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All New Jeanneau 349 Arriving Soon

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Arriving Early August!

The heavily anticipated New Jeanneau 349 will arrive in the Bay Area early August and be available for viewing mid month. Please contact our Alameda office for details and to schedule a viewing.

From the very first glance, the Sun Odyssey 349 captivates with her pure lines, generous interior volume and inviting cockpit. Designed by Marc Lombard and true to the values of the Sun Odyssey line, the 349 is the perfect combination of performance, comfort and safety at sea.  Whether in the cockpit or at the helm, at anchorage or at sea, you will enjoy taking full advantage of this seaworthy, stable and easy-to-handle sailboat.

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Fireworks Shows to light up Southern California skies

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There is no better way to help celebrate America’s 238th birthday than with fireworks, at one of the many waterfront pyrotechnics shows scheduled throughout Southern California on the Fourth of July.

Boaters will have the best vantage points for viewing these aerial displays. However, those preparing to head out for the festivities are advised to plan accordingly, as the number of boaters on the water will increase dramatically on July 4.

Along with advising boaters to get to local harbors before the crowds start to gather, Southern California harbor patrols have also issued advisories covering areas that boaters must stay clear of during fireworks displays. Boaters should be aware of these exclusion zones before they hit the water.

See the schedule of events and the whole article here

 

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Coast Guard proposes removal of Marina del Rey anchorage

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By: John W. Scafetta

MARINA DEL REY—The Coast Guard, under the direction of the Department of Homeland Security, recently submitted a proposal to disestablish the special anchorage located at the north end of the main channel in Marina del Rey.

In a docket posted on the Federal Register, the agency said several marina expansion projects have encroached upon the anchorage. The anchorage area remains reserved for yachts and other recreational crafts during emergencies.

Read the whole article here

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Disabled Sailor Discovers Love of Water Through Challenged America

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SAN DIEGO — Paralyzed from the underarms down since she was 15, La Jolla local Amelia Opean has often considered swimming to be the perfect sport for her. In the water, she’s light. Her upper body no longer has to work with crutches to support her weight — and she’s free.

However, this year she has found her second love on the water, in the form of sailing. With help from San Diego’s Challenged America, Opean can jibe and tack from a seated position.   

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FUBAR Founder Proposes Sail Rally to Mexico

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By: Capt. Pat Rains

MARINA DEL REY — Del Rey Youth Foundation is coordinating a feasibility study for a new sailing event to be held mid-November 2014.

The cruise, for sailboats 40-feet and larger, would start in San Diego and end at Barra de Navidad in the heart of Mexico’s “Gold Coast” cruising grounds. The rally would make stops along the way — at Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and other ports with secure marinas.

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Introducing the new Jeanneau 64

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