| Jan 21, 2012
| 12:25 PM
John Martino was not pleased when he saw where organizers of this year's New York Boat Show had stuck his booth inside the cavernous Javits Center earlier this month. He was in a distant corner, far enough from the main flow of foot traffic that he...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:36 PM
John B. "Jack" Owens, who had been a principal in the family-owned Owens Yacht Co., the legendary Annapolis boat builder, and later established a real estate firm, died Saturday of heart failure at his Naples, Fla., home.
He was 96.
Mr. Owens was born...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 5:16 PM
A state proposal to raise boat registration fees for the first time in nearly three decades has dismayed many boat owners.
A bill filed Thursday morning in Annapolis would replace the flat $24 boat registration fee paid every two years with fees...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 7:30 AM
There is little doubt in my mind that the O'Malley administration is behind this latest proposal to raise fees on the citizens of Maryland ("Bill would drastically raise state boat registration fee," Feb. 17). I guess everyone forgot about Gov.Martin O'...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Robert Tomkies raced yachts in his native New Zealand, with a reputation respectable enough to be hired to work for a fellow named Ted Turner. But as Tomkies' dreams grew, so did his family, until he figured that he had to do something else to take care...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 9:13 AM
One can hardly blame the boating public for feeling a bit of sticker shock at news that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources wants to triple registration fees for most boaters. The recession has hit the boating industry hard, gas prices are up,...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Organizers have canceled the 2012 Bumper Bash, a rowdy annual summer boat gathering in the Magothy River near the privately owned Dobbins Island.
"Due to pending legislation and heavy political pressures, we feel it best to drop back and get things on...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 12:26 PM
The story has been told and retold many times in the 50 years since the meeting took place. Gary Jobson was growing up on the Jersey Shore and for his 11th birthday, he had been given a Penguin dinghy of his own to take out onto Barnegat Bay.
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:04 PM
As many as seven boats in Monroe Harbor were reduced to flotsam and about 20 more were damaged by the heavy winds and high waves of a severe storm that tore across Lake Michigan.
“It’s just frustrating,” Quentin Arnold said Thursday...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 10:42 PM
No matter how much I try to ignore it, fall is here and the 2011 sailing season is winding down. That means it's time for Newport Harbor's yacht club award banquets.
For me, the award nights are like the start of the holidays with all of your friends...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 3:51 PM
Every writer has two lives: The life that contains elements common to all lives — birth and death and everything in between — and a second life. The second life is another thing entirely. It consists of the world's reaction to the writer's...