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Away From It All
48° North Interview. By Joe Cline 48° North’s 2015 Charter Guide for the Pacific Northwest, B.C., and Alaska.
How-to: Charter Like a Pro
Practical approach to a quintessential experience. By Jack and Alex Wilken
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Galley Essentials with Amanda The alchemy of Cacao. By Amanda Swan Neal
Lessons Learned Cruising
Artist’s View - Secrets of the Salish Sea
The Flotilla Experience
48° North Race Report
Waves: The Beast Below. By Jamie and Behan Gifford
Sea Pens: Shape-shifting little polyps. By Larry Eifert
Considering a planned group charter? Here’s the lowdown. By Mike Huston and Roger Van Dyken Toliva Shoal, Blakely Rock, Scatchet Head, Jim Depue, Girts Rekevics, and more.
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The Far Side of the Storm I had the good fortune to be on the water last Saturday for the Scatchet Head race. It was a wild ride. The NOAA forecast was for Small Craft Advisory, and we had that...and then some. Photos from the race in the race report (page 62) give you a sense of what it was like out there for the 50 or so boats that braved the weather, though the volume of photos from the amazing Jan Anderson is smaller than normal, because she and “boat-boy” Skip shelved the photography to be a Good Samaritan boat. The fleet ate up the miles in the blustery southerly, careening northward toward Whidbey Island. Boats big and small were lighting it up, as long as they stayed upright. I sailed with the TP 52, Glory, and it was truly a glorious run. We topped out at 25 knots, and spent a lot of time planing at 20 or more, going from Shilshole to Scatchet Head in about 45 minutes. We had our troubles, too: one civilized wipe-out, and another that was one of those pitbull-clampdowns that wouldn't let go easily and caused a little damage. Luckily, we escaped the worst of it. A number of exceedingly well sailed boats wound up with big trouble, including 48° North’s Top Boat from 2014 saying a fond farewell to their rig. They seemed in decent spirits, nonetheless, when we parked near their sailboat-turned-powerboat at the dock. Big props to Neptune’s Car who, retiring with their own gear issues, stayed by the rigless boat all the way back to the marina, making sure they were ok. One of the big takeaways from the day is one that recurs for me periodically: it has to do with the relativity of conditions. After ripping downwind, broaching, breaking some stuff, and settling in on the rail for the long slog upwind in 35 knots; when the breeze dropped to a steady 25 halfway up the beat near Edmonds, it felt like a leisurely day sail. If you go out and hoist sails in 25 knots, most of us are going to have some white in our knuckles. So, it’s all relative. Like most things, the more you do it, the more you own it. And, one of my favorite moments of the day was catching up with some friends who are new boat owners, and, in the grand scheme, fairly new to boat racing. They were officially on cloud nine, the adrenaline subsiding and being replaced by gratified ebullience. “16.3! We went 16.3 knots today!” And they took a well earned, and well appreciated, podium spot to boot. They own 16.3 now, returned safely, and were sporting ear to ear grins. I spent some of the lumpy upwind thinking about my interview this month with Damian Foxall (page 28), who will be a guest star on the Dongfeng team in the Volvo Ocean Race for the Southern Ocean leg, departing the same day we go to press. Even among the ranks of professional sailors, few have the depth of experience he has. I enjoy following the coverage of the Volvo Ocean Race, and it’s obvious from other interviews that even some of the other Volvo pros think a little more apprehensively than Damian does about the upcoming trip from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil. As he put it, “I’m cheating, not doing all the preliminary legs. You know, all sailors dream of the Southern Ocean.” I suppose he’s right, and he’s earned the right to feel at home there. I hope that when I get there, or you do, it’s relatively manageable! After all, a day like we had on Saturday would be a walk in the park in the Southern Ocean. I’ll see you on the water,
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Letters Dear Joe and 48° North, I just wanted to put a shout out to the South Sound Sailing Society for their decision to include a cruising class. I raced on a friend’s cruiser in the flying sails division at the Toliva Shoal race and it was an epic weekend. Both deliveries to/from Tacoma on Friday and Sunday were a much-needed break away from the office, and Saturday’s race in 10-20k under blue skies will not be forgotten soon! It was an opportunity to be with some close friends and share another life experience. If the SSSS did not have the two cruising classes then a lot of sailors, including myself, would have missed out on this incredible sailing gift. Thank you, SSSS!!!! P.S. Prior to this weekend I had started gnawing my arm off out of sheer winter boredom. Now I can stop gnawing as this weekend’s sailing “fix” will get me through at least a few more weeks! Sincerely, Peter Nelson s/v Steamy Windows
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The Adventures of Antares II Dear family, friends, and those I have met along the way who may take interest, I have been planning an around the world sailing expedition for the past 18 months. I find it fitting to be writing to you as I cross the Sea of Cortez away from the Bay of Dreams and towards Puerto Vallarta, where I depart for my Pacific Ocean crossing single-handed. This is beginning to seem like a dream come true. I am very fortunate to be able to be on such an adventure, but it has come with a great deal of preparation and many obstacles to overcome. I realize this is not something for the faint of heart, but also very rewarding. I have had a steep learning curve for sailing, the mechanics of the boat, and dealing with the inevitable breakage at sea. It has been a wild adventure from when I left Portland, OR in June 2014 and I am extremely excited to challenge myself to sailing solo around the world. I wanted to share with you some of the details of the trip thus far and fill you in on my future plans. This grandiose idea began on the 4th of July 2013 sitting atop Mt. Tabor in Portland with a small group of friends. Weeks after, my closest brother Brad sent me a link to an Alberg 30 being sold out of Vancouver, British Columbia. This was a lucky find. It seemed a perfect boat for the journey, and, in fact, it was. In September 2013, I drove up to Vancouver, B.C. to test sail the vessel. Soon I was the proud owner of a 1966 Alberg 30; blue-water ready…kind of. I had more than a little work to get myself and the boat ready, especially since this was my first boat. I had only sailed a dozen times in my life before buying the boat, and still had to learn what half the equipment on board was called or how it was used. I signed up for ASA classes and began reading as much as I could about single handling and sailboat maintenance. It was not as easy as it appeared, especially after having a setback in January 2014 when I broke three bones in my left wrist, my scapula, and two ribs in a mountain biking accident. I was told I might not be able to use my left wrist again but luckily the healing was successful and it was not the end of the trip. One of the hardest parts was the fact that I knew practically nothing about electronics or working on boats. This quickly changed as I began to tackle various projects such as plumbing, engine maintenance, and working on the electric components (with help from my friends at the dock on Hayden Island, for which I am very grateful). In June 2014 after leaving my job and graduating with a science degree, I sailed the boat down the Columbia River to put the boat on the hard in Ilwaco, WA. With some trial and error, and asking around the yard I was able to install a new radar, chart plotter, pull the prop for inspection, sand and paint the bottom, and repair the gelcoat blisters. After almost five weeks living and working in the boat yard, I got back in the water and took Antares II for a test sail to Westport, WA with my girlfriend at the time. The ’66 www.48North.com
Letters Alberg handled it beautifully…even after a good thrashing on the Columbia Bar. This was my first offshore voyage and I was already feeling very confident about heading off on this journey at sea. On the morning of August 27, 2014, my two crewmates and I crossed the bar with 20 knots and 8’ of rolling swell. We set a SW course to get 200 miles offshore so that we could make a straight shot back towards San Francisco and avoid the unrelenting low pressure system around the California/ Oregon border. Things were quite smooth for the first few days, minus 12 hours of vomiting that kicked in only 2 hours into the sail. I was so weak I couldn’t stand to get up, but luckily this never happened again (I’m blaming it on nerves). While making the turn to head back to the mainland we discovered the wind vane was no longer working. When I tried to fix it I broke the tip of my finger and put myself out of commission for about 6 hours. With a couple pain killers, I was able to sleep it off and get back to sailing the next morning. We temporarily re-rigged the wind vane, but on the second-to-last day, there was no fixing it, and we were stuck hand steering on a broad reach with a double reefed main in 35-40 knots of sustained wind and 8’ seas every 7 seconds. We cringed as waves crashed against the beam of the boat, making us think we were going to broach or someone just shot a cannonball at us. Through perseverance and about four Red Bulls, I was able to bring us safely into Bodega Bay. We were extremely relieved! At this point, many people would have probably gotten off the boat and said they never want to do this again. But, I enjoyed the intensity of it all. This is something I was meant to do.
