Seattle sailors pit themselves against the raging Atlantic, Europe's best and each other in Mini Transat

Seattle sailors pit themselves against the raging Atlantic, Europe’s best and each other in Mini Transat

Seattle-based racing sailors Chris Tutmark and Craig Horsfield grew up half a world apart, but even as young boys, learning to maneuver their dinghies around a course, they shared a dream of someday competing in one of boating’s most extreme tests of solo endurance, the Transat 6.50. Today, they finally get their chance. It’s remarkable […]

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Nigel Calder

Q&A: Writer and marine systems expert Nigel Calder talks about hybrid boats, green technology and why that extra knot of speed is a bad idea

Nigel Calder has long been known to boaters as an expert on marine systems and diesel engines. His “Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual” and “Marine Diesel Engines” books are considered the definitive works in their fields. More recently, the world-renowned sailor and writer, who lives in Maine, has been leading the charge to adapt automotive hybrid […]

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Meetings will seek input on razor clam season

Meetings will seek input on razor clam season

Each year, scores of clammers eagerly hit the intertidal beaches of Washington in search of the meaty, coveted shellfish known as the razor clam. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) hopes to hear from those clammers at a series of meetings in western Washington later this month. State shellfish managers will be at the meetings to […]

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On Port Townsend's waterfront, a hub for maritime culture

On Port Townsend’s waterfront, a hub for maritime culture

The Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend opens to the public for the first time tomorrow, marking the realization of a decade-long dream—and a substantial investment in the region’s maritime future. The 26,000-square foot facility, located on the waterfront next to Point Hudson Marina, will open its Chandler Maritime Education Building and outdoor public commons at […]

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Wooden Boat Fest celebrates a modern rarity: the working waterfront

Wooden Boat Fest celebrates a modern rarity: the working waterfront

Port Townsend shares a rich maritime history with other towns around the country that once prospered as vibrant, bustling seaports. But unlike most of those places, where real maritime activity has been replaced with nautical-themed tourism, Port Townsend still derives a significant chunk of its revenue from maritime trades. In recognition of that ongoing tradition, “working […]

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