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    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/


    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 ...
    Published on 11-08-2016 09:02 AM
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    The Orcas Island Yacht Club and the Friday Harbor Sailing Club hosted the 29th annual "ROUND the COUNTY" sailboat race. This event was be held November 5th and 6th, 2016 in the beautiful and challenging waters of San Juan County Washington. The race is approximately 76 miles with an overnight stop in Roche Harbor, San Juan Island. Due to the great venue, the better winds of November, and the ...
    Published on 10-09-2016 10:11 AM
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    Big wind and big fun at Seattle's Corinthian Yacht Club's Puget Sound Sailing Championship!

    Loads of breeze and attrition as the day progresses!


    All Photos © Jan's Marine Pix

    Published on 10-04-2016 09:43 AM
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    QA nice selection of images from Jan's Marine Pics
    From the 2016 Seattle's CYC Foulweather Bluff Race.

    More on the race can be found HERE!!!

    Published on 08-19-2016 11:07 AM
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    Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross
    U.S. Coast Guard District 13
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    An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria delivers a portable dewatering pump ...
    Published on 08-12-2016 09:06 AM
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    The Seattle Times's Stephanie Loh pens this piece on Jen Morgan Glass and her behind the scenes effort to get womens skiff sailing into the Summer Games!"

    History will be made Friday when Kirkland’s Helena Scutt and her Coronado, Calif.-based sailing partner Paris Henken line up on the start line in Rio de Janeiro in their 49erFX skiff with the big U.S. flag pattern on the sail.

    This Olympics marks the debut of women’s high-performance skiff sailing, and Scutt and Henken will be the first pair of sailors to represent the U.S. in the 49erFX.
    Published on 08-06-2016 08:05 PM
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    Morgan Larson's Moore 24 Bruzer gets bruzed during this years Double Damned Race!

    Wes Whitmeyers Melges 24 Slingshot won the race with ...
    Published on 08-02-2016 10:06 AM
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    Another superb 3 day Nationals for the Moore 24 Fleet, hosted at Cascade Locks by the
    Columbia Gorge Racing Association, in conjunction with their annual One Design Regatta that included
    Lasers, Tasars, Fireballs, Flying Dutchman's and Melges 24's. The Moores showed up in force with 16 boats
    and squeezed off 11 races, all in white knuckle, "hold my beer and watch this" style!

    All images © Sean Trew
    Published on 07-19-2016 03:33 PM
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    Everyone is Going Fast (July 19)

    The Leaderboard looks funny as we re-started Turnagain and Forty in a new two-boat match race for supremacy in Cruising Class. We are not sure how to handicap tuna caught and lamb roast enjoyed, but we will try. Anyway, the different distance and start-time will makes it look like one of these two are leading the race for a while. To make the Leaderboard more accurate, make sure you click RECENT on the dropdown in the VMG box.

    And speaking of leading the race, with 500 miles to go, a real battle for Line Honours between ...
    Published on 07-19-2016 09:48 AM
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    Kinetic update Mon Jul 18 at 0345 HST
    We are about 825 nm fom the finish line, so about 1/3 of the race distance remains. We just sailed within 2 miles of Longboard and saw their lights as we passed them. Ahead and to the right, unseen and further away, is Valkyrie. The rest of the fleet is spread out behind us now. A few days ago, we were close enough to see Turnagain and Atalanta.

    It is windy, about 22-25 knots, with a very lumpy sea state. Dark, of course, and Reigh's starboard watch is driving ...
    Published on 07-13-2016 04:11 PM
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    Hurricane Alley (July 13):

    Race Committee has received a couple of questions regarding hurricanes in the Eastern Pacific and their potential impact on the Vic-Maui fleet. These are both important and interesting questions. Hurricane Blas has already formed and dissipated. And at Race HQ we pay attention to the National ...

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