View from the Water: My Race to the Straits

This year’s Race to the Straits (RTTS) had to have had the best wind in a long time, though it was a headwind race both ways. Sailing a J/88, I had been hoping for at least a downwind leg, as Sea Stories always enjoys the…

Melges 24 Distraction’s Race Week Pursuit Race Win

Anacortes Race Week 2024 featured the event's first-ever pursuit distance race. The winning team was Tom Greetham's Melges 24, Distraction, who also took home Race Week's top honors overall. Here's their pursuit race story…

Anacortes Race Week 2024

The PNW's flagship summertime event for fun, friends, and competition certainly delivered, with racing each day across an array of fleets, including the 6 Meter North Americans. The sailing world converged in Anacortes once…

The Red Ruby Project: Cap-Martinique Race

Sending it with the kite up was great until 30…

Wild Weather in One Design Paradise: J/Fest Seattle Returns

No shade to those who love handicap racing. More boats sailing is always better—in all forms, sizes, and rating rules. Still, the simplicity, elegance, and fun of one design racing can’t be understated. And some of those…

SEVENTY48: 2024 Race Recap

The bells have rung, the oar blades have taken their final dip, and SEVENTY48 2024 is a speck in the gunwale-mounted rearview mirror. 128 teams, each packing months of prep and giddy anticipation, launched from a swanky new…

Swiftsure 2024: Always a Challenge, Definitely Challenging This Year

The region's most storied long distance sailboat race gave its participants a wide array of challenges this year—from gear busting wind to zero wind in opposing current. The 2024 version of the Swiftsure International Yacht…

Rough and Rewarding: Pacific NW Offshore 2024

Success! It definitely wasn't easy, but the Tachyon crew…

Norn’s Race to the Straits, Including C.O.B. Recovery

Norn's Report: Two Sailors and a C.O.B. Rescue The first weekend in May brings Sloop Tavern Yacht Club’s immensely popular doublehanded romp from Seattle to Port Townsend and back, Race to the Straits (RTTS). This year was…