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By the time I left San Francisco I had two new crew aboard. One was a prudent Bay sailor, but both were greenies to the open ocean. It turned out all right, though, because we only hit one bad weather system in Monterey, where we saw 50 knots of wind and breaking seas. We all handled it well and decided to turn back to Moss Landing, where we sailed at 8.5 knots downwind through the bar - a little crazy, considering it is only about 600 feet wide! I was becoming more comfortable being on my own out there as I learned to better navigate weather systems and was starting to do most of the sailing on my own. I still wasn’t comfortable being alone though so I picked up a new crew member from Marina Del Ray. On December 20th, I set off for Mexican waters. The trip down the Baja Peninsula was very enjoyable with solid sailing downwind most of the way. I made a few stops along the way, including Ensenada, Turtle Bay, Abreojos, and Cabo San Lucas. We made some longer passages of over 250 miles. I didn’t get a real shower for almost 14 days, which was new but didn’t bother me that much. The Alberg design is very small without much room for luxuries such as refrigeration or a shower, so I have learned to live very simply to say the least! In Cabo San Lucas, I decided it was time for me to be on my own. I sailed north towards La Paz. In the mid afternoon, I was hit by what they call a Norther or Chubasco. It brought sustained winds of 30 knots and gusting winds of 45 knots within an hour; this didn’t stop until 03:30 the next morning. I attempted to sail in every direction, including back to Cabo, but with 6-8’ square waves breaking waves every 4 seconds, it made it nearly impossible. It was the first time I actually became nervous about my safety, so I decided to heave-to and drift for the next 9 hours. Once the Norther passed, I had a smooth sail to La Paz, where I met a wonderful cruising community. One of the best things I did there was put a third reef point in my main sail - there had been a number of occasions when I wished I had a third reef! As I look back over the last 18 months I can say I have accomplished a great deal, and it has been one of the most challenging things I have ever done mentally and physically. I hope to come away from this trip with great stories, having learned more about myself and others of the world, and become a better sailor. I realize this has just been the beginning of a dangerous expedition, but feel I am ready. I learned recently that you can no longer get insurance as a single-handed sailor crossing an ocean. This is just insurance making an excuse, because with proper planning and navigating within the right seasons and weather windows, it can be done safely. I have had a few close calls with death over my life, so this trip means a lot more to me than just sailing. It is my way of truly living and getting out to experience all the world has to offer. I am planning on leaving from Puerto Vallarta around March 10th and expect to be in Hiva’Oa in the Marquesas around April 10th. I am signed up with a group called the “Puddle Jump,” an organized fleet of vessels crossing the www.48North.com
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6 Seattle YC Leukemia Cup, www.seattleyachtclub.org 6 US Coast Guard Aux. About Boating Safely class, Bainbridge Island, (206) 842-2306 6 TYC/CYCT Summer Vashon Race 6-20 Van Isle 360, check: www.vanisle360.com 10-12 Flagship Maritime M100T Course, call (253) 227-2003 13 Sloop Tavern YC/Port Madison YC Three Buoy Fisaco 13-14 Anacortes YC Windermere Cup, check: www.anacortesyachtclub.org 17 PSSC presents “Been There, Done That,” www.pugetsoundcruisingclub.org 19-21 PNW CAN/AM Jeanneau Rendezvous at Cap Sante Marina: (206) 323-2405 or [email protected]
20 CAPS NWCatalina Regatta 26-29 Hobie Wave Youth North American Championship at Sail Sand Point, check: www.hobiediv4.org 27 West Sound Corinthain YC Brownsville Race
July 8-14 Flagship Maritime OUPV course, call (253) 227-2003 15-17 Flagship Maritime M100T Course, call (253) 227-2003 18-24 Whidbey Island Race Week, for more info check: whidbeyislandraceweek.com
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Marine Swap Meet April 25 Hosted by Milltown Sailing Association of Everett, at Everett Marina Central Docks, 410-14th Street, Everett, WA 98201, MSA Clubhouse and parking lot. From 7:00 am-2:00 pm (gate open at 6:00 am for sellers). Empty your lazarette and come to the largest public marina on the West Coast. Sellers, reserve your spot today. Free to the public. Registration for sellers and information, Slavek (206) 724-6021 or [email protected]
Boater’s Swap Meet It’s time again to get that box of stuff out of the garage, empty the lazarette and head to the 48° North Boater’s Swap Meet. Hundreds, even thousands, of your fellow boaters will be there selling those items that you’ve been yearning for but couldn’t find, and buying those items you’ve stored forever that someone really needs. It’s a bargain hunter’s paradise. And it’s FREE!
For Sale By Owner Boat Show & Marina Swap April 18 The 7th annual “For Sale by Owner” boat show for the individual boat buyer and seller will be at the Port Ludlow Marina. The show will feature privately owned boats in the water and on trailers and is open from 9:00am-4:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00am-12:00pm on Sunday. This show will also feature a Flea Market / Marine Swap held under the covered pavilion at the marina. The “FSBO” show is not open to brokers; however individual owners whose boats are listed with brokers are welcome to show their own boats. For more information regarding the event, register your vessel, or reserve a booth, contact the Port Ludlow Marina at (800) 308-7991. Admittance into the show is free to the public! There will be hot dogs and goodies available for sale on Saturday from 11:00 am-2:00pm.
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Lowtide Learn How to Control Marine Corrosion April 25 Washington Sea Grant and the Port of Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal cosponsor a hands-on Marine Corrosion seminar at the Nordby Conference Room, Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. To register or for more information, contact Sarah Fisken at (206) 543-1225 or [email protected]
Catalina Rendezvous April 30-May 3 The intention is to mingle and have boating related fun. The event will run from Thursday through Sunday at the guest dock in Roche Harbor. Low season dock rates apply. All Catalinas are encouraged to attend. We shall have the use of a very fine heated tent barge provided at no charge to us by the marina in which to host our potlucks, etc. Email: [email protected]
2015 Opening Day “Myths and Monsters!” May 2 Seattle Yacht Club has chosen “Myths and Monsters” for the theme of the 2015 Opening Day Boating Festivities. The Seattle community will see boats in full dress, as well as decorated boats in myths and monsters regalia as they parade through the Montlake Cut. This 95th annual, world-renowned boating event is under the leadership of Admiral Ted Shultz, Admiralette Sally Cole, and Vice Admiral Tom Wingard. “Myths & Monsters is a broad theme that appeals to a diverse group. We hope to see creative and inventive decorations that illustrate legends and marine life – slimy, scaly, gnarly sea creatures. This is not your Grandmother’s Opening Day theme,” quipped the trio. Seattle’s Opening Day is produced by countless volunteers and is open for participation to the entire Salish Sea community. The festivities begin with a celebration of our racing traditions with rowing competitions from local, regional and international athletes. The Windermere Cup - the highlight of the rowing competition – pits national/ international crews against the University of Washington men’s and women’s crew. The celebration culminates with decorated vessels of all shapes and sizes – dinghies, aqua cars, wooden boats, sailboats, powerboats and yachts – decorated to the “Myths and Monsters” theme. Boaters and landlubbers alike cheer on the crew races and watch the dressed and decorated vessels that parade through the Cut. Seattle’s Opening Day history goes back to 1913 in Elliott Bay. The celebration moved to the Montlake Cut in 1920 when Seattle Yacht Club moved their facilities to Portage Bay. Founded in 1892, Seattle Yacht Club has been instrumental in establishing boating traditions and hosting celebrations leading up to the legacy of what Opening Day is today. Visit: seattleyachtclub.org
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Lowtide How To Stand A Watch April 11 Wa s h i n g t o n S e a G r a n t , t h e Northwest Maritime Center, and WSU Jefferson County Extension cosponsor a workshop on Basic Watch Standing. Topics covered will include: Navigation basics Charts Latitude and longitude Compass and bearings Tides and currents Rules of the road Navigating a route – “Where are we?” Navigation aids – lights and buoys Electronic navigation – pros and cons Depth sounders Radar basics Chart plotters/GPS autopilot Communication –VHF protocol Good crew habits, including when to wake your skipper. Held at Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend. To register or for more info, contact Sarah Fisken at (206) 543-1225 or [email protected]
South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar May 16 South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar will be held at the Olympia Yacht Clubhouse in Olympia. Come help us celebrate our sixth year of sharing our passion for being women on the water, no matter whether we use sail, power or paddle! This year’s seminar will focus on safety on the water, for you, your crew and your boat. Email: [email protected]
