Help Chart the Course for the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area

If you live, work, or play along Washington’s saltwater shorelines, you can help chart a course for the new Maritime Washington National Heritage Area. Officially designated by Congress in 2019 as a nationally significant…

Close to the Water: Ruminating on Boat Paint with Peter Marshall

I’ve long been proud of the paint job on my boat. At the same time, I’ve also been a little insecure about it. Everything I know about painting I learned from books, chat boards full of opinionated armchair sailors, or my…

Racing for a Great Cause, STYC’s Blakely Rock Benefit Race Doesn’t Disappoint

Since 1981, the wily bunch at the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club has been running what has turned into a Puget Sound classic — the Blakely Rock Benefit Race. Impressively, 94 boats registered in 2021 and competed in what was…

Amanda’s Galley Essentials Finale: Creating One-Pot Meals

In Amanda's final Galley Essentials column she offers up tips and advice for creating delicious meals when space is at a premium. The convenience of easy one-pot meals is no secret. At the end of a long day if you’re cooking…

Talkin’ Weather with Dr. Cliff Mass

Join Dr. Cliff Mass in a Zoom chat to learn more about the weather of the Pacific Northwest.  Ever wonder why thunderstorms are so wimpy over the Pacific Northwest, or why our spring season seems to go on forever? Or, even,…

World’s Best Potluck Spot: Mopelia

When someone with Amanda's vast experience has a favorite cruising potluck stop, one would do well to listen! Editor's note: The voyage to the tiny French Polynesian atoll of Mopelia may be long — especially if starting from…

Galley Essentials: Spuds in Spitsbergen

The first throwback of Galley Week is one of Amanda's favorite culinary memories... What to do when the officers welcoming you to a remote Norwegian port give you a giant bag of one overstocked ingredients? Magdalene Fjord,…

Galley Essentials Column Wrapping Up After 16 Years

This post kicks off Galley Week, in which we will share a few favorite Galley Essentials from over the years, as well as Amanda's final column in this illustrious series. Help us celebrate Amanda and wish her well! Amanda…

In a Light Swap Meet Season, Marine Thrift Plans for April 24th Event

Clean out your garages, lazarettes, and lockers, the Marine Thrift Swap Meet will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 24 in Port Townsend. The Swap Meet will be located at 315B Haines Place in the gravel lot across from…

Race Ready Rigging Checklist

As the presenting sponsor of the SARC, PTR Rigging and Spars is committed to serving the racing community, helping increase knowledge and understanding, and improving every sailor’s experience on the water. This article from…