| Oct 13, 2011
| 2:55 PM
A media mogul, a surfboard industry pioneer, a coach of disabled athletes and the first man to sail solo around the world are among the inaugural inductees to the National Sailing Hall of Fame, a Maryland institution working to build a permanent home on...
| May 10, 2011
Kids were everywhere -- splashing in the ship's pools, touring the Coliseum and Pompeii, posing for family photos before that "special" dinner.
Cruising the Mediterranean on the Disney Magic (www.disneycruise.com), there were at least 1,000 kids onboard,...
| Apr 6, 2011
Abby Sunderland is sitting barefoot aboard her brother's boat in Marina del Rey on a recent morning, her blond hair fluttering in the light breeze. The only physical evidence of the five months she traveled by herself at sea before her sailboat rolled...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 8:49 AM
ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- The daughter of one of the four Americans killed Tuesday by Somali pirates thanked the Navy sailors who tried to save their lives and asked to be allowed to grieve in private.
Jean and Scott Adams of Marina Del Rey, Calif., were...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 9:17 PM
Newport Beach sailors could only imagine the horror.
The four Americans allegedly shot dead by pirates off the coast of Oman on Tuesday morning were like any other "yachties" — couples, friends and families who sail the world's oceans in search...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 1:16 PM
Pirates have killed four Americans. Their boat was hijacked last week.
Two Roanokers who are also sailing around the world - recall spotting the ship before it had been hijacked. At an earlier date they also met the Americans who were killed.
| Feb 22, 2011
| 12:40 PM
A pirate fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a U.S. Navy destroyer shadowing a hijacked yacht with four Americans aboard Tuesday. Then gunfire erupted, the military said. U.S. special forces rushed to the yacht only to find the four Americans fatally...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 9:35 PM
The Orange County couple whose boat was hijacked off the coast of Oman are among hundreds of people being held against their will by Somali pirates. A U.S. Navy spokesman told BBC Africa that Somali pirates currently have about 30......
| Feb 15, 2011
| 8:08 PM
ABOARD THE ALASKA EAGLE, off South Georgia Island — With 30 knots of wind behind us, Alaska Eagle was flying along at 11 knots. Suddenly we found ourselves in fog with 200 feet of visibility.
"Up for ice!" Peter called from the mast.
As we quickly...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 9:46 PM
A few days from now, I, along with a group who doesn't mind a little adversity, will be sailing aboard the Alaska Eagle off Cape Horn.
We'll venture out from the protection of the Wollaston Islands, and just a few miles later, skirt past the infamous...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 8:28 PM
I was granted an interview this week with Craig Thompson, chief executive of the America's Cup Event Authority (ACEA), which is overseeing the 34th America's Cup, to be sailed in San Francisco Bay in August 2013.
Thompson, a Newport Beach resident, was...