Racing | TransPuget Benefit Race

What: Shilshole Bay Yacht Club and co-sponsor Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle invite skippers and their crews to participate in the annual TransPuget Benefit Race. Where: Shilshole Bay, Seattle When: Sept. 26, 2009 Where: Seattle More info: The skippers meeting starts at 10 a.m. at the CYC clubhouse. The long course race of 10 to […]

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Event | Fishermen’s Fall Festival

Who: Port of Seattle What: The 21st Annual Fishermen’s Fall Festival sponsored by the Fishermen’s Terminal Tennant’s Association. Where: On the Boardwalk of Fishermen’s Terminal, 1900 W. Nickerson Street, Seattle. When: Saturday, September 26, 2009: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. More info: All proceeds directly benefit the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial and their efforts to honor […]

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Building a funky future for wooden boats

Building a funky future for wooden boats

The Center for Wooden Boats is all about vintage vessels, but when it comes to its facilities, older isn’t necessarily better. On Wednesday night, the center hosted a fundraiser to kick off a $495,000 project to improve its facilities on the south end of Seattle’s Lake Union. Wooden boat aficionados, center staff and board members mingled […]

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Public meetings to focus on two-year sportfishing rules

Public meetings to focus on two-year sportfishing rules

A series of meetings is scheduled around Washington state in September and October to discuss fishing regulations that would be in effect for a two-year period. The proposed rules would impact various freshwater and saltwater recreational fisheries around the state during the 2010-2012 sportfishing season; annual regulations will continue for salmon, halibut and coastal groundfish. […]

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Boats Afloat opening with high hopes, big stakes

Boats Afloat opening with high hopes, big stakes

As the Lake Union Boats Afloat show opens Wednesday, dealers and brokers are hoping that better than expected results at last month’s boat show in Seattle bode well for the annual September event. The Seattle Boat Show at Shilshole Bay Marina, held in early August, surprised organizers and exhibitors, exceeding attendance goals and resulting in […]

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Buddy, can you spare a boat loan?

Buddy, can you spare a boat loan?

With economists declaring the recession officially over, boat dealers and brokers have reason to hope that more people will soon be buying boats. But stricter terms make qualifying for a boat loan harder than it used to be. The days of low down payments and loans given without proof of income or ability to pay […]

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Class | Reliable Weather Forecasts Seminar

Who: Seattle Sail and Power Squadron What: Reliable Weather forecasts do exist. Local experts will cover the two main reasons skippers get tripped up at a free evening seminar. Where: Queen City Yacht Club When: Oct. 8 — 7 to 9 p.m. More Info: Contact Bill Ray at billray@apian.com. Or visit SSPS online.

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Class | Introduction to Boating

Who: Seattle Sail and Power Squadron What: A Tuesday evening class for new boaters or anyone age 12 to 25 who require the Washington Boaters Card (to age 30 in 2010). Where: Queen City Yacht Club When: Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., running from Sept. 22 through Nov. 3. More Info: Reservations required. […]

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Seattle sailors pit themselves against the raging Atlantic, Europe's best and each other in Mini Transat

Seattle sailors pit themselves against the raging Atlantic, Europe’s best and each other in Mini Transat

Seattle-based racing sailors Chris Tutmark and Craig Horsfield grew up half a world apart, but even as young boys, learning to maneuver their dinghies around a course, they shared a dream of someday competing in one of boating’s most extreme tests of solo endurance, the Transat 6.50. Today, they finally get their chance. It’s remarkable […]

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