| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:40 PM
It's always a joke, tinted with slight worry, over whether the plethora of trophies will be allowed across the border for presentation at the finale of the Newport to Ensenada yacht race.
Awarded for numerous categories, the collection comprises wooden...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:07 PM
The Annapolis Yacht Club was presented with the Captain Joe Prosser Award at the US Sailing Leadership Forum earlier this month in San Diego.
The Prosser Award was created in recognition of the Merchant Marine Academy's first sailing master, Captain C....
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:07 PM
After interviewing Gino Morrelli for my column last week, I had a chance to ask the same questions of his partner, Pete Melvin, of Morrelli & Melvin Design and Engineering Inc.
Morrelli and Melvin are best known for their catamaran designs and their...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:33 AM
As the cruise industry's "wave season" heats up, travel specialists say demand is strong and in some cases sales are ahead of this time last year.
That's good news after a year rife with negative publicity arising from a series of ship mishaps at sea,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:44 PM
I started this week by taking my bicycle ride on the beach trail, and as the crisp winter air touched my face, I looked out over Catalina as a boxer looks at his next opponent.
This weekend is the Mid-Winter Catalina Island Race (formerly known as the...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:55 PM
SWANSEA, Wales — The Patricia is a small, hardworking ship that putters around the coast of England and Wales, tending buoys and lighthouses. At 283 feet long, it's about a quarter the length of Cunard's vaunted Queen Mary 2 ocean liner.
| Oct 2, 2013
Check out festivals and events in October across the state.
View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below:
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:44 AM
MIAMI - Just a few years ago, if you wanted to take a short cruise, you didn't have many choices of ships or destinations.
However, the trend now is for people to take shorter vacations of all kinds - by land, sea or air - or to combine a short land...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:21 AM
A few minutes before 10 a.m. on Nov. 15, 1921, one of the most amazing aerial spectacles ever to take place in Hampton Roads rose into the skies over Langley Field.
At 410 feet long, the Roma was a leviathan -- the largest lighter-than-air ship in the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:45 PM
If ever there was a person who should be our harbor's ambassador, it is Phillip Ramser. I have never met a more congenial person in this harbor. This is why I write this column — I get to pick up the phone and ask people like Phil if we could talk....
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Disney Cruise Line’s first ship, the Disney Magic, relaunched Oct. 25 after undergoing a massive overhaul that included new spaces and characters, most notably Marvel’s Avengers, and re-imagined areas for all ages.
“Each of our ships...