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ENTERTAINMENT
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)
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NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia, Mike Reicher and Steve Virgen, Daily Pilot and Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times | April 30, 2012
Organizers of the famed Newport Beach-to-Ensenada sailing regatta were stunned by the mysterious loss of four crew members aboard a 37-foot boat that disappeared in mid-race, marking the first fatalities in the event's 65-year history. While the U.S. Coast Guard was still investigating the accident, regatta organizers said they believed the boat was hit and demolished by a much larger ship - perhaps a freighter or tanker - passing in the dark early Saturday. The boat disappeared from the online tracking system around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | April 30, 2012
Sailors reflected on their sport's ever-present dangers as they returned from Ensenada on Monday, two days after fellow competitors perished in an apparent collision. The tragedy reminded them to sail with experienced crew members and craft a careful night watch plan, local racers and experts say. The three confirmed deaths were the first in the 65-year history of the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race. A fourth crew member of the Aegean, the doomed 37-foot sloop from Long Beach, is still missing and presumed dead.
NEWS
From the Los Angeles Times | April 29, 2012
For the second time in a month, sailboat crew members have died while racing off the California coast. Two weeks ago, five died when their 38-foot boat was swamped by two waves near the Farallon Islands, 27 miles from San Francisco. And now, four crew members are believed to have been killed when their 37-foot-boat disappeared Saturday on a race between Newport Beach and Ensenada, Mexico. The regatta sponsors believe the sailboat collided with a "much larger vessel" although theU.S.
NEWS
By Jenny Stockdale, Special to the Daily Pilot | April 26, 2012
In the words of Dennis St. Onge, "Yellow is fast. " He's the captain of a 1940s Ford woody station wagon-turned-motorboat that will be hard to miss at the start of this weekend's 65th annual Newport to Ensenada yacht race. "And yellow is going to win this year. Mark my words!" he added, rooting specifically for the 1980s, yellow carbon fiber monohull Taxi Dancer, which placed in the race's top 10 in 2011. St. Onge, a San Diego resident and professional photographer, has shared the waters with Newport to Ensenada racers since 1993.
SPORTS
By Mary Cappellini | April 26, 2012
This weekend of April 21 and 22 was a big one for the local high school sailing teams competing in the Gold and Silver Pacific Coast championships. Newport Harbor High School qualified for the National Championship with a fifth place overall finish in the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Assn. (PCISA), narrowly beating out rival Corona del Mar after a close regatta at the Gold Pacific Coast Championship (PCC) in San Francisco. In the Gold PCC Regatta at Treasure Island, Corona del Mar placed fifth and trophied, finishing just ahead of Newport Harbor, which placed 6th. But the course wasn't enough for CdM to go on to the national championship.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Len Bose | April 3, 2012
I am so excited about the start of this boating season I cannot stand it! Last weekend was off the charts. It was Newport at its best, and there is much more to come. The weekend started on Friday and Saturday with the Balboa Yacht Club's Corona del Mar to Cabo race. The winds were light for the two starts, with the breeze coming in with a vengeance early Sunday morning. By the end of Sunday, the carnage reports started to filter in. Medicine Man broke a boom in a 38-knot puff, but the crew was safe.
NEWS
By Mary Cappellini | March 26, 2012
The weather and the ocean swells were the biggest challenge for the Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high school sailing teams. They battled the cold, wind and rain as they competed in the Gaucho Regatta, put on last weekend by the UC Santa Barbara sailing team in Santa Barbara Harbor. At dawn on March 17, the two large sailing teams drove through the pouring rain to Santa Barbara in numerous cars. They towed their boats to sail against 28 other high school sailing teams from San Diego to San Francisco.
SPORTS
By Mary Cappellini, Special to the Daily Pilot | March 2, 2012
The sailing teams from Newport Harbor High School and Corona del Mar High School traveled to San Francisco to sail in the fourth Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Assn. Regatta of the school year, called the Golden Bear Regatta, on Feb. 25 and 26. This year the regatta was hosted by the UC Berkeley sailing team, rather than Stanford University, and was held off of Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay. There were 29 teams in the Gold division and 30 teams in the Silver division.
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