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Clipper Round the World Race returning to Seattle

Visit Seattle, supported by the Seattle Sports Commission and the Port of Seattle, announced this week that the city of Seattle will once again welcome the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race as a Host Port and Team Partner in the 2017-18 edition. “The Seattle stopover certainly made its mark on our international race crew, friends, […]

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Small boat harbor during the Ucluelet stopover on the Van Isle 360 yacht race.

5 Favorites: Cruising Towns

This is the sixth in our ongoing series called “5 Favorites” in which we’ll explore a range of topics including memorable anchorages, marina showers, cruise-in breweries, parks of the Gulf Islands, the joys of winter cruising, fun things to do, meals to make aboard and much more. The aim is not to make a list of “bests” or to rank […]

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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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Microship seeks geeky skipper

A decade of my life (1993-2002) was focused on the development of this gizmologically intense amphibian pedal/solar/sail micro-trimaran, but as the project neared its end, my own nautical desires were shifting. She sat in my lab for a few years, nearly forgotten… then had a swan song in 2013 with dozens of day-sails in the waters around my […]

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Risen from the ashes: Tour the classic wood cruiser GloryBe with OffCenterHarbor.com

The good folks at OffCenterHarbor.com took a tour of Betsy Davis’ 1914 double-ender GloryBe at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend to find out what makes the boat so special. Davis, who’s now the executive director a the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, is the 15th owner of GloryBe and was part of the team to bring her […]

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