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  • The Harbor Report: Calling for comments on story boards

    Summer is slowly coming to an end, and yet the harbor is as active as if it were June. This weekend, you will notice the 36th annual Lido Boat Show in Lido Village. I had a chance to walk around the show this week, and a couple of thoughts came to mind....
  • San Diegans build replica sailing ship in honor of first explorer

    San Diegans build replica sailing ship in honor of first explorer
    John Popp, a retired physics teacher, is making sure the cannons on the 16th century Spanish galleon under construction here are functional and historically precise. Each cannon is more than 9 feet long and weighs more than 1,000 pounds. Each must be...
  • 12 boats battle Lake Michigan in Chicago regatta

    12 boats battle Lake Michigan in Chicago regatta
    Imagine having to take a major test to earn a raise at work and getting only three hours to prepare for it the day before. That'll give you a good idea of what it's like to sail in this week's Chicago Match Cup regatta. "It's a little bit unfamiliar,"...
  • Wanna sail? You can start with a class

    Wanna sail? You can start with a class
    Ian Williams is one of the lucky few who can say he quit his day job to get paid to sail around the world. "As a keen sportsman, it's anybody's dream to be a professional sportsman in the sport they love," the 37-year-old Brit said. "Sure my bank...
  • Sailing: Tradition of fun continues for Flight of the Lasers

    Family-oriented fun and good-spirited competition are expected to take place during the 79th annual Flight of the Lasers race Sunday. Newport Ocean Sailing Assn. is hosting the free event on behalf of The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of...
  • Governor's Cup: Defending champ clinches top spot for semifinals

    Governor's Cup: Defending champ clinches top spot for semifinals
    Thursday's final race of the 48th Governor's Cup pitted two past champions and proved to be especially crucial in the quarterfinals. The race between Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club (Sam Gilmour, 2013 Gov Cup champion) and San Diego (Nevin Snow, 2011)...
  • Governor's Cup: Gilmour, Snow clash in final

    Governor's Cup: Gilmour, Snow clash in final
    For the first time in Governor's Cup history, the regatta features two former champions. It just so happens those two former champs are in Saturday's final for the coveted trophy of the 48th annual international junior match racing event. The Gov Cup...
  • Gilmour rallies for Gov Cup repeat

    Gilmour rallies for Gov Cup repeat
    Sam Gilmour simply smiled when he heard he was described as "hungry" to win the 48th Governor's Cup, by fellow finalist Nevin Snow after the semifinals on Friday at Balboa Yacht Club. Gilmour acted as if he was starving on Saturday, and feasted on a...
  • Chicago out of running for 2017 America's Cup

    Chicago out of running for 2017 America's Cup
    The Windy City apparently isn’t windy enough. That’s what the America’s Cup Event Authority told Chicago officials Tuesday as its bid to host the world-class sailing race in 2017 was rejected. Instead, San Diego and Bermuda are on...
  • The other 'Mac' sailing race launches 90th edition Saturday

    The other 'Mac' sailing race launches 90th edition Saturday
    Most Chicagoans know of Chicago Yacht Club’s annual 333-mile Race to Mackinac, which begins its 106th edition on July 18 (cruising fleet) and July 19 (racing fleet). Few know that there’s another Mac Race (though this one seems to prefer the...
  • The Harbor Report: Send a memo about moorings

    I spent this week rummaging around the harbor looking for stories and contacting my best sources for the latest information. I heard that William "Skip" Kenney is our newest harbor commissioner, while Duncan McIntosh and Doug West retained their seats on...