Virtual Wooden Boat Festival Delivers Inspiration, Entertainment and Connection

Creativity and resilience brought a new vision for a well-loved event from idea to reality. And it was awesome. It would be one big experiment. Never been done before. But, hey … why not?  When the pandemic hit, it soon…

Round the County 2020 Canceled due to Coronavirus Concerns

Optimism on the part of Round the County (RTC) race organizers and hopeful participants peaked in August with the announcement to try to go ahead with a 2020 event, with a number of Covid-19 considerations and protections…

Product News: September 2020

Trailer Valet RVR The Trailer Valet RVR is a self-motorized and remote-controlled trailer moving system that was created to take the difficulty out of moving your trailer. You can now move your trailer into tight spaces…

Walsh Cove, a BC Marine Park Jewel

For mariners heading north each year, Walsh Cove is a favorite destination. This year, with the border closed, British Columbia boaters have had this pristine cove nestled in the middle of Desolation Sound all to themselves.…

Baby Onboard: Anacortes Sailing Community Bundle of Joy

The Anacortes sailing community gains a new sailor While the 2020 sailing season has been a little different this year between online events and masked races, the community and joy that sailing brings is still alive and…

Brokers Open House Standing in for Boats Afloat Show Sept. 18-20

The Northwest Yacht Brokers Association’s (NYBA) annual Boats Afloat Show is a September tradition. Unfortunately it’s one that can’t happen in the same way in 2020, but NYBA has come up with a fabulous event to stand in…

Savor the Season

Fall means new sailing adventures await With Yahtzee in a full sprint southward down Padilla Bay, I sat to leeward, looked up at the jib, and gave a few cranks on the winch. Leaning back against the rail, I was glad that…

A Year to Remember

Almost year ago today, I had just come back from the Inside Passage. I learned a lot about myself and life. Staring at the strange scenes of masked humans in front of my house today, I can’t help but feel lucky to have been…

Coast Guard Urges Safe Boating During Holiday Weekend

The Coast Guard urges boaters across the Pacific Northwest to use extra caution while on the water this Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the traditional boating season and is usually a very…

Senior Sailor Shoutouts, Part 6 — Gig Harbor

Sending More PNW Graduating Senior Sailors Off To Exciting New Adventures As is true for student athletes in any high school sport, senior year is steeped in tradition for sailors around the Pacific Northwest. Each team has…