Remembering PNW Legend, Doug Fryer

Doug Fryer was a giant of Pacific Northwest sailing. Sail on, Doug, you will be missed. In April 2020, the Pacific Northwest sailing community lost a legend. Much could be, and has been, written about Doug Fryer's prolific…

Sailors for the (Salish) Sea: Experiences Running Clean & Green Regattas

Tips and Ideas to Help Your Club Run Cleaner Regattas As sailors, we are naturally stewards of the seas. The ocean is our playground, training facility and race course, and the basis of all life on earth. It provides…

Crossing the Bar: Remembering Thunderbird Legend Sandy Pratt

The Seattle Sailing Scene and Thunderbird Fleet Loses a Legend in Sandy Pratt As the outbreak of COVID19 rages across our world, we are stunned by news reports of infection and death. The devastating statistics become…

What Makes For A Good First Offshore Experience?

In this interview with Chuck Skewes, we discuss specific criteria to create enjoyable first offshore experiences. The allure of the ocean is inescapable for many sailors. Yet for those considering their first foray offshore,…

Graduating Senior Sailor Shoutouts, Part 2

Sending Senior Sailors of NWISA Off To Exciting New Adventures As is true for student athletes in any high school sport, senior year is steeped in tradition for sailors around the Pacific Northwest. Each team has their own…

Graduating Senior Sailor Shoutouts, Part 1

Sending Senior Sailors of NWISA Off To Exciting New Adventures As is true for student athletes in any high school sport, senior year is steeped in tradition for sailors around the Pacific Northwest. Each team has their own…

A-Sail Luff Curl: Sometimes, Always, Never?

An Interview with Sailmaker and Sail Designer, Dan Kaseler "I'd guess people are over-trimming their spinnakers as much as 80% of the time." After a few recent races with very smart sailors who were asking an asymmetrical…

Safety Equipment Requirements for Sailing and Racing the Salish Sea

By Roland Nikles Thunderbird 1177 “Falcon” More than seven million people live in the Salish Sea basin, which contains two of North America’s most vibrant and growing cities. We spend most of our time in a built world, in…

A sporty day on the water for Snowbird Series Race 4

Shilshole Bay Yacht Club Race Chair, Ben Lobaugh, checks in with a report from last weekend's Snowbird Series race... Tough conditions greet racers for conclusion of Shilshole Bay Yacht Club's Snowbird Series Saturday was an…

PNW-Based 1D35 SUCH FAST Finishes PV Race 2nd in Class

Pacific Northwest based SUCH FAST Sails into Puerto Vallarta Second in Class We'll look forward to connecting with the Pacific Northwest based Such Fast crew as soon as possible, but for now, they're catching up on some much…