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First Aid at Sea April 8 Washington Sea Grant and the Gig Harbor Boat Shop at Eddon Boatyard, 3805 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor, are co-sponsoring a Coast Guard approved First Aid at Sea course from 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Topics covered include CPR, patient assessment, first aid kits, treatment for hypothermia, cold water, near drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, choking, and immobilization. For more information or to preregister, contact Sarah Fisken, (206) 543-1225 or [email protected]
Shelter Bay Marina Dock Rises from the Ashes A new, state-of-the-art dock has just been installed in the Shelter Bay Marina where just a year ago, fire destroyed a dock and seven pleasure crafts. The new dock is environmentally friendly by virtue of the replacement of old creosote pilings with galvanized steel piling and the replacement of solid decking with light transmitting grating. Both measures reduce the dock’s impacts to marine waters and environment. The dock replacement is the first step in a phased $5-million renovation at the 320-slip marina that was already in the works when the dock was destroyed by fire on February 21, 2014, “J Dock was supposed to be the last dock replaced in the Marina Renovation, but with the fire, it ended up being the first,” said Cheryl Westlake, president of the Shelter Bay Board of Directors. The Shelter Bay Marina renovation project aims to replace aging smaller slips with new slips that will accommodate boats up to 50 feet. “By next year at this time, we hope to have two more docks replaced, with larger slips available to our owners and the public," Westlake said. For more information about the Shelter Bay Marina, contact David Franklin at (360) 466-3805 or [email protected]
Lowtide Puget Sound Cruising Club Events
Everett Sail and Power Squadron Events
Nauticat Rendezvous June 5-7
PSCC meetings are held at North Seattle Community College, 7:30 pm, in the Concert Hall LB1142. Parking is in the west lot. A donation of $5 per adult is accepted to cover the room and other expenses. Check: www.pugetsoundcruisingclub.org
The Everett Sail and Power Squadron meets the first Tuesday of each month ˆ at the Everett Fireman’s Hall. Potluck meetings at 6:30 pm, and generally feature a speaker or topic of interest to the boating population. They are free and guests are welcome. Check: usps.org/Everett April 6-May 18: Basic Boating Class The Everett Sail and Power Squadron will be offering to the public a 7-week Basic Boating Course on the fundamentals of safe boating. The class will be held at the Harbor Marine Conference Room, 1032 10th St, Everett, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Please register at usps.org/Everett, or contact James at (425) 778-0283/email [email protected]
May 9: “How to Use A Chart” Seminar The Everett Sail and Power Squadron will be holding a free seminar at Cabela’s Tulalip location Conference Room from 2:00-4:00 pm.
The Nauticat Renedezvous will be held at Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes. Marine Servicenter has reserved a party float with tent and BBQ and a big block of slips on the new wide concrete docks. For info or to register: (206) 323-2405 or [email protected]
April 17: Chuck Skewes – Ullman Sails, Repair of Sails at Sea. What to take and how to do it from a guy who deals with sail disasters in races and rallies. April 24: Puget Sound Cruising Club - Big Left Turners - BLTs. Email for location and/or further information - [email protected]
May 15: Robert Perry – Yacht designer, Designing a dream cruiser. June 19: “Been There Done That“ A Panel of Returned Cruisers discuss what they did right and what they did wrong and what they will do next time.
Pacific Northwest CAN/AM Jeanneau Rendezvous June 19-21 Marine Servicenter, in conjunction with Jeanneau America, are thrilled to present an all-new, ultra-exciting party for all Jeanneau owners - Americans, Canadians, new & pre-owned boat owners, old salts and newcomers! The new venue will be Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes. A huge block of slips have been reserved, along with two tented party floats. Contact: (206) 323-2405 or [email protected]
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About Boating Safely June 6 Enroll in the 8-hour About Boating Safely class taught by members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. This comprehensive boating course teaches the fundamentals of safe boating operation. A wide range of topics are covered: navigation, safety equipment, anchoring/docking, to help all boaters become safer and more knowledgeable. This course meets the mandatory boater education requirements of the State of Washington for the Boater Education Card and is sanctioned by the United States Coast Guard and the State of Washington. Class meets at Strawberry Hill Park, 7666 NE High School Rd, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Pre-register:www.biparks.org or with Jeff Ozimek, (206) 842-2306 x 118.
Sail Sand Point is proud to introduce Mary Anne Ward as its new Executive Director. She comes from Chicago where she was the Event Director at Chicago Match Race Center. Previously she was the Regatta Chairman at the Lake Eustis Sailing Club, a non-profit community sailing center in Florida. Mary Anne is a respected role model for women in the sailing community, a motivating mentor for racers, and an empowering public speaker for youth. Her enthusiasm for teaching others how to sail and encouraging people to take on challenges make her an inspiring fit for Sail Sand Point. Check: www.sailsandpoint.org
JK3 Nautical Enterprises announce the addition of Ken Monaghan to their Seattle Team in support of the local office, operation and its market. Ken has been racing sailboats competitively for many years. By combining his many years in engineering, sales, and natural love of boats and the water, he believes he has found a perfect fit with JK3 as a sales representative; providing value and service to his clients for new and brokerage boats, both power and sail. Please feel free to stop by JK3’s Seattle Office at 1500 Westlake Ave N, Suite #112 and or reach out to Ken via cell, (206) 910-7459 and email [email protected]
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Kirk Peterson comes to Marine Servicenter as a Yacht Broker with over 20 years experience owning/ operating a marine electronics sales and service business. Kirk holds a USCG 100 ton Masters license. He has logged many hours aboard power and sail boats, experience that customers will find very valuable. Kirk grew up in beautiful Vermont and started sailing on Lake Champlain at the age of 11. He has lived in the PNW for over 30 years and enjoys year round boating. Kirk and his family also enjoy cruising & racing their Jeanneau Sunfast 37, After Midnight. Contact Kirk at (206) 323-2405 or [email protected]
In Lowtide The Biz
Marti Evans will be moving just up the hill in Ballard to begin a new canvas and upholstery business. Sew Salty aims to fulfill all of your marine sewing needs that a straight stitch can handle. Sailmaking, classic car upholstery and canvas work have guided her past 10 years between Portland, Port Townsend and Seattle. She looks forward to applying her eight years experience of living aboard to building clean and rugged fabric solutions for your boat. Sail covers, boom tents, binnacle covers, cushions, head or hull-liners, helm seats, centerpiece settees, interior or exterior: Contact Marti (360) 821-1091 or email [email protected]
S e a t t l e Ya c h t s w e l c o m e s Ed Mashburn to the team! Ed’s lifetime of boating began while working for Endeavor Y a c h t s building the Endeavor 38 i n Ta m p a , Florida in his early 20’s. He enjoyed the boat life so much he became a sailing instructor for the Red Cross and soon after started building his own sailboat that he lived aboard for 8 years. He sailed it to Mexico, the Bahamas, and the Florida Keys. He has owned a variety of boats over the years and and is currently living aboard his sailboat with his wife Babs and cat "Seaweed" in Shilshole Bay Marina. Yo u m a y c o n t a c t E d a t (206) 789-8044.
Seattle Yachts also welcomes Chelsea Hughes as the new Office Manager and Marketing Coordinator. ‘I will be involved in the process of readying your boat for sale. From advertising and signage to photography and virtual tours, I will make sure our listings are represented as well as they possibly can be.” Chelsea grew up in Seattle and has been boating since she can remember, starting out on a 28' Contessa and now on a 38' Tollycraft with h e r f a m i l y. The San Juan Islands are her local paradise! “I am more than excited to be a part of the Seattle Yachts team and look forward to keeping you in the know!” You may contact Chelsea at (206) 789-8044.
Lowtide Arawak and other Caribbean natives used conch shells to create musical horns, tools and ceremonial objects. A perfect natural pearl of best quality is the product of one out of 10 million oysters. Most lipstick, nail polish, paints and ceramics contain a silvery substance called pearl essence which is obtained from the scales of certain fishes. Barnacles spend their entire lives upside down, anchored by their head to an object. It was recently discovered that mussels can be harvested from the posts of oil platforms. Depending on the species, it takes 9-20 years for a sturgeon to mature and develop the roe for caviar. In Russia, caviar is spread on black bread or rolled in tiny, thin buckwheat cakes and topped with sour cream.
