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By Michael Miller | September 12, 2008
Former UCI All-American sailor Nick Scandone, who drew a wave of local support before heading off to the Paralympic Games in China, clinched a gold medal in sailing Friday. Scandone, who has Lou Gehrig’s Disease, secured the medal in the SKUD-18 sailing class. He and his sailing partner, Maureen McKinnon-Tucker of Marblehead, Mass., won a pair of races Friday and plan to compete in two more today, even though they’ve already clinched the title. “He and Maureen have done, really, the model campaign and worked really hard and have worked very well together,” said Dean Brenner, the chairman of the U.S. Olympic sailing program.
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By Jack Salisbury | June 30, 2008
It was a nearly perfect day at the Balboa Bay beach Monday. Lots of sun, but not too hot. The wind stirred a bit, but not too much. The nearly two dozen 5- to 8-year-old kids at the beach, though, weren’t thinking about sandcastles and boogie boards. They had their attention solidly directed at their sailing teacher. That’s important because these kids will soon put their lessons to practical use. “Some of the kids haven’t even been in kindergarten yet,” said sailing instructor Ashley Heptig.
NEWS
By Len Bose | January 20, 2011
I was granted an interview this week with Craig Thompson, chief executive of the America's Cup Event Authority (ACEA), which is overseeing the 34th America's Cup, to be sailed in San Francisco Bay in August 2013. Thompson, a Newport Beach resident, was born in Pasadena in 1949. He has worked his way up the sports marketing ladder. He was director of volleyball for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and launched the first World Beach Volleyball championships in Rio de Janeiro in 1986.
NEWS
February 2, 2001
MIAMI - Newport Harbor Yacht Club members Philip Stemler and Whitney Loufek took first place at the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta Dec. 26-30. Stemler (Corona del Mar High) and Loufek (Newport Harbor) placed first in the 61-boat regatta and competed in the Club 420 class. Club 420 is a two-man high performance dingy used nationally for junior championship events. Other locals who participated in the race include Justin Law, Kelsey Cochran, Ryan Marshall, all from Newport Harbor, as well as CdM's Adrian Patterson.
NEWS
July 16, 2004
Jeff Benson Thirty-five kids sat in groups of three aboard 14-foot Lido dinghies Thursday. The kids were being exceptionally patient at the time, but their teachers suspected that if the wind didn't start blowing soon, they might start getting jumpy. Instructor Colleen Harber said kids need to move around about as much as sailboats need wind. Instead, the kids and their sailing instructors reached a compromise. A larger boat would tow them to Lido Island, where they'd swim around and play for a while in hopes that the Newport breeze would bring them back.
NEWS
July 19, 2005
The Daily Pilot asked participants in the Sailing on the Bay Camp: "What's the most fun part of learning to sail?" "That would be capsizing. We get to do drills." Michael Davis, 13, Newport Beach. "My favorite part is going out with a teacher and learning the tacking." Makenna Zur Schmiede, 10, Laguna Beach. "My favorite part is when we do the capsizing drills." Zoe Friedenrich, 10, Laguna Beach. "The most fun part would probably be tacking when the wind is really strong."
NEWS
By: | August 9, 2005
o7The Daily Pilot went to Orange Coast College's School of Sailing and Seamanship and asked campers, "How do you stop a sailboat?" f7 "You have to turn the bow hard away from the wind." CESAR GARCIA, 17 Costa Mesa "When sailing, and you see another boat, you have to watch your fingers and turn right, or you can let your sail out." JAVIER ARANDA, 16 Costa Mesa "Sometimes we do doughnuts to stall time [while] waiting for our turn to dock, but we turned too sharp and almost capsized."
FEATURES
By Joseph Serna | April 23, 2010
At the end of a week of overcast, gray skies and shiver-inducing winds, Newport Beach found itself blanketed in the sun’s warmth Friday afternoon. It was as if the weather cleared to honor an event that’s been smooth sailing for 63 years: the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race. Even with participation at a low not seen in years, everyone who crowded onto Balboa Pier to watch the beginning of the race was confident that it’d be around for years to come because of one word: tradition.
NEWS
July 1, 2001
Paul Clinton NEWPORT BEACH -- After three days of intense sailing, 15-year-old Zachary Brown of San Diego crossed the finish line of the 11th race to win the Balboa National Pram Championship in Newport Harbor. The event, which ended Saturday, is a competition of the top young sailers in the nation between the ages of 11 and 15. Charlie Buckingham, a 12-year-old from Newport Beach, finished second to Brown. Parker Shinn, 14, of San Diego finished third.
