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Clipper Round the World Race returning to Seattle

Visit Seattle, supported by the Seattle Sports Commission and the Port of Seattle, announced this week that the city of Seattle will once again welcome the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race as a Host Port and Team Partner in the 2017-18 edition. “The Seattle stopover certainly made its mark on our international race crew, friends, […]

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Small boat harbor during the Ucluelet stopover on the Van Isle 360 yacht race.

5 Favorites: Cruising Towns

This is the sixth in our ongoing series called “5 Favorites” in which we’ll explore a range of topics including memorable anchorages, marina showers, cruise-in breweries, parks of the Gulf Islands, the joys of winter cruising, fun things to do, meals to make aboard and much more. The aim is not to make a list of “bests” or to rank […]

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Port Ludlow Resort & Marina. Photo courtesy of Darren O'Brien.

Join the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club for a Mother’s Day benefit cruise to Port Ludlow

The Sloop Tavern Yacht Club (STYC) is doing something a little different this year for Mother’s Day. Along with the Ballard Elks Lodge, STYC is hosting an overnight cruise to Port Ludlow on May 13th to benefit Mary’s Place, who provides day and night shelter for homeless women, children and families, along with food, basic medical care, […]

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Risen from the ashes: Tour the classic wood cruiser GloryBe with OffCenterHarbor.com

The good folks at OffCenterHarbor.com took a tour of Betsy Davis’ 1914 double-ender GloryBe at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend to find out what makes the boat so special. Davis, who’s now the executive director a the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, is the 15th owner of GloryBe and was part of the team to bring her […]

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At home among friends in British Columbia

After a quick jaunt through the dense, electric-green forest on Portland Island, we came to a grassy clearing that sloped quickly down to the sea. I laid my backpack on a rock, grabbed a water bottle, two beers and snacks from inside and passed them around, officially kicking off our family’s impromptu celebration in honor of being back in […]

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Anacortes Boat Show ready for its 20th year

The 20th Anniversary Anacortes Boat Show, sponsored by The Anacortes Yacht Brokers, Anacortes Marine Trade Association, Port of Anacortes, and SaviBank will take place at the Cap Sante Marina (1019 Q Avenue) Thursday April 6 through Sunday April 9. What began with just five yacht brokerages displaying 30 to 40 small to medium size boats has […]

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