Southern Sound Series Kicking Off with Vashon Island Race Dec. 5

The annual Southern Sound Series kicks off with the winter Vashon Island Race on December 5, 2020. The Southern Sound Series is a series of four sailing races, hosted over consecutive months by different yacht clubs. This…

Vendee Intrigue: Fleet Tries to Skirt Tropical Storm Theta

I've got a serious case of Vendee Globe Fever! Man, I may be a little late to the party here ... but I've never been so interested in the Vendee Globe Race. There are so many layers to it, and literally scores of articles…

Governor’s Office Provides Clarity About Sailboat Racing Crew Restrictions in Washington

Governor Jay Inslee's Senior Policy Advisor for Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development, Jon Snyder, recently offered a clarifying quote about crew restrictions for sailboat racing. Big kudos to a local boat racer, David…

Race Week Announces Change of Venue from Point Roberts to Anacortes

What PNW sailboat racer didn't feel Race Week's absence this year? The summer's pinnacle sailboat racing event will now take place in Anacortes in June 2021. Planning anything in the age of Covid is like racing in the…

Championship of Champions – Tight Racing in Tight Quarters

Seattle Sailors and Moore 24 National Champions, Ben and Jennifer Braden headed down to California to tangle with some of the nation's best. To qualify for the US Sailing Championship of Champions, a sailor must win a…

Women at the Helm 2 — Going the Distance

When a new regatta is met with incredible success and enthusiasm... what do you do? Do it again, but this time go further! After the first Women at the Helm Regatta (WATH1), the Shilshole Women Sailors Group (SWSG), co-led…

North Sound Party Circuit Wrap-Up

Up north, we learned some valuable lessons this year during our first running of the North Sound Party Circuit, and we are happy to share them. The biggest takeaway: working together between yacht clubs works better and is a…

Seattle Area Racing Calendar Updates – October

The Fun Part There has been racing in 2020, and it has delivered thrills, adventure, and socially-distanced community that everyone has been so dearly missing. Crews are honing their skills at racing shorthanded, and…

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…

Video | Women at the Helm: Going the Distance

 Using pictures from our first Women at the Helm buoy race on July, 25 — some by the amazing Jan Anderson — I made this little tribute to our badass sailing community. Can’t wait to see you out there! Women at the Helm:…