian Blair, captain of the 45-foot Ultra Pacific, offloading his catch at the commercial sea wall between the Bluewater Grill and the Cannery restaurant. When I asked to speak to the skipper, Blair quickly introduced himself. I have to assume many local fishermen and surfers already know the name. Brian Blair was raised in Newport Beach and graduated from Corona del Mar High School. By 19, he had already obtained his captain's license and was running sportfishing charters.
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