Author Archive | Mark Aberle

Wild Card in full project mode.

The R2AK horizon is here for Team Wild Card

I strolled down the dock with disbelieving eyes. It was the start of the inaugural R2AK and a mere 12 hours before the race the participants were adjusting, fixing, repairing or building things. Big substantive things. These weren’t just tweaks. Rudders, drives, and other key parts of the boat were being installed or re-worked at […]

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Arrow charges along during the 2017 Round the County Race.

Round the County recap | A fun yet challenging ride

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 […]

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When all else fails, go kayak camping

Back in the spring when I wrote about summer cruising plans, I thought I’d nailed down a few good options: the west coast of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, or maybe even Princess Louisa. As time wore on, though, the Gulf Islands seemed to be the best choice and that became our “Plan A”. We didn’t […]

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