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October 16, 1988 | JEFF MEYERS, Times Staff Writer
The yellow 39-foot powerboat looked like a prop from "Miami Vice" as it cruised into a slip at the California Yacht Club. The three-member crew, dashing in matching jackets, stepped onto the dock and into a party. The bone-jarring journey that had begun six hours earlier in the San Francisco fog had just ended in triumph under hazy skies at Marina del Rey. They had set a world record.
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July 17, 1992
Robert A. Nordskog, a Tarzana industrialist who became legendary for his achievements in offshore powerboat racing, died Wednesday after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 79. Nordskog, who in 1951 founded Nordskog Industries, Inc., which consists of nearly a dozen operating companies, took up boat racing in 1945 as a means of relaxation. As his business grew, so did his list of victories on the water.
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March 21, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS
Bob Nordskog has one word for offshore power boat racers who seldom venture offshore: pantywaists. Nordskog, who is 78 and should know better, says some of his peers are "scared of going out in the ocean and (just concerned with) staying close to their mothers and hospitals." Nordskog is a sharp splash of saltwater in the face. He is a longtime resident of Tarzana, a onetime associate of Howard Hughes and a full-time living legend.
NEWS
June 1, 1989
The Ventura Channel Dash powerboat race will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ventura Harbor Village. The event is the third in the Pacific Offshore Power Boat Racing Assn. schedule. Bob Nordskog, holder of 45 world and international records, will be one of more than 30 racers competing in the 110-mile race to Santa Barbara and back. Nordskog will race his new 40-foot Fountain Powerboat Magazine Special, a V-hull, staggered-engine craft that Nordskog calls "probably one of the best-built boats in the history of man."
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May 3, 1986 | DAVID KECK
The next record Bob Nordskog goes after might be the one set by Methuselah. At 72, he's well on his way in the attempt, but he's not going to sit around waiting for time to bring it to him. In the years it takes to break that record, Nordskog will try to shatter more tangible landmarks. Or maybe, seamarks.
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June 29, 1989
The phrase "One if by land and two if by sea," as all schoolchildren used to know, is from Longfellow's poem about Paul Revere's ride. But it could also refer to three races in July on the Westside. The land race is the third annual Subaru Cycling Classic of Beverly Hills on July 23. The sea competitions are the Marina del Rey to San Diego yacht race on July 1-3 and the Pacific Offshore Power Boat Racing Assn. contest, which starts at Marina del Rey on July 8. The Beverly Hills bicycle competition is known as a criterium , a course run over city streets.
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March 21, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS
Bob Nordskog has one word for offshore power boat racers who seldom venture offshore: pantywaists. Nordskog, who is 78 and should know better, says some of his peers are "scared of going out in the ocean and (just concerned with) staying close to their mothers and hospitals." Nordskog is a sharp splash of saltwater in the face. He is a longtime resident of Tarzana, a onetime associate of Howard Hughes and a full-time living legend.
SPORTS
July 17, 1992
Robert A. Nordskog, a Tarzana industrialist who became legendary for his achievements in offshore powerboat racing, died Wednesday after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 79. Nordskog, who in 1951 founded Nordskog Industries, Inc., which consists of nearly a dozen operating companies, took up boat racing in 1945 as a means of relaxation. As his business grew, so did his list of victories on the water.
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July 6, 1989 | Shav Glick
Bob Nordskog, 76, is showing no signs of slowing down. The millionaire ocean racer-industrialist from Van Nuys will be at the helm of his 38-foot powerboat Saturday for 120 miles of pounding across the surf at speeds approaching 100 m.p.h. in the Race for Sight, event No. 4 in the Pacific Offshore Power Boat Racing Assn. season.
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July 6, 1989 | Shav Glick
Bob Nordskog, 76, is showing no signs of slowing down. The millionaire ocean racer-industrialist from Van Nuys will be at the helm of his 38-foot powerboat Saturday for 120 miles of pounding across the surf at speeds approaching 100 m.p.h. in the Race for Sight, event No. 4 in the Pacific Offshore Power Boat Racing Assn. season.
NEWS
June 29, 1989
The phrase "One if by land and two if by sea," as all schoolchildren used to know, is from Longfellow's poem about Paul Revere's ride. But it could also refer to three races in July on the Westside. The land race is the third annual Subaru Cycling Classic of Beverly Hills on July 23. The sea competitions are the Marina del Rey to San Diego yacht race on July 1-3 and the Pacific Offshore Power Boat Racing Assn. contest, which starts at Marina del Rey on July 8. The Beverly Hills bicycle competition is known as a criterium , a course run over city streets.
NEWS
June 1, 1989
The Ventura Channel Dash powerboat race will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ventura Harbor Village. The event is the third in the Pacific Offshore Power Boat Racing Assn. schedule. Bob Nordskog, holder of 45 world and international records, will be one of more than 30 racers competing in the 110-mile race to Santa Barbara and back. Nordskog will race his new 40-foot Fountain Powerboat Magazine Special, a V-hull, staggered-engine craft that Nordskog calls "probably one of the best-built boats in the history of man."
SPORTS
October 16, 1988 | JEFF MEYERS, Times Staff Writer
The yellow 39-foot powerboat looked like a prop from "Miami Vice" as it cruised into a slip at the California Yacht Club. The three-member crew, dashing in matching jackets, stepped onto the dock and into a party. The bone-jarring journey that had begun six hours earlier in the San Francisco fog had just ended in triumph under hazy skies at Marina del Rey. They had set a world record.
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September 15, 1988 | JEFF MEYERS, Times Staff Writer
The yellow 39-foot powerboat looked like a prop from "Miami Vice" as it cruised into a slip Monday at the California Yacht Club. The three-member crew, dashing in matching jackets, stepped onto the dock and into a party. The bone-jarring journey that had begun six hours earlier in the San Francisco fog had just ended in triumph under hazy skies at Marina del Rey. They had set a world record.
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September 15, 1988 | JEFF MEYERS, Times Staff Writer
The yellow 39-foot powerboat looked like a prop from "Miami Vice" as it cruised into a slip Monday at the California Yacht Club. The three-member crew, dashing in matching jackets, stepped onto the dock and into a party. The bone-jarring journey that had begun six hours earlier in the San Francisco fog had just ended in triumph under hazy skies at Marina del Rey. They had set a world record.
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June 24, 1990 | CURTIS EICHELBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bob Nordskog is a 77-year-old powerboat racer who has invested his lifetime in the sport. His red, 40-foot craft is serviced by a hand-picked cast of some of Southern California's most knowledgeable boat mechanics. For all his careful orchestration, a blown piston and an unexpected mishap with the boat's kill switch slowed him in the stretch, and Jim Duvall won the overall title at Saturday's 10th Annual Marina del Rey Race for Sight.
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May 3, 1986 | DAVID KECK
The next record Bob Nordskog goes after might be the one set by Methuselah. At 72, he's well on his way in the attempt, but he's not going to sit around waiting for time to bring it to him. In the years it takes to break that record, Nordskog will try to shatter more tangible landmarks. Or maybe, seamarks.
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