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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

New Boat Yard Set to Open at Maple Bay Marina

Vancouver Island's Maple Bay Marina recently announced they'll be opening a new boat yard on September 15. Our friends north of the border (and those waiting for the border to open) will be happy to learn that Maple Bay…