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Jamie and Behan Gifford give a presentation at the Seattle Yacht Club. Photo courtesy of Sailing Totem and Kevin Baerg.

Speaking near you! Inspiration from the globe-girdling crew of SV Totem

Local Pacific Northwest sailors turned world cruisers, Behan and Jamie Gifford are back in Puget Sound and are sharing a spectrum of experiences from their 10-year circumnavigation aboard their Stevens 47, Totem. They have a series of presentations lined up for September before heading back to Totem in Mexico and each one will be unique. Storytelling is […]

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Sail Sand Point executive director stepping down after years of positive change

Sail Sand Point, Seattle’s Community Boating Center, located in Magnuson Park on Lake Washington, recently announced that Mary Anne Ward will be stepping down as Executive Director in March 2019. Mary Anne joined Sail Sand Point four years ago and has led the organization through a period of extraordinary growth. The next phase in the organization’s […]

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Boats Afloat Show gearing up for 40th year

August is fully upon us, and while we don’t like wishing away any of the summer, it’s hard not to think about the upcoming Boat’s Afloat Show on South Lake Union. Seattle’s 40th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show launches September 13th – 16th. With over 225 new and used vessels on display, you can tour […]

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Classic Weekend coming to Bell Harbor Marina

We’re fortunate here in the Pacific Northwest to have an incredible mix of classic wooden vessels, and many of them are set to be on display this weekend in downtown Seattle. The Pacific Northwest Fleet of the Classic Yacht Association is hosting the 22nd Annual Classic Weekend at Bell Harbor Marina on June 16-17. Featuring up to 50 […]

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Packaging our provisions.

No fridge, no problem for ‘Caro Babbo’

Thanks to John Juliano aboard SV Caro Babbo for this piece on going with out refrigeration while cruising. “They cheat. They have a freezer,” Jennifer said with surprise and betrayal. She was reading an article about provisioning in Three Sheets Northwest calling out the high points and places where I, as cook and provisioner, had fallen […]

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