A January Paddle to Blake Island

We had originally planned to take Cambria over to Blake Island.  42 feet long, two staterooms, two heads, a large salon with a Dickerson Antarctic diesel heater that bathes the entire boat with delicious heat.  Between that…

Galley Essentials: Canned Tuna Makeover

Amanda gathers various fishy provisions in Brisbane. Tuna Makes Great Cruising Cuisine Recently in Brisbane, Australia, I took stock of my canned tuna provisions and discovered that I had eight brands from seven countries.…

One Tack & Two Jibes

One Tack & Two Jibes 1,300 Miles from Alaska to San Francisco Wedged between the lee cloth and cushions on Yahtzee’s starboard settee, I stare aloft through the dark of the cabin and the main hatch, listening intently to the…

Whales to Port! A Flotilla Cruise Through the Inside Passage

Shortly after 9 a.m., the mist over Ketchikan Marina lifted. The crews of our six Grand Banks cruisers fired the twin diesel engines, loosened mooring lines and coordinated radios as anticipation was building. One by one, we…

Dalmatian Paradise

Pacific Northwest Sailors Chartering in Croatia To learn about cruising in Croatia is to picture yourself there, and simultaneously to skeptically side-eye the notion that it could actually be as incredible as it appears.…

Winter Cruising Destinations: Holiday Splendor in the San Juan and Gulf Islands

It’s no secret that winter cruising in the Pacific Northwest can be difficult. But it’s also an incredible time of year to get out and discover unique holiday events and the beauty of empty anchorages around the Salish Sea.…

Video | Exploring the Salish Sea with “Rock the Park”

An interesting all-angles look at the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea from ABC'S Rock the Park.

Heavy Air in Hecate Strait: Wild Wind & Waves in the Teeth of a Gale

Writing about our rough crossing of Hecate Strait isn’t something that comes easily—it’s actually a memory I’d rather not relive. Learning from your mistakes is an important trait of successful sailors, though, and the…

Throwback Thursday | 5 Favorite Cruise-in Breweries

We've been combing through the extensive Three Sheets Northwest archives lately and thought it would be fun to share some of the timeless articles that we've enjoyed putting together over the years... Here's one from October…

A Family Affair

The ever-evolving lessons of raising kids on a sailboat in the Pacific Northwest Sitting at a table on the patio of Seattle’s Nickerson Street Saloon, Jill and I celebrated the closing of our new-to-us 1984 Grand Soleil 39…