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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.
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By Christopher Cadelago | December 16, 2009
Roy Edward Disney, who for decades toiled in the shadow of his famous uncle but put his own stamp on the Walt Disney Co., died Wednesday in Newport Beach. He was 79. He died at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian after a yearlong fight with stomach cancer, Disney Co. officials said in a news release. The Burbank resident was a seafaring icon who sailed the waters off Newport Beach, and was a member of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Born Jan. 10, 1930, in Los Angeles, he was the only child of Edna and Roy O. Disney, co-founder of Disney Studios.
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By Josh Aden | March 30, 2007
A strange new type of boat has been cruising up and down Newport Bay, drawing double-takes from salty, old-time seafarers as well as those new to sailing. The vessel drawing all the stares is the 20-foot sailboat Flying Lateen, and what makes it noteworthy is a new type of mast and sail rig of the same name. The design made its debut on Wednesday at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club's Sailors Luncheon. The Flying Lateen rig, whose patent is pending, was invented by former Laguna Beach resident and retired engineer Robert "Bud" Short, who now lives in Laguna Niguel.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | July 21, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — Through 13 races at the 42nd annual Governor’s Cup, Newport Harbor Yacht Club was perfect. Two more victories and skipper Michael Menninger’s name would go in the record books. Only seven other skippers have won the event twice. Menninger was on his way to winning it for the second straight year until Newport Harbor lost for the first time. It was the wrong time to drop a race. The best-of-three finals had just begun against Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on Sunday.
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By Amanda Pennington | January 19, 2007
Just about every sailor would say that having a full sail and the open water in front of them could be the best feeling they experience. But what happens when something goes wrong? The world watched from afar recently as Newport Beach sailor Ken Barnes was rescued about 500 miles off the coast of Chile, his two masts broken and his boat taking on water. "Everybody tends to focus on bad weather and the worst-case scenarios," Orange Coast College School of Sailing and Seamanship executive director Brad Avery said.
SPORTS
July 6, 2010
Newport Harbor Yacht Club member Chris Segerblom, who won the Governor's Cup in 2007 and the recent High School Dinghy Nationals, will be among the locals competing in the 44th annual Governor's Cup International Junior Match Racing Championship regatta scheduled July 20 through 25 in the waters off the Newport Pier. The event will feature top match racers from all over the world. Segerblom will be the helmsman for one Newport Harbor Yacht Club entry after earning an automatic berth by virtue of winning the inaugural Match Race Clinic & Regatta in May at the Balboa Yacht Club.
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July 29, 2004
The annual Flight of the Lasers, conducted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, was held Sunday in Newport Harbor, with 70 of 73 laser entries finishing. All seven byte entries finished. Award winners are as follows. Laser class 1. -- Clark Fonda, Newport Harbor Yacht Club 2. -- Harrison Turner, California Yacht Club 3. -- Cole Hatton, Newport Harbor Yacht Club 4. -- Ned Jones, Newport Harbor Yacht Club 5. -- Mark Gaudio, Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club 6. -- Philip Thompson, Newport Harbor Yacht Club 7. -- Carter Ford, Lido Isle Yacht Club 8. -- Philip Gautschi, Lido Isle Yacht Club 9. -- Peter Parker, Newport Harbor Yacht Club 10. -- Ted Schweitzer, Balboa Yacht Club Byte class 1. -- Russell Bate, Newport Harbor Yacht Club 2. -- Randall Hause, Newport Harbor Yacht Club 3. -- Ned Lyon, Newport Harbor Yacht Club Special awards First girl -- Lynn Walls (12th, lasers)
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August 12, 2000
LONG BEACH - With winds to 20 knots and a strong 26-boat field in the Southern California 2000 U.S. Junior Olympic Sailing Festival, skipper Justin Law of Balboa Yacht Club and crew Sara Huey of Newport Harbor Yacht Club were runaway winners in the CFJ Class July 13-16 in waters off Long Beach. In the 10 scored races, they won five and were second in five more for an overall score of 15 points, nearly halving the runner-up finish of David Diller and Adrienne Patterson of BYC, scored a solid 28 points.
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July 24, 2000
This large, clipper-bowed diesel yacht considered Newport Harbor her home port from 1939 to 1942. Vida was 234 feet long with a beam of 34 feet and a draft of 12 feet. She could cruise at 16 knots. Vida was usually moored at the Old County Dock near the Arches. However, many times she anchored in the Lido Turning Basin. The yacht's boats were lowered, and a shore boat was established to Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Vida was a very active yacht. She made cruises to Alaska, Mexico and Honduras, as well as weekend trips to Catalina.
