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May 10, 1990 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The waves are lining up and peeling off the point at Malibu with their usual uncanny precision. A dark figure drops into a wave and cranks a sweeping turn across the face, a strange black veil flapping madly behind. As the camera zooms in, it becomes clear the surfer is a woman . . . wearing a habit. The scene seems to give new meaning to the term "flying nun."
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May 10, 1990 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The waves are lining up and peeling off the point at Malibu with their usual uncanny precision. A dark figure drops into a wave and cranks a sweeping turn across the face, a strange black veil flapping madly behind. As the camera zooms in, it becomes clear the surfer is a woman . . . wearing a habit. The scene seems to give new meaning to the term "flying nun."
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SPORTS
October 1, 1990 | SHERLEAN DUKE
Ann Becker of Capistrano Bay Yacht Club sailed her J35 to victory and first place overall in the 11th WORSA (Women's Ocean Racing Sailing Assn.) Regatta held Saturday and Sunday in Newport Beach. Nearly 100 women aboard 13 boats, ranging in size from 24 feet to 41 feet, competed in the four-race event, which was held in light winds near the Balboa Pier. Second place went to co-skippers Linda Elias and Cheryl Wiebel of Voyagers Yacht Club in their Olson 30, Jiffy Too.
NEWS
July 19, 1991 | SHEARLEAN DUKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's hard to keep up with globe-trotting sailor Chad Twichell. Whether he's zipping to the office in his red Corvette, jetting off to the North Pole or racing around Newport Harbor in the new sailboat he designed, Twichell maintains quite a pace--especially for a man 82 years old. As to the Corvette, Twichell says: "The pickup is good, but at my age, the girls are safe." And about his travels: "I go to unusual places." But it is the sailboat that occupies Twichell most these days.
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August 17, 1990 | SHEARLEAN DUKE, Shearlean Duke is a regular contributor to Orange County View
Jill Bramlette's bodyboarding classes all begin with the same lesson: Be afraid of the water. Yet, when Bramlette asks her students, "Do you have any fear of the water?" the answer is a resounding, "No!" After all, these are adventurous 7- and 8-year-olds, mostly boys, strong swimmers who are fearless and competitive. That's why safety is the primary emphasis of Bramlette's classes, offered for the first time this summer by the Dana Point Harbor Youth and Group Facility.
SPORTS
October 7, 1989 | Rich Roberts
Two events off Newport Beach recently indicated that the competitive gap between male and female sailors may be closing. Sue Franta of Balboa Yacht Club, sailing the Olson 30 Mas Rapido, posted a second and then three firsts in winning the Women's Ocean Racing Series' 10th annual championship last weekend. The women sailed nine boats in four races and used spinnakers.
NEWS
September 28, 1990 | SHEARLEAN DUKE, Shearlean Duke is a regular contributor to Orange County View.
When a blast of wind slammed into the maxi-racer, knocking it down, sails in the water, deck vertical, Leslie DeMeuse dropped her video camera and grabbed a 6-year-old boy who was about to be washed overboard. "I have a child of my own," DeMeuse said, "and I could just see this kid going over the side. I hung onto him and watched my camera flying down the deck." DeMeuse clung to the backstay, for what seemed much longer than the actual 30 seconds. Suddenly the big yacht popped upright.
NEWS
October 9, 1991 | SHEARLEAN DUKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It may not be the most prestigious university in Orange County, but what do you expect for a $5 tuition? Actually, Sailing U, offering advanced instruction in sailing, isn't a real university at all. It doesn't even have a campus, and you won't receive a degree, but that hasn't stopped more than 100 people from signing up for classes.
NEWS
April 26, 1991 | SHEARLEAN DUKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Boating season starts today. If you need proof, drive down to the bluffs overlooking the beach at Corona del Mar and glance toward the jetty at noon. That's when more than 3,000 sailors will set sail in more than 500 boats in the 44th annual Ensenada Race. Like the first baseball thrown out on opening day, the Ensenada Race serves as a symbol of the start of the season. It also serves as a reminder to get your boat ready for that long summer ahead.
NEWS
September 16, 1989 | SHEARLEAN DUKE, Shearlean Duke is a regular contributor to Orange County Life. On the Waterfront appears each Saturday, covering boating life styles as well as ocean-related activities along the county's 42-mile coastline. Send information about boating-related events to: On the Waterfront, Orange County Life, The Times, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, Calif. 92626. Deadline is two weeks before publication. Story ideas are also welcome.
It's not how fast you are but how smart you are that counts in today's Great Electric Boat Race in Newport Beach. To finish the two-hour race, skippers and their crews must figure out a secret course based upon clues given along the way. Clues--questions about Newport Harbor stuffed into tennis balls tossed to skippers who successfully complete each leg--will lead boats through the harbor, past checkpoints and judges and across the finish line.
NEWS
October 8, 1988 | SHEARLEAN DUKE, Shearlean Duke is a regular contributor to Orange County Life
The winds were light and the seas calm as racing skipper Kathy Pantoskey steered her 30-foot sailboat out of Newport Harbor into the open ocean. Pantoskey, who is two months pregnant and prone to morning sickness, was grateful for the fair weather. She didn't want to drop out of the race, but she wasn't eager to find out how a churning sea and rolling boat would affect the frequent nausea associated with her pregnancy.
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