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Northwest paddling fest comes to Lake Sammamish May 11 and 12

For expert paddlers or those looking to try sea kayaking or stand-up paddling for the first time, the eighth annual Northwest Paddling Festival is the place to be to get started for a summer on the water.   Held at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, Washington Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, the festival is the largest event of its kind […]

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Circumnavigation: FAQs from Totem’s circle of the globe

Huge congrats from Three Sheets Northwest to one of our original “Guest Dock” bloggers, SV Totem, for completing a lap around the planet. Well done! Courtesy flags reaching from Totem’s bow to masthead flutter in the breeze, a colorful strand representing most of the countries we’ve visited while sailing around the world. It’s still hard […]

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A turnkey sailboat?

When we bought Never for Ever we had one major requirement: we wanted a turnkey boat — something we could board and sail away for most of a year without having to worry about anything major. But it occurs to me now, so many years later, that at the time I had no idea what […]

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Puget Sound officially becomes ‘No Discharge Zone’

After years of deliberation, public comments, and back-and-forth opinions on the topic, Puget Sound has officially been designated as a No Discharge Zone. Citing the protection of shellfish, public health and water quality, Washington State Department of Ecology Director, Maia Bellon, signed into law the Puget Sound No Discharge Zone on Monday, April 9. After a […]

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Abandoned bikes aboard ferries? Yes, it’s a problem

Washington State Ferries and the United States Coast Guard have been running into a peculiar issue recently — bicycles left on board ferries. And they say the impact has been significant. The reason? When a passenger leaves their bicycle on a ferry, it’s the responsiblity of USCG and ferry personnel to treat it as a potential distress situation until the bicyclist […]

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