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Sea Trials by Wendy Hinman Front cover with blurbs - 1000 Copy

“Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire” chronicles a family’s shipwreck and extraordinary voyage

A shipwreck, poisonous snakes, dengue fever and the prospect of undertaking a restoration in blistering heat and punishing rains would be enough to prompt most sailors to surrender and head for home. But not the Wilcox family. Parents Chuck and Dawn and their children, 13-year-old Garth and Linda, 10, set out from San Francisco in […]

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Video: 2017 Tollycraft Rendezvous

For the past several years – thirteen to be exact – late June has found me cruising to the annual Tollycraft Boating Club Rendezvous at Roche Harbor in the San Juan Islands.  Each year is an opportunity to catch up with old friends, while making new, and checking out a bunch of beautiful boats.  This […]

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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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