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The sun rising on another beautiful wooden boat festival at Point Hudson Marina

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival coming up

There are a lot of reasons for boaters to regret the onset of fall in the Pacific Northwest: rain, storms, and chills enough to require the cabin heater be brought back into commission again after a long summer’s nap. But there’s also something to look forward to right at the beginning of that transitional month [...]

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Bremerton rocks the dock again

You’re going to need one hand for the ship again pretty soon if you’re staying at Bremerton Marina; it’s not that the floats are sub-standard, but the sheer wattage associated with the upcoming Rock the Dock Concert series is bound to set up standing waves all through the yacht basin. The series takes place over [...]

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The next big thing in boats is small, and getting smaller

We recently received this press release announcing the third annual Pocket Yacht Palooza to be held in Port Townsend this coming weekend. The Puget Sound area, and Port Townsend in particular, is at the epicenter of a global downsizing trend in boats, leading the way with smaller-boat designs, boatbuilding workshops, small-boat publications and events such [...]

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Raise a paddle July 26 for a good cause

Dwight Jones has a vision of looking out onto the water in Seattle and seeing scores of red-clad people paddling around on a designated day each summer, having fun and raising money for a good cause. The first step toward making that a reality is the inaugural Paddle for Parkinson’s. The event will be held Saturday, July [...]

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This course could save your life

You’ve been sailing for years and planning this next trip for months. You’ve created the perfect sail plan and stocked the galley. The weather is shaping up perfectly and the boat has been checked and rechecked. She’s ready. You’re ready. You cast off the lines — outbound for wherever — confident that you’ve thought of everything. But [...]

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