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Caviar can be green, red, yellow, black or gray, depending on the fish variety it derives. Red caviar, for instance, is the salted eggs of salmon. Russian scientists have experimented with a type of Cesarean section for sturgeon—they remove the roe (caviar) and sew up the fish to reproduce. Fish and seafood account for about 16 percent of the animal protein consumed by the world’s population. In parts of Southeast Asia, a single dried sea cucumber is considered A delicacy and sells for about $100. In parts of Alaska, seaweed is washed, dried and rolled for chewing tobacco. Japan is the largest commercial cultivator and exporter of seaweed.
Irish Moss, a red algae also called Carageenan, is named for the coastal town of Carragheen. It is used to thicken soups and stews. Seagrasses are the only flowering plants that live entirely in the sea. Giant kelp grows in the coastal waters of California, Oregon and Washington. The Paddock, a small mollusk found in Great Britain and Ireland, can bore holes through cast iron. Sea mouse are not rodents but are segmented marine worms. They’re called mouse because they resemble them when washed ashore. The Eider, an Arctic species of duck, swallows mussels whole, using its stomach muscles to grind the shells. Fish farming began in China more than 3,000 years ago, with the rearing of carp.
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Books Imagine sailing 3,000 nautical miles in fifteen days on a new, untested boat with an experimental rig. Imagine having four-year old twins and a nineyear-old aboard. This beautifully photographed and often poetic travel adventure brings to life the peoples and landscapes of the South Seas while highlighting the humor and challenges of family cruising. Inspired by her father’s tales of 1930s Polynesia, the author retraces his wanderings as she explores the
essence of South Pacific island life, observing what remains central to this alluring culture and what has changed in today’s very different version of paradise. Convergence is a personal story of one woman’s adventure—her lifelong passion for the ocean, and her struggle to face her fears as she learns to surrender to nature. Along the way, she comes
to realize that passages a re n o t j u s t a b o u t getting from one place to another. Journeys like this one go to the heart of who you are when you start out and who you have become when you get to the other end. Convergence, A Voyage Through French Polynesia by Sally-Christine Rodgers, $24.95, published by Paradise Cay Publications. www.paracay.com
Imagine a 60-foot whale breaching so close to you that it makes you gasp. Picture a sunset blazing with so much color that it fills the whole sky, or a moon shining so brightly that you could read a book by it. Now close your eyes and listen to the waves gently rocking against the boat. Imagine being that intimate with the ocean.
50 Water Adventures To Do Before You Die features a d v e n t u re s f o r e v e r y o n e , whether your budget is big or small, and whether you are travelling near or far. Imagine yourself paddle-boarding the Mississippi, fishing big game off Mexico, floating in the Dead Sea, swimming with jellyfish in Palau, iceboating in Russia, or sailing non-stop around the world. Lia Ditton's book promises to inspire
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B&G® announces the availability of the newly launched GoFree™ wireless, cloud-enabled features on its full line of Zeus2 and Zeus2 Glass Helm multifunction displays. GoFree cloud-enabled technology gives users the capability to receive automatic software update notifications and be able to download and install these updates directly, guaranteeing the most up-to-date operating system with all of the latest features. One of the most exciting new features is access to the GoFree
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The GoFree technology also provides consumers with access to Insight Genesis ® . An easy-to-use, cloud-based tool allows boaters to open a free account, upload sonar recordings, and download up-todate, personalized contour maps and contribute to the community based Social Map. A 3G or wireless connection or Wi-Fi signal is required to connect to the internet and access the GoFree Shop. A WiFi-1 wireless module is also required. Visit www.gofreemarine.com
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Damian Foxall 48° North Interview By Joe Cline
With wins in the Volvo Ocean Race and Barcelona World Race, as well as seven full trips around the globe, Damian Foxall is one of the world’s most accomplished offshore sailors. How did you get into sailing? I’m originally from the southwest coast of Ireland, with a farm that went right down to the sea. It was a very small community, and most people were farmers or fishers. A bunch of our neighbors and friends were sailing dinghies and building windsurfers out of polyester at the time, and making short boards. We just had an unbelievable natural arena to play in – woods and mountains and this beautiful cove. I’d go to sleep every night with the rolling of the Atlantic, you could hear the waves all day and all night. I guess I was predestined to spend my life on the water. My mother grew up sailing with her father. My own father sailed as well, and that’s how my parents met. Rummaging around in the attic of our farm, I’d find boxes of racing trophies that my grandfather had won at his club. We didn’t have that environment where I grew up. We just had our little gang of friends who organized events. We were just a group of passionate people, you know, throughout the families – kids right up to the parents. Irish kids have one of the longest summer holidays in the world. You get this whole other life. So, we spent all 28
of that time on and around the water. Then, we just extended right through the winter. We’d be sailing in the winter, and these storms would come through and we’d be blown from one side of the harbor to the other, two miles down. And you’d be like, “well I’m walking home.” It was a fantastic childhood. At what point did you realize you could sail for a living? When I was young, professional sailing really didn’t exist. It was yachting, not sailing, that people were doing. People managed to get to the top levels through their own resources and their own grit and push. The sport of sailing has come a long way in thirty or forty years. I left school early and met this couple in a marine radio course. They said, “Listen we’re going to be delivering a boat to the Caribbean in a few months time, and we’re looking for crew.” And I was like, ‘this is it!’ I was a teenager looking for life adventure, and this was the sort of thing I’d read about in books. You can go wine picking in France, picking olives in Spain, take a charter delivery across the Atlantic, you can go fish crab in Alaska. April 2015
Three or 4 months later I got on this boat, and we sailed to the Canaries, and ended up in the Caribbean. On the way across, there was an Irish boat called NCB Ireland. It was made for one of the last Whitbread Round-the-World Races with big IOR-type maxis. I saw these guys walking around with crew gear, and just a massive boat, and I was just like, “WHAT IS THIS?!” I was from the back corner of Ireland, and I’d never seen anything like this before. I was like, ‘OK, I’ve got to learn more about this.’ They went their way, and did their Whitbread. I went to the Caribbean. While I was there, I started to see the Transatlantic Races, like the singlehanded Route du Rhum coming from France to St Barth’s. I was in St Barth’s five times a week with charter catamarans. And here come these 60’ trimarans with just one person on board. The year I saw it, Florence Arthaud, a single-handed girl, won the race. And she comes in with this beautiful trimaran, silver and gold and turquoise. And Florence, she was very glamorous. I was still a young man at the time, and I was like, ‘my god, this is… aaaahhh!’ It was my second or third contact with the world of professional sailing. And, it was still the early days – these were some of the first professionally sponsored teams. From there on I started reading, getting the magazines. The industry was starting to create itself, and realize itself. And I was just in the right place at the right time. I started racing a lot. Working in that environment, I became aware that the single-handed circuits in France were where I should be. The Figaro race is a well known single-handed circuit with one design boats. The very best offshore sailors were competing, were basically being born there, and actually coming back to the same circuit. They would do that, then do the Vendée Globe, and come back the following year while they wait for the next big event. So it really was, and still is, one of the most important racing circuits for an offshore sailor. And I was one of the first non-French, international sailors to get involved with that. You think you’re choosing it. There’s a certain amount of destiny involved, and of course, you’ve got
to grab the chance when it’s there. For anyone, sailing or otherwise, it’s fantastic to have a dream and to work toward it. But, if you can match that dream with an opportunity that’s just there for the taking, your dream can be realized in a way that’s even better than you originally imagined. Having grown up coastal sailing, what was your first offshore crossing experience like? First of all, it was the right first crossing, Portugal to the Canary Islands, and onto the Caribbean. You’re still exposed to cutoff low-pressure fronts as far south as the Canaries, but for all intents and purposes, it was a trade-wind crossing, which is a dream, really. Having spent my life on the water, it was natural. It was a funny context. I was with a husband, wife, and their three year old girl, on a 35’ catamaran. There was just an unspoken confidence. You look at someone and speak to them a bit, and go “Yeah ok, we’ll be happy crossing the Atlantic together.” Of course, there are bad luck stories, too. Especially where I grew up, it felt absolutely normal to step on the boat with a couple of people that I had just met. Looking back on it now, I really appreciate how special that was. Now, you’re nervous letting your kids walk to school. The crossing took almost a month, the slow catamaran plodding along from the Canaries to the Caribbean. My first sign of the Caribbean, I think I actually heard it before I saw it. We arrived off Antigua on a Sunday night, and Shirley Heights overlooking English Harbor had their steel band going. The sun was setting, the steel band was playing Calypso, and I was like, “All right man, I’ve arrived!” And I didn’t leave for seven years. I became the Irishman in the Caribbean. I guess I’ve done it so much, sailing offshore hasn’t changed. It’s just an environment where you’re not thinking about what’s gonna happen tomorrow. You’re really living in the moment. You think about the weather tomorrow, but at that time I wasn’t even doing that, apart from looking up at the sky. It’s like putting on your rucksack with your tent and sleeping bag and heading off into the woods. The minute you close the door of your
There’s a certain amount of destiny involved, and of course, you’ve got to grab the chance when it’s there.
