| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:04 PM
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)...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:35 PM
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...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:38 PM
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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:27 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:48 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:59 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:57 PM
I was racing C-Scows out of the Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club over the Fourth of July weekend, and a bizarre change of weather occurred on Saturday afternoon.
The San Bernardino Mountains were experiencing thunderstorms and rain that began on the...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:29 PM
For midshipman Duncan Mamer, the skipper of a Navy 44, the waiting was the hardest part of the 19th biennial Annapolis-Bermuda Race.
"The prevailing conditions for this race were mostly just lots and lots of light air," said Mamer, a Caldwell, Iowa,...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:12 PM
This week on the harbor it was all about the Jr. Sabot National Championship and the nearly 150 boats attending from around Southern California.
On Monday and Tuesday, the participants, ages 7 to 17, raced in a qualification series and a fleet selection...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:26 AM
The weekend begins on Wednesday nights in Annapolis with the blast of a starting gun.
That's when dozens of sailboats jockeying in the Severn River harbor head to the starting line for the Annapolis Yacht Club's Wednesday night races, a summer tradition...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:24 PM
They arrived from places like Bakersfield, Puerto Rico and St. Joseph, Mo.
Thirty young men bonded as infantry members of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Division, stationed at Camp Pendleton, landed Thursday in Newport Beach for a special off-duty...