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    Seattle to Anacortes in five minutes

    What’s better than a friend asking if you can help deliver a Jeanneau 42 from Seattle to Anacortes on a windy fall day? Taking along your video camera and putting together a fun, fast five minute recap of the adventure. If can’t get out on ...

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Hear the tale of Seattle to Glacier Bay with one-year-old twins aboard (or “you must be crazy”)

In 2012, Tor and wis wife, Jessica, sailed their home-built, gaff-rigged 32’ steel ketch north to Alaska. Their only crew? Their one-year-old twin sons. Four months and 2,700 miles later, a great many lessons had been learned. Tor will share tips for traveling with toddlers, how to find “magic” anchorages, insights on weather, anchoring in […]

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DIY: A classic boat gets a new tiller pilot

I have hovered over the acquisition of a tiller pilot for several years, once having even manufactured a mounting point for one.  I didn’t install it.  Misgivings about its non-traditional complexion and fear of the siren-call of creeping complexity stayed my hand. Last summer convinced me that cruising alone without one is inconvenient, and possibly […]

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The author in the galley of her 31-foot boat, Velella. Photo courtesy of Wendy Hinman

Thanksgiving aboard for six – on short notice

When Team New Zealand announced they would defend the America’s Cup in Auckland in the spring of 2003, my husband, Garth, and I were excited. We have long been fans of the America’s Cup (AC), which tests boat design ingenuity and sailing prowess. But there was another reason for our excitement: We were sailing to […]

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