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Coast Guard conducting waterways analysis, seeks public comment on upper Columbia River

Are you a Portland, Vancouver or Hood River area boater who frequents the Columbia River from I-5 to Hood River? If so, the Coast Guard is asking for your input on the aids to navigation in the area. Coast Guard officials are seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system review of the upper Columbia […]

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Wearing a life jacket gives boaters the best chance of survival if they fall overboard.

U.S. Coast Guard releases 2015 boating statistics report

The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics report Tuesday, revealing that boating fatalities nationwide during the year totaled 626, the third-lowest number of yearly boating fatalities on record. From 2014 to 2015, injuries decreased from 2,678 to 2,613, a 2.4 percent decrease; deaths increased from 610 to 626, a 2.6 percent increase; and the […]

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A gorgeous end to our first day of racing.

UPDATE: Oregon Offshore racers head down the Strait of Juan de Fuca for finish in Victoria

UPDATE (Saturday, 1045): Just as predicted, the breeze finally shifted to the west yesterday afternoon and the Oregon Offshore fleet has enjoyed reaching and downwind  sailing conditions ever since. The Strait of Juan de Fuca is a familiar homestretch for many, and the boats have been finishing in Victoria Harbour since early this morning with […]

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Opening Day 2016 in pictures

“Zero Dock” is a temporary dock put up behind the Seattle Yacht Club and that’s where the party is. The Canadians took up the end of the dock and put up a “border” from the rest of the dock. Strict check-in protocols were followed to pass through the border. You needed to answer a Canadian question. A […]

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