Gliding over a thin layer of frost carpeting D-Dock in Seward Harbor, I had a little extra pep in my step walking towards Yahtzee. My excitement wasn’t due to another day of work on the boat, rather, it was at the thought of heading south into Resurrection Bay towards the ocean swell for some surfing. Yes, surfing. Sure, the air temperature was hovering […]
What kind of regatta combines rubber duckies, one-design fiberglass crafts, a stand-up paddleboard, and a gaff-rigged wooden boat? The Wild Turkey Regatta, of course. The Willamette Sailing Club, organizers of this wacky annual event, aim for a day on the water that “puts an emphasis on fun ...
Hailing from Eagle Harbor, the Gifford Family has been sailing around the world since 2008 aboard their Stevens 47, Totem. Their blog has long been featured on Three Sheets Northwest’s GuestDock, and we’re happy to have them as a part of our community no matter where they go. Here’s a glimpse into their family’s cruising life […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Hooked on Wooden Boats (HOWB) podcast is an interview I did with Karl Kruger of Kruger Escapes during the 2017 Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend Washington. Karl is the first person to finish the 750 mile R2AK on a SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board). He completed the unassisted paddle in 14 […]
As always, the folks at the Race to Alaska and Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) are once again keeping fans, competitors and potential competitors on their toes for the 2018 event. Or should we say, events. The big announcement on Wednesday was the addition of a new race from Tacoma to Port Townsend, which will end just days before the […]
There’s been a lot of progress going on aboard Yahtzee these days. While Jill’s been working during the week, I’ve been getting as much done with the boys as possible and then when the weekends come, I’m on it. The thing is, I’ve found that even though a number jobs have been started, there aren’t many that have been finished. […]
For more than four decades, each month CWB has presented a speaker of wit and experience to talk about his or her special knowledge. It is also an opportunity for CWB members to meet one another and the staff. The program is held in the Boathouse Gallery. It runs from 7pm to 9pm and includes […]
It’s early Monday morning after racing Round the County and the wind has been blowing like snot since about 1 a.m. I’m back at Shilshole aboard Cambria, now, which is double tied, but still some of the big gust are pretty noticeable. It’s all good though. The boat is warm and I’m able to sit and think through a fun weekend on the […]
It’s soup weather, y’all! And on today’s Boat Chef, we’re making a delicious veggie sausage, kale and potato soup that’ll warm you right up! Continue reading on Life at Six Knots.
If you own a boat, you have fire extinguishers aboard. You have to. Not only for safety but because it’s the law. And chances are you have some made by Kidde. Not sure? You definitely want to check because they’ve just recalled 40 million of their extinguishers, some of which have been on the market […]
Another year is coming to a close, which means the Seattle Boat Show is nearly on the horizon. And the 2018 show will mark a sea change for this popular Pacific Northwest event. For the first time in the show’s 71-year history, there will be three locations — indoors at CenturyLink Field Event Center and afloat at South […]