UPDATE, June, 18: Tracker junkies unite! The start to the Race to Alaska from Victoria Harbor was everything I expected it would be: winds were light, pedaling, paddling and rowing was hard yet effective, and it took some patience to get the boat moving once we were rounding the southeastern corner of Vancouver Island. Oh […]
There are times, chatting with other cruisers, when someone says, sometimes as a confession, sometimes defiantly, that they don’t stern tie. You take a deep breath, or you don’t, depending on your nautical politics, and you ask: “Why?” The answer usually falls somewhere in between two responses, which can be loosely interpreted as: “it’s too […]
We came across this video of glaciers calving and thought it would be perfect for all the Alaska-bound cruisers looking for glimpses of these icy giants. Stay back, stay safe!
Boaters on Seattle’s Lake Union will soon recognize a set of buoys marking a long awaited seaplane advisory lane. The five radio-controlled north-south marks in the center of the lake will be in place from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and the city is trying to spread the word to those who frequent the waterway. Some […]
We recently came across this interesting article in the Seattle Times about live-aboard life in Seattle. With the city’s ever-climbing housing prices, boats are a more viable option than ever. From a boater’s perspective, though, “can people actually live cheaper aboard a boat?” Wannabe boat dwellers are waiting up to three years for a spot in […]
A big part of what Three Sheets was founded to do was to help local boating authors share their stories. So, when GuestDock blogger Jason Taylor took the time to write his first novel this winter, we were keen to help him spread the word. Titled “End of the Wild: Shipwrecked in the Pacific Northwest”, Jason is offering a Kindle […]
The teams competing in Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Race set sail from Seattle on Sunday, embarking on a race that will take them down the coast to Panama. The intense 4,000 nm “Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge” is one of two stages in Leg 7 and is expected to take the crews approximately 26 days to complete. […]