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August 13, 1989
NOTE: There are no waiting lists or membership requirements unless otherwise noted. Clubs are seeking new members unless otherwise noted. Alamitos Bay Yacht Club--494 members, all sailboaters. Five sponsors and boat ownership required. Three-month waiting list. Initiation fees and dues are confidential. American Legion Yacht Club--200 members. Two sponsors required. No initiation fees, $25 a year dues. Anacapa Yacht Club--150 members. Two-month waiting list. Two sponsors needed.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
It's Team Kate for the win! The former Kate Middleton sailed past husband Prince William in a yacht race during their New Zealand tour on Friday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge set sail with Team New Zealand around Auckland's Waitemata Harbor in two America's Cup yachts after doing a bit of posh trash-talking. "Take care!" she teased her husband, patting him on the back, according to People . PHOTOS: Royals visit New Zealand and Australia "Yeah, see you later," replied William, the second in line to the British throne.
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SPORTS
February 13, 1990 | ALMON LOCKABEY
The Southern California Yachting Assn.'s 61st edition of the Midwinter Regatta, the largest winter regatta in North America, was one of several sailing events postponed last weekend because of the oil spill off Huntington Beach. The regatta has been rescheduled for this weekend. Two clubs in Newport Beach, Balboa and Bahia Corinthian, were forced to postpone their scheduled ocean races when the harbor entrance was closed off by oil booms to prevent the oil entering the harbor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2014 | By Hannah Fry
Relatives of one of the sailors killed when their boat ran aground during the annual Newport-to-Ensenada yacht race have filed suit against the manufacturer and distributor of the GPS device that was installed in the vessel. Four men were killed in April 2012 when the 37-foot Aegean crashed onto North Coronado Island, just south of the U.S.-Mexico border. The widow of crew member Theo Mavromatis and their three children filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Spot LLC, the Colorado-based company that manufactured the boat's safety alert system, Globalstar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2012 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO — The winds gusted above 25 knots and the swells topped 12 feet. In short, sailors participating in this year's race around the craggy Farallon Islands, 27 miles west of the Golden Gate, faced typically grueling conditions. Then something went terribly wrong. A rogue wave pummeled the 38-foot Low Speed Chase as it rounded the islands Saturday, knocking five crew members overboard. As the captain sought to rescue them from the 50-degree water, the boat capsized and was hurled onto the rocks.
NEWS
July 24, 1996 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN
"Tributes to Yachting Triumphs," an exhibit featuring more than 50 trophies in categories including ugliest, oldest and rarest, runs at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum through Nov. 4. The display marks the 100th anniversary of Southern California sailing. In the ugliest category--decorated with dentures and bridgework--is the "Bite Them Before They Bite You Perpetual Angler Award for Those Who Show More Daring Than Good Sense in the Pursuit of Fish."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The annual ritual begins at dawn with last-minute checks to the boats. The newly varnished decks must be free of sea gull droppings. The chrome must be smudge-free. And the ships' flags must be fully dressed and in their proper places. On opening day of the yachting season today in Newport Harbor, and in harbors throughout the world, everything has got to be shipshape.
SPORTS
August 13, 1989 | DAN LE BATARD, Times Staff Writer
What's the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions yacht clubs? Do you think about the America's Cup or about Dr. I. M. Rich sipping Dom Perignon and eating caviar while playing in the water with his million-dollar toy? Do you think about the Congressional Cup and other regattas or about some millionaire drifting along in I Have More Money Than You, a mile-long boat with more luxuries than some Caribbean nations?
NEWS
November 30, 1995 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Cisarik, once one of Southern California's most prominent civil rights lawyers, quit his practice about five years ago and headed to the South Seas by himself in a 40-foot yacht called The Rebel. He said he wanted to leave the rat race behind. The mystery is whether he intended to disappear. Recently his relatives posted a $1,000 reward for information leading to Cisarik's whereabouts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1991
Gardner's defense of Stanford President Donald Kennedy was kind of overdoing it. I read that Kennedy bought $7,000 worth of sheets for his bed, antique furnishings for his home and financed yachting expenses all at the expense of overhead on government research projects. How can anybody look kindly upon that? ROY W. DONLEY, Pacific Palisades
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2014 | By Emily Foxhall
For any social group, with age often comes prestige. At the Newport Harbor Yacht Club - the oldest yacht club in Newport Beach - it also brings a crumbling building. For at least a decade, a club committee has tried to find a way to address the issues that arise with a facility that is about as old as the 98-year-old club itself. The proposed solution is to replace the existing two-story building with a new structure - one that looks nearly the same but larger. The Planning Commission approved the new project last week.