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By Len Bose | December 6, 2013
This week, I took the opportunity to learn about Phyllis Drayton and the good times she is having on our harbor. I first met Phyllis sitting across from her and her husband George at last year's Harbor 20 awards banquet. After I introduced myself, she said, "Len Bose, ooh, I read your articles. You know, my son John also writes a boating column in the local paper. " This perked my ears and made me sit up a little straighter. I have come to learn that Phyllis' family owned a home on Balboa Island in the 1930s-1950s and sailed an eight-foot Balboa Dinghy, a predecessor to today's Sabot.
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By Len Bose | November 15, 2013
If ever there was a person who should be our harbor's ambassador, it is Phillip Ramser. I have never met a more congenial person in this harbor. This is why I write this column - I get to pick up the phone and ask people like Phil if we could talk. Phil was born in West Los Angeles, attended the local schools, went to college at USC and later served in the Air Force. Phil's father, Hal Ramser, purchased a Kettenburg 46-foot PCC hull No. 5 by the name of Antigua. When Phil was 15, one of our harbor's local sailors, George Strong, asked Hal if he would like to put a group of sailors together and race in the San Diego Yacht Club's Lipton Cup. The crew included Darby Metcalf, Harry Bourgeois, Kenny Watts and Hilyard Brown.
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By Len Bose | September 5, 2013
During the next two weeks all eyes will be focused on the San Francisco Bay Area and the Americas Cup. I was fortunate to receive a press pass and plan on attending races Sept. 7 and 8. I decided to research and contact a number of Newport Beach residents who have competed in the Americas Cup. We have a large number of people who have competed in the trails but only six who have raced in the cup. Most all of you have heard the name Bill Ficker, the skipper of Intrepid during the 1970s defense of the cup against Gretel II. Ficker is a long time Newport Beach resident and a long time member of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club and still might have a lapel button with " Ficker is Quicker" on it. Another crew member aboard Intrepid, also a Newport Beach resident and Harbor 20 sailor, is George Twist.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | June 27, 2013
CORONA DEL MAR - Amid their celebratory dip into Newport Harbor, there were tears of joy for Carolyn Smith and Bayley Davidson. Who could blame the recent Newport Harbor High graduates for crying. They will admit, they couldn't have written a better story with such a fantastic ending. Last year, the sailing duo finished second in the U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship, missing out on the top spot by one point. This year, they felt pressure with the regatta coming to their "home," with Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club acting as host.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | March 9, 2013
A San Diego man died over the weekend during a sailing race co-sponsored by the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, officials said. Craig Thomas Williams, 36, was one of six crew members aboard the Uncontrollable Urge, a 32-foot vessel participating in the fourth annual Islands Race that began Friday in Long Beach and ended Saturday in San Diego, race officials said. Five others were also injured in an accident where the surfline broke apart the drifting sailboat late Friday night near San Clemente Island, Coast Guard officials said.
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By Len Bose | February 14, 2013
I have been out on the harbor a lot lately, sailing my Harbor 20 and showing boats. Therefore, it must be that time to update you on the past winter's race results, upcoming races and some of my harbor observations. While walking through the shipyards this week, I could not help but notice our harbor's larger racing sailing boats being pulled out in preparation for next month's Newport to Cabo race sponsored by the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. At last count, there are 35 boats entered in this year's race.
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By Len Bose | February 7, 2013
Last week, while on the dock at the Balboa Yacht Club, I ran into my good friend Mel Redmond. He was boarding the club's electric boat with four other club members for their weekly pilgrimage to the Newport Harbor Yacht Club's yachtsmen's luncheon. Every Wednesday, yachting enthusiasts from all points of the compass arrive at NHYC at noon for lunch and a presentation. After everyone has had time to eat lunch, the group stands for the Pledge of Allegiance and then the chairmen of the event reviews the agenda, followed by a sailing and fishing report, then into the weekly presentation.
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By Jill Cowan | October 3, 2012
Bill Ficker's list of maritime accomplishments is long, but at a luncheon Wednesday he reminded attendees about one that event organizers forgot: early adopter of stand-up paddleboarding. "I'm a little hurt," joked Ficker, an America's Cup winner and architect who was being honored with the 2012 Good Sea Scout Award from the Newport Sea Base. The 84-year-old then showed off a picture of himself as a boy, gliding across a wide open Newport Harbor, using what he said was a kayak paddle.
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By Len Bose | September 27, 2012
This weekend is the H20 Fleet Championship, which will be raced out of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club in the turning basin. Looking at the entry list, there could be easily 40 participants spread out between two fleets. In the A fleet the edge has to be given to Diane and Bill Menninger, who have won the last two championships. But don't tell that to Karen and Gary Thorne or Anne and Kurt Wiese. Over in B Fleet, Rolly Pulaski and John Whitney have recently qualified to sail in As, which should make for a good battle for Carl Cheadle and Max Moosmann aboard Summer Dream and Jeff Gordon and Reid Vitarelli sailing Tres Unos.
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