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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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Knox-Johnston aboard Suhaili

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s Seattle-bound Clipper Race has its origins in 1968 Golden Globe

Twelve fully crewed 70-foot yachts participating in the 10th Clipper Round The World Race set out on Leg 6 in Qingdao, China yesterday, March 20, and their next stop will be all the way across the Pacific Ocean, putting them in Seattle on or about April 15. (Read a Leg 6 race preview here, watch a preview with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston below and track […]

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Even in a pool, getting into a life raft is a bit of a challenge

‘There’s no elegant way to enter a life raft,’ and other lessons from a Safety At Sea Seminar

Want to learn how to board a life raft, how to use all the onboard safety gear that you have and don’t have, about what seamanship skills you need to safely sail offshore, and much more? Sign up for a Safety At Sea seminar and get ready to be humbled. A recent Safety At Sea seminar was held on […]

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Center Sound Series set to kick off with Blakely Rock Race on March 5

For Puget Sound sailors, the Central Sound Series marks the beginning of spring racing action and with the usual mixed bag of late winter/early spring weather, it’s always a challenging but good time. Presented by the Corinthian Yacht Club, this year’s Fisheries Supply Central Sound Series kicks off on Saturday, March 5 with the Blakely Rock […]

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