TRAVEL
December 13, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
Live like a king, or a captain, with an overnight stay aboard a private yacht. Dockside Boat & Bed rents luxe vessels for a night - or two or three - at Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach. Roomier than most hotel rooms, the boats include galleys, living rooms and sequined reflections from the harbor itself. The tab? Our one-night, two-day stay totaled $275, including $50 for meals. The boats never leave the dock, but the experience is as relaxing as only a night on the water can be. The bed Dockside (Dock 5, Rainbow Harbor; [800]
NEWS
December 13, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Elevate your whale-watching experience this season aboard the 139-foot America yacht in San Diego. The replica of the famous 19th century racer that established the America's Cup takes visitors out to see the southward migration of California's gray whales in style -- and with a "no seasickness" guarantee. The original America won a race around Britain's Isle of Wight in 1851, bringing back a little "challenge trophy" that became known as the famed America's Cup. The replica ship docked in San Diego harbor holds 78 people and was built in 1995 for $6 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
A group of girls who spent Tuesday tanning beachside in Marina del Rey assumed the big, snazzy boat they saw must belong to the Coast Guard. A man in a wetsuit guessed the tiered, navy-and-white vessel was a cruise ship - like the one he'd board in a few weeks for his honeymoon. And a guy who sells binoculars from Venice Pier said he'd seen it around for a couple weeks and that it belonged to "some real rich Russian dude. " Longer than a football field and topped with a gaggle of gadgets that looks like a Christmas tree without leaves, the fancy boat moored off Marina del Rey still befuddles some vacationers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
Billionaire developer Rick Caruso will be allowed to moor his 216-foot mega-yacht in Newport Beach after obtaining a special permit from the city. In mid-August, to the chagrin of several citizens, the Newport Beach Harbor Commission voted to allow two large yachts - including Caruso's - to moor for a set period of time near the west end of Lido Isle. Neighbors voiced concerns over potential noise and safety problems, in addition to citing a lack of transparency in the decision-making process, but no City Council members called for the decision to be reconsidered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
At 216 feet from stem to stern, the Invictus is a colossus of a yacht, complete with a gym, a theater and a dining room table that comfortably seats 20. And when billionaire developer Rick Caruso's mega-boat pulls in and out of Newport Harbor in the coming weeks, it will dwarf the cabin cruisers and sailboats that typically bob on the waters here. Even the long-running Balboa Island Ferry will be a speck in comparison. But the pending arrival of the Invictus and a second yacht, the 130-foot Marama, is also testing the patience of some Newport residents who say the massive vessels - even as temporary visitors - will be a nuisance and possibly lead to other large-boat owners making Newport Harbor a port of call.
SPORTS
August 2, 1992
Irina Lachko of the Commonwealth of Independent States took the lead for good on her second dive, but the American divers went down to their sixth and final dives before clinching berths in Monday's women's springboard finals. Julie Ovenhouse rallied from 23rd to fifth on her final two dives, and Karen LaFace moved up eight places on her last dive to sneak into the finals. Ovenhouse, of Howell, Mich., had 291.480 points, and LaFace of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., placed 11th with 279.060.
SPORTS
April 21, 1996 | From Associated Press
John Kostecki and Paul Cayard, opponents during last year's America's Cup regatta, were tied for the lead after Saturday's first round of the U.S. Yachting Trials. Kostecki, tactician aboard Young America in the America's Cup defender finals, and crewman Tom Olsen beat Cayard in the first of two races in the Star class. Cayard, the helmsman and navigator of the yacht Stars & Stripes that eliminated Young America, came back to win the second race with crewman George Iverson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
A pair of mega-yachts, including billionaire developer Rick Caruso's new 216-foot vessel, will glide into Newport Harbor next month, and not everyone is thrilled with the pending visit . Caruso's yacht, the Invictus, is expected to be anchored off Lido Isle for 16 days during a two-month stretch, in part for a gala christening party. The owner of a second boat, the nearly 130-foot Marama, wants to anchor in the harbor for five days to host a private wedding. The boat's owner wasn't identified.
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