| 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...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 7:53 PM
It came about, simply enough.
"When I was 13, my Dad came home one day and said, 'Guess what? We're moving to Alcatraz,'" recalls Don Bowden, one of the kids that grew up on the famous island.
His dad was a federal prison guard and was moving to...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 4:48 PM
A 14-year-old Annapolis sailing student who died during lessons in the Severn River was remembered Friday as a much-loved teenager who enjoyed sailing with her family and playing soccer on a high school team.
Investigators said Olivia Constants was...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 1:37 PM
Since she was a kid, Caitlin Barry has been watching the Fourth of July fireworks from the same place: the middle of Annapolis harbor.
"We do it every year," said the 26-year-old Annapolitan. "My brothers and I come back from wherever we are and go out...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 12:34 PM
Joe Wilkerson's grandfather got him into the sport, which he sees as a riddle he needs to solve. Ryan Ingall felt at home — but still found an outlet for his competitive spirit — on the water.
The two Christopher Newport students love...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 8:10 PM
There aren't many experiences as exhilarating as flying across the water in a sailboat, feeling the wind and the spray in your face. Some teens with challenging physical conditions have been able to do that this summer in a special adaptive sailing...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 5:58 PM
From the DiscoverSD-hosted Indian Summer bash at Bar West on Friday, to the San Diego Yacht & Boat Show and San Diego Pride Parade & Festival, both going off Friday through Sunday, we lucky locals are in for yet another action-packed weekend, and we&...