Fisheries Supply’s Fall Swap Meet is September 24

Fall is here and so is the bi-annual Fisheries Supply Swap Meet. Join hundreds of other fellow boaters, bargain hunters, and deal makers to celebrate what has become a Pacific NW tradition. The ever-popular Fisheries Swap…

FAQs from a Diesel Mechanic

Throughout my career, I have been asked many questions about what I do and why, or for tips and tricks to keep customers’ engines happy and healthy. Here are some of the most common questions I get and how I typically…

Port of Lopez Launches a New Free Pumpout Boat in Fisherman Bay

Good news, cruisers! Free mobile pumpout options in the San Juan Islands continue to expand — Port of Lopez is now operating a seasonal mobile pumpout service. A new sewage pumpout boat is providing free service to…

PITCH 2022 Delivers On Its Slogan

"Come for the wind, stay for the party!" Bellingham's PITCH gave sailboat racers exactly what they'd hope for over Labor Day Weekend. PITCH has been a favorite Labor Day weekend regatta in the North Sound for nearly 50 years…

Wooden Boat Festival Weekend is Here!

One of our favorite boating events of the year kicks off today in Port Townsend and runs through Sunday — the Wooden Boat Festival! The Wooden Boat Festival is the largest wooden boat festival in North America — a place…

48° North-Ullman Sails Rally Recap

A typical day of sailing during this year’s rally. Beautiful weather and new friends create cruising success Working our way along the northwestern shore of Orcas Island, I counted five boats with full sails enjoying the…

Thunderbird Racers take to Port Townsend Bay for West Coast Championships

A fun, competitive fleet duked it out on Port Townsend Bay for the Thunderbird West Coast Championships. There is something about that sulfury aroma of kelp-infused varnish, teak, and weed that just says Port Townsend. And…

Close to the Water: Feeling the Love

The author rows across a calm stretch of water. When I pulled up to the customs dock on San Juan Island on a sunny September afternoon, I was feeling good. Over the past six weeks, I had traveled some 200 miles down…

Destinations: Kenai Peninsula Discovered

In our latest Throwback Thursday, find adventure and solitude in this stunning cruiser's playground. Reaching south out of Resurrection Bay past the Rugged Islands, a large easterly swell rolls from our port side, and a…

Pacific Cup 2022:
An Offshore Dream Achieved

Sailing across the ocean has always been on “the list,” but for some reason, I wasn’t sure it would actually happen. It just seemed like such a far-fetched and crazy idea — and how many people really do something like that?…