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    What a find! Local weather and ocean info from NANOOS and UW

    We came across this weather and ocean data website recently and were truly surprised we hadn’t found it sooner. Created in collaboration between the University of Washington and the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS), which is the regional association of the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), the ...

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‘Visit Seattle’ wins Race 6 in the Clipper Round the World

Huge congrats to team ‘Visit Seattle’ on a hard fought win in Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race during the Clipper Round the World. Here’s the report on their victory courtesy of ClipperRoundtheWorld.com:  After one of the most challenging races so far in the Clipper 2017-18 Race, Visit Seattle has held off a strong challenge from three other teams to […]

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Deadline looming for NMTA Grow Boating Grant applications

Every year the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) hands out funds to local organizations that are working to get more people on the water in the Pacific Northwest.   The grants are awarded through the NMTA’s Grow Boating program, whose mission is to increase the number of boaters and encourage current boaters to boat more often. Since 2003, the organization […]

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AIS for the win

I recently received an email with a host of questions about outfitting a boat for offshore sailing and my opinions on a wide variety of related topics. While I’m mostly reluctant to give hard-and-fast “this is what you should do or have” type answers, the last question on the list piqued my interest because it didn’t ask […]

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A tale of two marinas

If you are a liveaboard (or near-liveaboard, as we are now), then your marina is your neighborhood.  When we moved Eolian from Shilshole Bay Marina in Ballard (Seattle) to Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes, we changed neighborhoods. We love having Eolian at Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes!  There are no locked gates at the marina, nor are […]

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