Marine swap meets around the Pacific Northwest have become a bona fide right of passage in the spring. Whether you’re looking to sell that old dinghy, buy some new to you ground tackle or just browse for the sake of being around other boaters and boating gear, here are three upcoming swap meets to check out. […]
The Sloop Tavern Yacht Club (STYC) is doing something a little different this year for Mother’s Day. Along with the Ballard Elks Lodge, STYC is hosting an overnight cruise to Port Ludlow on May 13th to benefit Mary’s Place, who provides day and night shelter for homeless women, children and families, along with food, basic medical care, […]
The 20th Anniversary Anacortes Boat Show, sponsored by The Anacortes Yacht Brokers, Anacortes Marine Trade Association, Port of Anacortes, and SaviBank will take place at the Cap Sante Marina (1019 Q Avenue) Thursday April 6 through Sunday April 9. What began with just five yacht brokerages displaying 30 to 40 small to medium size boats has […]
The 37th annual Sloop Tavern Yacht Club (STYC) Blakely Rock Benefit Race will be held April 1, 2017 benefitting The Sailing Foundation (TSF). STYC raises these funds through raffle tickets or auction items, cash donations, race entry fees and breakfast tickets, and 100-percent of the proceeds go directly to The Sailing Foundation to support youth sailing. […]
Elizabeth Hejtmancik has a clear connection to Sound Experience: her uncle, Gordon Sims, returned a few years ago as one of Adventuress’ primary Captains. While Gordon was home visiting his mother, Elizabeth heard him mention the inaugural four-day Women at the Helm (WATH) trip, which set out for the first time in the summer of 2015. She […]
Langley is safe. For now.
For most sailors, a shipwreck might end the dream of circumnavigating the globe. But not for the Wilcox family. In SEA TRIALS, Seattle-area author Wendy Hinman (Tightwads on the Loose) recounts the Wilcox family’s incredible high seas adventure as they set off in 1973 to sail around the world aboard their 40-foot sailboat, Vela. Thirteen months later, […]