Racing | Fall Regatta

What: The Sloop Tavern Yacht Club’s Fall Regatta. Where: Shilshole Bay. When: Oct. 31, 2009 | 10 a.m. More info: A mandatory Skippers’ Meeting will be held at the Sloop Tavern at 8:30 a.m. on race day. Copies of STYC GSI will be available for non-members. Contact: Tom Barrigan at sailtheory@gmail.com, or 206-954-5116.

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Racing | Duwamish Head (South Sound Series 2)

What: The Three Tree Point Yacht Club’s Duwamish Head race, the second in the South Sound Series. Where: Des Moines Marina When: Jan. 9, 2010 | 9:25 a.m. More info: The Series takes the racer over most of the scenic southern Puget Sound, from Olympia to Elliott Bay. It is one of the older series […]

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Racing | Winter Series 3, 4 & 5

What: The Three Tree Point Yacht Club’s Winter Series 3, 4 & 5. Where: Des Moines Marina When: Nov. 21, 2009 | 9:25 a.m. More info: Category III yachts or better with additional requirement to have personal lights, (during races that extend into darkness), whistles and radar reflector installed. Contact: Tom Davis at tdavisconst@hotmail.com, or […]

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Racing | Winter Series 1 & 2

What: The Three Tree Point Yacht Club’s Winter Series 1 & 2 races. Where: Des Moines Marina When: Oct. 24, 2009 | 9:25 a.m. More info: Category III yachts or better with additional requirement to have personal lights, (during races that extend into darkness), whistles and radar reflector installed. Contact: Tom Davis at tdavisconst@hotmail.com, or […]

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Racing | Grand Prix Invitational Regatta

What: The Seattle Yacht Club sponsors the 2009 Grand Prix Invitational Regatta Where: Shilshole Bay, Seattle When: Oct. 23 – 25, 2009 More info: • One Design Fleets – One-Design fleets with more than 10 boats registered should contact the event chairperson for consideration of a one-design start for their class. • Qualifying Events – […]

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State seeks comments on rockfish conservation plan

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on a draft conservation plan for three species of rockfish being considered for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act. The department is holding four meetings this month and next to discuss the plan with the public. The draft conservation plan is the […]

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High-tech buoys aimed at protecting Puget Sound

High-tech buoys aimed at protecting Puget Sound

There’s a new tool in use to safeguard the waters of Puget Sound—high-tech wireless communications buoys equipped with sensors that can detect aquatic changes caused by a terrorist attack or other threat. Developed by Port Townsend company Intellicheck Mobilisa, the buoys can detect materials above, on or below the surface of the water. Deployed at six sites […]

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New baby orca spotted in Puget Sound

The Olympian newspaper has this story today: A baby orca has been born in the L pod of Puget Sound killer whales. The new orca was photographed Saturday near Port Townsend and confirmed as a new calf by the Center for Whale Research. It has been assigned the number L-113 and is the fourth baby […]

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