Sunshine fuels algae blooms in state waters

Sunshine fuels algae blooms in state waters

The blue skies, sunshine and warm temperatures the region enjoyed over the long weekend aren’t just making lawns and gardens grow—they’re also contributing to algae blooms. An algae bloom is the visible appearance of millions of tiny plant-like organisms in the water. It can look like spilled oil, paint or sewage. Blooms are common during […]

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State launches one-stop website for boaters

Ever wondered why the state doesn’t put all boating-related information on one website so you can easily find it instead of searching all over the Internet? Well, fret no more. The good people at the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office have done exactly that. The office launched a new website yesterday that serves at […]

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SAS lands Valiant dealership

Seattle boat brokerage SAS Yachts has landed the Valiant line of offshore sailing boats. The pricey but proven long-distance cruising boats were originally designed by Seattle’s Robert Perry.  SAS broker Judy Nasmith was especially excited about the deal—she lived aboard a Valient 47 for five years. In announcing the new line, Nasmith also said that SAS’s used yacht […]

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Coastal weather radar becoming closer to reality for Washington

Coastal weather radar becoming closer to reality for Washington

Momentum is building for a new coastal weather radar in Washington state that proponents say could dramatically improve forecasts, prevent millions of dollars in storm-related damages and even save lives. Though Washington gets some of the most extreme weather in the country, it’s considered to be among the worst areas in the nation for coastal radar coverage. […]

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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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