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Three Sheets is racing to Alaska!

The infamous Race to Alaska (R2AK) was created and first run in 2015. Since the moment I heard about it, I have wanted to join in the fun and insanity of racing 750 unsupported miles from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska with a crack at ten grand or a set of steak knives — and Three […]

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Port of Seattle buys Salmon Bay Marina

In a continued step towards the future, the Port of Seattle recently announced the purchase of Salmon Bay Marina. Located on the Ship Canal adjacent to the Port’s existing Fishermen’s Terminal facility, the marina is a five acre parcel that contains five docks supporting 166 slips measuring 6,547 lineal feet of moorage on freshwater. The purchase price was $15,679,120. […]

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The Seattle Boat Show seminar lineup is here

The Seattle Boat Show seminar lineup is here

Year in and year out, one of the most popular features at the Seattle Boat Show is the extensive line-up of free boating and fishing seminars, and advanced training classes for a fee through Boat Show University. The show is known for having a consistently great seminar schedule in terms of the quality, variety and number of presentations offered — and this year’s […]

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A Drive-in Boat Wash? Yep.

Well this seems to make a lot of sense… The Clean Boating Foundation recently interviewed Fiona Alven with Drive-in Boat Wash. The Clean Boating Foundation aims at updating boater’s and boatyards on new technology as a neutral party. We will be updating this blog after discussing the Boat Wash with the Washington State Department of […]

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Tug Parthia salvaged, pulled from the water and ready for restoration. Photo by Karla Fowler.

Sunken historic tug Parthia raised, returned to Olympia

When Parthia, one of Olympia’s longest working and oldest tugboats sank in Hood Canal in early August, 2017 several members of the nonprofit South Sound Maritime Heritage Association (SSMHA) swung into rescue and refloat action.  More than three months later, on November 16, after hundreds of hours of planning and volunteer, donated and contracted work, and two […]

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Wacky good times at Portland’s Wild Turkey Regatta

What kind of regatta combines rubber duckies, one-design fiberglass crafts, a stand-up paddleboard, and a gaff-rigged wooden boat? The Wild Turkey Regatta, of course. The Willamette Sailing Club, organizers of this wacky annual event, aim for a day on the water that “puts an emphasis on fun and ridiculousness.” And for about 20 years, the Wild Turkey […]

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R2AK announces a new Puget Sound event for 2018

As always, the folks at the Race to Alaska and Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) are once again keeping fans, competitors and potential competitors on their toes for the 2018 event. Or should we say, events. The big announcement on Wednesday was the addition of a new race from Tacoma to Port Townsend, which will end just days before the […]

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