California Local Boating News
SAN DIEGO -- Boaters who are considering making the switch from copper hull paints to more environmentally friendly coatings will want to mark their calendar for the Port of San Diego’s Eco-Friendly Hull Paint Expo, Oct. 18.
NEWPORT BEACH – As the city of Newport Beach prepares to resubmit its application to the California Coastal Commission to allow for a pilot program limiting fire ring fuel to charcoal, a nonprofit organization has released results of a survey that shows support for keeping the fire rings as is.
NEWPORT BEACH -- Can recreational boating help you live longer? Members of Oasis Sailing Club certainly believe the time they spend on the water has been key to living long, healthy and happy lives.
DANA POINT -- Causing hundreds of millions of damage in western Mexico and the southwestern United States, including rare September rains and flooding in Arizona, Hurricane Norbert also left its mark along Orange County’s shorelines.
PLAYA DEL REY -- The Playa del Rey shoreline would never be confused for an uncharted island near Hawaii, but the presence of the Angelique at the northern end of this enclave’s beach could very well be a scene from Gilligan’s Island.
In this feature, The Log looks at notable boats -- sail and power -- that continue to turn heads in Southern California harbors.
OXNARD – The ever-popular Silver Strand Beach adjacent to Channel Islands Harbor has been operating without a permanent lifeguard tower and public restrooms since 2003.
STOCKTON – The San Joaquin Delta Power Squadron of Stockton will commemorate 100 years of safe boating during an event that will feature hands-on training and boater education.
SAN DIEGO – Sun Harbor Marina will host its annual Chili Cook Off and Mariner’s Swap Meet on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 a.m. Chili contest judging begins at 1 p.m.
LONG BEACH – Permanently docked on the aquatic edge of Long Beach, the Queen Mary has long been subject to rumors of being haunted.
OCEANSIDE – Amidst complaints of liveaboards discharging black water into the harbor, the Oceanside Harbor and Beaches Advisory Committee discussed concerns of water pollution and state regulation at its Sept. 25 meeting.
NEWPORT BEACH – An idea to do away with moorings and instead use floating docks in Newport Beach Harbor appears to be off the table, as the city’s mayor recently announced he would no longer pursue the plan.
SAN DIEGO – Author Michael Rich has taken up the challenge of collecting historic items from the San Diego Harbor Police and the West Coast of California in order to preserve the history of California’s harbors in his book, “San Diego Harbor Police (Images of America).”
NEWPORT BEACH – The Newport Beach City Council received news that the Marina Park is on schedule and under budget during a presentation made at the Sept. 23 City Council Study Session.
DANA POINT – The Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved its CEO’s responses to the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Grand Jury Report on Sept. 16.