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…

#TBT: Cruising the North Coast Wilderness

The North Coast of British Columbia is the area between the northern end of Vancouver Island, Cape Caution on the mainland side, and the Alaska border. It’s a land of wild beauty, from the fjords reaching deep into the…

June Products News

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SARC UPDATE: More North American Tasar Events Now Included

The Tasar dinghy class has attracted some of the region's nest sailors for many years, and the list of World Champions based in the Seattle area is truly extraordinary—most recently and most prolifically Jonathan and Libby…

R2AK 2024 Gets Underway

The 2024 celebration of the weirdest, wildest, most wonderful adventurers has crossed Juan de Fuca and now heads north. I love R2AK, have from the jump. I was fortunate to be on scene for the sunrise start in Port Townsend.…

Sea Feasts of British Columbia

Raising the oars from the water, I let our dinghy ghost ahead into the small cove surrounded by moss covered rocks and tall conifers. A bald eagle wheeled high above the island group and, besides the rustling of water from…

Pacific Northwest Small Boat Festival Coming to Port Ludlow

Join the Pocket Yachters and fellow boating enthusiasts at Port Ludlow Marina July 26-27 to celebrate small craft—from sailboats to rowboats and more. The Pacific Northwest Small Boat Festival (SBF) will showcase 75 small…

Casting Off: A Shocking Revelation

Kevin pours salt into fresh water during his…

BoatUS Opens Grant Program for $7.5M to Remove Abandoned and Derelict Vessels

The problem of abandoned and derelict boats littering the nation's waterways has been on the rise for years, and many areas around the Pacific Northwest are in need of assistance cleaning them up. Fortunately, help is now…