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Sail Sand Point executive director stepping down after years of positive change

Sail Sand Point, Seattle’s Community Boating Center, located in Magnuson Park on Lake Washington, recently announced that Mary Anne Ward will be stepping down as Executive Director in March 2019. Mary Anne joined Sail Sand Point four years ago and has led the organization through a period of extraordinary growth. The next phase in the organization’s […]

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Boats Afloat Show gearing up for 40th year

August is fully upon us, and while we don’t like wishing away any of the summer, it’s hard not to think about the upcoming Boat’s Afloat Show on South Lake Union. Seattle’s 40th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show launches September 13th – 16th. With over 225 new and used vessels on display, you can tour […]

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Reliable Racing at Olympia Harbor Days 2012 (photo by Tom Blackwood)

Tug of the Month | RELIABLE

RELIABLE was built in 1945 as ST (Small Tug) 908 for the US Army by Burger Boat of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The Army Transportation Corps during World War II customarily shipped small tugs aboard larger transport ships for harbor duties in remote bases. From 1945 to 1956, ST 908 was stationed in ports as disparate as those […]

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Taking the Johnstone Strait Express Train

As we sailed through Race Passage in Johnstone doing 6 knots over water and 8-10 knots over ground, with pretty much flat water, we marveled at the conditions. Easy downwind sailing in Johnstone on a sunny, warm day – it can’t be often that this happens, and we felt really lucky. We went through all […]

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