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Cruiser’s College ready for fall classes in Anacortes

The Cruiser’s College in Anacortes is at it again, this time with a fall lineup of classes sure to entice mariners into learning more about their boat’s systems and much more.   Launched in 2016 with the goal of providing mariners with high quality, useful marine courses at a reasonable price, Cruiser’s College’s aim is to create safer […]

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Looking out over the Longbranch Improvement Club’s marina toward Mount Rainier. (Photo by Ronald Riggs)

Destinations: All’s quiet in Filucy Bay

Here’s our latest installment from Three Sheets Northwest guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com… Our conversation falls away, running low on gas, the old fellow sighs, the dock cleat at his feet getting a little kick as we think of something more to say. I’m a lousy conversationalist at the best of times, even now when its my cruising adventures […]

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Chartlet from Salish Sea Pilot’s Cruising Guide to Desolation Sound. Not to be used for navigation.

Tucked away in Octopus Islands

Octopus Islands and surrounding bays along the northeastern shore of Quadra Island off Okisollo Channel provide some of the safest and most serene anchorages in the Discovery Islands. Most cruisers who come here are drawn first to Octopus Islands, a marine provincial park where cruisers tuck into small coves, stern tied side by side like […]

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