| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:32 PM
For 20 children from the Oak View community in Huntington Beach, getting to sail in 4-foot boats at the Newport Sea Base is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Since June, they learned how to tie different types of knots, learned essential boating...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I race sloops with the Potomac River Sailing Association based just across the river from Reagan National Airport, and during every regatta I see bottles and cans floating in the current.
This is unacceptable, not only because my skipper is protective...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 9:48 PM
Like that of many freshmen at St. Mary's College in Southern Maryland, Ryan Breymaier's dream of becoming a world-class sailor began at the mouth of the Potomac River, near where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay.
It is there that the kid from...
| Aug 7, 2013
Science reporter Abby Olena was writing about researchers hunting microplastics in Lake Michigan. The Tribune photo desk separately sought to photograph a flotilla of tall ships inbound for Chicago.
As it happened, a group of collaborating scientists...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:10 PM
What a busy nautical schedule I have plotted on my chart, and my first waypoint on Friday is San Francisco.
I will be flying, not boating, to the America's Cup media center, located in the center of the racing at the America's Cup Park at San...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 12:26 AM
Tuesday, Aug. 13: Skip Zinck, aka "27 sailfish" on TidalFish.com, will be the guest speaker at the August meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. He will present tips and tactics to...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Philip Chevron, longtime guitarist and occasional songwriter for Celtic rock outfit the Pogues, died Sept. 8 in Dublin after a battle with head and neck cancer. He was 56.
Born Philip Ryan in Dublin, Chevron founded punk group the Radiators From Space...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:48 PM
When the topic of the Pogues comes up in casual conversation, the first thought isn’t necessarily the sound of their guitars. More likely it has something to do with singer Shane MacGowan’s sneering voice, the driving accordion, the whistle...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 1:34 PM
The heavy rain had pretty much stopped late Friday afternoon, but along City Dock in Annapolis, the sailing enthusiasts continued to come by the Buster's Marine merchandise tent. David Schmidtt, who had started going to the United States Sailboat Show...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Shortly after the America's Cup began last month, the trophy Jimmy Spithill and his crew had taken home from Valencia, Spain four years earlier was put out for the 34-year-old skipper and his Team USA crew on their way down to the dock each morning....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:20 AM
An Olympic gold medalist training for the America's Cup who perished in San Francisco Bay when his boat capsized died of "blunt trauma with drowning," according to a medical examiner's report.
British Olympic gold medalist Andrew "Bart" Simpson was part...