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The Mooring Minute – Fountain of Youth!

The Mooring Minute – Fountain of Youth! Boating is your pathway to your inner fountain to youth! It will make you think, look, act and feel younger. It connects you with today’s youth and your past youth. Boating allows you to see yourself differently, which makes you act differently and it’s in the act that […]

Walter Johnson • January 2, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute – Hero’s!

Mooring Minute Hero’s! Who’s your Sailing Hero and why? The best part about boating is we get to compete with and against our Hero’s. Those competitor’s we all inspire to be like. Sailing is naturally hierarchical, our scores are there for all to see and celebrate. It’s up to the village to take the time […]

Walter Johnson • December 28, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

The Mooring Minute – The Big Battle!

The Mooring Minute – The Big Battle! The biggest hurdle we all face is the battle which happens between our ears.                                                                     […]

Walter Johnson • December 19, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

The Mooring Minute – Challenge to go Big!

The Mooring Minute – Challenge to go Big! As the season ends and a new season begins, what goals are you setting for next season? To show up or to go Big! I always work to set my calendar and to set new goals for the season ahead; such as, to never do worse than […]

Walter Johnson • December 12, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute – Need

Mooring Minute – Need We are all needy, the goal is to fill that need with items which take you too your desired destination, verses items which distract you from doing what you were designed to do! In Sailing we all need more stuff, new sails, a smooth bottom, that persistent shift to our side […]

Walter Johnson • December 5, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Strong Fleets – Strong Clubs

Strong Fleets – Strong Clubs -to Build a Village We are all 100 responsible for the results in our life, yet we are all 100 percent depended upon the love, support, assistance, collaboration, training, mentorship and goodwill of all those around us. We are all village made. It takes a village of people to achieve […]

Walter Johnson • November 29, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Newport Beach’s Sailor, Walter Johnson first ever to win North/South and East/West Regatta in one year

Newport Beach’s Walter Johnson, founder of Southern California’s yacht brokerage, Walter Johnson Yachts, was selected to sail both the North/South and East/West Regattas in the Harbor 20 sailing class, which were held in NPB (NS) and in the heart of the Annapolis Md (EW)., sailing district, and brought home firsts for both coastlines this year. […]

Megan G • November 29, 2017 in Coastal Lifestyle

Mooring Minute – Giving Back!

Service to others is the rent we pay for our place on earth!                                                                                     […]

Walter Johnson • November 21, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

The Mooring Minute – Knowledge

The Mooring Minute – Knowledge Everyone knows what to do! All knowledge is a Google search away! Then why is it everyone doesn’t arrive at the weather mark at the same time ? We all have the same skills knowledge and ability – right ?   The problems is we all don’t do what we […]

Walter Johnson • November 14, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute – Guarding your Heart!

Mooring Minute – Guarding your Heart! It’s been said,”Guard your heart as it determines where you want to go!” I have learned that this saying is as true in life as it is in the racecourse! It is why in my opinion that many top sailors are rarely involved in protests. Based on my experience, […]

Walter Johnson • November 9, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute – Change Starts Within!

  Sailing is about adapting to change. The funny thing about change is that our brains are wired to resist change. How many times have your looked over your shoulder and you can see you can cross the entire fleet with boat links to spare, only to talk yourself into staying the course and going […]

Walter Johnson • October 31, 2017 in Blog

Gold at Balboa Yacht Club Championships

It was a challenging summer-like fall day in Newport with light winds and a big current, which often left the fleet sailing sideways across the bay. With less than perfect sailing conditions, it was difficult for the best of the best to navigate the fickle conditions. The Balboa Yacht Club held its annual Club Championships […]

Megan G • October 24, 2017 in Blog