Port Angeles racer takes top place at Seattle NOOD

Port Angeles skipper Dan Kaseler sailed to victory on Sunday, taking top place in the Seattle stop of the Sperry Top Side National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta. Kaseler and his four-person crew sailed on pTeron in the Melges 24 class, winning first place among 11 boats to become the overall winners in the Seattle […]

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The difficulty in obtaining credit, combined with lower consumer demand, has had a severe impact on boat dealers.

Boat dealers, manufacturers squeezed by credit crisis

In the past two years, Bruce Hawthorne has cut his boat dealership staff by half, watched sales plummet and seen his interest payments skyrocket. “It’s ugly,” said Hawthorne, the owner of Camano Marine, a dealership that sells recreational fishing boats, trailers and parts. “I’ve been in the industry over 30 years and this is the […]

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The Lunatic Piran, discovered off the coast of Australia in late April

Lost at sea

The  seattlepi.com has a fascinating, haunting blog post and photos from a Seattle-based NOAA researcher onboard the research vessel Roger Revelle, which was enroute from South Africa to Australia last week when it came across an empty sailboat drifting on the Indian Ocean. The boat’s sails were in tatters, its hull coated with marine growth. It had […]

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