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Our first Swiftsure

Crouching on the foredeck under our full spinnaker as we crossed the finish line in Victoria Harbor, I tussled Porter’s blond hair and said, “We did it, buddy. You’ve finished your first Swiftsure.” He looked into my eyes, paused, and then thrust his arms wide for a hug while belting out a loud, unprompted, “OH […]

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Follow the Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race on Three Sheets Northwest

For many Pacific Northwest sailors, the dream of sailing around Vancouver Island is an alluring one. Whether you are taking a few months to cruise the route or a few weeks to race it, the experience is billed as nothing short of amazing. Three Sheets Northwest contributor Scott Wilson shared his adventure while cruising the route last […]

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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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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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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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