The Fast Lane on Golden Shores — Round the County 2022

Two days, 120 boats, 700 sailors, 65 miles... Another wonderful November circumnavigation of the San Juans. Round the County has my heart. The two-day trip around the San Juans hosted by Orcas Island Yacht Club and Friday…

CWB’s Norm Blanchard W.O.O.D Regatta 2022

The Center for Wooden Boats hosted the W.O.O.D Regatta on Seattle's Lake Union in late September, bringing out more than 30 boats to enjoy sunshine and terrific breeze. This year’s Norm Blanchard W.O.O.D. Regatta (Wooden…

Central Sound’s Beloved Duck Dodge Rum Run is ON!

The long awaited official announcement is in — this year’s Duck Dodge Rum Run will be held on November 5th. Yes, the date is a little later in the year than desired, but it's the only day that will work without overlapping…

Exceptional Tasar World Championship on Puget Sound

The Bergans take the top spot in a highly competitive Worlds fleet during a week that offered sun and wind for all five days of racing in central Puget Sound. The Seattle-based pair of Dalton and Lindsay Bergan won the Tasar…

Lake Chelan Regatta 2022

The crew aboard the author's Moore 24, Skosh, including baby Andrei. When we moved from Santa Cruz to Lake Chelan late last year, we were thrilled to find the Lake Chelan Sailing Association (LCSA). For $40 per year and four…

A Sea of Pink Doing a Mountain of Good: Pink Boat Regatta 2022

The volunteer committee at Seattle's Pink Boat Regatta, flying their colors in support. For the uninitiated, the Pink Boat Regatta would appear to be hundreds of people, on dozens of boats, who just love to wear pink. Boats…

PITCH 2022 Delivers On Its Slogan

"Come for the wind, stay for the party!" Bellingham's PITCH gave sailboat racers exactly what they'd hope for over Labor Day Weekend. PITCH has been a favorite Labor Day weekend regatta in the North Sound for nearly 50 years…

Thunderbird Racers take to Port Townsend Bay for West Coast Championships

A fun, competitive fleet duked it out on Port Townsend Bay for the Thunderbird West Coast Championships. There is something about that sulfury aroma of kelp-infused varnish, teak, and weed that just says Port Townsend. And…

Pacific Cup 2022:
An Offshore Dream Achieved

Sailing across the ocean has always been on “the list,” but for some reason, I wasn’t sure it would actually happen. It just seemed like such a far-fetched and crazy idea — and how many people really do something like that?…

Down the Sound: Finding the Breeze to Tacoma and Back

The Sloop Tavern Yacht Club’s two-day Down the Sound race was back as a destination event for 2022, this time with a course to Tacoma’s Foss Harbor Marina instead of Gig Harbor. This single and doublehanded pursuit-style…