Past Stories
Junior sailors practice on the eve of “A Gathering of the Eagles”

Fueling Olympic Ambitions

California Yacht Club fundraises toward an American comeback story at the 2016 Summer Games By Pat Reynolds Junior sailors practice on the eve of “A Gathering of the Eagles” An athlete’s journey to compete in the Olympi...


The Emerald takes a crew of military veterans on a voyage into Santa Monica Bay. The Challenges Foundation is unable to resume its therapy efforts until they can find a new place to dock the vintage sailboat.
Photo by Pat Reynolds

Sailing Therapy Program for Veterans Encounters Rough Waters

Marina del Rey’s the Challenges Foundation suspends operations as organizers look for a new place to dock By Pat Reynolds The Emerald takes a crew of military veterans on a voyage into Santa Monica Bay. The Challenges Founda...


Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club member Norm Peron gets into the samba groove
Photo by Pat Reynolds

Nautical News: Marina del Rey Opening Day 2015

Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club member Norm Peron gets into the samba groovePhoto by Pat Reynolds By Pat Reynolds The 2015 boating season is officially upon us, even if last year’s never really ended. Last weekend member...



As seen last week, a migrating gray whale dives beneath the surface of Santa Monica Bay
Photo by Pat Reynolds

Whale-watchers delight

Gray whale sightings are happening in record numbers just off the L.A. coastline By Pat Reynolds As seen last week, a migrating gray whale dives beneath the surface of Santa Monica BayPhoto by Pat Reynolds There’s little I ...


Plans to end a public anchorage in Marina del Rey put boater Hans Etter on high alert
Photo by Pat Reynolds

Anchorage away

Coast Guard to remove boat ‘parking lot’ from middle of Marina del Rey harbor Plans to end a public anchorage in Marina del Rey put boater Hans Etter on high alertPhoto by Pat Reynolds By Pat Reynolds Back in June,…


Capt. Chris Wade leads a dangerous mission to help fish, sharks and the planet

Like ‘Jaws,’ only different

SharkBoat Capt. Chris Wade heads from Marina del Rey to Costa Rica on a mission to combat pirate fishing Capt. Chris Wade leads a dangerous mission to help fish, sharks and the planet When I walked into the main salon…



Mariners Village’s idyllic coastline could be in for some big changes if redevelopment plans go forward
Photo by Pat Reynolds

The trouble with Mariners Village

Redevelopment plans would increase public recreational access to Marina del Rey but also displace seabirds and forever alter a unique harbor landscape By Pat Reynolds Mariners Village’s idyllic coastline could be in for some...


County officials are proposing an $8-million project to relocate the public boat launch on Fiji Way, drawing the ire of boaters Photo by Pat Reynolds

Rough waters ahead for boat launch relocation plan

County officials are proposing an $8-million project to relocate the public boat launch on Fiji Way, drawing the ire of boaters Photo by Pat Reynolds Boaters, residents expected to speak out Wednesday on controversial Marina d...


Racers compete in the 2006 Regatta for Hope aboard a Martin 243

Collaboration bolsters Regatta for Hope

By Pat Reynolds Racers compete in the 2006 Regatta for Hope aboard a Martin 243 Also this weekend, the Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club and the Del Rey Yacht Club have teamed up to help raise money for City of…



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Local boater sets a course for Washington

Brent Roske, who lives on an uncommon boat in Marina del Rey harbor, is running an unconventional campaign for Congress By Pat Reynolds As I make my way along the sidewalk with the boats of Marina del Rey’s D Basin…






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