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June 11, 2014 – Dana Point, California – 110 Boaters at OC Sailing & Events Center Participate in “Ready, Set, Wear It!” – Lifejacket World Record Day.

Westwind Sailing and the Dana Point Aquatic Foundation sponsored a “Ready, Set, Wear It!” event on May 17 joining participants around the globe to heighten awareness of the importance of wearing a lifejacket and to set a lifejacket world record.

The annual event, hosted by the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) in partnership with the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC), served as the kick-off to National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23, the official launch of the 2014 North American Safe Boating Campaign. Educating the boating public about the safety and comfort of inflatable life jackets has been a main focus of the North American Safe Boating Campaign.

“It was a perfect day with all sorts of boaters on the water,” said Diane Wenzel, of Westwind Sailing and the DPAF. “We were thrilled that the event coincided with our first annual AquaFest! It was the perfect opportunity to reinforce the importance of wearing a lifejacket in a real world setting. We hoped for 100 participants at Ready, Set, Wear It and we got over 110!”

AquaFest, hosted at the OC Sailing & Events Center in Dana Point Harbor, is a celebration of the public access safe boating programs offered at the Center. Various programs were showcased including; Westwind Sailing, SOAR Adaptive Boating, The Paddle Academy, I Heart Yoga in the Park and Mariner Sea Scouts. In addition to free stand-up paddling and sailing, free food and goodie bags were offered to participants – thanks to a generous donation from Berkeley Greene at So Cal Sail Sport.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in almost 71 percent of recreational boating fatalities in 2013, and that almost 85 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets.

“It’s such a simple message but it’s so important, said Pam Patterson of SOAR. S.O.A.R. (Specialized, Outdoor, Adventure, Recreation) which encourages people with disabilities to get out on the water, demonstrated safe boating activities at AquaFest. “We’re so grateful to the Foundation for supporting our students in all their water-based adventures which are staples in the SOAR curriculum.”

For more information regarding programs held at the OC Sailing & Events center please visit:,,,,,

More information about Ready, Set, Wear It! and safe boating is available at and

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Contact: Diane Wenzel, Executive Director, (949) 492-3035,,


July 2013– Dana Point, California – Mariner’s Yacht & Ship Brokerage Has A New Home

The “Oldest Yacht Brokerage in Dana Point” under the same management has a “New Home.” Mariner’s Yacht & Ship Brokerage, Inc. is proud to announce we have moved to 34551 Casitas Place. We are now in building two on the cove side of the east basin. Located between J and K docks, just west of El Torito Mexican restaurant we have a convenient sidewalk level office to better serve our clients. You will find one of our sales professionals ready to assist you from 9am to 5pm daily and by appointment anytime. Additionally our newly expanded private offices are located on the second floor.

Whether you are looking to buy, sell or charter we welcome you to stop by and consult with our knowledgeable and friendly professionals. For questions please contact us at 949.429.BOAT (2628) or
visit us on the web at: www.MarinersYachts.US




ELEPHANT PARADE: Herd everywhere in Dana Point, starting August 23!

It’s never been in the U.S., of course there are questions!

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