California Local Boating News
DANA POINT — The Dana Point Yacht Club kicked off 2015 by welcoming newly elected Flag Officers, Commodore Gary MacCleverty, Vice Commodore Bob Perdue, Rear Commodore Mike Hatcher, Fleet Captain Anne Eubanks and Port Captain Phil Herzfeld, all of whom represented outstanding volunteer efforts and had served on the board in many other capacities.
The Big Bay Whale Festival is a free, one-day family festival with a wide variety of interactive and hands-on displays to learn about California gray whale ecology and conservation.
SANTA MONICA — It is too early to tell if 2015 is finally the year we start to see some significant progress with the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan, but the California Coastal Commission’s unanimous denial of an appeal filed by boating and business interests against the most recent conceptual iteration of the project is not the first step in realizing a new waterfront that was first envisioned nearly 18 years ago.
Southern California anglers were wondering if the 2015 Southern California offshore fishing season was going to start producing fish at turn of the year.
CORONADO — Home to the second largest concentration of enlisted service men and women in the country and nearly 16,000 teens of active duty military families, Outdoor Outreach and Coronado Yacht Club partnered together in 2014 to unite military families through recreational boating.
One year ago, Greg Schem bought Channel Islands Landing Marina and Boatyard from longtime owner Frank Butler. During this time, he has invested $1.5 million as part of the ongoing revamping of the facility.
With the holidays past and the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show approaching, my husband and I are planning our 2015 boating adventures.
NEWPORT BEACH — Clocking in at an office flanked by a beach, yacht club, harbor and multimillion-dollar residences would seem like quite the place to work. For David Ginther and John Whitman, working at the Newport Beach Harbor Patrol, which is located on Bayside Drive in Corona Del Mar, was more than just a job or a glamorous destination.
A new year means new laws. As previously reported in The Log, one of California’s newest laws on the books as of Jan. 1 is about boater safety. The new law requires boat operators to carry a vessel operator card to prove they have completed an education or safety course.
SANTA MONICA — Marina del Rey could soon be home to a new boat storage facility as the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved the Boat Central Project during its Jan. 9 meeting at the Civic Center Auditorium in Santa Monica.
AVALON — After 2014 came to a somber close on Catalina Island, the Avalon City Council opened its first meeting of 2015 by remembering the two lives lost during a year-end storm and recognizing law enforcement, first responders, volunteers, city employees and private citizens who served the community because of the damage from by severe weather conditions.
SAN DIEGO — Another year, another reported expansion. One year after reporting it grew 20 percent, the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show has expanded its upcoming event from Jan. 22 to 25 by 10 percent, according to organizers.
In 1997, the Orange County Board of Supervisors announced the creation of a 23-member task force to begin the process of revitalizing Dana Point Harbor. Along with the task force, the county released a concept plan to the public.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sailor Matt Mitchell is suing two-time defending America’s Cup champion Oracle Team USA for the $68,000 he has spent on legal fees fighting accusations he helped illegally alter a catamaran used in a warm-up regatta.
VENTURA — Recently, a partnership between Wishtoyo Foundation, California State Parks and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) made plans to conduct a feasibility study to see if the popular campground annually flooded during winter storms can be moved down coast to reduce the flooding.