Author Archive | Deborah Bach

Sea Trials by Wendy Hinman Front cover with blurbs - 1000 Copy

“Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire” chronicles a family’s shipwreck and extraordinary voyage

A shipwreck, poisonous snakes, dengue fever and the prospect of undertaking a restoration in blistering heat and punishing rains would be enough to prompt most sailors to surrender and head for home. But not the Wilcox family. Parents Chuck and Dawn and their children, 13-year-old Garth and Linda, 10, set out from San Francisco in […]

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Elliott Bay Marina's dinghy dock party was the perfect spot to enjoy a beautiful summer evening.

Party with a view: Elliott Bay Marina hosts event on observation deck

Decks with water views are highly coveted in Seattle, like any waterfront city, and Elliott Bay Marina has one of the best. The marina’s observation deck, perched above its breakwater, offers panoramic views of the city skyline, surrounding islands and majestic Mount Rainier. Last Friday, dozens of boaters and guests soaked in the sights from […]

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Bob Perry plays with his band, a Saturday night tradition at the annual Perry Design Rendezvous. Deborah Bach photo

Q&A: Legendary yacht designer Bob Perry on adoration, not overthinking it and why he’s not like his Uncle Mick

There are likely very few annual boating get-togethers whose guest of honor, year after year, is the person from whose imagination those very vessels sprung. But that’s the case at the Perry Design Rendezvous, held each summer at Port Ludlow. The event brings together owners of boats created by Robert (Bob) Perry, one of the […]

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Jim and Melody Carney's Beneteau 360, Imrama. Photos courtesy of Jim Carney.

My Boat | Imrama

For Jim and Melody Carney, the third time was a charm. The couple had raced for years and owned two boats before settling on a 2000 36-foot Beneteau sailboat. They bought Imrama new, and after sailing her for 15 years, still love her as much as ever. She’s homeported in Anacortes. Tell us about your […]

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Boat Name Yea or Nay: HipNautic

People are generally of two minds when it comes to puns: they love ’em or hate ’em. And if you’ve spent any time around boats, you’ve probably noticed that the maritime world is lousy with them. It’s all “seas” this and “nauti” that. Which brings us to today’s BNYON. It was spotted at a Seattle boatyard, but you […]

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