Desert and sea are the incongruous pairing when sailing along Baja, where cactus-studded mountain ranges plummet to a Gulf full of marine life. Miles of isolated coastline make for stunning cruising grounds. We love the remote, wild-west feel of the Sea of Cortez… but we need to stay connected. There are approximately 2,534,934 more cardón […]
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 […]
What better way to spend the summer solstice than on the water with friends? Thanks to leaders of the newly formed Lower Columbia River chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association, attendees of the chapter’s inaugural Summer Solstice Messabout in Cathlamet, Washington got a chance to do just that. The Association’s stated goal is to […]
RACE RECAP, June 27: The Race to Alaska is over for Team Wild Card and many others, and I have to say, the experience was truly incredible. Actually, it’s hard to even put it into words. I’m sitting at the nav desk on Yahtzee in Seward, Alaska replaying so much of it over in my mind. […]
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 […]