The Recreational Boaters of California, a nonprofit that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, elected John Marshall of Newport Beach as its new president.
Marshall has been sailing for more than 50 years and is a staff commodore at the South Shore Yacht Club in Newport Beach. He is past commodore of the Association of Orange Coast Yacht Clubs.
Marshall has been on the board of the Southern California Yachting Association since 2016, and he was RBOC Vice President-South before he was elected president.
“I am very excited to lead RBOC in the coming year,” Marshall said in a statement. “This organization has a proud history of advocating for boaters’ rights, and I look forward to advancing our mission in the coming year.”
The RBOC said in a statement that since it was formed in 1968 it has worked on legislation and regulations that have touched every aspect of boating, such as programs and services the state provides and decisions about how fuel taxes and registration fees that boaters pay are used.