Last Friday, Feb. 14, corks were popping at Alamitos Bay YC — and club members were celebrating more than the romance of Valentine's Day. Homegrown Long Beach sailor Riley Gibbs and his teammate Anna Weis had qualified for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad.
“I wanted to put Cabrillo Boat Yard back on the map,” said Chris Messano, who recently purchased the historic full service boat yard in Long Beach and will be re-opening it this month.
Friday, April 24, marks the start of the yearly 125-nautical mile Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race (N2E), where competitors make the choice to head off-shore for stronger winds or to sail the rhumb line towards the finish. The right choice can make the difference come trophy time.
Alamitos Bay Yacht Club hosted the Sabot Junior Invitational last weekend. The regatta takes place in conjunction with the Southern California Yachting Association Racing Association (SCYYRA) North Series. There were 64 boats completing in five fleets, with seven competitors registered from …
The 11th Annual Aquatic Capital of America (ACOA) Awards Banquet will be from from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Keesal, Young & Logan law offices, 400 Oceangate #1400. Awards will be presented in seven categories.
Put your big boy foulies on. 2020 is almost here, the calendar is filled with opportunities to hone your skills, show off your talents or just have fun on the water.
Kudos to all who participated in the successful Naples Island Holiday Boat Parade last Saturday. Thanks to the efforts of the Naples Improvement Association and parade chairman John Shuman, the workaround plans to continue the parade in spite of sea wall construction left locals thankful. Sh…
I’m thankful we live in a place where we can sail year round and Alamitos Bay YC’s Turkey Day Regatta, held last weekend celebrates it. As member Ed Spotskey said, “It was a stunning weekend where motor and sail boaters were both happy.”
With a theme for the year of “Every member matters” Seal Beach Yacht Club’s incoming Commodore Laura Ellsworth says she has big plans for the club located in Alamitos Bay Marina next to West Marine.
The Farr 58-foot ocean racing yacht Maiden that competed in the 1989–90 Whitbread Round the World Race with an all-female crew will be arriving in Long Beach on at 3 p.m. Saturday Nov. 2. The vessel is on a two-year round the world tour to raise awareness and money for girls' education aroun…
Here it is October and my Connecticut-based cousin Steve Shongut spent the weekend winterizing his sailboat, and our East Coast friends won’t be sailing for months.
In 2013, Oracle Team USA won the America's Cup in a climactic final race in San Francisco Bay, and they will be known forever as the “Comeback Team.”
Saturday night, the Buffalo Milks were flowing as Catalina’s Isthmus was bustling with long distance swimmers, sailors, cowboys and pirates. It is no wonder the popular Harbor Reef Saloon has gained the nickname, “Star Wars Bar.”
Long Beach resident Jacquewyn Chambers-Martin was one of the Southern California paddlers who was a part of the Team USA Senior 'C' national team, which competed in the International Dragon Boat Federation's (IDBF) World Championships, and brought home gold.
Last Friday, as a group of media was readying for a day sail on board Maiden, I met Tracy Edwards. I felt something deeper than star stuck; it stirred a deep inspiration from within to make the impossible happen.
The Navy Yacht Club of Long Beach continued an annual tradition last Sunday with an emotional tribute to wounded warriors. The club hosted more than 50 military war veterans for a day at sea, a dramatic gun salute and rendering of honors at the USS Iowa, then returned to the club’s Alamitos …
Alamitos Bay YC is locally world famous for their Turkey Day Regatta trophies during their annual regatta the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, where turkeys are given to winners.
On Sept. 19, nonprofits in Long Beach have the chance to crowd-fund donations and earn matching dollars donated from philanthropic foundations and businesses via a new annual initiative: Long Beach Gives Day. Donors will have 24 hours to make a difference with double the impact, using a sing…
Editor's Note: Each year, our On the Water columnist, Jo Murray, goes On the Highway for car week in the Monterey Peninsula. She was in Pebble Beach at the World’s most famous Car Show, the 69th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, along with a visit to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
Long Beach’s Allie Blecher won the 17th U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship today, Sunday, with a 2-0 victory over Giselle Camet Nyenhuis (San Diego) in Detroit.
Not a week goes by that I’m not inspired by our local watermen — like last week when many of our Long Beach Junior Guards earned their (no longer politically correct) Stud Ironman award based on their times for a 2-mile swim and 4-mile run down the beach on the Peninsula. These days it’s cal…
The 50th running of the Transpacific Yacht Race has been a roller coaster ride. It was a record year for number of boats that dropped out with various equipment failures — including one boat calling a MAYDAY and later cancelling it, and for the first time in the race’s history a yacht sank.
With Jason Seibert's Schock 40 Gamble making it across the finish line Wednesday after a long passage of almost 11 days, the Transpacific Yacht Club has declared all boats have finished this year's 50th edition to the LA-Honolulu Race.
Witnessing Carlos Brea's and David Chase's Fast 42 Uhambo that had suffered breakage to the top of their carbon spar yet still managed to finish this year’s TransPac without retiring reminded me of the race three decades ago.
The crew on Bretwalta3 is no stranger to the Grunion’s "On the Water" column. Last Transpac they made a visit to Miller Children’s Hospital just prior to the race to share some Bretwalda swag. In June 2018 during the SoCal 300, a Coast Guard helicopter crew medically evacuated a crew member …
Long Beach Yacht Club’s Stars & Stripes America's Cup Team was well represented at the Prada Challengers reception and meeting July 12-13 at New York Yacht Club’s Newport Rhode Island Harbor Court Club house, according to LBYC Commodore Camille Daniels.
Early this morning (Friday, July 19), the 42-foot Zimmer reported to race committee that rig failure seemed imminent; they temporarily rigged the back stay and had reefed the main. There was a competitor nearby, vessel Good Call, that monitored AIS and VHF distress and is continuing to monitor.
Jason Carroll’s 70-footer, ARGO, hailing from New York’s Larchmont YC, is anticipated to be the first to finish in the TransPac around 6:45 p.m. Pacific time tonight under a near perfect full moon.
John Sangmeister’s Santa Cruz 70 — OEX had a rudder failure and the boat has been lost. Roy Disney’s Pyewacket came to the rescue and all the crew is safe.
And they’re off! The 50th running of the famous biennial yacht race across the Pacific has almost 100 entries. According to their Facebook page, “The Transpacific Yacht Race will sail from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii.”
Cameron Feves won the 2019 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup. Feves and crew, including Lukas Kraak, Justin Zmina, and Taylor Milefchik earned the title last Sunday, following three days of closely contested match racing between 10 teams on San Diego Harbor.