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 […]
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 […]
What a day of racing — and what a difference a day makes! Blue skies and wind for the 2017 Sloop Tavern Yacht Club’s annual Fall Regatta on Sunday, October 22. Perfect! Lots more images of the Fall Regatta at Offthecoastofballard.blogspot.com. And images of Race Your House here.
Friend of Three Sheets and fellow sailor, Kurt Hoehne, is always a great read, as he keeps close tabs on the racing scene throughout the Pacific Northwest, North America and beyond with his website Sailish.com. He’s kind enough to share this report and survey with us in hopes that we can all make sailboat racing in our area […]
The crew of Seattle-based SV Pardon My French sent us this fun video from this year’s Swiftsure International Yacht Race…enjoy!
The Clipper Round the World Race is coming back to Seattle, and team Visit Seattle — back for a second consecutive race — is looking for a few good area sailors to take up the challenge. Clipper Race Crew Recruitment Director David Cusworth, himself a circumnavigator in the 2002-03 edition, says: “More and more people are looking […]
UPDATE, 7:30 p.m. 7/05/17: The third running of the Race to Alaska is over. Done. Janice Mason and Ian Graeme (Team Oaracle) finished late in the afternoon on Tuesday, becoming the final finishers in this year’s race. Human powered only, they rowed the 750 nautical miles in 23 days, 5 hours and 25 minutes. A heroic effort. […]