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…

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…

Unexpected Course, Unexpectedly Pleasant: CSS #2

Adding a new twist in 2022, CYC Seattle's second event of their season-starting Center Sound Series didn't have a set course. Things started slowly and picked up from there for what turned into a great day of sailboat…

Goes to 11’s Awesome Toliva Shoal 2022

This enthusiastic crew on an Antrim 27 had a blast getting around the race course for this year's breezy Toliva Shoal Race. Put on by the by the Toliva Shoal Race Committee and co-sponsored by the Olympia Yacht Club and…

Frigid Digit 2022: Chilly Dinghy Fun

In addition to boasting some top-flight dinghy racing, Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle’s Frigid Digit 2022 lived up to its name — it was cold! The late January stalwart saw two days of racing in varying conditions, and…

Delightful Duwamish Head

The 2022 Duwamish Head race delivered with sunny skies and more than enough wind to get around the course. What a day to be alive! Winter sailing is just like summer, if you put on an extra layer and a good hat. Any way you…

CYC Turkey Bowl — Intergenerational Dinghy Goodness

Sailors of all ages came to the waters of Shilshole Bay for some small boat racing fun. Corinthian Yacht Club’s Turkey Bowl is always one of the coolest regattas of the year, and it seems to be getting cooler. Seattle’s…

All-Women Team on J/105 Creative Bring Collaborative Spirit to Round the County

Good times, team work, and a focus on the journey for the women sailing J/105 Creative in the storied November distance race. Round the County (RTC) is an iconic race in the Pacific Northwest, covering approximately 76 miles…