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    Published on 09-22-2017 09:02 AM
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    The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club held host to the 2017 6 Meter World Championships over the last week.

    With 16 Classic boats and 18 Open boats competing in 8 races over 7 days, in the water of English Harbor, it was a spectacle
    to behold as these vintage vessels gathered in unison for the 1st time in the West Coast since 1979.

    The 6 Meter World Cup is held biannually, ...
    Published on 09-07-2017 11:54 AM
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    Eagle Creek Fire and Indian Creek Fire Update
    Thursday, September 7, 2017 – 10:30 a.m.

    Progress on the Eagle Creek Fire continued overnight. There was some fire growth as firefighters worked to secure fire lines near Cascade Locks and Bridal Veil by conducting ...
    Published on 09-05-2017 08:51 AM
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    All lanes of Interstate 84 remain closed from Troutdale (Exit 17) to 2 miles west of Hood River (MP 62). SR-14 is closed to commercial traffic in both directions, but open to passenger vehicles. Bridge of the Gods is closed.

    The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has increased evacuation levels ...
    Published on 09-03-2017 08:40 AM
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    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A fire near the Eagle Creek Trail at Cascade Locks erupted near the already-burning Indian Creek Trail, sending a massive plume of smoke and visible bright flames over the Columbia River Gorge, forcing the evacuation of about 140 hikers and campers from the area. ...
    Published on 08-05-2017 01:08 PM
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    It's true.

    Death From The Rear v2 has launched and is headed up river on the 10th anniversary of the Double Damned.




    Living up to the promise he was gonna sail this "Damn Race" one way or another, Paul Sutcheck put the pieces together,
    secured a Cal 20 "Sláinte" or "Cheers" or "to your health" in Gaelic and hit the road. Sort of.

    The boat had no trailer, and it took some searching to find the right sized used one, and when ...
    Published on 07-24-2017 11:21 AM
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    Wind in the low 20's a consistent ebb and wall to wall sunshine were on the menu for
    the just completed 2017 Melges 24 North Americans, hosted by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association
    at Cascade Locks. The racing took place over 4 days, July 19-22.



    All photos © Jan's Marine Photography



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    Published on 07-09-2017 05:56 PM
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    A fire destroyed several boats at the Everett Marina Saturday night.

    The fire started around 8 p.m. in the 1700 block of W Marine View Drive. Crews at the scene say smoke ...
    Published on 07-09-2017 11:28 AM
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    KOMO News Reports

    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. -- A gunman on a boat who had just stripped naked hours after firing several shots at the shoreline of Bainbridge Island was fatally wounded by police officers after pointing the gun at them.
    No one else was injured.

    The ...
    Published on 06-21-2017 03:54 PM
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    Seems like just yesterday a group of crazy sailors proposed a race from Cascade Locks, 42 miles
    upriver and downhill to The Dalles through the Columbia ...
    Published on 06-15-2017 09:04 AM
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    Neck And Neck! The Corsair 31 TEAM BIG BRODERNA has caught up to the Melvin custom 8.5 meter trimaran Team Pure And Wild Freeburd

    Looks like Tripp, Chris & Trevor ...
    Published on 06-14-2017 03:54 PM
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    2017 Stage 2, Day 2: Groundings, grindings, and a creative curve ball
    The hour hand’s third and fourth laps around the R2AK have been both eventful and deceptive. Looking at the ...
    Published on 06-14-2017 02:30 PM
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    http://tracker.r2ak.com/


    Latest (Abbreviated) On the Water Report from Tripp via broken connection at 1150-

    We are through Bella Bella ...
    Published on 06-09-2017 01:50 PM
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    It started early. By 4 a.m. the growing puddles in Port Townsend’s dark streets glinted with tail lights, broken only by the shadows of pedestrians, and the electric glow of anticipation—all headed in the direction of the R2AK starting line. This was the day.
    In the harbor, crews ...
    Published on 06-09-2017 09:53 AM
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    From Thursday June 8, the start and leg one the Race 2 Alaska 2017.
    Light to no wind changes to big wind and short, steep seas for the 56 competitors...

    Weather conditions have deteriorated in the Straits as forecast. Environment Canada reporting 20 knots gusting to 30 in and around Victoria. Racers are taking appropriate actions, some working towards nearby shelter, others choosing to run downwind. Think safe thoughts everyone, it’s getting gnarly out there.
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    Published on 06-08-2017 09:23 AM
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    66 Vessels of various lengths, crew size and mode of propulsion have begun leg one of the 2017 Race To Alaska.
    The short portion, from Port Townsend, Washington across the ...
    Published on 05-22-2017 11:21 AM
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    Keith Whittemore Claims J/24 US National Championship

    Seattle, WA—May 21, 2017—Of the nine races completed at the J/24 US National Championship, Keith Whittemore’s Tundra Rose won five of them. Four races were completed on Sunday, but after tallying a 1,2,1 in the first three, Whittemore and crew of Shelby Milne, Brian Thomas, Kevin Downey and Mark Rodgers could head for shore as Champions at their local Corinthian Yacht Club ...
    Published on 05-11-2017 02:35 PM
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    21 boats departed Astoria Oregon headed north up the Oregon Coast 193 NM to The Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Victoria BC.
    Below are some selects images of the start and the live tracker. Updates are continuous at : http://www.oregonoffshore.org/







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    Published on 05-10-2017 12:49 PM
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    Kurt Hoehne's Race To The Straits write up!





    Once again, Sloop Tavern YC’s Race to the Straits has outdone itself. One hundred twenty five boats entered the Saturday-Sunday/Seattle-Port Townsend-Seattle, the weather cooperated for the most part and orcas made an appearance. Really, it doesn’t get much better than this. The staggered ...
    Published on 04-18-2017 08:54 AM
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    Words by Peter Salusbury Sailish.com

    Southern Straits is often a great race, and by the sounds of it it was this year. We’re lucky to have Peter Salusbury report on the race soon after finishing a strong second with his amazing Longboard. Enjoy the photos Peter and crew supplied, plus more photos courtesy of race chair Sonia Telford. If anyone has tales/pix/video to add, send them along and ...
    Published on 04-08-2017 04:24 PM
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    Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology respond to pollution threat after boat fire in Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle
    SEATTLE – Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology pollution responders ...

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