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By Hannah Fry and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | September 17, 2013
West Marine, a boating supply store, is looking for Newport Beach marine-based nonprofits to be the beneficiaries of its charity celebration next month. The event, Cruising for a Cause, will take place during West Marine's grand opening of its flagship Orange County store from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3. The event, which will include beverages, food and live music, is an opportunity for nonprofits to raise money for their programs. West Marine is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, with nearly 300 stores in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.
BUSINESS
June 1, 2007
The West Marine boating store, 377 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, plans to donate 5% of its sales on Thursday to the First Team Real Estate Invitational Regatta for the Hoag Cup as a way to show support for the hospital and boating community. Manager Tom Clark said he was happy the Watsonville-based company decided to support Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian because of the institution's importance in Newport-Mesa. "We survive on the community — the Newport boating community is who keeps us in business … and I look at this as community healthy," Clark said.
NEWS
December 4, 2004
Marisa O'Neil A $1,700 donation from West Marine in Newport Beach will help outfit the Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol with its own version of motorcycle officers. The donation will allow deputies to patrol Newport and Dana Point harbors on personal watercraft. The Harbor Patrol has had two personal watercraft at its disposal for the last five years through a loan program, Deputy Brad Lofland said. But without a budget for extra equipment, their use was limited to duties such as helping the department's dive team.
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January 16, 2003
Vanguard kicks off semester with prayer While most college students would be praying for winter break to continue, scholars at Vanguard University are taking a different approach. Vanguard University will host a community day of prayer today to kick off the spring semester, and is dedicating 24 hours to unite as a body and worship God's wisdom, officials said. The day will begin with chapel at 9:30 a.m. today, when students, staff and faculty will proceed with the walk of prayer around the parameter of the school and civic center.
NEWS
October 29, 1999
Terrance Phillips It's getting cold, foggy, damp and the ocean is beginning to have more humps than Quasimodo. This means that jolly St. Nick is headed for the millennium and mildew is seeking a place to take a long winter's nap. The bilge, cupboards, cabinets and hanging lockers are always a superior place to hide, but there are ways to cut its visit to a minimum. "Mildew is always a problem on a boat, especially during the winter months, but by taking a few minor precautions and exercising preventative maintenance, mildew on a boat can be kept to a minimum," said Jay Carson, equipment seminar director and electronic specialist at West Marine on Pacific Coast Highway.
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By MIKE WHITEHEAD | October 27, 2006
Ahoy. I was almost on JetBlue streaking across the skies this morning like a witch riding a broomstick on Halloween. Chandler Bell and I were invited by one of our sponsors, the Maritime Institute, to broadcast our radio show live from the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show on Saturday. However, timing was an issue, and the sponsor would not arrive in Florida until Saturday night, a few hours after the conclusion of the radio show. So, our travel agent canceled the flight arrangements.
NEWS
January 24, 2003
Ahoy. This afternoon I will be on my way to Ensenada, Mexico to board a Regal 4260 and skipper the boat back to Marina del Rey through what is predicted to be 4- to 6-foot or 7- to 8-foot seas from the west. I hope that I do not have to cancel the voyage after arriving in Ensenada, or at least be able to work the boat up to San Diego as a safe harbor. This boat cruises at 30 knots, and I will let you know next week what speed I had was able to maintain so that we were not pounding off the tops of the swells.
NEWS
November 26, 1999
Terry Phillips A great deal has been written about Y2K and the potential problems associated with computers and electronics. Everybody has been Y2K-proofing his or her computers at work and at home, but what about your boat? How many computer-operated devices are on your boat and could they be affected by this phenomenon called Y2K? I asked George West in the electronics department at West Marine if we should be worried about the electronic marine devices aboard boats.
NEWS
October 11, 2000
Peter Bretschger, grandson of former Newport Beach City Councilman John Store, will attend the National Young Leaders Conference through Sunday in Washington, D.C. He is a senior at Mater Dei High School and is currently the Junior Commodore at the Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar. He works at West Marine in Newport Beach and sings with the World Class Southern California Children's Chorus. He was chosen to attend the conference, which started Tuesday, because of his scholastic achievements and involvement in a range of high school activities, including speech and debate, chambers singers, the National Honors Society and the sailing club.
NEWS
April 28, 2002
The 55th annual Tommy Bahama Newport to Ensenada festivities will end today south of the border. More than 500 volunteers spend countless hours on making the race happen every year. On Thursday, the event's promoter, Ralph Rodheim, sat down with City Editor James Meier to discuss the race's past, present and future. Rodheim has been involved in the race since the 1960s, mostly as a participant. Q: What are your general thoughts on this year's Tommy Bahama Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race?
