Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, a little text and a lot of pictures. [21 December 1998]
David saves a vintage yacht, or tries to: The boat who wouldn't float II. (Alas, subsequently the same yacht was towed and sunk, in a rather dramatic event that made the local news media. David sheds a tear)
David visits a "Cruisers' raft-up" and has a grand old time.
Draft rec.boats.cruising FAQ as written by David, who didn't even own a boat when he wrote it. It's still packed with interesting information, especially the section on communications while cruising.
David's Annotated Cruising Links includes reviews of numerous cruising sites, sorted by category.