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    How can we save handicap racing in the Northwest? Take the survey

    Friend of Three Sheets and fellow sailor, Kurt Hoehne, is always a great read, as he keeps close tabs on the racing scene throughout the Pacific Northwest, North America and beyond with his website Sailish.com. He’s kind enough to share this report and survey with us in ...

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Falling for Fall

Spring is the season of hope. You wake up and it might be rainy. Better, it could be a day with blazing sunshine. It could rain, hail, or snow. Or all three in the course of an hour. It could be windy and bitter cold, but not for long. The one sure thing about spring […]

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Salt life to cabin life, and the projects begin

Freshly cleaned lines dangle from the railing in our little cabin nestled amongst woods and mountains. Sails are neatly folded and stowed under our beds. The windlass motor has been removed, cleaned, sanded and re-painted. A pesky leak has been fixed. And more projects are underway on a long yet doable list. Along with the boat stuff, firewood […]

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Seattle Central College's Seattle Maritime Academy in Ballard.

Seattle Maritime Academy offering fall classes for recreational boaters

The Seattle Maritime Academy in Ballard is offering a number of fall classes geared towards recreational boaters. If you’re looking to brush up on knot tying, navigation, marine electrics or diesel engine maintenance, you’ll want to check out the course list below. Knots and Line Handling Whether captain or crew, there are essential knots and line […]

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Our quick and easy preventer explained

When I recently wrote about some helpful upgrades that we’ve made to Yahtzee, I included a new preventer setup that I think needs some clarification. Well, I finally had the time to set it up at the dock and take some photos that will help explain it a bit better. In my mind — and […]

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Northwest Maritime Center set to host full slate of free movies and speakers

As daylight and on-the-water activity start to diminish throughout the fall and into winter, the Northwest Maritime Center is poised to keep your boating spirits buoyed with a full schedule of FREE events. With movies and speakers lined up over the coming months, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. Check out the schedules below or find […]

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