According to a chamber of commerce website, the Catalina Island Yacht Club, founded in 1893, "is one of the oldest and most unique yacht clubs in Southern California" with "a rich history in the lore and tradition of the Island." But a lawsuit filed this month in Orange County Superior Court claims ... More >>
A Los Angeles developer and the residents of condos overlooking Newport Bay are at war over something one media source likened to an Arrested Development plot line. At issue is Rick Caruso's 216-foot private yacht Invictus, which the Newport Beach Harbor Commission approved for anchorage in Newport ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on today's arraignment of Edwards Sellers Fitzgerald.ORIGINAL POST, MAY 10, 2:41 P.M.: A former Dana Point yacht broker was arrested in Florida today on a warrant alleging he stole more than $1.5 million from 26 customers of his yacht brokerage, Dana Island Yac ... More >>
Later this fall, the Newport Harbor Yacht Club hosts the annual Fleet Under Way to Baja Rally--better known as the FUBAR rally of recreational powerboats to La Paz.Meanwhile, the member of another yacht is organizing a FUBAR to Cuba. FUCR, anyone?
Dana Point Yacht Club
We at the Weekly have given OC Metro, the self-described "business lifestyle" magazine of Orange County, plenty of well-deserved jabs over the years. But the glossy monthly (Metro had been a biweekly for years until this past September, a downsizing we can all be happy about) has out ... More >>
“Safety and Courtesy Tips for the Beer Can Regatta” So let it be written; so let it be done. Thursday Night's Beer Can Regattas in Newport Harbor may never be the same. A redraft of the entry form would shamelessly exclude the drunken and the ignorant. The Harbor Patrol and the Harbor Commissio ... More >>
Not-too-early morning brought the start of the TransPacific yacht race to Honolulu, complete with free continental breakfast and pretty girls wearing leather knee-high riding boots (to a yacht race? I think we’re mixing our upper-class leisure events here, aren’t we?). Throw in Long Beach Mayo ... More >>