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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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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.
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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.
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
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?
TRAVEL
February 12, 1995 | JUDI DASH, Dash is a free-lance writer based in Cleveland, Ohio. and
When I lived in Venezuela a decade ago, one of my biggest thrills was joining a friend on his 50-foot sailboat for a leisurely cruise to the out-islands of Los Roques, a little-visited Caribbean archipelago with white, coral sand beaches, fabulous snorkeling in turquoise waters and some of the best bonefish fishing in the world. It was accessible only by private yacht. Now, anyone can go to Los Roques simply by booking toll-free with a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2003 | Emmett Berg, Special to The Times
Like pirate ships prowling merchant routes, 16 wooden sailing vessels slipped out of Marina del Rey last weekend in advance of the starting gun for the 28th annual One More Time Regatta. Their peeled-log masts, varnished railings and cotton sails evoked the seafaring life and by contrast made the whitish fiberglass boats all around look like bathtub toys.
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]
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.
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.
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.
NATIONAL
June 8, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times
NORFOLK, Va. - As heavily armed pirates held an American sailboat off the coast of Somalia in February 2011, Navy SEALs on the bridge of the guided missile destroyer Sterett heard one of the hijackers on the radio threatening the lives of his four American hostages. "I am holding these people. They are like meat," he said. "I will eat if you head my way. " What happened next is providing riveting testimony in a federal courtroom here as three rail-thin Somali men in baggy coats face the first U.S. murder trial of piracy suspects in nearly two centuries.
NEWS
July 24, 1996 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
So what's the difference between Olympic yachting athletes today and 60 years ago? "Well, look . . . !" says John Biby, 84, removing his sunglasses. He and fellow Newport Beach resident Richard Moore, 85, smile, revealing laugh lines, not age lines; faces etched with wisdom, not worry. Biby's response is typical of the uncommon grace and wit that mark the two surviving members of the gold medal-winning 1932 U.S. Olympic sail team. "I was around before the Dead Sea became ill," Moore adds.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Worldly synth-pop act Tanlines, atmospheric electro-pop act Yacht and politically minded dance artist Robert DeLong are among the artists slated to headline June's free Make Music Pasadena . The all-day event, set for June 1, will feature more than 150 concerts spanning indie rock, Latin music, folk and jazz, and will continue to announce participating artists in the coming weeks.  Among the more than 30 confirmed acts revealed thus far are...
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