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    Published on 10-28-2021 10:24 AM
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    Drifting shipping containers leave Vancouver Island communities with many questions

    Containers spotted as far north as Cape Scott, as of Wednesday, none had been retrieved

    By Melissa Renwick, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter HA-SHILTH-SA

    After 109 shipping containers were knocked off a cargo ship near Vancouver Island on Friday, Oct. 22, communities on the west coast are left ...
    Published on 10-25-2021 10:50 AM
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    VICTORIA - The Canadian Coast Guard and United States Coast Guard are warning boaters after 40 shipping containers were tossed from a cargo ship Friday in rough seas off Vancouver Island.
    The containers were adrift approximately 69 kilometres west of Vancouver Island just before 3 p.m., according to U.S. officials.

    The cargo vessel Zim Kingston was inbound for Vancouver when it listed to one side, dropping the containers into the ocean near the mouth of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the authorities said. ...
    Published on 10-14-2021 12:04 PM
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    The Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle hosted the Puget Sound Sailing Championships over the October 9th and 10th weekend,
    with 63 boats in 8 divisions answering the call and vying for the title of the best of the best and all the glitter
    and gold that comes with....

    all images © Jan's Marine Pics ...
    Published on 06-24-2021 03:36 PM
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    After a year off due to COVID 19 and a second relocation in as many years, the Anacortes Race Week has enjoyed
    fine conditions and a great turn out with 63 boat in 11 divisions, ( 4 One Design & 7 Handicap).

    all image © https://janpix.smugmug.com/

    As of the writing, 7 races have been ...
    Published on 06-10-2021 02:14 PM
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    Team Members: Shad Lemke, Mark Bostrom, Scott Wood, Jefferson Franklin
    Hometown: Wilsall, MT
    Race Vessel: Olson 30 Monohull
    LOA: 29.95'
    Human Propulsion: Pedal drives

    The inaugural all within the USA long distance, human or sail power has it's 1st overall 1st to finish winner, but there are contestants stacked all over the place!
    Don't feel alone that you are just getting your 1st indication that there even WAS a replacement endurance event to replace the R2AK.

    You can ...
    Published on 06-10-2021 11:41 AM
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    24 boats in 5 divisions are on the run, literally.
    The race from Astoria to Port Angeles is back with some familiar faces and some not so much.
    the 193 nm jaunt is a feeder to the ...
    Published on 05-06-2021 09:18 AM
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    PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a burning vessel Tuesday evening five miles east of Port Angeles.

    At approximately 6 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a call from a distressed mariner reporting ...
    Published on 03-16-2021 09:47 AM
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    image © Chris Smith

    Coast Guard responds to barge collision in Gig Harbor, WA

    Private docks, residences struck by barge in Gig Harbor, Washington

    SEATTLE — Coast Guard members from Sector Puget Sound responded Monday ...
    Published on 03-09-2021 06:03 PM
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    Report by Kurt Hoehne / Sailish.com

    Corinthian Yacht Club's Blakely Rock Race, the first race in the Center Sound Series, is certainly not the first race of the year. However, it always seems to force racers, and race committees, to officially shake out the cobwebs for the coming year. Saturday's race was no exception.

    The day started out breezier than expected, ...
    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 10:10 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 09:25 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 03:07 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 12:47 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 11:58 AM
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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 12:16 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 08:54 AM
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    West Vancouver Yacht Club & Royal Naval Sailing Association Single/Double Handed Race – 2020
    Words by Peter Salusbury


    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 11:27 AM
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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 06:19 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 09:40 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 ...