What advice do you give someone considering a career in professional sailing? The first advice I give is to decide what you’re really good at, whether it’s IT, or numbers, you love sports, whatever it is; and become very, very good at that. Then, decide how to apply it to the professional world of sailing.
car and you step out onto the trail, you’re living the moment. That’s really the natural and healthy way to live, which most of us can’t do anymore Do you have something that you’re because of our lifestyles. particularly good at? For me, that’s a very important No! (laughing) I’m speaking from part of doing a long, oceanic passage. experience from being on the wrong end There’s no external input. It’s ocean; of that! Most of my racing colleagues it’s sky; you might see a tropical bird have specialties. My specialty, really, is every now and again. And actually, the my experience. And I like to consider longer you’re out there, it forces you to that I’ve got a work ethic that I learned have a certain amount of introspection. I from growing up in Ireland. We work start to remember things I’ve forgotten. hard and we play hard, and there’s a Just stupid stuff – like songs from my passion that comes with that. But, in childhood come into my mind, or hindsight, I’m very lucky to be where stories, or jokes! Second week out and, I am now. “well sh*t this is boring, anybody got a joke?” And suddenly you realize: I You’ve been around the world on know a lot more jokes than I thought monohulls and multihulls. Do you feel like I did! But, amazing stuff too; stuff you the experience is much different? didn’t even know was in your memory. No, I don’t think so. Some people It’s a privilege to be out on the water would like to consider that it is. Sailing and to still have this free environment. is sailing, and it has evolved in the last I grew up adventure sailing: years, from yachting, to sailing, to high kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing. performance sailing. And whether That is the essence of sailing. Sailors you’re on a monohull that is capable of were explorers, they were adventurers. 40 knots, or a multihull that’s capable Commerce created the racing of 40 knots, your apparent wind angle environment. That’s been brought and your apparent wind speed, there’s home to me recently because of my not a big difference. You have to think kids, who are 4 and 7 years old. You in a different way, yes. But to take know, I could drive into the city and buy someone from the 49er and put them a boat, and put them in sailing classes, on the multihull, small or big, it’s the and we will do that a little bit. On the same thing. The mechanics of stepping other hand, we have one of the largest from one class to another are different, national parks in Quebec out the back door, and there are lakes as far as the eye can see. And what I really want to do with the kids is buy a Wayfarer or a Hobie 16, and throw a tent on it, and a couple of sleeping bags, and a stove, and get out there. That’s the way I grew up, and for me, that’s the A young Damian sails his home cove in Ireland. essence of sailing. www.48North.com
“I like to consider that I’ve got a work ethic I learned growing up in Ireland. We work hard and play hard, and there’s a passion that comes with that.” -Damian Foxall but the actual mindset, the strategic and tactical decisions you have to make, the way you sail the boat, they’re all the same. And a good sailor will step easily from one class to another. That’s the advantage this sport has. Few other sports in the world have multiple disciplines that allow you to step from one to another, and to be complimentary in a cross training format. We have so many different ways of getting into sailing – it’s a lifetime sport, a lifetime hobby. You step between disciplines, and it will give you a new skillset. But also, it just gives you a break, mental and physical, which gives us an extended life in the sport. At any level, the best programs, the best coaches and trainers, should recognize that enabling the athletes to freshen up or to do some cross training is very beneficial and desirable. Going back to your question – the gap between monohulls and multihulls has closed significantly. With the Volvo boat now, admittedly it’s probably surfing, but we can get close to 40 knots. At the start of the Round Britain and Ireland with Oman Sail, we were doing 43 knots, not surfing but consistently. Do you ever get used to it? There’s a point when you realize that you’re doing 90 km/hour, you’re not sitting down, and you don’t have a seatbelt on. You don’t really know what’s in front of you, you’re offroad, you’re not on a highway. There might be reefs in the middle of the ocean right in front of you. And even if you are wearing a seatbelt, at 90 km/ hour, you’re probably dead if you hit 30
something. At about 30 knots, even on a big boat, if you crash, something bad is going to happen. Look at Vestas, they were doing 19 knots and you see the damage. So, you do get used to it, but I don’t think you can become complacent. You know,
all racers sleep with their feet forward. The fantastic thing about multihulls is that they’re a lot less work. They’re a lot more driver oriented, so you put the right sails up, you go fast, and you steer around it. Whereas monohulls, there’s still a lot of dynamic trimming. However, as we shift toward foiling, to maintain flight, the importance has come back to power-up and poweroff the sails a lot, though of course the driver still needs to drive well. Look at the emphasis of the grinders in the last America’s cup. Does the Oman Sail MOD 70 foil? It can. We’ve been foiling in big multihulls for a long time, L’Hydroptère for example. The ORMA 60’ trimarans went from vertical dagger boards to inclined ones, and then to curved ones. And the curved ones came around 15 or 16 years ago. Just to go into foiling a little bit: A 70’ Volvo monohull weighs 14 tons and half of that is the bulb to keep the boat upright. Stability is created by the hull form, by the keel, and you can stack, as well. On a multihull, of course, the stability is created by the width of the boat, so right away, you don’t need the big lump of lead. Get April 2015
rid of that and you get rid of half the weight. Our 70’ trimaran is only seven tons. So, if you can get the boat lighter, and you actually get those foils not just on the vertical plane, but also on the horizontal plane, then you’ve got a 747 – it’s going to lift. Those 747 wings get it up in the air, a medium which is a hell of a lot less dense than water. So, we’re sitting in front of a table that is maybe two square meters. Half of this table, on the horizontal plane, is enough to lift a MOD 70 if we’re doing 35 knots. We do that to reduce wetted surface area, to reduce drag. When we reduce drag, we go faster, then the foils work better, and we go higher and higher. What we didn’t do previously on the offshore classes was to create a full foiling boat, mostly because of budget, and a lot around liability and safety. They became so efficient that you could fly the whole boat out of the water doing a wheelie. One or two boats started to experiment with lifting surfaces on the rudders, but the classes quickly took that away, saying that if you got the back of the boat up as well, then you could easily trip forward, and offshore especially, that’s not desirable. The foils were there to create extra safety, as well as performance, by keeping the bows up and preventing a pitch-poling effect. When they set-up the Cup last time, that was the intention: go with lifting foils, but no full foiling, because it’s not safe. They did a work around on that, and got them foiling stably. Yes, but maybe those concerns were validated with the Artemis accident and the loss of Andrew Simpson. I don’t want to be flippant around this point, and the dangers were brought home by that horrible accident. But you also have to consider, when you race a Formula 1 race car, it’s a dangerous sport. Everyone getting on those boats would have been aware of that. They were prototypes. Nothing like that had been done in the world before. You have to limit the risks, but it’s not a reason not to move forward. You think that, with some development, we could see full foiling in the offshore setting? Sure. It’s still evolving. Two years ago, I did the double-handed transatlantic, the Jaques Vabre, on the
MOD 70. We’d expected to have five or six boats on the starting line, but by the time we got through the fully-crewed part of the year, two of the boats had capsized, and we ended up with just two boats on the start line. It brought home the challenge we’re taking on. But this last Route du Rhum, Seb Josse ended up putting an adjustable lifting surface on his rudders. And that was for an offshore boat, singlehanded. So, it’s coming in the offshore realm. It just requires classes to accept it. But, there are very good reasons not to let it be a free-for-all. Are you a proponent of the one design format for the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR). Yes. We all love to get in, and develop, to invent, and to have lifting foils. But on the other hand, I really do like one-design racing. It needed to go one design. I think the main reason was just to bring the budget down. The second reason was to reduce breakage. When you’re looking at a big fleet, a certain amount of breakage is acceptable. I mean this in the best possible way – it’s a natural part of the sport. We’re a sport where there’s a
Damian and the Oman Sail team set the world record in the Round Britain and Ireland Race. They started the race foiling at over 40 knots. Photo courtesy of Mark Lloyd. significant importance on the machine, we’re like Formula 1, we’re like Nascar. You’ve got the machine, and you’ve got the human. The sporting result is created by that symbiotic relationship. The machine has to be the best possible, and the human has to use that machine in the best possible way. Failure is breakdown of the machine, underperformance, human error, human breakdown as well. In a development class, you
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So, creating a reliable fleet for the VOR is very important when you’ve only got a few teams. Last time, there were two rig failures and a major breakage that sent Camper into Chile. At one stage, it really was a demolition derby. Creating one design, in theory, should take that away. We’re not pushing the design package. You don’t have to make big compromises between reliance and performance. It doesn’t really matter if we put another 10 kilos of carbon on there. Everyone’s just going to use another 10 kilos of carbon. We’re still going to have the same race. No one is really going to see from the outside whether the boat is doing 33.3 or 33.4. What they will notice is that all boats are racing, and no one has had any significant breakage. The other issue is, of course, the costs have come down. In the last Volvo, we had 50 people at the start of the race, and two years of training in Lorient with another boat. We bought Ericsson 4, trained on it, and designed our next race boat based on that. It was a massive amount of resources, human and financial, leading up to the start
The wings of a 747 get it up in the air, a medium which is a hell of a lot less dense than water. Half the table we’re sitting at, on the horizontal plane, is enough to get a MOD 70 foiling.
