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By Jill Cowan | December 18, 2012
Preparations for the 104th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade are chugging along, parade organizers said Tuesday - and it's expected to be smooth sailing, despite opponents of the city's residential dock fee increases threatening a boycott. "At the end of the day, the boycott backfired on itself," said parade Chairman David Beek. "The mentality was boycott the boycott. " The parade, which is hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
November 30, 2012
Two sailors from Newport Beach, Charlie Buckingham and Michael Menninger, joined an elite group when they were selected to compete in the 34th annual Red Bull Youth America's Cup Finals on Sept. 1, 2013, according to a press release issued by Oracle Team USA. The 23-year old locals were selected among other collegiate All-Americans, youth World medalists and members of U.S. Sailing's Development Team, and will be competing against each other. Buckingham, a Georgetown University graduate, is the skipper for Team America Racing and Menninger, who attends St. Mary's College of Maryland, will represent the American Youth Sailing Force team.
By Britney Barnes | August 21, 2012
A day on the job for Richard and Sheri Crowe might include climbing a smoke-spewing volcano, watching Antarctic icebergs cave in, or guiding student sailors through rough seas to remote destinations. But now, after 30 years as captains of the Alaska Eagle, the Orange Coast College School of Sailing and Seamanship's 65-foot training vessel, the Crowes have retired. "It was way easier to say, 'Hey, I'm ready to retire,' than to say, 'I'm ready to stop running this boat,'" Sheri, 52, said while onboard the school's flagship sailboat in Newport Harbor on Monday morning.
By Bruce Bourquin | August 3, 2012
Picture some of the most thrilling moments in sports. The buzzer-beating jump shot in basketball, the game-winning touchdown in football, the walk-off home run in baseball. Now imagine a two-person sailing team taking on grueling 20-knot winds and choppy ocean waves, along with competing against 20 teams from eight different countries over a seven-day, 21-race period. And picture that gauntlet of a week coming down to the last race, and that team winning it by the slightest of margins.
By Mike Reicher | July 28, 2012
As the 2012 Olympics sailing events begin Sunday, one Newport Beach family will be remembering the accomplishments of their father. Ted Hinshaw was the 1984 Olympic Games yachting commissioner and organized the sailing events in Long Beach. Hinshaw died July 24 at Hoag Hospital fromParkinson's-related complications, his son Marc said. He was 83. From the world stage to Newport Harbor youth competitions, Hinshaw managed sailing events and organizations, drawing on his financial and business experience.
By Len Bose | July 5, 2012
I trust that all my readers are having a good Fourth of July week? On June 26, the City Council selected Paul Blank as the new harbor commissioner who will be filling "Duffy" Duffield's Topsiders. I first noticed Paul back in 1985, when he was sailing for UCLA and I was coaching the Orange Coast College sailing team. It was the last event of the season, and we were trying to qualify for the Pacific Coast Championships when Nick Scandone (sailing for OCC) told me he could he could win this event if he could stay in front of Paul.
June 8, 2012
Harriet Spicer Allan November 7, 1921 - May 27, 2012 Harriet Lee Spicer Allan passed away peacefully at home on May 27, 2012, at the age of 90.  Harriet, also known as “Spice,” was born on November 7, 1921 in Whittier, California to Catherine Faye Gooch and Harry Hazzard (who passed just before her birth).  A third generation Californian, Spice was raised and adopted by Walter S. Spicer at about age 2, when her mother remarried.  She grew up and attended high school in Santa Ana, and in the late 1930s was one of the first drum majorettes with twirling batons to march in the Rose Parade.  Spice attended Stanford University from 1939 to 1943, where she met and married the love of her life, Robert M. (“Bob”)
By Mary Cappellini | May 16, 2012
On a beautiful sunny weekend in Seattle, the 20 best high school sailing teams in the nation, chosen through district and regional qualifiers, competed in the Interscholastic Sailing Assn. High School Fleet Racing Championship - the Mallory trophy. Newport Harbor High sent a team of nine sailors: Franchie Cappellini, Jackie Cappellini, Keenan Chung, Ryan Davidson, Erik Higbie, Daniel Segerblom, Greer Wattson and Chase Wells. They placed fifth in the nation. Three of the top four came from the competitive Pacific Coast Region.
By Mara Cota | May 10, 2012
Young Adult literature is full of great stories, including good old-fashioned adventures with protagonists willing to take on any challenge. Below are a few series-starting page-turners for the adventure lover: For teens of any age, "Airborn , " by Kenneth Oppel , grabs the reader from the first line: "Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow's nest. " At the highest height of the hydrium-filled dirigible, we meet Matt Cruse (Mr. Cruse to his captain and shipmates)
By Mary Cappellini, Special to the Pilot | May 1, 2012
Newport Harbor High School qualified for the National Team Racing Championship after placing third in the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Assn.'s qualifying regatta in San Diego this past weekend. After qualifying for the Fleet Racing National Championship during the previous weekend in San Francisco, Newport Harbor showed that it can also compete with the best of the best in the challenging team racing event. Eight teams from the West Coast, including Corona del Mar High and Mater Dei, competed for three spots to represent the Pacific Coast region in the team racing championships.
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