The Smaller the Marina, the Bigger the Personality: Lund Harbour

Lund Harbour is a must-stop destination on the way to Desolation Sound Editor's Note: Before we begin, we continue to hear some reports of American cruisers illegally crossing the closed border between the U.S. and Canada to…

Artist’s View: Northern Fulmar

You won’t see the gull-sized Northern Fulmar in Elliott Bay, or as you pass Port Townsend on your way to the San Juan Islands; but once you take the turn at Neah Bay, you’ll see plenty. If you’re close enough, you may notice…

Galley Essentials: Seven Efficient Galley Gadgets, and Recipes to Match

I delight in efficient galley gadgets, so I’d like to introduce you to Morgan’s review of onboard essentials plus some great recipes she’s eager to share. A few years ago, she and her husband downsized, sold their home in…

FINAL DAY of Sail Sand Point’s Annual Campaign…Support a Great Organization!

Today is the day to support one of the Pacific Northwest's most important community sailing programs! Sailors around the Pacific Northwest are, no doubt, already familiar with the important work of Sail Sand Point (SSP) in…

Adding Cellular Internet Enhancement to Our Boat

For a long time now we’ve avoided adding fancy electronic networking to our boat to build out a wifi network. One of the best things about sailing is disconnecting from the outside world – sailing and anchoring in remote…

Video | Women at the Helm: Going the Distance

 Using pictures from our first Women at the Helm buoy race on July, 25 — some by the amazing Jan Anderson — I made this little tribute to our badass sailing community. Can’t wait to see you out there! Women at the Helm:…

Salish Sea Thoroughbreds

International One Design Interest Builds in the San Juan Islands A cold day in the winter of 2003 found Michael Douglas in Mystic, Connecticut. He’d traveled across the country to inspect an old International One Design…

Mobile App “Pumpout Nav” Expands to Washington State

“Pumpout Nav” is a simple, free tool to help boaters locate pumpout services throughout Washington State In order to comply with the Puget Sound No Discharge Zone (NDZ) rule — which went into effect May 10, 2018 — it's…

Takeaways from US SAILING Forum on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Sailing

The US Sailing presentation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is an important invitation for any sailor to listen to—and learn from—the perspectives, experiences, and insights of an incredibly talented panel. On…

Video: USCG Cutter Finishes Final Patrol, Decommissioned After 52 Years of Service

The Coast Guard Cutter Mellon completed its final patrol in July, 2020 after 52 years of service. Mellon, a high endurance cutter homeported in Seattle, has long been a staple in Alaskan waters, conducting missions…