As I walked through Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes early on Saturday morning, halyards slapped in a chaotic harmony and a steady rain tested my foulies. Those conditions would prevail throughout the morning and into the early afternoon for leg one of Round the County 2015. And when the wind finally subsided, a different challenge awaited the […]
A well run race committee is fun to watch. Cambria served as the platform for the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club’s Fall Regatta as well as the ‘Race Your House’ race. It was a complicated affair. 35 boats for the Fall Regatta in 6 classes and another 35 boats in the Race Your House race, also […]
Dinghies swung from davits, grills hung on push pits and wind generators whirred as area live-aboards took to the Puget Sound on Sunday to decide who’s got the fastest “house.” Put on by the the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club in Ballard, Race Your House is an annual, light-hearted event aimed to get live-aboard sailors out of their slips […]
2015 Pink Boat Regatta from the vantage point of the Virginia V. Continue reading this story on Off the Coast of Ballard.
Spurred on by the popularity of this summer’s highly anticipated and intensely followed Race to Alaska (R2AK), race organizers have announced the next iteration will take place next summer. Slated to start in Port Townsend on June 23, 2016 the second edition of the race will not doubt be just as eagerly awaited, and in […]
Racing around the buoys on Monday night is a fun endeavor. Especially when you have a highly talented world class crew on a state of the art racing machine. None of which we had. It was the first race for both the youngest crew member (I’m almost 2!) and the oldest (I’m 65! How the […]
One day in late April I received a text message from my friend Micah saying, “wanna do Race to the Straits?” I’m not really a racer, but it was a free weekend so I said, “Sure, who are we going with?” “Just you and I,” she replied. At the time we were both in a sailing club […]