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By Mike Whitehead | January 24, 2014
Ahoy! Wow, I cannot believe that the 2014 Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race is starting to show on the fringes of my radar screen once again. In only a few months, hundreds of sailboats will cross the start line in the ocean off Balboa Pier in Newport Beach and head to the finish line in the bay off Ensenada. The good news is that 88 boats have already registered as of the first of this week, and the world's largest international yacht race will have very serious racers and weekend just-for-fun sailors.
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By Mike Whitehead | October 2, 2013
Ahoy! Attention all boaters: Have you heard about the grand opening this weekend for the largest West Marine store on the West Coast? This gigantic flagship emporium encompasses more than 27,000 square feet, with 18,000 products in the showroom. West Marine built the store with boaters in mind, using the responses from a survey of Orange County boaters. The store is built so shoppers can see and touch various products, including more than 100 marine electronic products, a new "Bait Shack" with fishing gear, and small boats from kayaks to inflatables.
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By Hannah Fry and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | September 17, 2013
West Marine, a boating supply store, is looking for Newport Beach marine-based nonprofits to be the beneficiaries of its charity celebration next month. The event, Cruising for a Cause, will take place during West Marine's grand opening of its flagship Orange County store from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3. The event, which will include beverages, food and live music, is an opportunity for nonprofits to raise money for their programs. West Marine is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, with nearly 300 stores in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.
BUSINESS
June 1, 2007
The West Marine boating store, 377 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, plans to donate 5% of its sales on Thursday to the First Team Real Estate Invitational Regatta for the Hoag Cup as a way to show support for the hospital and boating community. Manager Tom Clark said he was happy the Watsonville-based company decided to support Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian because of the institution's importance in Newport-Mesa. "We survive on the community — the Newport boating community is who keeps us in business … and I look at this as community healthy," Clark said.
NEWS
By MIKE WHITEHEAD | October 27, 2006
Ahoy. I was almost on JetBlue streaking across the skies this morning like a witch riding a broomstick on Halloween. Chandler Bell and I were invited by one of our sponsors, the Maritime Institute, to broadcast our radio show live from the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show on Saturday. However, timing was an issue, and the sponsor would not arrive in Florida until Saturday night, a few hours after the conclusion of the radio show. So, our travel agent canceled the flight arrangements.
NEWS
December 4, 2004
Marisa O'Neil A $1,700 donation from West Marine in Newport Beach will help outfit the Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol with its own version of motorcycle officers. The donation will allow deputies to patrol Newport and Dana Point harbors on personal watercraft. The Harbor Patrol has had two personal watercraft at its disposal for the last five years through a loan program, Deputy Brad Lofland said. But without a budget for extra equipment, their use was limited to duties such as helping the department's dive team.
NEWS
January 24, 2003
Ahoy. This afternoon I will be on my way to Ensenada, Mexico to board a Regal 4260 and skipper the boat back to Marina del Rey through what is predicted to be 4- to 6-foot or 7- to 8-foot seas from the west. I hope that I do not have to cancel the voyage after arriving in Ensenada, or at least be able to work the boat up to San Diego as a safe harbor. This boat cruises at 30 knots, and I will let you know next week what speed I had was able to maintain so that we were not pounding off the tops of the swells.
NEWS
January 16, 2003
Vanguard kicks off semester with prayer While most college students would be praying for winter break to continue, scholars at Vanguard University are taking a different approach. Vanguard University will host a community day of prayer today to kick off the spring semester, and is dedicating 24 hours to unite as a body and worship God's wisdom, officials said. The day will begin with chapel at 9:30 a.m. today, when students, staff and faculty will proceed with the walk of prayer around the parameter of the school and civic center.
NEWS
August 5, 2002
Ahoy. BoatU.S. is opening a new boating retail store just a short drive south on East Coast Highway from West Marine's storefront. BoatU.S. is known throughout the nation, but primarily on the East Coast, with the company's headquarters in Alexandria, Va. Government affairs, retail operations, TowboatU.S. vessel towing, marine insurance and a boat owners association are all part of the services provided to boaters. Next month the new 10,000-square-foot marine center is scheduled to open at 377 E. Coast Highway between the service station and auto dealership at Bayside Drive and East Coast Highway.
NEWS
April 28, 2002
The 55th annual Tommy Bahama Newport to Ensenada festivities will end today south of the border. More than 500 volunteers spend countless hours on making the race happen every year. On Thursday, the event's promoter, Ralph Rodheim, sat down with City Editor James Meier to discuss the race's past, present and future. Rodheim has been involved in the race since the 1960s, mostly as a participant. Q: What are your general thoughts on this year's Tommy Bahama Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race?
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