California Local Boating News
US Sailing Center-Long Beach will host an Open House from 11 a.m-3 p.m. and is inviting the public to come sail, learn about the various courses offered, have a snack and enter a giveaway drawing.
Ed Fitzgerald, who disappeared in 2009 -- along with more than $1.5 million reportedly owed to 26 people -- has been arrested in Florida, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Special attractions will include free admission on opening day, Thursday, May 30; and Dollar Day on Friday, May 31, featuring $1 admission, $1 hot dog, $1 beer and $1 soda.
The 80-foot-high, 40,000-square-foot Boat Central building is set to be constructed adjacent to the public launch ramp. It would have the capability to hold, launch and retrieve 345 powerboats from 20 to 35 feet in length.
After 50 years, the last MacGregor 26 came off the production line in Costa Mesa on April 24, signifying the end of an era for the best-selling sailboat. However, the name lives on with the production of MacGregor 70-foot custom sailing yachts.
Newport Beach Dock Owners Association -- which backed the Stop the Dock Tax campaign -- withdrew its request for a temporary restraining order that members had hoped would prevent the city from collecting permit fees on private docks.
Because the proposed 900-foot tidal gate would cost an estimated $250 million, speakers implored the council to take their time before making a decision.
Presented by the Port of San Diego, the weekend includes a May 18 picnic, boats, terminal tours, live music and a long list of activities for the whole family. Two free boat tours will be offered May 19.
Take a ride on a Coast Guard vessel, watch spine-tingling rescue demonstrations and learn about boating safety at this eighth annual family event, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Coast Guard Station, 4201 S. Victoria Ave.
Potential buyers in search of a bargain just might find their first -- or next -- boat at the city of Newport Beach’s Abandoned Vessel Auction, at 9 a.m. May 10.
More than 20 new boats will be on the water and available for test rides at the inaugural Boating Demo Days event, May 18-19 at Lake Elsinore’s La Laguna Resort and Boat Launch.
The renowned San Diego-based yacht designer, best known for his long-range cruising yachts, had built more than 3,800 vessels in his lifetime.
The Dana Point Boaters Association’s new program is designed to give boaters a single outlet where they can get their opinions and concerns heard by the various entities that manage and oversee operations of the harbor.
A sailboat was nearly destroyed when an attempt to cruise into a marina north of Ensenada resulted in a grounding at a shoal-filled and virtually landlocked facility. The incident revealed a serious but little-known navigation hazard.
At mid-day April 27, about 180 of the 203 starters had finished the 126-nautical-mile race, which started at 11 a.m. April 26 off the Balboa Pier. That remarkable tally was largely attributed to the wind holding strong well past the border until entering Todos Santos Bay.