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Port Ludlow Resort & Marina. Photo courtesy of Darren O'Brien.

Join the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club for a Mother’s Day benefit cruise to Port Ludlow

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, […]

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Anacortes Boat Show ready for its 20th year

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 […]

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Support youth sailing and boating safety at STYC’s Blakely Rock Benefit Race

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.  […]

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Elizabeth (right) and a crew member check the staysail.

Energized and exhilarated by Sound Experience’s ‘Women at the Helm’

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 […]

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Seattle-area author Wendy Hinman set to launch new book with local events

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, […]

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