The Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC), a non-profit organization based in Sacramento, announced the election of a new president, John L. Marshall of Newport Beach. Mr. Marshall succeeds the group’s 2017 president, Peter Robertson of Sacramento.
Mr. Marshall literally grew up in the yachting community. His father was a commodore of the Mission Bay Yacht Club in San Diego. He has been sailing for over 51 years and is presently a staff commodore of South Shore Yacht Club in Newport Beach.
John Marshall is a past commodore of the Association of Orange Coast Yacht Clubs. The association encompasses clubs in Newport Harbor and Dana Point Harbor. He has been on the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) board of directors since 2016 and served as RBOC Vice President-South before his election to president.
“I am very excited to lead RBOC in the coming year,” Mr. Marshall states. “This organization has a proud history of advocating for boaters’ rights and I look forward to advancing our mission in the coming year.”
According to the RBOC mission statement, the group works to protect and enhance the interests of the state’s recreational boaters before the legislative and executive branches of state and local government. In 2018, RBOC is celebrating its 50th anniversary.