R2AK UPDATES: Team Rite of Passage Makes R2AK History

Check back here for running updates and analysis of R2AK 2022... Team Rite of Passage edges out Team Wraith... A huge shoutout goes to Mustang Survival's Team Rite of Passage, the youngest team to every finish the Race to…

SEVENTY48 by SUP: Team SEASTR’s Race Odyssey

SEVENTY48 is a 70-mile race with a 48-hour time limit from Tacoma to Port Townsend with intentionally few rules: no motors, no support, and no wind. Human power only, pedal, paddle, or row. This was my second time…

Seattle Sailors Win 2022 California Offshore Race Week

Congratulations to Alex Simanis and his Seattle-based crew including Elishia Van Luven, Ben Towery and Joe Wilderman, for winning the 2022 California Offshore Race Week sailing regatta.  This is a remarkable accomplishment,…

Swiftsure 2022 Aboard the Corsair F28R Aliikai

After a two-year postponement due to COVID, the Swiftsure International Yacht Race was back on in 2022.  When I asked Mats Elf about doing Swiftsure, he said he was headed to the Gorge to pursue his latest wind powered water…

Rainy But Fun, Windermere 2022 Didn’t Disappoint

Windermere 2022 provided great sailing, lots of laughs with friends, and truly apocalyptic rain. North end sailors converged upon Anacortes for a fun weekend that included several buoy races, a lap around Vendovi Island,…

Worth the Wait — PNW Offshore 2022

The event's first-ever day-long postponement for weather didn't derail the hardy crews headed up the Washington coast for the Pacific Northwest Offshore Race. The postponement flag standing tall in big breeze. Photo by Dan…

In Defense of Imperfect Races

To hear some of us racing sailors, you might think that anytime we aren’t sailing our boats in 80-degree sunshine and trade-wind breezes with our dearest pals, it’s hardly worth it. You’d think that we all sail in huge,…

The Rewarding Return of Southern Straits

The accomplished double-handed crew aboard J/111 Raku shares their story of Southern Straits,. They were the overall winners on the medium course. After a two-year hiatus, one of the Salish Sea’s classic overnight distance…

Vic-Maui Racers Prepare for July 2022 Start

Follow the fleet of Vic-Maui participants as they gear up and then head for Hawaii starting July 4, 2022. Aloha! Fifteen boats have registered for this July’s Vic-Maui International Yacht Race to paradise and throughout this…

After Two-Year Delay, Clipper Race Sends Teams Across Pacific Towards Seattle

The sailing team representing the city of Seattle, along with the ten other teams competing in the international Clipper Race, began their journey across the North Pacific Ocean towards its namesake destination, with a drive…