Wooden Boat Festival Sails Into Port Townsend Sept. 8-10

Every year hundreds of wooden boats of all shapes and sizes gather in Washington’s most beautiful Victorian seaport for North America’s largest wooden boat festival. This year's festival, September 8-10, 2023, will feature…

Fall Boats Afloat Show Coming to South Lake Union

South Lake Union is poised to once again host the Fall Boats Afloat Show featuring more than 120 sailboats and powerboats. The Fall Boats Afloat Show arrives at Seattle’s South Lake Union September 14-17, spotlighting a…

NMTA Announces Available Grant Funding for Grow Boating Programs

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) is once again making funds available for promoting boating in the Northwest; deadline to apply is Oct 31. NMTA's 2023 – 2024 Grow Boating grant program will offer ten $1,000…

Schooner Adventuress Set to Take South Everett Youth to San Juan Islands

Sound Experience and Connect Casino Road have a several-years partnership to take youth from the Casino Road neighborhood in South Everett on a tall ship summer sailing adventure aboard the schooner Adventuress. From August…

Customs Clearance at Roche Harbor Now Done With CBP ROAM App

If you're coming into the United States from British Columbia by boat, the customs office at Roche Harbor Resort is no longer a staffed point of entry. US Customs & Border Protection strongly recommends using the CBP…

Jedediah Island’s Deep Bay Gets Upgraded Stern Tie Moorings

A beloved Salish Sea cruising stop has recently received upgraded stern tie chains thanks the BC Marine Parks Forever Society. Boaters will see improved stern ties when visiting Jedediah Marine Provincial Park. The stern tie…

Washington Recognizes ‘Paddle Safe Week’

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has issued a proclamation declaring the week of July 21-27 to be statewide Paddle Safe Week. Find out why and get tips on paddling safe! In partnership with the Washington State Parks…

USCG Establishing Safety and Security Zones for Fleet Week and Seafair

The Coast Guard will enforce multiple safety and security zones on Elliott Bay and Lake Washington during the upcoming Parade of Ships, Fleet Week, and Seafair festival August 1-6. A reminder to PNW boater's that during the…

Whidbey Summer Classic Regatta, July 28-30

Summer sailing in Penn Cove is as classic as it gets! Here are some details about Oak Harbor Yacht Club's upcoming event.  Oak Harbor Yacht Club has a long history of running world class regattas and the Whidbey Island…