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Early registration ends Aug. 15 for U.S. Sailing Leadership Forum 2016

posted: 7/14/2015

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Early registration will end Aug.15 for U.S. Sailing’s Sailing Leadership Forum 2016, which is scheduled to be held in San Diego Feb. 4- 6, 2016.


NMMA endorses biobutanol as alternative to ethanol

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 7/10/2015

NATIONWIDE — A federal mandate for engine manufacturers and oil refineries to increasingly rely on renewable fuel blends for automobiles and vessels has an advocacy group endorsing the use of biobutanol as the gasoline of choice for recreational boaters.

Gov. Jerry Brown signs illegal fishing bill into law

Gov. Jerry Brown signs illegal fishing bill into law

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 6/30/2015

A bill proposing to give law enforcement officers greater leeway to enforce restrictions in California’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 30.

JFK's sailboat fails to sell at auction

posted: 6/17/2015

DALLAS (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — A sailboat once owned and raced by President John F. Kennedy has failed to sell at auction in Dallas.

Louis Vuitton returns to America’s Cup in expanded role

AP  |  posted: 6/16/2015

French luxury goods giant Louis Vuitton is returning to the America's Cup, this time as presenting sponsor of the match as well as title sponsor of the America's Cup World Series and the challenger eliminations.

Jet Blade offers speed, agility on the water

Jet Blade offers speed, agility on the water

posted: 6/13/2015

There is a new watercraft prototype in the making that is sure to be a hit with water sport aficionados as a team at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, continues to work to design a device that will provide the user with “an unparalleled experience” on the water, according to Team 6.

State Senate approves Sportfishing Stimulus Act of 2015

State Senate approves Sportfishing Stimulus Act of 2015

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 6/4/2015

A bill proposing to revitalize recreational fishing in California was unanimously approved by the State Senate on June 4.

The voices of recreational boaters: Advocacy groups keep boating interests relevant

The voices of recreational boaters: Advocacy groups keep boating interests relevant

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 6/4/2015

STATEWIDE — With  more than 716,000 recreational boats officially registered, according to published records, in the state of California in 2014, several groups with boaters interests in mind have come together to serve as a mouthpiece for boat owners on a local and statewide level.

Bruce Sterling joins Executive Yacht and Ship Brokerage

Bruce Sterling joins Executive Yacht and Ship Brokerage

posted: 6/2/2015

OXNARD — Bruce Sterling, a longtime local Southern California yacht broker, has joined the staff at Executive Yacht and Ship Brokerage in Oxnard.

US Coast Guard releases boating safety app

posted: 5/30/2015

WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard released its first boating safety app May 16  as the kickoff to this year's National Safe Boating Week.

Clingfish may inspire better whale tagging

Clingfish may inspire better whale tagging

The Log staff  |  posted: 5/28/2015

PUGET SOUND — The Northern clingfish have been the focus of a study being led by researchers at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories. 

Congressional committee endorses bill to change recreational boating standards

Congressional committee endorses bill to change recreational boating standards

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 5/21/2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bill proposed by federal legislators to modernize regulatory definitions for recreational boats cleared a congressional committee late last month.

Edmund Fitzgerald's replacement destined for scrapyard

posted: 5/19/2015

OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — A 690-foot freighter that replaced the ill-fated Edmund Fitzgerald as the flagship of a Great Lakes shipping company will be scrapped. 

Trout relocated in Lake Tahoe due to low oxygen levels

posted: 5/17/2015

TRUCKEE (AP) — At least 30 fish have been removed from in the area of Lake Tahoe beneath Fanny Bridge as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife combats low oxygen levels caused by the drought. 

Construction on Lake Mead launch ramps to begin in May

posted: 5/15/2015

BOULDER CITY, Nevada (AP) — Construction to extend Lake Mead boat launch ramps will begin mid-May to account for record low water levels. 

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