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New President Elected for Recreational Boating Organization

STATEWIDE — John L. Marshall, a resident of Newport Beach, has been elected the new president of the Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC). Marshall succeeds Peter Robinson, who resides in Sacramento.

Marshall was raised in the yachting community, his father having been commodore of Mission Bay Yacht Club in San Diego. With more than 51 years of sailing experience, Marshall is currently a staff commodore of South Shore Yacht Club in Newport Beach and has been on the Southern California Yachting Association board of directors since 2016. Marshall has also served as the RBOC Vice President-South before his election to president.

“I am very excited to lead RBOC in the coming year,” Marshall stated. “This organization has a proud history of advocating for boaters’ rights and I look forward to advancing our mission in the coming year.”

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, RBOC’s mission statement is to protect and enhance the interests of the state’s recreational boaters before the legislative and executive branches of the state and government.

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