Wine tasting at Balboa Bay Club

The Newport Beach Patch (at newportbeach.patch.com) highlighted an upcoming event for this Memorial weekend: The Balboa Bay Club beginning Friday will be host the 8th annual Newport Beach Wine Festival. More than 60 wineries from around the world will be represented. Live music will be playing as attendees pair wine with seafood, meats, cheeses and …

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Newport Beach yacht clubs

With their convenient proximity to the ocean, both Newport Beach and Corona del Mar are ideal locations for yacht clubs, something that obviously those clubs agree with, since there are several in the area. A list of the many yacht clubs and their contact information follows below. • Newport Beach Yacht Club The exclusive, members-only …

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Boating pictures of the past

The following pictures and descriptions are from Jeff Delaney’s book Newport Beach: Water transportation was provided to and from the Hotel del Mar, which perched on the bluffs of Corona del Mar, 90 feet above the bay. The Balboa Canoe Club, established in 1908.  Fred Beck was nominated as its first president, who, along with …

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Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

It’s about that time of year when yachtsmen and kayakers alike pull out their holiday decorations and transform not their homes, but their seafaring vessels, and participate in Newport Beach’s Christmas Boat Parade. Join me in viewing it from December 15th to the 19th at 6:30pm.  You can view the boat parade route here, and …

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