If life were fair, I would be out fishing with my brother, Chris, poles in the water, drinking some cold beers and shooting the breeze about the little things in our lives. I always meant to make the time for this kind of outing with Chris, a chance to learn how to fish from a guy who knew a lot about fishing. Unfortunately, that chance has passed me by.

Paradise on the line

If life were fair, I would be out fishing with my brother, Chris, poles in the water, drinking some cold beers and shooting the breeze about the little things in our lives. I always meant to make the time for this kind of outing with Chris, a chance to learn how to fish from a […]

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Anglers prepare for return of the king

Anglers prepare for return of the king

Before sunrise on Thursday, Rich Olson will position his boat at the north end of Puget Sound for the start of an event that anglers have been eagerly anticipating for weeks. July 16 marked the opening of the Marine Areas 9 and 10 Chinook salmon selective fishery, a 45-day fishing bonanza that gives anglers the […]

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Race Week sailors take slow start in stride

Race Week sailors take slow start in stride

Monday was no wind, no worries for Sunny Kerr. Despite traveling from Victoria, B.C. to compete in this year’s Whidbey Island Race Week, Kerr shrugged off the lack of wind that prevented any races from being held the first day of the regatta. Undaunted, Kerr and her crewmates on the J/109, Astral Plane, headed out […]

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Whidbey Island Race Week starts with glassy seas but plenty of enthusiasm

Whidbey Island Race Week starts with glassy seas but plenty of enthusiasm

On Monday, 94 sailboats congregated in the waters of Washington State’s Penn Cove in anticipation of this year’s Whidbey Island Race Week. Unfortunately, the wind was left off the guest list. Regardless, enthusiasm remained high as the approximately 500 racers looked forward to the remaining four days of competition. Indeed, this annual regatta, which attracts […]

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A new meaning to “On the Rocks”

I think we may have found the poster child for On the Rocks—literally. I have no idea how this skipper got himself in such a mess, but our admiration goes out to him for the impressive balancing act. What do you think? Go to the Gizmodo blog for more on this incredible picture.  And a […]

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