| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Another year has rolled by like a clearing winter's westerly breeze. This is the fourth year I have been writing the harbor column, and I look forward to many more years to come. I would like to take the time to review 2013 with you.
If this review perks...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:40 AM
This week I had the opportunity to talk to a person whose family descended from the Mayflower. Named after her father's boat, Gale Nye Pickney has recently taken the helm of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club as its first female commodore.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:40 PM
The Resorts World Bimini Superfast will host back-to-back New Year’s sailings, with a New Year’s Eve cruise departing Miami at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 and a New Year’s Day trip leaving Miami at 9 a.m. on Jan. 1. The New Year&...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:37 PM
South Floridians now have a new option for experiencing Costa Cruises unique brand of Italian-style cruising.
Earlier this month, the Genoa, Italy-based cruise line deployed its 2,260-passenger Costa Luminosa cruise ship to South Florida, making it...
| 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 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
| 12:43 PM
It seems strange to celebrate the return of a ship that hasn't left yet, but that's what the recent announcement that the Carnival Pride will be sailing out of Baltimore beginning in March of 2015 amounts to. Last summer, Carnival Cruise Lines announced...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:08 PM
I took a last stroll around the deck of Alaska Eagle today. Every step, every hand rail felt familiar, as they do after finishing a long voyage.
I was 29 when we first took students aboard from the Orange Coast College docks in October 1982. Now, 31...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:52 PM
The 2014 sailing season will be upon us before you know it, and this year, our local PHRF fleet needs your help. I will start to sound like a broken record, but I trust you still understand my meaning — local participation is at an all-time low. The...
| Jan 11, 2014
For Allan Terhune, an Arnold resident and employee of the North Sails One Design sail-making company in Annapolis, a successful season of competitive sailing in 2013 is exciting, but it means he and his crew only have more work to do in 2014.