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Mooring Minute – Following the Masses!

The Mooring Minute – Following the Masses! The more we focus on what our competition is doing, the less we focus on who we are and our journey to achieve success! It’s been said that when you follow the masses, sometimes the “M” is silent! So focus forward, execute and enjoy the journey! The Mooring […]

Walter Johnson • August 29, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

The Lido 14 60th Championship Regatta

Sailors from all over California came to the Lido 14 60th Championship Regatta this last weekend held at the Lido Isle Yacht Club. Our very own Walter Johnson was the Regatta Chair partnered alongside the Balboa Yacht Club. In the harbor world, this event is not taken lightly as 64 sailors competed on 32 boats […]

Walter Johnson • August 19, 2017 in Coastal Lifestyle

A Rare Sight in Newport Bay Harbor

On August 11, a 20-foot-long whale was spotted in the Newport Bay Harbor which is a particularly rare sight to see. “It’s not a lost baby looking for its mommy,” Schulman-Janiger told the OCR on Friday. “It’s weaned and exhibiting totally normal behavior. It’s curious and exploring. There is no sign of distress.” Now, we […]

Walter Johnson • August 19, 2017 in Coastal Lifestyle

Have Boat, Will Travel

Global destinations are no joke. From the East Mediterranean to the Caribbean and The Baltics, when you have a boat, there is truly no end to the opportunities for global travel. Maybe you’re ready for some white sand and coconut groves but don’t have the crew to get you and your family safely abroad. There […]

Walter Johnson • August 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Catalina Island Experience

There is an abundance of history that connects Hollywood with Catalina Island Charlie Chaplin and his wife Paulette Goddard were regular visitors and an endless number of films (including the 1974 Jaws and 1933 Treasure Island) have been filmed on parts of the Island. There are places to moor your yacht in the central Catalina […]

Walter Johnson • August 19, 2017 in Coastal Lifestyle


  The Mooring Minute- Thoughts! What you allow in your thoughts, has power over who you are, how you act and what you do and who you become, as we’re are all a sum of what we do, think or feel. Think good thoughts and good things will happen! So untie the ties which are […]

Walter Johnson • August 1, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Goal Choices

We form out decisions and our decisions form us and the results we achieve. The start of every race begins with a series of choices, what end of the start line are you going to start on. Which side of the course do you want and etc. This past weekends Flight of Harbor 20’s, we […]

Walter Johnson • July 19, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

The Comeback

When the chips are down, stop the madness and focus on what you can do! The Mooring Minute – The Come Back! When the chips are down, change your focus and do what you can do! It happened! You are winning the Regatta with points to protect your lead. You and your team work hard […]

Walter Johnson • June 21, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Great Decisions

  The Mooring Minute! Great decisions from following your heart! Great Decisions are often proceeded by a long road of agony and pain.  This is the process we all need to go thru in order to prepare us for making better decisions. It’s been said that more failure comes from indecision, then decision. Often it’s […]

Walter Johnson • June 13, 2017 in The Mooring Minute


    I love this quote, “If we were good at everything, we’d have no need for each other.” This is what makes boating great! We all need others in order to do what we want to do. From crew, to boat hands, to mechanics, to brokers, they all make our world work, just as […]

Walter Johnson • June 6, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Tune Talk

  Tune – tip adjusting your lowers to the conditions on the race course The other day a competitor yelled over to me,”What’s all this obsession with your rig, it makes no difference” I heard him tell his crew. Well it does and here’s why and how to make your Harbor 20 move better in […]

Walter Johnson • May 30, 2017 in The Mooring Minute

Taming The Gulch

Hurricane Gulch has an earned reputation for being one of the windiest places to sail in Southern California…

Walter Johnson • May 28, 2017 in Nautical Library