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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In Migael's Wake | Gig Harbor

In Migael’s Wake | Gig Harbor

Editor’s note: In Migael’s Wake, a new series starting today, will run every other Wednesday and feature excerpts from author and longtime sailor Migael Scherer’s book “A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands.” Gig Harbor is a great weekend getaway for Puget Sound boaters, offering plenty to do in a protected harbor with […]

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Q&A: Author and sailor Migael Scherer talks about her 30-plus years of cruising Puget Sound

Q&A: Author and sailor Migael Scherer talks about her 30-plus years of cruising Puget Sound

If anyone knows about cruising in Puget Sound, it’s Migael Scherer. Scherer has been cruising in the area for more than 30 years and spent three years meticulously researching and writing “A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands,” a quintessential resource for boaters wanting to know the countless nooks and crannies […]

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