Two Very Different Tri-Island Races

The skipper of the J/99 One Life shares the story of a pair of dichotomous springtime distance races. They won their class in each event. Smith Island This season has been memorable for strong winds, including 50 knots true…

Destinations: Broughton Anchorages, Part Two

In our latest destinations installment courtesy of SalishSeaPilot.com‘s Lynne Picard and Jim Burgoyne, we discover some of the many anchorages in the Broughton Archipelago. Planning a trip to the Broughton Archipelago can,…

Three Sheets Northwest: The Drawers of Perception

Building the interior framework for the drawers,…

Community Boating Center Celebrates Completion of Wheelhouse Building Project

Bellingham's Community Boating Center (CBC) recently announced the completion of its long-awaited Wheelhouse Building Project, marking a significant milestone in the organization's journey to enhance accessibility and…

#TBT: A Love Letter to Fair Weather Sailing

In honor of these first summery days of 2024 when so many of us water folk will be casting off for some much needed Vitamin B(oat) with a heavy dose of Vitamin D from that elusive glowing orb, it seemed like the right time…

Ready… Go! Jumping Off for Extended Cruising

Congratulations, you’re making the leap or are seriously scheming how to do so. After many happy long weekends and blissful week-long cruises in local waters, you’ve successfully secured a month or a summer or maybe even…

Human-Powered SEVENTY48 Race Setting Off from Tacoma May 31

The SEVENTY48 race brings paddlers, rowers, SUPers, and pedal-boaters from Tacoma to Port Townsend each year, and continues to grow in size and influence. For 2024, SEVENTY48 will start in late May instead of early June,…

Close to the Water: Looping the Island

At 20 miles around, Harstine Island could be circumnavigated with a powerboat in an hour. But freeway speeds yield freeway views: a blur of trees, missed inlets, and a flash of homes. A slower speed suits me better, one that…

Lakebay Marina Redevelopment Project Asking For Boaters’ Input

The Lakebay Marina Redevelopment project is seeking to improve water access, add amenities, and honor the site's historic significance—and they need your help! Priorities for the project include: Engaging the community,…