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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

What’s your Jig!

The Mooring Minute  – What’s your Jig! Do you even have one? We all need a few Jigs in order to remain on track and to fine our groove on the race course. What’s a Jig you might ask? Well, in construction a Jig is a tool which minimizes effort, reduces mistakes, it expedites the […]

Walter Johnson • October 24, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Harbor25 SOLD

Harbor 25 – 49 Blue SOLD in 10 DAYS! Rare Harbor 25, great weekender / day boat. We have one left, which is a very special limited edition green electric powered Harbor 25! Visit to learn more about our  – Harbor 25, or any of our other great listings. We are shaking up the […]

Walter Johnson • October 20, 2017 in Coastal Lifestyle

Mooring Minute – Reflection

The Mooring Minute – Keep Looking into the Mirror and Lean into the Lesson!                                     The best part of boating is the village of people and its social connectivity. Its the people you meet. Some will step forward […]

Walter Johnson • October 17, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

The Mooring Minute – Perseverance

The Mooring Minute– Great adventures Thru Perseverance. Many amazing feats are achieved thru perseverance! Doing what you did not want to do. By leaning into the Suck. Often in sailing we have to persevere. We have to sit for hours in no wind, rain or storms to achieve our destination. Often many of our best stories […]

Walter Johnson • October 10, 2017 in The Mooring Minute