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July 17, 2002
June Casagrande EDITOR'S NOTE: For many people, summertime in Newport Beach means fun times on the high, and not-so-high, seas. With the largest pleasure harbor around and events like the Governor's Cup and the Flight of the Lasers, Newport Beach is at the center of a sport and lifestyle that is more than just a pastime. This year, with improved coverage of the Governor's Cup, the Daily Pilot is pleased to kick off "Boating in July," which will become an annual monthlong focus on the harbor.
By Jack Salisbury | August 14, 2008
Nick Scandone always loved sailing. But when he was diagnosed in 2002 with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which is a terminal and degenerative, his hobby took on an even greater meaning. “The reality of it is the only time I feel normal is when I’m out on the water,” Scandone said. “Because on land I have a lot of limitations, but out on the water I’m just like any able-bodied person.” “It’s giving him a reason to live so he can reach his goal,” his coach, Mike Pinckney, said.
By MIKE WHITEHEAD | July 7, 2006
Ahoy. Those of you who listened to my radio show Saturday will know that a major transatlantic record-breaking sailing attempt occurred this week, and that a new record may have been set by the time you read my column. Many boaters in Southern California, especially in Newport Beach, are following this attempt closely because of local sailor and boat designer Gino Morrelli of Morrelli and Melvin. Gino is on pins and needles because he is the designer of Steve Fossett's PlayStation, and he helped sail it in 2001 to a new transatlantic record of 4 days, 17 hours, 28 minutes and 6 seconds.
December 16, 1999
NEWPORT BEACH - Newport Harbor's sailing team claimed the top spot in the 15th annual Anteater Regatta last weekend. With 41 teams throughout California participating in the two-day, 12-race event it was Newport Harbor who turned in the low score of 63 for the title. Coronado High was second with 89 points, while The Bishop's School took third place with 97 points. Scott Hogan and Meredith Potter led the Newport team with the regatta's low score of 23 points in the "A" Division, winning three of six races.
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.
November 20, 1999
Terry Phillips In every Olympic Games that I can remember, there's at least one, and at the last Olympics, it was "Picabo Street." As in Peek-a-boo! A name. A name that the media grabs hold of and won't let go. It won't be any different down in Sydney as I predict the name, Pease (pronounced PeeZee) Glazer will be heard frequently. Pease and skipper J.J. Isler recently took top honors in the 470 class Olympic trials held in St. Petersburg, Florida last month and will represent the U.S. in Sydney.
July 30, 2001
Bryce Alderton Generations of sailors gathered for a day of racing around Newport Harbor, enjoying one another's company and honing their sailing skills as the 66th edition of the Flight of the Lasers took sail Sunday afternoon. Carter Ford, 60, finished first and was all smiles after the race. "This is the biggest thrill to hear the level of encouragement from fellow competitors and spectators," Ford said. "It's an incredible thrill." Ford, a Lido Isle resident, has sailed since he was a child and does most of his sailing out of Lido Isle Yacht Club.
January 7, 2000
im Carnett, Special to the Daily Pilot HOBART, Tasmania - Alaska Eagle, Orange Coast College's beautiful, 65-foot sail training vessel, finished 24th out of 80 boats in the 55th annual Telstra Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, staged between Christmas and New Year's Day. The race is known or its wild and rough conditions. Last year's event claimed six lives. Eighty yachts started this year's race on Sunday, Dec. 26 in Sydney Harbor. Fifty yachts finished, while 30 were forced to retire.
January 18, 2008
Why not get an early start to the summer sailing season and get that boat, trailer or equipment for less? OCC is hosting its annual boat auction and marine gear sale Saturday at the college’s boatyard, behind the Transportation Building off Adams Avenue and Pinecreek Drive in Costa Mesa. Everything from trailer-ready sail and power boats, dinghies, kayaks, Boston whalers, sabots, ski boats, keel boats, sails, electronic equipment, rigging, life rafts and outboards will be up for the bidding.
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