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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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Choosing a non-skid paint

Recently we passed the two year anniversary of owning our boat – two years since Feb 14 2015. It’s amazing to think how far we’ve come in that time – with many major projects completed (a rerig, rudder removal + steering system repair, rebedding lots of deck hardware, etc), plus two major summer cruises (lower […]

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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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Thriving on the unknowns

“I tell people that you guys are annoyingly content.” Our friend Chris said with a chuckle while sitting at Yahtzee’s nav desk. “It’s a good thing. What I mean is that you’re the most content people I’ve seen handle the unknown. Most people have a hard time dealing with that, and you do it so seamlessly.” Over […]

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Support youth sailing and boating safety at STYC’s Blakely Rock Benefit Race

The 37th annual Sloop Tavern Yacht Club (STYC) Blakely Rock Benefit Race will be held April 1, 2017 benefitting The Sailing Foundation (TSF). STYC raises these funds through raffle tickets or auction items, cash donations, race entry fees and breakfast tickets, and 100-percent of the proceeds go directly to The Sailing Foundation to support youth sailing.  […]

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Looking to boost your boating knowledge? Anacortes’ Cruisers College might be the place

The summer cruising season is just around the corner, and if you’re in need of some new technical skills or simply want to become a better boater, you might not need to look any farther than Anacortes’ Cruisers College. Launched in 2016 with the goal of providing mariners with high quality, useful marine courses at a […]

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TVs? Enclosures? Rain? and other recent FAQs

Due to the unconventional lifestyle that we lead while cruising aboard Yahtzee, we tend to field a lot of questions from sailors and non-sailors, friends, family members, strangers and folks who follow Three Sheets Northwest and Rollin’ With Yahtzee. You can find many of these basic questions on our FAQ page, but we’ve recently had quite a few […]

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A finished galley, by golly!

There is light at the end of our Galley/Navigation Station remodel tunnel.We’d say we are nearing the end of this refit, but really, does anyone ever finish a refit? There is always something left to do. It’s taken about 3 weeks longer than we thought and cost about double what we hoped. Fortunately this is […]

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