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Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Article sparks memories

posted: 4/21/2014


While attending a birthday party at Newport Harbor Yacht Club’s club house recently, I picked up a copy of The Log and found a familiar name inside! 

Letters: Dredging: A frustrating topic

posted: 3/28/2014

Editor: I was glad to read in the March 14-27 edition of The Log that President Barack Obama allocated funding for dredging Ventura Harbor.

Fred Hall Show Promises Latest in Outdoor Gear

posted: 2/27/2014

Are you ready for the 68th annual Fred Hall Fishing Tackle and Boat Show? T

Letter to the Editor: Sally Sparks Reader’s Memories

posted: 2/27/2014


A very interesting article about Sally (The Log Jan. 3-16 edition). I always wondered what happened to that beautiful, 10 meter, sailboat. 

New Class Rule for America’s Cup?

posted: 2/13/2014

Competitors signed up for the 35th America’s Cup must be anxiously awaiting the release of the new class rule for yachts, which will define the boats raced, for a second consecutive time.

CYBA: More Options for Boat Buyers

posted: 2/13/2014


In the “Ask a Maritime Attorney” column in the January 17 edition of The Log, Mr. Weill, in giving advice to a first-time boat buyer, suggested a good place to start is with a broker who is certified through the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program.  

Can Argus be Saved?

posted: 1/30/2014

Earlier this month, The Log discovered one of Newport Beach’s beloved vessels was sitting at the bottom of the Port of Los Angeles Harbor. 

Letter to the Editor: Coast Guard Deserves a Pat on the Back

posted: 1/16/2014


The Coast Guard’s partnership with the San Diego Marine Task Force to take down a Mexican boat attempting to smuggle 7,100 pounds of pot was a nice nod to the work of this agency.

Finally, another Opportunity to Explore the Channel Islands Coast

posted: 1/16/2014

Mariners and non-boat owners can agree that spending time exploring a location – whether for the first or 100th time – is part of the fun of any trip. For boaters, this may mean picking a destination that is not only fun to get to but also great to travel around.

Editorial: Paper Charts Still Available -- from Private Businesses

posted: 12/20/2013

While there has been a lot of publicity about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s plan to stop printing government-issued lithographic navigation charts on April 13, 2014, that doesn’t mean paper charts won’t still be available. 

Letter to the Editor: Goodbye, Paper Charts?

Charlie Danner  |  posted: 12/20/2013

I’m starting to believe there’s a lot of truth in the old counterculture saying from the 1970s: “everything you know is wrong.” At least it seems like everything I was ever taught about navigation no longer holds true.

Editorial -- Fill ‘er Up -- with Engine-Killing, Environment-Damaging Ethanol?

posted: 11/21/2013

On Nov. 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finally took a sensible step toward protecting American consumers and the environment: It proposed a temporary reduction in the escalating levels of ethanol that are going into U.S. fuel blends.

Letter to the Editor -- Seeking Ways to Encourage Boaters to Take Home Empties

Rudy Socha   |  posted: 11/21/2013

This spring, Wounded Nature - Working Veterans ( asked boaters what could be done to encourage all boats to return to the docks with the beverage containers they departed with.

Letter to the Editor -- Remembering SS United States

Jeff Olmstead  |  posted: 11/21/2013

I was pleasantly surprised to read your Editorial section’s “Reader Rant” article (in the Nov. 8-21 issue of The Log) by Susan Gibbs, granddaughter of naval architect William Francis Gibbs. 

Editorial -- Protect the Harbors & Watercraft Revolving Fund

posted: 9/13/2013

The boating advocacy group Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) has issued a “Call to Action” to boaters across the state, asking them to immediately contact their elected representatives to prevent the taking of funds that are currently mandated for use only in boating projects to pay for non-boating-related flood control. 

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