navigator and the skipper. Of course, it’s still important to have good trimmers and drivers, and the best teams will be winning. But, the main difference will be the consistency and coherency of the strategy and the tactics of the skipper and the navigator. And that’s what we’re seeing. On paper, Dongfeng is a great team, but most people wouldn’t know who they are. There’s only 6 professional sailors on board, the others are young Chinese guys. They’re already at a disadvantage. Well, the importance of that has been reduced. And the skipper and navigator on Dongfeng are two of the best offshore sailors you could find. And they know each other, and they also have a cultural advantage in that they have grown up on the Figaro circuit, racing offshore in one design fleets. And, for some reason, they are fast. They’re sailing really well. I have to say, and I don’t want to bag the girls here, but I’m disappointed. I know Sam well, and I’m sure Sam’s disappointed. I really thought this was going to be the first time that the girls’ team has a chance of winning the VOR. I’m not sure why. They’ve got great
of the race. That creates an un-level playing field. We ended up having a very fast boat, probably the fastest boat on the racecourse. And we ended up winning. But, I’ve already done the race with slow boats. And that’s tough, for the team, but most importantly for the sponsors. It’s a great selling point to be able to say “This a level playing field. Whether we start two years or two months before the start of the race, one thing is for sure, we’re going to have the same boat as everyone else.” So, it was a no brainer, and a great decision by Knut. The boat’s not as high performance as it used to be, which I would say is a little bit of a disappointment. One thing that the one design has done is shift the emphasis to the
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sailors, but they don’t have the depth of offshore experience. You could safely say when the boat’s not going quite as fast, and you’re playing catchup, that’s bloody hard. You were mentioning the design and engineering aspect to your previous Volvo campaigns. What’s the role of the designer in that process? When developing Groupama, and training on the old Ericsson 4, they were Juan K boats. We worked handin-hand with Juan K, to an extent. He had more than one boat in that race, and he was selling various levels of the design package, depending on your timeline. So, the longer you went on, the more information you could get. It’s like selling versions of Windows. And in theory, the later ones are better. We had a very well structured inhouse design team, Franck Cammas’s team, that most of the other teams didn’t have. He’d been working with Groupama and this team for the last 20 years. They built the fastest offshore trimarans in the world, including their ORMA boats, and the big Jules Verne boat. The Volvo was a new undertaking, but they had a real culture of design, development, performance, and excellence. And that last word is very important. 100% was only just good enough. Everything had to be absolutely perfect, and that was Franck’s culture that was infused through the whole team. Absolutely everything needed to be questioned, because he assumed that nothing was perfect. And that’s very frustrating when you’ve already done the race three or four times, and you’re saying, “Hey, this is going to work.” There’s a clear message here, that to win the VOR isn’t just a transatlantic or a transpac. There may be 50 or 80 boats on the start line, and only one boat is going to win. You’ve got to pick a corner, you can’t play the middle of the fleet. You’ve got to have a fast boat, and then you’ve got to have the courage to go for it. The Volvo, it’s ten races back to back. You can’t punt a corner. You’ve got to finish every leg in the top 3. And that was my message to Franck – you can’t push the design package all the time, everywhere, because we won’t be reliable. His perception, on the other hand, was that speed will allow us the
Damian and the Groupama team, under the guidance of skipper, Franck Cammas, had probably the fastest boat in the last Volvo Ocean Race, and sailed it to victory. flexibility to be conservative when we need to. That took me a while to realize. And, to a certain extent, he’s right. You’ve just got to find the balance.
adventurer inside of them. You’ve just got to make sure it comes out. These days, it’s very easy for us to squash it. He deserves a voice.
What do you think makes a good offshore sailor? You mentioned the courage to push yourself in the offshore racing context? So many people see offshore sailing as a barrier. It is an adventure. It is a big challenge to step away from the coast and go to the Galapagos or Hawaii or across the Atlantic. But as long as you’ve prepared your boat properly, and you’ve got the right weather information, it’s no harder, and probably even easier than coastal sailing. When bad weather hits, ships either go into port or head offshore. They don’t hang around by the coast. It’s more dangerous sailing along the coast than doing an ocean crossing. The most important part of doing an ocean crossing, especially for modern man, is that you’re self-reliant. There’s no one there to help you, and you’re responsible for the people you’re with. I think you have to be resilient. You really have to be patient. You have to understand the context of a team, and that ultimately working as a team requires a collective goal. You need to have a sense of adventure. Everyone’s got a little
Who has been your most important sailing influence or mentor? I suppose my parents and my grandfather. Ossie Wilson, who’s not around anymore, helped us build windsurfers out of polyester. They were sinkers because they did actually sink unless you were moving and they got up on a plane! But, Ossie set a platform for us, a culture of just living outdoors, and hard work. For me, it’s a privilege to be able to apply that across the industry. I will mention Michel Desjoyeaux. He invited me to come and train in France and to be a part of that industry. That was one of the most important decisions that I’ve made. But there are so many along the way, it’s too hard.
We talked about pleasure sailing with your kids, does your family go cruising together? I have to say, never as much as I’d like to. Last year, we did have a really nice short holiday on a small sailing boat in Tadoussac, which is a fjord off the St. Lawrence. This year we went down to the Gaspe Penninsula, in a place called the Baie des Chaleurs, and 33
anchored off the beach, and wandered around this deserted island. At the end of most of the previous Volvo Ocean Races, we’ve had a tradition of borrowing a friend’s sailboat and sailing around the archipelago in Sweden, which is an unbelievable place. Stockholm is already one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city is built in an estuary. And the further you go offshore, it’s just islands as far as the eye can see. So we’ve spent a couple of summers there. Tell us about your work with Canadian Wildlife Federation.
