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    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 ...
    Published on 04-05-2017 01:55 PM
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    Kurt Hoehne taps out this brief write uf for his blog, http://sailish.com





    It’s been a long time since 116 boats have been on Puget Sound for a race on the same day, but that’s exactly what happened for Saturday’s Blakely Rock Benefit Regatta (BRBR). And with a gentle southerly, sailors and non-sailors alike looking out at Sound got to see a gorgeous parade ...
    Published on 03-28-2017 12:14 PM
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    Kurt Hoehne's Sailish.com write up
    on the grand finale of the Center Sound Series season ending finale: The Three Tree Point Regatta




    all photos © Jan's Marine Pix




    CYC’s Center Sound Series wrapped up with a gorgeous Three Tree Point Race on Saturday. The course, however, didn’t ever get near Three Tree Point as it was shortened to Shilshole-Alki-Meadowpoint-finish. The southerly stayed in the 12-16 ...
    Published on 02-09-2017 04:09 PM
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    The Seattle Times reports on some rather crappy news from Puget Sound



    Millions of gallons’ of wastewater dumping into Puget Sound after heavy rainfall.

    Untreated wastewater and stormwater are being dumped into Puget Sound after high tides and heavy rains overwhelmed a King County wastewater-treatment center ...
    Published on 12-06-2016 03:25 PM
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    The South Sound Sailing Society's annual 4 race winter long distance series got off to a solid start on Saturday with
    the 30.7 nm Vashon Island Race. The 1st of 4 events which includes the 30.8 nm Duwamish Head race, the 38.4 nm Toliva Shoal Race
    and the 29.5 nm Islands race, boasts the most miles ...
    Published on 12-06-2016 11:17 AM



    Skipper of motor vessel was apparently in the head when this Washington State Ferry crossed his path.
    According to sources, the ...

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