Throttling back to slow mode

From the Pacific Northwest and Alaska to Mexico, our best cruising is done in the slow lane Yahtzee and Arrow anchored off the beach at Chacala. “You guys should stay another day to surf, Andy. You don’t have to leave…

Video: A Wild Ride Aboard “Goes to 11” at Toliva Shoal 2020

The Antrim 27 Goes to 11 sure had a blast at this year's Toliva Shoal Race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye1fnavq6pg&feature=youtu.be Goes to 11 skipper, Jeremy Bush, sent us this great video capturing their team's…

Destination: Kimball Preserve

The view from the Sirius 40 DS in Kimball Preserve A Winter Cruising Discovery Who among us doesn't love the archipelago of the San Juan Islands for its treasure trove of explorable nooks? There's plenty of reason to see…

A Different Kind of Arctic Expedition

Researching ice and waves aboard the Sikuliaq Before the summer of 2018, spending time in the Arctic had never been on my radar. I really like the sun, I don’t like wearing shoes, and my hands get cold much too easily. But…

Saving Lakebay Marina for Everyone

Murkiness surrounding the fate of South Puget Sound's Lakebay Marina is beginning to look a bit more clear The first time I tied up at the Lakebay Marina, a shaggy-looking guy tried to sell me a used motorboat. Then I nearly…

Cruisers College Offers Full Slate of Classes For DIYers and Inside Passage Voyagers

From Medical to Diesel and Much More, Cruisers College Has a Class for Every Boater If you're looking to up your onboard DIY skills, want to become a more confident boater, or are dreaming of sailing north and beyond,…

Seattle’s Dick Rose Awarded US Sailing’s Harman Hawkins Trophy

A Champion of Sailing in the Pacific Northwest Gets National Recognition for Achievements The annual US Sailing Association Award winners were celebrated on Thursday evening February 6, 2020, aboard the USS Midway in San…

The Ins-and-Outs of Using Your Horn Cleats

Cleats = Good. Proper Use = Even better! Properly installed horn cleats are some of the most important pieces of gear that we have aboard our boats. And it's also imperative to know how to use them them properly. You'd be…

Artist’s View: Brandt’s Cormorant

Artist's View: Secrets of the Salish Sea Brandt's Cormorant Brandt’s cormorants are common throughout the Salish Sea in the winter. During the summer months, they’re focused on nesting and raising a family in coastal waters.…

Righting Moment Augmentation in Modern Sailing Yachts

In the last year, two major events in the Pacific Northwest crowned champions that sailed vessels utilizing a system of enhanced or assisted ballast—Team Angry Beaver won Race to Alaska aboard a canting-keel Schock 40; and…