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Rickey Point Sail Club 29th Regatta

Boats! Crews! Two kegs of Northern Ales… Alas, almost no wind. Still these hardy captains and crews pushed on and managed to have a good time doing so. The light air was, unfortunately, the norm for the 29th R.P.S.C. Regatta … Continue reading

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AQUILA’S 2011 Inland Cruise…

If you’ve an interest in NW sailing on a slightly different tack climb aboard the S/V AQUILA for a September Cruise on Lake Roosevelt…  Our vessel, AQUILA, is an S2 – 9.2C, center cockpit, sloop. 10,000 displacement with 10 feet beam. … Continue reading

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An Amateur Anthropological View of Sailing…

Us and water… As a sailor I’m given to occasionally ponder the realms of early homo sapiens and our dependant relationship to water. It is not hard to picture a shoreside village under an overhanging escarpment carved out by vanished glaciers. … Continue reading

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Looking back: One need not run aground to find the muck of life…

I once read, “There are two types of sailors ~ those who have run aground and those who are going to”… To join the first group of sailors mentioned above one need not always to ‘run aground’ sometimes the ground … Continue reading

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Ships are the nearest things to dreams…

About ten years ago, maybe ’99 or ’00 I captured this image of this tall ship crossing Haro Strait  on a near windless day. With the autumn mists just rising and the ghost-like quality of the light it was a fine … Continue reading

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Land Locked Sailors Head West…

This is a long winter in the Pacific NW. Especially here, in NE Washington, it feels even longer than many other areas as we still have several inches of concrete-like snow in the mountain valley’s. So it was with pleasant … Continue reading

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“Then the glory of sail will return”

Thar She Blows – Return To The Age Of Sailing Ships When steamships took over the world’s long distance routes nearly 150 years ago, nobody could have imagined that we would ever return to the age of sailing ships. But … Continue reading

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In our wake – a look back to Jetty Island…

2005 Spring Cruise ~ Jetty Island, Port of Everett The year was ’05, early in the spring. April as I recall. Catherine and I had hauled our 27’ Lyle Hess designed sailing vessel, Osprey, over the Cascade Mountain Range from … Continue reading

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Cabin Fever?

Cabin Fever? Wikipedia’s got it wrong. They say, “Cabin Fever is an idiomatic term for a claustrophobic reaction that takes place when a person or group is isolated and/or shut in, in a small space, with nothing to do, for … Continue reading

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New kid on the block…

Welcome to www.threesheetsnw.com. This is my first attempt at a blog on this northwest nautical site. As indicated in the title, I’m hove-to in a new anchorage and at the moment circling and doing soundings.  First impressions ~ looks like … Continue reading

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