California Sea Grant Releases 2024-2027 Strategic Plan

Image: California Sea Grant. California Sea Grant, administered through the University of California San Diego, has released its 2024-2027 strategic plan, with a goal of better preparing the state’s coastal communities for extreme weather and coastal hazards, economic disruptions and other threats to communities’ well-being. The report notes the intimate connection between all California residents […]

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NAMS announces annual national conference

The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) has announced the dates for its 60th Annual National Conference. The event will take place Feb. 26-28, 2023, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 601 Pacific Highway, San Diego, Calif. The event kicks off with a welcome reception and happy hour, followed by a full schedule of dynamic seminars […]

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215-Pound Swordfish Caught in Inflatable Boat

Chris Madison managed to get the 215-pound swordfish aboard the inflatable boat after fighting, landing, and bleeding it out. Chris Madison Using a 15-foot inflatable boat for fishing off the coast of Southern California makes perfect sense to Chris Madison. The vessel is inexpensive to own and maintain, and it’s easy to transport to and […]

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Big Swordfish on a Tiny Boat

Dylan Reed targets, and catches, big swordfish in the 1,000-foot depths fishing out of a 14-foot boat he outfitted for the purpose. Dylan Reed The numbers tell the story: 14-foot boat, one person aboard, 12 miles offshore, 175-pound swordfish feeding at a depth of 1,000 feet. San Diego-based Dylan Reed, holder of a 1,600-ton captain […]

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Stan Honey – the thinking sailor

Stan Honey’s first ever offshore race set the tone for his career. Then a lean and mean 14-year-old racing Lasers out of the Los Angeles Yacht Club, Honey already had an interest in all things technical. In 1969 Stan Honey had the opportunity to go yacht racing, and took on the dual roles of navigator […]

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Interpreting Wave Forecasts for Boating

Knowing the projected height, interval and direction of waves can ensure a smooth day of boating. Tim Barker First, let me plead, “Mea culpa.” I’ll admit to fixating on marine wind forecasts before venturing out to sea, sometimes to the exclusion of wave projections. That shortcut has more than once come back to bite me […]

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The Ten Best Bonefish Records of All Time

Skinny water anglers cherish that acute sense of accomplishment that comes from successfully stalking a bonefish, executing a perfect cast, setting the hook and then carefully working the fish to hand. Bonefish are notoriously wary and easily spooked. Some people call them “phantoms” or “gray ghosts.” The Latin name for the most common species, Albula […]

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Race Week Rolex 2022

It was truly a tale of two race days on Day 3 at Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. The one-design sailors launched early, snuck in a race in the remnants of a morning northerly breeze, waited patiently for the sea breeze to fill in and cranked out a few more races. It was […]

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Race Week 2022

Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex – Day 2 On a day when it paid to be quick and nimble, no fleet was more of both of those things than the Persico 69F foiling monohulls. While every other fleet in the 13th edition of Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex had to battle […]

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Freedom Boat Club San Diego opens new location

Freedom Boat Club announces U.K. expansion Freedom Boat Club San Diego announced it has expanded to its fifth location in Chula Vista. Nestled in San Diego’s Bay, the marina provides boaters with a peaceful, quiet atmosphere away from downtown, with tall swaying trees and a pristine, park-like setting. The new location joins Freedom Boat Club […]

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