A major part of CWF’s work is reinforcing our connection with nature. For me, this includes promoting CWF best practices on and around the water. The plastic in the ocean, the plastic in the lakes – this stuff is not going away. In this VOR, Bouwe is talking about the plastic going through the straits of Malaca. I’ve seen that. I went through the Indian Ocean shortly after the tsunami, and it was sickening. It was very sad – kids toys, and chairs, and civilization all across the surface of the ocean. That’s from disaster, and we have to accept that. What’s not acceptable is just rivers flowing into
the ocean filled with plastic. It’s not a case of the sad story of a few entangled animals, though we’ve got to sort that out, too. But what really is the important story is the plastic becoming micro-plastics and getting into the food chain. To be honest, seafood is not that great anymore. You can’t guarantee that all seafood is healthy. Those issues are important, and we’ve all got to play our part. And that first contact with the water and the outdoors is so important. The context is crucial. I love it when the kids come out with me and my wife, and the kids are laughing and the boat’s heeling over. We try to ensure that they have a great time. If you get that wrong first experience, it can burn you for life, really. We all grew up outdoors, and when it came time to eat or sleep, “oh, I guess we have to go indoors.” That’s not the way kids are growing up anymore. They’re indoors, and “Ugh, God, we’ve got to go outdoors?” If you don’t go outdoors, you don’t understand what it is. And if you don’t understand what it is, you don’t appreciate it and you won’t protect it. We have a huge responsibility to get people outdoors and help them appreciate it, and hopefully it’s sailing. CWF is interested in using sailing as a conservation education program. I’m proud to support that goal and work to encourage everyone to experience, enjoy, and protect the environment. So what’s next for you? I’ll be joining Dongfeng for the Southern Ocean Leg of this Volvo. I’m lucky. We all sort of dream of the Southern Ocean. From one perspective, everything else is just to get there. (laughing) So, I’m cheating. I’m not doing all the preliminary legs. The start from Auckland is tough. You’ve got to get out from the heads, and last time, it was actually one of the toughest parts of the race. Anyway, I’m really excited. I’ll follow on with a Transpac, probably with the MOD 70. We’ve got the Fastnet Race. Then, by the end of the year in the Oman program, we’ll be moving from the MOD 70 to probably preparing the 2017 Volvo Ocean Race. It’s a lot of exciting stuff. In between, my focus is having fun with my family. -48° North
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Desolation Sound Yacht Charters Ltd. #101-1819 Beaufort Ave., Comox, B.C. V9M 1R9 (250) 339-7222 • (877) 647-3815 [email protected]
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Meridian Sail Center 531 S. 8th St., Klamath Falls, OR 97601 Capt’s cell (541) 891-9031 email: [email protected]
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Charter Guide Nanaimo Yacht Charters 1690 Stewart Ave., Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 4E1 (250) 754-8601 email: [email protected]
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Sailing Inc. P.O. Box 948, Seward, AK 99664 (907) 224-3160 email: [email protected]
www.sailinginc.com Instruction: Yes Skipper: Yes Provisioning: Yes Fleet: 3 boats, 30’- 47’
San Juan Sailboat Charters Anacortes and Bellingham lcoations (800) 599-0489 email: [email protected]
www.sanjuansailboatcharters.com Skipper: Yes Instruction: Yes Provisioning: Yes Fleet: 5 boats, 30’- 40’
Orcas Island Sailing P.O. Box 72, Eastsound, WA 98245 (360) 310-0100 cell email: [email protected]
www.orcassailing.com Instruction: Yes Skipper: Yes Provisioning: No Fleet: 4 boats
Sailing Northwest Coastal Adventures P.O. Box 776, Olympia, WA 98507 (360) 556-7085 email: [email protected]
www.sailingnorthwest.com Instruction: Yes Skipper: Yes Provisioning: Yes Fleet: 25’- 50’ Sailboats
San Juan Sailing & Yachting 2615 South Harbor Loop, Suite #1 Bellingham, WA 98225 (360) 671-4300 or (800) 677-7245 email: [email protected]
www.sanjuansailing.com Skipper: Yes Instruction: Yes Provisioning: Yes Fleet: 29’- 58’ power & sail
Puget Sound Sailing Institute Tyee Marina in Tacoma & Bell Harbor Marina in Seattle (253) 383-1774 • (800) 487-2454 email: [email protected]
www.pugetsoundsailing.com Skipper: Yes Instruction: Yes Provisioning: Yes Fleet: 8 sailboats, 22’- 47’
Sail Northwest Charters 718 Coho Way, Bellingham, WA 98225 (707) 245-7490 cell email: [email protected]
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Seattle Sailing Club 7001 Seaview Ave. N.W., Suite 130 Seattle, WA 98117 (206) 782-5100 email: [email protected]
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www.shipharboryachts.com Instruction: Yes Skipper: Yes Provisioning: Yes Fleet: Sail (30’-50’) and Power (26’- 50’) plus luxury crewed sail & power (43’-130’) Vancouver Sailing Club #400 - 601 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 4C2 (604) 675-6968 • (877) 772-9272 email: [email protected]
www.vancouversailingclub.com Instruction: Yes Skipper: Yes Provisioning: Yes Fleet: 24’, 29’, 36’ & 43’ sailboats Windworks Sailing and Powerboating 7001 Seaview Ave. NW, Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98117 (206) 784-9386 email: [email protected]
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Individual Companies Aeolian Adventures S.V. Cutty Sark, 58’ Pilothouse Ketch 2440 West Libbey Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239 (360) 678-5567 • (360) 929-1192 (ship) email: [email protected]
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Classic Daysailing 1948 Blanchard 33’ Sloop Aura P.O. Box 275, Deer Harbor, WA 98243 (360) 376-5581 email: [email protected]
Gato Verde Adventure Sailing Fountain Pajot Venezia 42’ Catamaran 355 Harris Ave., #3, Bellingham, WA 98229 Berth 3 (360) 220-3215 email: [email protected]
Emerald City Charters Obsession, a S&S Custom 70-footer & Neptune’s Car, a Santa Cruz 70 P.O. Box 31874, Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 624-3931 email: inf[email protected]
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Leisure Yacht Charters Catalina Morgan 440 200 Coveland St., Coupeville, WA 98239 (360) 969-1791 email: [email protected]
LG Sailing Charters 70’ Cutter rig ketch Shilshole Marina (206) 919-2916 email: [email protected]
Lille Danser Sailing Boat and Breakfast 50’ traditional gaff cutter 871 Wyatt Way NW Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (206) 855-4108 home email: [email protected]
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The easiest path may be to get your certifications, likely from ASA or US Sailing if you're in this country. Those of you that have many years of experience may get a pass by providing answers and/or documentation to the charter company. This can all be handled through email and Skype for destinations around the world. Some schools and certification programs offer sailing flotillas in places near and far. This literally opens the world to sailors of all levels of experience. When you arrive at the boat, your adventure starts, and you hope that the boat is ready. In the past we depended on recommendations of people we knew, but today we have blogs and other online sources. The trick in all Figure 1: Images like this are difficult to resist, especially this is to read between the lines and during the dead of winter in the Pacific Northwest. to see if the writer wants the same things and approaches boating the s we go into spring, some of and back, can be very tantalizing. same way that you do. Provisioning you will want to charter a boat. There are charter boats available for the boat can be challenging in a strange There are several options- from most of the destinations in the world country. If you are in a familiar place, folks ready to take their first plunge and certainly for Puget Sound, the San you will be able organize that before into the sailing world to those who Juan Islands and further afield (Figure getting to the boat. In some cases, the want to go bareboating for a week in 1). We last chartered in Australia for people you are chartering from will the San Juans and beyond. There are a week in the Whitsunday Islands; it offer a provisioning service should you pros and cons for chartering instead of would not have fit our timeline to sail choose it. You can ask for a list of the owning a boat. You might think this is a down and back, but we were able to equipment that is on the boat, because numbers thing, just add up how much enjoy that part of the world with the knowing what is in the galley and how you will use the boat and what it costs aid of a charter company (Figure 2). big the refrigerator is may change the to charter. Nothing could be further You will not be able to leave the way you provision. Local charters from the truth. Owning a boat is much dock without the charter company will give you the possibility to bring more than how much you use it. It is recognizing your sailing experience. everything, but in all cases, sun screen a much bigger experience with lots of rewards, aside from the cold shower and the deforming of US currency. That said, chartering opens up possibilities for boat owners and non-owners alike. The range of possibilities will be mediated by the level of experience of the person looking to charter. We are going to focus on overnight or bareboat charters. There are a few things that you need to get you through the door, or, if you would, “onboard.” Since some of you may have your sights set on far-off places, we will also touch on worldwide chartering. The whole process starts with picking a destination. Again, whether you own a boat or not, a float plane Figure 2: This is a shot taken while reaching across to the Whitsunday Islands on ride up to Desolation Sound and a the north east coast of Australia. The trade winds blew 15- 25 knots every day of our week on the water, when you do not trip which meant a beam reach in both directions to and from the islands. have a boat or the time to get it there
How-To: Charter like a Pro By Jack and Alex Wilken
and insect or mosquito repellent should be on the list of what you take with you. If you are in the US, the boat will be equipped with USCG safety equipment. Other countries have their own regulations. What is the same in all cases is that these are minimum requirements. In last month’s article we wrote about personal safety gear and following that we would suggest some items. Personal Locator Beacons are good anywhere in the world and take very little room in your baggage. The boat will be equipped with PFDs (Personal Floatation Devices), but chances are they will not be a type which is comfortable to wear while sailing, so taking your own inflatable PFD will make your trip safer and more enjoyable (Figure 3). Flying commercially with the CO2 cylinders that power these PFDs has some unknowns in it. The FAA and TSA regulations permit them as carry-on or in-the-hold baggage; this allows for two cylinders mounted on the PFD and two spares. Some airlines follow these regulations while others do not allow you to fly with the CO2 cylinders.
