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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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Joseph paints the anchor chain at the recent November Work Weekend.

‘Adventuress’ crewmember steps onto schooner and into maritime world

After sailing on Adventuress as part of Sound Experience’s 2015 “Fantastic Voyage” (FV), sixteen-year-old Joseph Pearson returned this July on a scholarship to participate in the inaugural Level 2 program. And in the six months since, the connections he built on Adventuress have allowed him to continue exploring the maritime world. On an invitation from former Adventuress captain Wayne Chimenti, […]

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Interview | Lin Pardey on why wooden Boats are the best for cruising & Taleisin’s Tales book release

Today’s podcast is a recording I did with Lin Pardey at the 2016 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. We touched on a variety of topics including “Why wooden boats are great cruising boats”, the sale of Taleisin, and other fun stuff. Lin has just released her new book – Taleisin’s Tales – Sailing towards the […]

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Captain’s Nautical to host book reading and signing of ‘Tranquility’ by Billy Sparrow

At age 24, Billy Sparrow bought an old wooden sailboat in Seattle and set off to fulfill a dream of cruising to California’s Channel Islands. Along the way, and through many trial and error moments, young Billy learns what it takes to operate his new-to-him vessel and navigate it towards his dreams. In Tranquility: A memoir of an […]

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