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February 7, 1997 | PETE THOMAS
Karen Thorndike was alone in the angriest of seas, practically delirious with flu, suffering from extreme exhaustion, dehydration and chest pains so severe she wondered how much longer she could last. The winds had built to 60 knots-plus. The ocean had become mountainous; waves were sweeping her 36-foot sailboat, which had become nearly impossible to steer and, even with sails down, was drifting at a speed of nearly 10 knots.
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September 29, 1999 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six weeks ago, Robert Fick was in Lakeland, Fla., undergoing strenuous rehabilitation following surgery on his right shoulder. He hadn't played baseball since a short call-up to the Detroit Tigers last season. On Monday, Fick assumed a place in Tiger lore, hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning of the last game played in 87-year-old Tiger Stadium.
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September 7, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeremy Clark and his family arrived at the marina early Saturday, securing a choice spot at the edge of the water to watch their ships come in. After two hours of waiting, the massive white sails appeared from beyond the rocky breakwater, towering over the smaller boats making their way into the harbor and immediately capturing Jeremy's attention. "There she blows!" the 9-year-old Riverside boy cried upon seeing the first of four ornate tall ships that docked at Dana Point Harbor on Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeremy Clark and his family arrived at the marina early Saturday, securing a choice spot at the edge of the water to watch their ships come in. After two hours of waiting, the massive white sails appeared from beyond the rocky breakwater, towering over the smaller boats making their way into the harbor and immediately capturing Jeremy's attention. "There she blows!" the 9-year-old Riverside boy cried upon seeing the first of four ornate tall ships that docked at Dana Point Harbor on Saturday.
SPORTS
February 15, 1992 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not much of a sailing tradition? The Spanish? Obviously the names Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria have escaped you. "Where were you 500 years ago?" said Diego Colon, technical manager for Espana '92, which is making Spain's first splash into the America's Cup. "Yes, we don't have any tradition in the America's Cup, but we do have a strong tradition in smaller yachts."
SPORTS
September 29, 1999 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six weeks ago, Robert Fick was in Lakeland, Fla., undergoing strenuous rehabilitation following surgery on his right shoulder. He hadn't played baseball since a short call-up to the Detroit Tigers last season. On Monday, Fick assumed a place in Tiger lore, hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning of the last game played in 87-year-old Tiger Stadium.
SPORTS
February 25, 2003 | From Associated Press
This could be the America's Cup that never ends. Race 4 was postponed for the fifth time today, this time because the wind on the Hauraki Gulf went from a whisper to a roar. Counting two off days, Alinghi of Switzerland and two-time defending champion Team New Zealand haven't raced in a week. The five postponements have taken the steam out of Alinghi's march toward sailing history.
SPORTS
May 23, 2007 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Chinese officials are apparently willing to go to great lengths -- including military force -- to prevent anything from raining on their Olympic parade. While that might make Taiwan a tad nervous, all China is really talking about is firing rockets to induce showers before any rain clouds reach the site of the opening ceremonies.
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February 25, 1999
11:30 a.m. Family For the second year in a row, the Angela Louise and Newport Belle stern-wheelers will have a riverboat race through Newport Harbor to raise money for the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum's Young Mariners Program. The paddleboats--scale replicas of the 19th century riverboats made famous in the writings of Mark Twain--will churn along a half-mile course from the museum (inside the Pride of Newport) through the main channel and back, at heady speeds of almost 5 miles per hour.
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February 21, 1992 | Associated Press
Italy's Il Moro di Venezia used an experimental lightweight sail to defeat Spirit of Australia Thursday as the top four boats of Round 2 scored lopsided victories in the America's Cup Challenger Trials. Series leader New Zealand cruised past seventh-place Tre Kronor of Sweden by 5 minutes 37 seconds. New Zealand, skippered for the first time by Russell Coutts, had an elapsed time of 3 hours 1 minute 15 seconds for the eight-leg, 20.03-mile course on the Pacific Ocean off Point Loma.
SPORTS
February 7, 1997 | PETE THOMAS
Karen Thorndike was alone in the angriest of seas, practically delirious with flu, suffering from extreme exhaustion, dehydration and chest pains so severe she wondered how much longer she could last. The winds had built to 60 knots-plus. The ocean had become mountainous; waves were sweeping her 36-foot sailboat, which had become nearly impossible to steer and, even with sails down, was drifting at a speed of nearly 10 knots.
SPORTS
February 15, 1992 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not much of a sailing tradition? The Spanish? Obviously the names Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria have escaped you. "Where were you 500 years ago?" said Diego Colon, technical manager for Espana '92, which is making Spain's first splash into the America's Cup. "Yes, we don't have any tradition in the America's Cup, but we do have a strong tradition in smaller yachts."
NEWS
June 14, 1990 | JOSEPH DITLER
It's midnight, and the only sound in this Cardiff neighborhood is the whir of a wood lathe and the buzz of a saber saw. Inside a garage, a man wearing a captain's cap moves slowly but deliberately from machine to machine. The faint smell of Edgeworth tobacco rises in a wisp from his pipe and blends with the smell of freshly cut wood. That, and a thick white beard, give Baron Thomas the look of an old sea captain preparing for a voyage on the morning tide.
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July 29, 1999 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So you missed skateboarder Tony Hawk landing his amazing 900-degree spin at the X Games in San Francisco last month? Or maybe you watched it on television and want to see Hawk perform in person. Hawk, whose 900 was unprecedented, is expected to compete in ESPN's B3 (bikes, boards and blades) this weekend at the Oceanside Pier. The B3 is a qualifier for the 2000 X Games, again in San Francisco, although many of the pro athletes have already qualified.
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