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For John Neal, a lifetime of voyaging started at the Seattle Boat Show

Sailing to Patagonia, Sweden, Svalbard, Antarctica, the Caribbean, Alaska, Cape Horn, and all points in-between; numerous voyages through the South Pacific; hundreds of thousands of miles offshore; and teaching countless students in the art of seamanship, for John Neal of Friday Harbor-based Mahina Expeditions, it all started at the Seattle Boat Show. I’ve known John for […]

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Fair winds to our captain, Ted Pike

On Monday, August 24, there were more tears on the docks of Port Townsend than the bay could possibly hold due to the passing of our beloved Ted Pike. Following a sudden illness, Edwin “Ted” Bertram Pike III passed on to other seas at the age of 65 (born January 25, 1950) surrounded by family […]

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The Felicity Ann at the NWSWB

Tomorrow’s boatbuilders give new life to historic vessel — and you can help

When I walked up to the Felicity Ann’s deck house laying outside one of the buildings at the Northwest School of Boatbuilding’s (NWSWB) Port Hadlock campus, it looked like so many other discarded vessels that haven’t weathered the storms of time. But, similar to other wooden boats of this vintage, the Felicity Ann has a story, […]

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Bob Perry plays with his band, a Saturday night tradition at the annual Perry Design Rendezvous. Deborah Bach photo

Q&A: Legendary yacht designer Bob Perry on adoration, not overthinking it and why he’s not like his Uncle Mick

There are likely very few annual boating get-togethers whose guest of honor, year after year, is the person from whose imagination those very vessels sprung. But that’s the case at the Perry Design Rendezvous, held each summer at Port Ludlow. The event brings together owners of boats created by Robert (Bob) Perry, one of the […]

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