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Newly built Core Sound 17 Mk II at the festival. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

Podcast: Highlights of 2018 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s podcast is me myself and I recording a podcast about the highlights of this year’s Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival at the Northwest Maritime Center. As usual I had an absolute blast at the festival during the 4 days I was there. Some of the highlights include: Watching Marty Loken receive the Lifetime […]

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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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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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How the Inside Passage was won

The R2AK is one way to get to Alaska, but this trek is no pleasure cruise. The rules for the Race to Alaska are simple: 750 miles to Ketchikan, navigating past two waypoints at Seymour Narrows and Bella Bella. No motor. No outside assistance. Boat for boat racing with no handicaps.  The winners walk away […]

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