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January 20, 2009
Chris Barnard of Newport Harbor High and Costa Mesa resident Daniel Segerblom earned first-place finishes at a high-profile sailing event Monday that landed them spots on U.S. Sailing’s 2009 Youth World Team. The youth team will represent the United States at the 39th Volvo Youth Sailing International Sailing Federation World Championship in Buzios, Brazil July 9-18. Barnard won the boys Laser Radial at the ISAF Youth World Qualifier. Segerblom qualified for the team with Korbin Kirk after they won the U.S. Youth Multihull Champoinship at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach.
August 25, 2006
Mail WHAT'S AFLOAT items to Daily Pilot Calendar, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 or e-mail . SAILING Orange Coast College Cruising Excursion is a five-day live-aboard bareboat cruising trip this summer. The trip will run Monday to Friday, August 28 through September 1. The cruise is designed for students seeking adventure in the context of a demanding training experience. Fee is $795. Call (949)
July 8, 2005
Lindsay Sandham Larry Ho is a computer expert. Richard King's been working hard, and he's ready for a break. Jim Gagnon, in the midst of a career change, is exploring all the ways to learn as much as possible about his new business. They're three men with very different stories who have one thing in common: a passion for sailing and a dream of traveling the world on a sailboat. All will participate in Orange Coast College School of Sailing and Seamanship's annual Alaska Eagle three-month voyage.
By Michelle Mocarski | June 11, 2009
Two years ago they were plucked from relative obscurity, ranging in age from 18 to 23. They had little sailing experience and they were ticketed for one of the most historic and competitive yacht races, the Transpac. And they had to do it all in front of a documentary filmmaker’s cameras. The Morning Light team assembled by Roy Disney managed to survive the brutal 2,225-mile race and came out of it with earned lessons on the value of teamwork and friendship. This weekend, the crew will go back to their roots, so to speak, as they return to the scene of their very first yacht race, the Invitational Regatta for the Hoag Cup in Newport Beach.
By Brianna Bailey | December 30, 2009
With its sails unfurled and a few cannon blasts, the tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain docked in Newport Beach on Wednesday after a roughly 300-mile, three-day voyage from Santa Cruz. A few spectators gathered at the Newport Sea Base to watch the 103-foot topsail ketch slowly emerge from the gray drizzle that hung over Newport Harbor Wednesday afternoon, chugging up the bay on motor power before making a U-turn to dock at the Sea Base. A reproduction of a typical European cargo ship of the 19th century, the Hawaiian Chieftain will be in Newport Beach through Jan. 10, offering tours and sailing trips.
July 10, 2002
Deirdre Newman Nicki Cotsworth couldn't wait another week to see her husband. He had already been gone for nearly three weeks on a sailing adventure aboard Orange Coast College's Alaska Eagle. So on Saturday, Cotsworth -- who lives in St. Louis -- hopped on a plane and flew to Orange County so she could surprise him as the Eagle made its triumphant return to port in Newport Beach . Cotsworth created a sign that would fit in the bottom of her suitcase and broughthusband Fred's favorite snacks -- chips and Gatorade.
October 4, 2008
Nick Scandone, a U.S. sailing Paralympics Games gold medalist, will be honored with a victory celebration at the Balboa Yacht Club at 5 p.m. today. Presentations and proclamations are expected to begin at 6 p.m. Scandone, who has ALS ( amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gherig’s Disease, won the gold medal at the Paralympics in Beijing, China after four years of training that was largely funded by Balboa Yacht Club. Scandone, 42, a Fountain Valley resident, won the gold along with his sailing partner, Maureen McKinnon-Tucker of Marblehead, Mass.
February 12, 2003
Christine Carrillo Many people dream of one day owning an island of their very own. An island where they can seek refuge from the hectic world they find themselves in every day. Rarely, does anyone ever find themselves the recipients of such a gift. But last month, the college did. Orange Coast College received Rabbit Island, a 36-acre British Columbia island worth about $750,000, school officials announced Tuesday. The donation, which came from Southern California yachtsman Henry Wheeler, was the second of two major gifts the college received in January.
April 29, 2011
James Thomas Buchanan Dickson (“Jim”) passed away on April 19, 2011 at the age of 80.  A native of Los Angeles, California, he had a life-long love of sailing.  He grew up sailing with his father on the Jubilo and his passion for sailing continued throughout his life.  In the 1955 Transpac race, Jim was 1st in class and 3rd overall on the Nalu owned by Peter Grant and in the 1959 Transpac race he sailed on the Constellation with Sally Blair Ames...
December 13, 2000
For the avid boater, Orange Coast College is planning its Sailing Adventures Series for January and February. This year's four-part series, in its 26th season, will begin with a lecture Jan. 14 titled "A Family Sails Mexico." It will recount the trip taken by Orange County's Fullerton family. They took a refurbished 35-foot sloop and traveled the length of Mexico's western coast. The second lecture "And, Oh! . . . the Places You Cruise," on Jan. 19, will recount the sailing adventures of former Dana Point resident L.W. Lawson and her husband, Carl.
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