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Wacky good times at Portland’s Wild Turkey Regatta

What kind of regatta combines rubber duckies, one-design fiberglass crafts, a stand-up paddleboard, and a gaff-rigged wooden boat? The Wild Turkey Regatta, of course. The Willamette Sailing Club, organizers of this wacky annual event, aim for a day on the water that “puts an emphasis on fun and ridiculousness.” And for about 20 years, the Wild Turkey […]

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More than surfing, it’s an adventure

Gliding over a thin layer of frost carpeting D-Dock in Seward Harbor, I had a little extra pep in my step walking towards Yahtzee. My excitement wasn’t due to another day of work on the boat, rather, it was at the thought of heading south into Resurrection Bay towards the ocean swell for some surfing. Yes, surfing. Sure, the air temperature was hovering […]

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HOWB 201 – Interview | Karl Kruger, first ever R2AK finisher on a SUP

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Hooked on Wooden Boats (HOWB) podcast is an interview I did with Karl Kruger of Kruger Escapes during the 2017 Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend Washington. Karl is the first person to finish the 750 mile R2AK on a SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board). He completed the unassisted paddle in 14 […]

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R2AK announces a new Puget Sound event for 2018

As always, the folks at the Race to Alaska and Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) are once again keeping fans, competitors and potential competitors on their toes for the 2018 event. Or should we say, events. The big announcement on Wednesday was the addition of a new race from Tacoma to Port Townsend, which will end just days before the […]

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What the heck’s going on aboard Yahtzee?

There’s been a lot of progress going on aboard Yahtzee these days. While Jill’s been working during the week, I’ve been getting as much done with the boys as possible and then when the weekends come, I’m on it. The thing is, I’ve found that even though a number jobs have been started, there aren’t many that have been finished. […]

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Arrow charges along during the 2017 Round the County Race.

Round the County recap | A fun yet challenging ride

It’s early Monday morning after racing Round the County and the wind has been blowing like snot since about 1 a.m. I’m back at Shilshole aboard Cambria, now, which is double tied, but still some of the big gust are pretty noticeable. It’s all good though. The boat is warm and I’m able to sit and think through a fun weekend on the […]

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