Category: Sea Stories

Sailing the Frosh Pond at UW

Not only did the University of Washington (UW) sailing club dock boats on the Quad lawn, but they sailed them in the fountain, too. For over twenty years the University of Washington administration gave permission to the UW Yacht Club to demonstrate sailing in Drumheller Fountain, also known as the Frosh Pond. Besides...

Top 10 Sailing Movies – Part Two (5-1)

Ok, we made you wait a week, and that’s long enough! Below you’ll find Cara Kuhlman’s list of her Top 10 sailing movies. If you didn’t see Part One (10-6), you might want to check that out first. We hope you’ll enjoy this, and be sure to send in your Top 10 and...

The Crew Doth Murder Sleep

I am the first mate. It is my job to assist the Captain, respectfully offer advice and go about my duties with a minimum of fuss, sobbing and vomiting. In addition, it is my role to bring pertinent information to the attention of my superior officer. We had spent two weeks meandering in the Gulf Islands, motoring...

Best. Watch. Ever.

My favorite watch is whichever shift allows me to watch the sunrise. As hard as it is to get up in the dark and don layers to go above, being alone on deck with the anticipation of the sun splitting the sky into a new day fills me with...