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June sailor’s special at the CWB

This summer, the Center for Wooden Boats’ SLU Livery will be running promotions that highlight a different sailboat every month. These specials are a great way to explore some of the rigs that you may be unfamiliar with – come to a FREE boat introduction and rigging demo at the beginning of each month, then enjoy […]

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Coast Guard rescues two from boat aground near Port Angeles

In a situation that seems like it could happen to nearly any boater, a boat that had lost power and then dragged anchor went hard aground three miles from Port Angeles on Thursday. The two cremembers were in contact with the Coast Guard who facilitated their rescue around 7:30 p.m. Here’s the report from the USCG: […]

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Race Report: Round Saltspring 2015

From fickle breezes to helpful currents, the 42nd annual Round Saltspring Race was an event to remember. And the story of the day may have been the Race Committee’s correct call in sending racers 42 miles counter-clockwise around the island to take full advantage of the current (the direction is decided each year and announced […]

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Coast Guard launches helpful new safety app

The U.S. Coast Guard launched a free safety app over the weekend that should help all boaters be a little safer while enjoying time on the water. With features that assist you in filing float plans, reporting hazards, scheduling safety checks, requesting emergency assistance and much more, it seems like a must have for the avid […]

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It’s great to be aboard!

With the spring boating season thoroughly upon us and summer hot on its heels, there is a palpable excitement in the air among boaters in the Pacific Northwest. For me, though, there is an added level of enthusiasm aboard as I join Three Sheets Northwest as partner and managing editor. When I moved backed to […]

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Center for Wooden Boats Third Friday Speaker: Steve Mayo on HMS Discovery and tender Chatham

Acclaimed Pacific Northwest maritime artist Steve Mayo will give a presentation describing the new research behind his latest watercolor painting of the HMS Discovery and tender Chatham Friday, May 15. The free 3rd Friday Speaker event starts at 7 pm in the CWB floating Boathouse, 1010 Valley St., Seattle, WA. With the help of exciting […]

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