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UPDATE: PNW sailors rescued after capsize in Caribbean 600 race

Just after 8 p.m. on February 19th, the Paul Bieker-designed catamaran Fujin, which hails from Seattle and had an experienced local crew aboard, capsized near the island of Saba during the RORC Caribbean 600 race. All eight crewmembers have been rescued and are safe. Here’s an interview with Fujin owner Greg Slyngstad courtesy of Louay […]

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Prepare for a Barefoot Raid!

Canada, prepare to be raided! Speed, hooting, and hollering are bound to occur, but no fear; northern waters will be free of the violence and destruction typically associated with the term. That’s because this particular type of raid is more like a progressive party at sea, conducted by participants aboard a group of sail and […]

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Leukemia Cup Regatta returning to Elliott Bay

Year in and year out, the Leukemia Cup Regatta on Elliott Bay is one of those ultra fun sailing events that brings people back and raises money for a good cause at the same time. Well, it’s happening again this year and looks to bring that same atmosphere of camaraderie and charity to the Seattle sailing community. Join The Leukemia & Lymphoma […]

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Saving handicap racing: Now what do we do?

Back in October our friend at, Kurt Hoehne, began the noble quest of finding out what can be done to save handicap sailboat racing in the Pacific Northwest through a survey on the topic. Well, the people spoke, answered his survey and here’s some of what can be done.  “Now what?” Dalton Bergan posed […]

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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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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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