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The 2105 Round Saltspring Race fleet poised to sail.

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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HOWB 172 – Interview | Jake Beattie, update on inaugural R2AK (Race to Alaska) June 4, 2015

Today’s podcast is a Race to Alaska (R2AK) interview with Jake Beattie (Race Brainchild) of the NWMC in Port Townsend, WA. HOWB 141 is the first interview with Jake about the R2AK’s inaugural event scheduled for June 4, 2015. In today’s episode we get an update on the amazing boats and people that have officially entered (registration […]

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Jay Berglund, left, and skipper John Thompson head out on Gizmo. Photo by Susan Willis

Racers mourn loss of Olympia sailor

Jay Berglund, his friends say, was the type of sailor you could always rely on. Berglund was always willing to help with a boat delivery, was always there to drive the boat during the long stretches. He was the guy who would stay behind to clean and put the boat away, working long after his […]

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You can sail, paddle or row the 750 miles for a shot at winning $10,000.

Do you want to race – to Alaska?

“It’s like the Iditarod on a boat with a chance of drowning, being run down by a freighter, or eaten by a grizzly bear.” That’s how the Race to Alaska’s webpage describes this new event. “Like all good ideas,” joked co-organizer Jake Beattie when we spoke recently, “this one came over a beer.” He went […]

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