FEATURES
By Shannon Urtnowski | June 26, 2006
It's finally here. Opening day for summer classes start today at Newport Sea Base in Newport Beach. Classes are geared for kids ages 6 to 11. With everything from sailing to fishing to first aid, they are sure to find a class that interests them. Newport Sea Base is a popular summer spot for kids, hosting about 200 of them per week, Berkeley Green, the base's program director, said. "We have 22 different classes, and they run Monday through Friday," Green said. All the classes are one-week sessions, excluding the sailing course, which runs for two weeks.
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SPORTS
May 3, 2014
The Newport Harbor High sailing team won the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Assn. Gold Pacific Coast Championship and the Bill Wakeman Perpetual Trophy in San Diego on April 27. The team featured Campbell D'Eliscu, Sean Segerblom, Katie Calder, Briggs D'Eliscu, Jack Martin, Eliza Moody, Megan Roach, Michael Sabourin and Carter Scott. Newport Harbor and the next three teams move on to the Interscholastic Sailing Assn.'s National Championship Regatta for the Mallory Trophy on May 9-11 in San Diego.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Emily Foxhall | April 26, 2014
Burgers, fries and onion rings had been served at the private party on Ruby's rooftop deck, but the Newport Beach sailing enthusiasts rose from the white plastic chairs, abandoning their food for a better view. They craned their necks and angled their cameras as the vessels raced past the Balboa Pier. "Look at them go. Isn't that exciting?" Jerry Moulton said into a microphone for the benefit of the crowd. "It is to me. " It was the start of the 67th annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, and Moulton had arrived with a wealth of information and a list of the 168 registered boat names at hand.
NEWS
By Len Bose | February 14, 2014
One of our harbor's largest success stories is Gino Morrelli of Morrelli & Melvin Design and Engineering Inc. If you know the catamaran scene in Newport Beach, you already know all about Morrelli. Most recently he and his partner, Pete Melvin, were selected to write the class rules for the 34th America's Cup, and later they designed the Team New Zealand America's Cup boat. He's spent his life in boating. Morrelli moved to Irvine just about the time he was entering high school.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | January 7, 2014
The Alaska Eagle has proudly displayed the Orange Coast College flag on its stern for 32 years and more than 290,000 miles. But Tuesday morning, as crew members worked to disassemble the 90-foot mast, OCC's flag had been replaced with the red, white and blue-striped symbol of the Netherlands. The change represents the School of Sailing & Seamanship's farewell to the 65-foot sloop. The college in Costa Mesa sold the Alaska Eagle earlier this month to Diederik Nolten, a Dutch sailor and businessman, for $350,000.
NEWS
By Len Bose | December 13, 2013
Another year has rolled by like a clearing winter's westerly breeze. This is the fourth year I have been writing the harbor column, and I look forward to many more years to come. I would like to take the time to review 2013 with you. If this review perks your interest and you would like to go back and read previous columns, go to the Daily Pilot's website at dailypilot.com and enter my name in the search box. If you would like more photos, go to my blog at lenboseyachts.blogspot.com . This year, I was able to write 49 stories for the Daily Pilot, all with the help and patience of my editor, Michael Miller.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | September 28, 2013
After an international boat trip of his own, Ray Wilson was back selling at the Lido Boat Show on Saturday. The representative for Heritage Yacht Sales was pushing a pair of Catalina sailboats, ones he said could cruise around the world much like he did. When he returned from his years-long trip in 2011, the yacht-brokering scene had taken a turn for the worse thanks to the recession. "It was like somebody blew the world up while I was gone," he said. "In '05 when I left, people were throwing money at you. " It's only in the last eight months that Wilson's seen a slow return to that form.
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.
NEWS
August 16, 2013
Cox, Edward Winslow 8/31/33 - 8/14/13 Ed Cox, a long time local Newport Beach resident passed away Wednesday August 14, 2013 after a courageously fought battle with cancer. Ed was born in Brookline, MA to Edward & Marion Cox and grew up in Wesley, MA. He is survived by his wife Kathy Cox and his three children, Ann, Ted and Mike, and four Grandchildren Dylan, Akaila, Nathan and Ryan. Ed spent years in Newport Beach as a yacht broker and was the owner of Cox Yacht Insurance Agency.
NEWS
By Mike Whitehead | August 1, 2013
Ahoy! Around this time of year, a number of boat owners move their boats to a different cruising area, and then return home after the end of summer. For example, if the boats are moved to the Pacific Northwest, owners want to start their trek back before winter weather begins. There are yacht delivery companies that can move a boat either by truck or aboard a ship, and Yacht Path International was one of those companies. Yacht Path, was known locally for deliveries along the Pacific Coast and up to Seattle or Vancouver.
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