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    Published on 11-04-2020 11:48 AM
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    Round the County may be cancelled, BUT...

    Yeah, COVID-19 sucks. Most of the big regattas this year were cancelled and now RTC is too. But that doesn't mean we can't go sailing around the San Juans in November! A rogue group of hardy sailors are planning to "cruise" the RTC course. Maybe we'll see you out there?

    the schedule
    Saturday, Nov. 7
    Start a clockwise cruise of San Juan County at Lydia Shoal. Use VHF 67 to chat with friends.



    Note your start time when you head south across an artificial line east of the Lydia Shoal buoy ...
    Published on 10-28-2020 11:10 AM
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    SEATTLE, Washington, October 28, 2020 – Whidbey Island Race Week LLC, the organizing authority of Whidbey Island Race Week and Point Roberts Race Week announces a new venue beginning in 2021: Anacortes, Washington. Anacortes is located on the north end of Fidalgo Island in Washington State, and will be the new venue ...
    Published on 10-12-2020 10:25 AM
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    Photo: Randi Lee / KOMO News Photo


    Lightning strikes behind a Washington State Ferry boat as it sailed on the Puget Sound near the Edmonds ferry dock, Sept. 7, 2019. ...
    Published on 09-10-2020 04:07 PM
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    The easterly winds that whipped up flames and smoke across the western states provided a vehicle
    at least for some Shitz & Giggles for 3 locals from the Hood River Area to embark on a rare downhill AND downriver
    romp from Hood River to Cascade Locks. The 20/20 Challenge record was the desired target!



    Sean Doogie Couvreux, Andrew Estcourt and Spike climbed aboard Andy's ...
    Published on 08-12-2020 01:47 PM
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    Round the County organizers are hoping to run the 33rd annual race with modifications for Coronavirus
    The Orcas Island Yacht Club and the Friday Harbor Sailing Club are aiming to get the 33rd annual Round the County sailboat race off on November 6-8, 2020 in ...
    Published on 07-28-2020 12:58 PM
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    Women at the Helm
    by Kurt Hoehne

    The Pacific Northwest has a proud tradition of women "being at the helm." All woman racing crews have participated in all of the areas major events including the Vic-Maui race. The Seattle Women's Sailing Association and Tacoma Women's Sailing Association have both been successful ...
    Published on 06-29-2020 01:16 PM
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    "The first (annual) Salish 200 is now complete with all boats safely off of the course! It was an epic run up and around the San Juans, and an equally exciting adventure for the handful of boats that went for the Puget Sound 100. Congratulations to Jonathan McKee and Matt Pistay on Dark Star for winning the Salish 200, and to Ben Glass and team ...
    Published on 06-08-2020 09:54 AM
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    West Vancouver Yacht Club & Royal Naval Sailing Association Single/Double Handed Race – 2020
    Words by Peter Salusbury


    Idiopathic


    Who would have guessed six months ago that the traditional June single-handed race hosted by WVYC and RNSA would be over-subscribed with a waiting list of participants wanting to enter and ending up being the most anticipated yacht race in British Columbia? Well, with the pandemic grounding all formal racing ...
    Published on 05-18-2020 12:27 PM
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    In a bit of a throwback to days gone by of racing, the singlehanded dinghy sailors came out in force on Thursday off Shilshole in Seattle.
    Yes, Virginia, there IS racing while simultaneously social distancing.
    The Seattle Laser Fleet - which includes the RS Aeros in town, ...
    Published on 05-15-2020 07:19 AM
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    News Release
    U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
    Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
    Office: (206) 220-7237
    After Hours: (206) 819-9154
    13th District online newsroom

    Coast Guard offers new i911 system for ...
    Published on 04-24-2020 10:40 AM
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    There are two ways to say this:

    R2AK and SEVENTY48 are canceled in 2020.
    R2AK and SEVENTY 2020 aren’t canceled, but you can’t cross the starting line until 2021.
    Either way, Race to Alaska and SEVENTY48 are not running ...
    Published on 03-26-2020 11:02 AM
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    Shackles & Cotterpins - The Vic-Maui Newsletter

    Vic-Maui announces cancellation of the 2020 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race


    Vic-Maui has completed a review related ...
    Published on 02-19-2020 10:13 AM
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    Olympia Yacht Club's Toliva Shoal Race is always a challenge. Sometimes the challenge is making the time limit, sometimes withstanding February temperatures. This past Saturday the challenge was dealing with a serious blow interrupted occasionally by some truly light wind conditions. Bruce Hedrick predicted the blow for those who checked Sailish on Friday evening. Jan Anderson provided the photos below. Results.

    We have two reports, one from PHRF 3 class winner Robert King on String Theory, ...
    Published on 01-05-2020 09:07 AM
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    Long Beach, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his sailing vessel became disabled dangerously close to the surf near Peacock Spit Friday about one mile from the shore near Cape ...
    Published on 11-13-2019 03:41 PM
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    Report from Kurt Hoehne WWW.Sailish.com

    It seems the Round the County race always serves up one marginal race day and one great race day. This past weekend, Saturday was truly marginal and Sunday could be called “OK,” especially if you were playing the shore along San Juan Island.

    Saturday’s start verged on silly. Some boats were barely able cross the start before the time limit for starting expired. A lot of boats were stuck not far from the start line for hours. The race turned into a nice ...
    Published on 10-31-2019 12:54 PM
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    The Seattle YC's Fall Classic Dials Up Epic Winds


    Verbs visa Kurt Hoehne www.sailish.com

    Grand Prix may not be the focal point of end-of-season sailing that it once was, but it can still cook up some great conditions. With winds topping 30 knots on Saturday, crews got a workout and gear ...
    Published on 10-02-2019 02:48 PM
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    Body of missing Franklin HS counselor found off Oregon Coast
    OREGON COAST
    Hoang Minh Tran was reported missing Saturday night after sailing out of Newport earlier in the day
    KOIN's Amy Frazier REPORTS



    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A body found off the coast of Yaquina Bay belongs to a Clackamas man reported missing on Saturday evening, ...
    Published on 08-20-2019 11:21 AM
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    Legend has it that in a certain stretch of Puget Sound, there lays a paranormal phenomenon
    which rises from the depths and takes it unwitting ...
    Published on 07-31-2019 05:02 PM
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    PORT ANGELES — An Everett man died Tuesday night when the boat he was operating struck a salmon pen in Port Angeles Harbor, city police said.

    Robert R. Elliot, 62, and his three passengers were just south of Ediz Hook when the small fiberglass boat struck a salmon pen at about 9:45 p.m., Port Angeles police ...
    Published on 07-04-2019 05:14 PM
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    With all the hoopla currently occurring at our Southern border and invite to duel with our neighbors at our Northern border seemed appropriate. Since we have not erected a great, great wall and made the Canadians pay for it a large contingent of sailors made the trek South from this frozen nation to compete ...