Vendee Intrigue: Fleet Tries to Skirt Tropical Storm Theta

I've got a serious case of Vendee Globe Fever! Man, I may be a little late to the party here ... but I've never been so interested in the Vendee Globe Race. There are so many layers to it, and literally scores of articles…

REMINDER: Washington Sea Grant Hosting Virtual Marine Weather Workshop November 14

Learn to read the weather before you head out on the water. Washington Sea Grant and Jefferson County WSU Extension are co-sponsoring a Marine Weather Workshop this Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Topics to be…

Product News: November 2020

Sirius XM Marine Typically thought of as a streaming music and news service, Sirius XM has jumped into the marine market with their Sirius XM Marine WM-4 receiver. Compatible with Raymarine, Garmin, Furuno, Simrad, Lowrance,…

Adding a NMEA 2000 powered Raspberry Pi to your boat

Easy to install Raspberry Pi computer that gets its power from the NMEA 2000 bus — Great for SignalK, OpenCPN, and OpenPlotter. Running a Raspberry Pi aboard a boat has been a popular thing to do for a number of years. I’ve…

Governor’s Office Provides Clarity About Sailboat Racing Crew Restrictions in Washington

Governor Jay Inslee's Senior Policy Advisor for Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development, Jon Snyder, recently offered a clarifying quote about crew restrictions for sailboat racing. Big kudos to a local boat racer, David…

The Right Boat

You probably know this type of boater; the person who has a hard time with commitment. This year they’re training in an Alden rowing shell, next year outfitting an Ericson 38 keeps them busy—until the following season, when…

Seattle Boat Show Cancels In-Person Event, Debuts New Approach to Virtual Show

The 2021 Seattle Boat Show is not happening in person, but a new digital experience — Seattle Boat Show Connected — provides an intriguing alternative. In many ways, the writing was on the wall. Fifty-thousand person events…

A Century Old Boat Design Comes to Life on Lake Union

The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) recently launched its first traditionally built sailing vessel in over 15 years to the shores of Lake Union. The Kitten Class Gaff-Rigged Cat Boat, designed by John Winslow in 1920, is the…

Back to Mexico and a Return to the Cruising Life

Walking down the dock the other day, I stopped in my tracks, looked at Yahtzee and smiled. What a magical piece of fiberglass, metal, canvas and ropes this thing is. Our home for over 8 years, Porter and Magnus have lived…

MY SAIL Work Party Makes Big Strides in Updating their Multihull Fleet

Multihull Youth SAIL Foundation (MY SAIL) put the exclamation point on a breakout year at an October work party.  Huge demand for its programs coupled with growth in its fleet of boats left the non-profit with a daunting…