| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Volvo Ocean Race officials will visit Baltimore on Monday to evaluate a bid to host the only U.S. stop of the 2014-2015 edition of the round-the-world contest known as the Super Bowl of sailing.
Volvo officials are expected to begin announcing the ports...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A 36-foot Catalina sailboat that ran aground earlier in the week was temporarily parked in the sand at the north end of Main Beach as of Thursday.
On Monday the Why Knot, which ran aground near south Main Beach, was towed from the shoreline, according...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:05 PM
This week, I had the chance to meet with Gerardo Martinez, the service manager at the Duffy Electric Boat Company, located at 2439 West Coast Highway. Gerardo has been an employee of Duffy boats for 16 years.
When I walked in and introduced myself, I...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Spring is approaching, and the boats have returned to Newport Harbor. With this year's Islands Race, Cabo and Transpac all on the horizon, a large number of race boats have gathered here in Newport Beach for their annual maintenance.
The most interesting...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Back this hitch up into the water
Untie all the cables and rope
Step onto the astro turf
Get yourself a coozie
Long before the pop-country group Little Big Town introduced its No. 1 hit, "Pontoon," last summer, pontooning had...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Maryland's boating industry suffered badly in the economic downturn and has yet to fully recover, so it's no surprise that many in the boat business are once again looking for help from Annapolis. Unfortunately, the latest proposal — to cap the...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:55 PM
They're the questions that vex leisure travelers across regions, languages, origins and destinations: When will I find the best fare? Should I buy that plane ticket now or wait?
Websites are increasingly responding to these universal questions with...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 4:21 AM
I'm filling in for your regular recapper, Janell. I'm usually on b's dance show beat, covering "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance." This show is pairs of people doing things that are uncomfortable, so how different can it be?
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:26 AM
Two things became clear at Wednesday night's budget work session of the Gloucester Board of Supervisors.
The first is that proposed tax hikes are not popular with members of the Board of Supervisors. The second is that the next budget work session,...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:58 AM
As California struggles financially and sales tax generated from boat sales is dramatically down, yet another state has taken a step to increase its sales tax revenue. Maryland's legislature voted this week to cap the state's vessel tax at $15,...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:13 AM
What do you get when you cross a dragon with a boat?
Depending on your imagination, you could get a lot of things. But the first thing you’d get, “dragon boating,” is more than just a badass-sounding compound word. It’s a 1,000-...