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David Burch’s notes and tips for weather planning from Astoria to points north

Here are David Burch’s slides and notes from a talk he gave a the Portland Yacht Club on March 11, 2017. David’s presentation outlined the basics of weather routing and planning when heading north from Astoria, Oregon, with a focus on the Oregon Offshore Race. But the info he presented is also relevant for cruisers who […]

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Rounding Cape Caution this year? Here are a few pointers…

Our friends at Slowboat.com continue their informative series about cruising the Inside Passage with this webinar on successfully rounding Cape Caution. Cruising in the Pacific Northwest is characterized by “gates,” or challenging bodies of water that must be traversed to get to the next cruising area. With their video series “Mastering the Inside Passage”, Slowboat is helping to […]

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Tips for transiting Johnstone Strait and its nearby rapids (Video)

Our friends at Slowboat.com continue their informative series about cruising the Inside Passage with this webinar on passing through the various rapids northwest of Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. Cruising in the Pacific Northwest is characterized by “gates,” or challenging bodies of water that must be traversed to get to the next cruising area. With their […]

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Planning a trip to the San Juan Islands from the south? This will help…

Our friends at Slowboat.com continue their informative series about cruising the Inside Passage with this webinar on getting to the San Juan Islands from points farther south. Cruising in the Pacific Northwest is characterized by “gates,” or challenging bodies of water that must be traversed to get to the next cruising area. In their video series […]

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