| Jan 20, 2011
| 8:28 PM
I was granted an interview this week with Craig Thompson, chief executive of the America's Cup Event Authority (ACEA), which is overseeing the 34th America's Cup, to be sailed in San Francisco Bay in August 2013.
Thompson, a Newport Beach resident, was...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 9:46 PM
A few days from now, I, along with a group who doesn't mind a little adversity, will be sailing aboard the Alaska Eagle off Cape Horn.
We'll venture out from the protection of the Wollaston Islands, and just a few miles later, skirt past the infamous...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 8:08 PM
ABOARD THE ALASKA EAGLE, off South Georgia Island — With 30 knots of wind behind us, Alaska Eagle was flying along at 11 knots. Suddenly we found ourselves in fog with 200 feet of visibility.
"Up for ice!" Peter called from the mast.
As we quickly...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 1:16 PM
Pirates have killed four Americans. Their boat was hijacked last week.
Two Roanokers who are also sailing around the world - recall spotting the ship before it had been hijacked. At an earlier date they also met the Americans who were killed.
| Feb 22, 2011
| 9:17 PM
Newport Beach sailors could only imagine the horror.
The four Americans allegedly shot dead by pirates off the coast of Oman on Tuesday morning were like any other "yachties" — couples, friends and families who sail the world's oceans in search...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 8:49 AM
ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- The daughter of one of the four Americans killed Tuesday by Somali pirates thanked the Navy sailors who tried to save their lives and asked to be allowed to grieve in private.
Jean and Scott Adams of Marina Del Rey, Calif., were...
| Oct 21, 2011
John Nigro of Fort Lauderdale-based Show Management is director of land, booth display exhibits and operations manager for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat show, a role he's held for the past decade.
The show runs from Oct. 27 to Oct 31 and...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 2:55 PM
A media mogul, a surfboard industry pioneer, a coach of disabled athletes and the first man to sail solo around the world are among the inaugural inductees to the National Sailing Hall of Fame, a Maryland institution working to build a permanent home on...
| Oct 14, 2011
The J-22 World Championship is underway on the New Orleans lakefront. Sailing teams from around the world are battling to win the contest that is hosted by the Southern Yacht Club and sponsored by the All State Sugar Bowl.
The event is a great reminder...
| Nov 5, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Australian teen sailor Jessica Watson, 19 days into her planned voyage around the world, has reached the 2,000-mile mark as she sails to the north toward the equator. She's currently passing the Tonga islands, heading toward American Samoa. After a......
| Nov 11, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Where in the world is Zac Sunderland? Outposts posed that question often while the Thousand Oaks teenager was circumnavigating the planet by himself aboard a 36-foot sailboat appropriately named Intrepid. Zac has been back on the high seas, off the......