VIDEO PSA: Coast Guard Urges Paddlers to Label their Watercraft

SEATTLE, WA - The Coast Guard and its Washington and Oregon boating safety agency partners urge the labeling of paddle craft and owner responsibility on the waters of the Pacific Northwest. Reports of unmanned and adrift…

Southern Sound Series Kicking Off with Vashon Island Race Dec. 5

The annual Southern Sound Series kicks off with the winter Vashon Island Race on December 5, 2020. The Southern Sound Series is a series of four sailing races, hosted over consecutive months by different yacht clubs. This…

REMINDER: Washington Sea Grant Hosting Virtual Marine Weather Workshop November 14

Learn to read the weather before you head out on the water. Washington Sea Grant and Jefferson County WSU Extension are co-sponsoring a Marine Weather Workshop this Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Topics to be…

Product News: November 2020

Sirius XM Marine Typically thought of as a streaming music and news service, Sirius XM has jumped into the marine market with their Sirius XM Marine WM-4 receiver. Compatible with Raymarine, Garmin, Furuno, Simrad, Lowrance,…

Governor’s Office Provides Clarity About Sailboat Racing Crew Restrictions in Washington

Governor Jay Inslee's Senior Policy Advisor for Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development, Jon Snyder, recently offered a clarifying quote about crew restrictions for sailboat racing. Big kudos to a local boat racer, David…

A Century Old Boat Design Comes to Life on Lake Union

The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) recently launched its first traditionally built sailing vessel in over 15 years to the shores of Lake Union. The Kitten Class Gaff-Rigged Cat Boat, designed by John Winslow in 1920, is the…

MY SAIL Work Party Makes Big Strides in Updating their Multihull Fleet

Multihull Youth SAIL Foundation (MY SAIL) put the exclamation point on a breakout year at an October work party.  Huge demand for its programs coupled with growth in its fleet of boats left the non-profit with a daunting…

MY BOAT | A cruiser’s dream, the Nauticat 39 ‘Polaris’

My Boat shares the stories of your beloved boats from around the Pacific Northwest The dream of buying a cruising boat and setting off for adventures up and down the Inside Passage and across blue horizons is a powerful one.…

New Bellingham Dockside Market Brings Fresh Catch Straight to You

Bellingham SeaFeast is joining forces with local fishermen, the Port of Bellingham, and the Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County to launch the Bellingham Dockside Market. Bellingham Dockside Market will serve as…

The importance of making a good first impression when sailing

As all sailors soon figure out that proper style is a vital ingredient to sailing, here are two true tales of style from the archives. Making an unforgettable impression on your advance sailing instructor. Making A Good…