• Team Hot Mess

    R2AK participants are trickling in, and their bios are perfect

    One of our favorite parts of the R2AK last summer was certainly the scintillating racing action, but the team bios might have been even better. Participants for the 2016 edition of the “race for the steak knives” — er, $10,000— are trickling into R2AK HQ and ...


Listing of the week

Each week we’ll select a listing from our “Boats For Sale” site to feature on the front page. This week’s vessel is the 2005 Glacier Bay 3490 Ocean Runner. This 3490 Ocean Runner is a rare flybridge model. In like new condition with a full refit in 2012. All new electronics, appliances, engines and more. This catamaran is designed for comfortable extended cruises and […]

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Sea Reads: In the Heart of the Sea

I wish I could tell you that the upcoming movie about a whale that destroys a ship was going to be great. And maybe it will be, as long as you haven’t read the book. Like most movies based on a book, the printed version will always be superior. Why? Because when you read a […]

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My new cold weather insulated sailing gloves

This spring I bought new pair of Gill Three Season Gloves having gotten so tired of cold fingers. The gloves are made of 1.5mm neoprene insulation  with a high tech non-slip fabric on the palms and fingers.  The entire hand is  insulated with the neoprene and the cuffs are a bit longer to go under the […]

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Fidalgo Island

A circumnavigation of Fidalgo Island

“Why not go down to Deception Pass?” my buddy Mike asked as I took a drink from a pint of cold IPA. We were bellied up to the bar at the Brown Lantern in Anacortes on Sunday night after Round the County talking about what else, but sailing, and he was right. “Why not?” For a […]

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Fisheries Supply announces 2015 InNEWvation Award winners

From boots and dry suits, to life saving devices, winches and a spray to keep those pesky rugs from slipping, choosing the best of the best for Fisheries Supply’s 2015 InNEWvation awards was as informative as it was fun. And in the end, it turns out that some of Three Sheets Northwest’s favorite products from the many nominees ended up […]

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2015 route roundup

I final got around to amalgamating all my tracks from this summer’s cruise using Google’s My Maps feature. I had to email all the tracks to myself from the Navionics app  on my phone then download each KML file. Next I uploaded each file to a separate layer to Google My Maps and had to keep amalgamating […]

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