| 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,...
| Jul 15, 2010
| 7:30 PM
Competitive racing in Newport Beach will welcome its latest addition Friday when the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club launches its Around the Islands race, a competition that begins and ends in Newport Harbor.
Organizers hope the race, a 125-mile clockwise...
| Jul 27, 2010
| 9:20 AM
MIDDELBURG, Netherlands -- A Dutch court cleared the way Tuesday for 14-year-old Laura Dekker to embark on a risky attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, an adventure that could begin in the next two weeks.
| Jul 30, 2010
"Charlie St. Cloud," which stars the very swoony Zac Efron as a haunted hunk in need of saving, is a study in restraint when restraint is really the last thing needed here.
Everything about the story screams heartbreaking weepy, from its premise —...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 21, 2010
| 5:41 PM
PORTIMAO, Portugal-- A 14-year-old Dutch sailor departed in secrecy from Gibraltar Saturday on her quest to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world - avoiding the media because, her manager said, she didn't want the attention.
| 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...
| 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 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
| 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...