Coasties urge safe boating this weekend

Coasties urge safe boating this weekend

In the run-up to this holiday weekend, the Coast Guard offered a stark reminder about the importance of boating safely: 64 people died and 162 were injured in Pacific Northwest waters last year. Below are a few tips for making sure you, your boat and your crew all return safely this holiday weekend: Wear a […]

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New group aims to create a Sailing Renaissance

To the uninitiated, sailing can seem complicated, difficult to learn and prohibitively expensive, but a new group in Seattle hopes to change that perception. Puget Sound Sailing Renaissance formed in the spring to get more people involved in sailing and in the process, help boost the struggling boating industry. “It’s a venue where people involved in […]

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Event | Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Who: Wooden Boat Foundation What: The premier wooden boat gathering in North America. Port Townsend’s Wooden Boat Festival features 200 wooden vessels, a who’s who of wooden boat experts and thousands of wooden boat enthusiasts. When: Sept. 11-13, 2009 Where: Port Townsend, WA More info: http://woodenboat.org/festival/

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A lion sails over the horizon

A lion sails over the horizon

Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who died this week of brain cancer at age 77, leaves behind a monumental legacy and will be remembered for many reasons—among them his passion for sailing. Kennedy sailed as recently as two weeks ago on his beloved boat Mya, finding solace on the water during the last days of his […]

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Ecstasy worth $720,000 seized from boat near Neah Bay

Ecstasy worth $720,000 seized from boat near Neah Bay

U.S. Coast Guard members boarded an 18-foot boat near Neah Bay on Thursday and found a duffle bag containing 60,000 tablets of Ecstasy, worth more than $720,000 in street value. Coast Guard Petty Officer Eric Chandler said the North River boat had crossed into U.S. waters from British Columbia. Its sole occupant, Reed McCarty, 21, was arrested and charged […]

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Port Angeles woman to get national Coast Guard award

Port Angeles woman to get national Coast Guard award

In her former life as a professor, Marilynn Leonard never imagined how much she’d love flying around in Coast Guard helicopters, climbing on boats to perform vessel inspections and teaching people about boating safety. But Leonard took to her work with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary like the proverbial fish to water. “If I’d known this […]

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Girl, 13, in legal fight to solo circumnavigate

A Dutch court is scheduled to decide on Friday whether 13-year-old Laura Dekker will be legally allowed to pursue her plans to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. Dekker’s parents think it’s a fine idea, but authorities think otherwise. The Dutch Council for Child Protection is so concerned about the dangers of the […]

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Three Sheets gets nod in Seattle Weekly

Mike Seely at the Seattle Weekly newspaper wrote a nice piece about Three Sheets Northwest on the paper’s blog The Daily Weekly. As former ink-stained wretches who toiled at Seattle’s two daily newspapers (when there were two), we appreciate the shout out from a fellow journalist. It even included a mention of wonder kitty Lily, who is now busy shopping for an agent […]

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