Author Archive | Andy Cross

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Spring boating on the horizon in Alaska

With Yahtzee’s companionway hatch slid fully open, sun poured down below, filling the cabin with light and warmth. I stood there in it for just a moment, soaking up the beautiful rays of spring and dreaming of the future. This past weekend was warm and sunny, and we were primed to get to work putting Yahtzee back together. On Friday […]

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Cruising friends rejuvenate the sailing soul

It’s the second-to-last day of February and I find myself sitting behind the computer thinking, “Wow, what an awesome month it has been.” Winter in rural Alaska continues to inspire and captivate at every turn, and living here through the offseason has been far more rewarding than we could have imagined. But even though we’ve […]

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UPDATE: PNW sailors rescued after capsize in Caribbean 600 race

Just after 8 p.m. on February 19th, the Paul Bieker-designed catamaran Fujin, which hails from Seattle and had an experienced local crew aboard, capsized near the island of Saba during the RORC Caribbean 600 race. All eight crewmembers have been rescued and are safe. Here’s an interview with Fujin owner Greg Slyngstad courtesy of Louay […]

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