July 17, 2009
NEWPORT BEACH — The waves were smooth and the wind was brisk for the 43rd annual Governor’s Cup International Junior Match Racing Championship Friday, but unlike the run-of-the-mill weather conditions, it was arguably the most chaotic day of the tournament. The third day of the Gov Cup provided many firsts, ranging from the undefeated Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron suffering its first loss, the Gov Cup’s first ruling protest and a social bonfire for the competitors.
July 11, 2009
The Balboa Yacht Club’s 43rd annual Governor’s Cup International Junior Match Racing Championship will feature yachts from New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and two from the Newport-Mesa area, Tuesday through July 19. Racing will take place in the ocean near the Newport Pier Wednesday through July 19 in the afternoons. This year, 13 yachts will race against each other in a round robin tournament style. Newport Harbor Yacht Club is seeking its third straight Governor’s Cup. For additional information, go to www.govcupracing.
June 9, 2009
Olive Millicent Maxwell 1922-2009 It is with deep regret that we have to announce the passing of Olive Millicent Maxwell, nee Hagen. Olive was born April 20th 1922, in England, to Carl and Winnifred Hagen nee Holland. Dear sister of Joan Crowch, nee Hagen, deceased. Ronald Hagen, now residing in New Zealand. Kenneth Hagen, deceased. Winnifred Clarke nee Hagen, residing in England, and Maurice Hagen, deceased. Olive is survived by numerous nieces and nephews residing in, Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
January 6, 2009
NORTH NARRABEEN, Australia — For the second straight year, Courtney Conlogue, a junior at Sage Hill School, finished third after being eliminated in the semifinals of the Assn. of Surfing Professionals World Junior Championships Tuesday. In the semifinals, Conlogue lost to France’s Pauline Ado, who went on to capture the women’s title after beating Bethany Hamilton in the final. Conlogue, who won the 2008 Governor’s Cup at the National Scholastic Surfing Assn.
October 14, 2008
Elizabeth Eddy, a junior at Newport Harbor High, was one of 21 to be named to the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team that will play at the 2008 FIFA Women’s World Cup in New Zealand Oct. 28-Nov. 16. She will represent the U.S. in the tournament that will have a world championship for the under-17 level for the first time. Since August, Eddy has been sparingly training with the team and Coach Kazbek Tambi in New Jersey. Eddy was told at a dinner after a practice that she made the team.
September 6, 2008
Michael Cooke The United States Tennis Association (USTA) recently announced that Robert Duesler of Newport Beach, CA has been selected to play tennis for the USA Jack Crawford Cup team at the 28th ITF Seniors/ Super-Seniors World Team Championships being held October 12 – 18, in Antalya, Turkey. The United States will be defending championships in six of the 19 divisions at the Men’s and Women’s Senior & Super-Senior Championships. The American teams finished 1st or 2nd in 12 of the 19 divisions last year.
August 11, 2008
A pirate-clad ukulele player and a septuagenarian celestial navigation buff sit down at a dinner table. What do they talk about? How do they pass an entire night together? It’s almost a rhetorical question given the improbability of this pairing, but about a dozen people now know the answer thanks to a transpacific sailing expedition that recently ended in Newport Beach. The Alaska Eagle, a 65-foot aluminum sailboat that just returned from a yearlong, 20,000-mile trip to New Zealand and back, was staffed by a motley crew of sailors, and they didn’t just eat one meal together.
August 6, 2008
She keeps playing. Not knowing what tomorrow brings, or what even today holds, she keeps playing. Golf is Debbie Albright’s game and she said it has helped her battle through the worst days of her life. The Newport Beach community has also greatly supported the 50-year-old, who has been dealing with an inoperable brain tumor for over the past year. Some grow frustrated hitting a small, white ball around a large course and following it around, yet somehow golf has brought peace for Albright, who won her 12th ladies championship at Newport Beach Country Club in May. But, golf is not really about winning for Albright, especially today when she will be playing in Newport Beach Country Club’s Seahorse Classic, the two-day member-guest tournament with her sister, Joanne Peacock, who is visiting from New Zealand.
March 14, 2008
The pre-trial hearing for the New Zealand man living out of a swanky Newport Beach hotel charged with possessing and selling drugs and questioned about the death of a woman found preserved in dry ice in his room has been pushed back to April 11, prosecutors said Thursday. Stephen Royds, 46, was charged with possessing and selling cocaine. When detectives searched his room, they found the frozen body of Huntington Beach resident Monique Trepp, 33, Newport Beach police said. Trepp had been dead for at least a few months and maybe up to a year, said District Atty.
March 11, 2008
Stephen Royds, the man whose arrest by Newport Beach police led detectives to a woman’s body stored in a bin of dry ice in the swanky Fairmont Newport Beach hotel, pleaded not guilty to two counts of possessing and selling narcotics Monday. Police arrested Royds, 46, of New Zealand, last Thursday night for possessing and selling cocaine. He was convicted of similar charges in 2002 when he skipped his sentencing and has been wanted on a warrant ever since. If convicted, Royds faces up to 12 years in prison, prosecutor Dennis Conway said.