Leschi and Lakewood Marinas Certified as Clean Marinas

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA), Washington Sea Grant and others recently announced the certification of Leschi and Lakewood Marinas, managed by Marina Management LLC, as Clean Marinas. The prestigious Clean…

Power Proa: A Home Built Dream Boat Realized

A happy Gavin, mid-build. The atmosphere…

Whidbey Summer Classic Promises Fun, Sun, and Hospitality

A growing success each year, the Whidbey Summer Classic will return to Oak Harbor and Penn Cove July 26-28, 2024. It's some of the best hospitality available anywhere to go along with top-drawer summer sailing fun. Oak…

Washington Recognizes ‘Paddle Safe Week’ July 22-28

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has issued a proclamation declaring the week of July 22-28 to be statewide Paddle Safe Week. Find out why and get tips on paddling safe! Supported by the Washington State Parks Boating…

Four Boating Tips for July 4th

It's always one of the busiest boating days of the year, and the fun-meter will be in the red! But safety is as important as ever during this holiday weekend with big crowds, long days, and varied experience levels on all…

Clean Vessel Act Grants Fund New or Replacement Pumpout Options Around Washington

State Parks Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $690,000 in grants and a facilities assessment, focusing on sewage disposal systems for vessels and outreach programs. OLYMPIA — June 27, 2024 — Recreational boaters in…

SARC UPDATE: More North American Tasar Events Now Included

The Tasar dinghy class has attracted some of the region's nest sailors for many years, and the list of World Champions based in the Seattle area is truly extraordinary—most recently and most prolifically Jonathan and Libby…

Pacific Northwest Small Boat Festival Coming to Port Ludlow

Join the Pocket Yachters and fellow boating enthusiasts at Port Ludlow Marina July 26-27 to celebrate small craft—from sailboats to rowboats and more. The Pacific Northwest Small Boat Festival (SBF) will showcase 75 small…

BoatUS Opens Grant Program for $7.5M to Remove Abandoned and Derelict Vessels

The problem of abandoned and derelict boats littering the nation's waterways has been on the rise for years, and many areas around the Pacific Northwest are in need of assistance cleaning them up. Fortunately, help is now…

Lake Union Seaplane Advisory Buoys Go In Again On Memorial Day, Boaters Asked to ‘Mind The Zone’

As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, it's the time of year when Seaplane Advisory Buoys will once again be put in place on Lake Union, asking boaters for the courtesy of awareness and accommodating seaplane traffic. If you’ve…