These cylinders are pretty universal, so a quick check of the local chandleries, either direct with them- again Skype to the rescue-or through the charter company, should tell you if they are available. This would allow you to travel with your PDF without the offending cylinder and purchase it at your destination. Check your airline’s baggage policy on their website, and the following link from US Sailing will give you more useful resources (http://www.ussailing. o r g / t r a v e l i n g - w i t h - Fig. 3: Inflatable PFDs with a built in harnesses and your-pfd-tsa-guidelines- hydrostatic inflator are far more comfortable to wear prepare-for-takeoff/). especially in the tropics than “B” which is a more typical type of PFD that you would find onboard. Navigation tools are something you should be prepared to bring with you; these of tools: a stainless steel 6” or 8” should include dividers, parallel rulers, adjustable wrench for hard-to-open hand bearing compass, charts, and shackles or whatever resists the force binoculars. We also take a minimum you can generate with your fingers, a
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sizes of Philips and straight or slotted bits (Figure 4). There are some pretty tricked out multi-tools which would give you most or all of the above and more. If you are traveling far and wide, remember that the world has many different electrical plugs. So even though your phone charger will work on a wide range of voltages, you will need a plug adapter. We have not touched on foul weather gear Fig. 4: “A” is the multi-function screw driver with the and the like, but of adapter “D” removed. This adapter, when used on the course you do need handle without the driver bit, can be used on the hex of to travel with the many hose clamps. “B” shows the screw driver with the bit appropriate clothes in place. One of the interesting features about this screw and sailing gear. driver is that in order to get a driver bit out of the handle As you prepare you must push it out with the bit that was in use as in “C”. yourself for your knife, preferably with a fid (this will adventure, we wanted to mention a few need to go in checked baggage), and a last things. For us, scuba diving is also multi-screw driver with at least three a passion, so we take all of our scuba
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gear minus tanks and weights, but if you plan to even go snorkeling, the one piece of gear that is really personal is your mask. This is because of fit and possibly for your lens prescription. Also, if you plan to fish, find out about getting a fishing license before you arrive. One last thing, which might be considered overkill by some, but in this age of electronics, there is a range of sat phones and, even more affordable, sat texting devices which can give those at home as well as you peace of mind and the possibility to be reached in a real emergency. The point is that today more than at any other time in history the world is really your oyster. Whatever you choose, far or near, enjoy being on the water and remember, “There’s nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” Jack and Alex Wilken are experienced boat builders and have cruised extensively. They each hold a 100-ton USCG Captain’s License and are the owners of Seattle Boat Works LLC, in Seattle.
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Old 520 Floating Bridge to be Repurposed on Lake Union to Replace Controversial Westlake Cycle Track Officials from a joint accord were Montake Cut and into Lake Union. seen backslapping and shaking hands They will be reassembled, running yesterday morning as ingenuity finally from Gasworks Park to the new Lake struck. Union Park. This will function as a The issue has centered around a dedicated bicycle waterway, and we highly sought-after isthmus between consider this nothing less than a winthe looming Westlake hill, which win-win situation.” steeply makes its way up to the Queen “Recycle, Reduce, Reuse,” said a Anne neighborhood, and the gloriously local hippie. brackish Lake Union, the natural “What a relief!” said a liveaboard. habitat for the elusive Dodgeable “How am I supposed to do demo Duck. On this meager strip of soil, sails?” said a Westlake yacht broker. the busy Westlake Avenue, vibrant “Aren’t you ever satisfied?” said liveaboard communities, and dozens of city officials, in response. predominant marine businesses must Construction will begin next year, share space with traffic, dwindling as the new 520 bridge is put in place, parking availability and growing but not before all the sailors on the numbers of cyclists, both standard south part of Lake Washington get bike-commuters and mustachioed, trapped in there by the overhead height fixie-riding hipsters. restriction. Despite several calls, “Oh After months of embattled struggle sh*t, I think I accidentally answered it. between the city and its residents, How do you get these damn things to between cycling interests and boaters’ hang up?” was the only response we coalitions, it seemed an impass was got from the authorities on this issue. inevitable. Recently, the city has made There will be some compromises, the contentious decision to move such as the installation of the drawforward with a cycletrack solution, bridge allowing local boaters to vacate understandably prioritizing safety, but their slips along the Westlake portion doing so at the expense of the parking of Lake Union. Cyclists are already in spaces for those who live, work, or shop on this willowy passage. “I’ve heard about people shutting down their businesses over this, and liveaboards even trying to figure out how to make their boats run so they could move them” said a bystander. In a statement on Monday, members of the Yachting Council, the City Managers Union, and the Emerald City Bicycle Brigade stood on the steps of, well, some building Paul Allen owns, and announced a solution. “With the cooperation of the Washington State Transit Authority and the United States Coast Guys, we will move sections of the old The proposed Floating Bicycle Bridge plan. 520 Floating bridge through the Image courtesy of Google Maps. www.48North.com
an outrage at the prospect of having their commutes delayed. “We’ll go right back to the Westlake parking lot if we have to. I don’t care if I get killed or nothin’. I liked that Westlake path way before it got popular.” An unforeseen benefit of the bridge installation will be the land-based runway availability, increasing small plane activity on the lake, airspace which has been woefully under utilized in recent years. One could hypothesize that the greatest concern for boaters would be the reduced surface area of the lake for them to enjoy. But said a Duck Dodge participant, “What? Huh? I haven’t been drinking.” It seems it won’t be a concern for this particular sailor at least until tomorrow...afternoon. -48°N
Local Yacht Designer Debuts Quadmaran Design After months in the cloistered design closet, Vancouver-based designer, Rusty Turnbuckle, has unveiled the latest in performance yacht design: The Gale Fource Quadmaran. Said Turnbuckle, “Sometimes less is more. But, in this case, more is more. The Fource is going to be twice as stable as a catamaran and four times the fun.” The highly anticipated design has been met with some criticism, that its efficacy will be no greater than a trimaran, and more hulls are counterproductive to the weight saving element of multihull design. “It comes down to waterline and buoyancy,” responded the innovative designer. “You wouldn’t believe how well this puppy will float. It’s just amazing. Get on board. Seriously, get on any one of the four hulls. It’s not just a boat, it’s a bandwagon.” 43
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The Technology of Compromise Due to the ever-increasing demand on Coast Guard funds, they are no longer able to introduce new, or even replace current, buoys for navigation. Instead, they have tested and are planning to “install” Virtual Buoys. You won't find these buoys on your chart or on the water. You must have electronic devices up to Security Code 5A 1.67B242, Section 2, Article B in order to pick them up and find their locations. Until now!
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Boat for Sale Specially tinted lenses from Seattle Sunnies sunglasses allow you to see a buoy where the virtual buoy should be if it was actually on the water. These specially manufactured lenses react to the electronic satellite signals much in the same way as a GPS. The virtual buoy signal activates high-tech properties in the glasses which result in a 3D holographic image of the buoy in the location that is supposed to be marked. No expensive electronics, just one pair of Seattle Sunnies sunglasses and you’ll be navigating like the good old days. These fashionable shades come in different tints and frame styles for everyday use, and available hologram algorithms may also be downloaded for driving, golfing, and porn. Seattle Sunnies sunglasses, a subsidiary of I.B. Trippin Co.
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Galley Essentials with Amanda Visiting with Erin at his Hilo Sharks Chocolate stall.
My first encounter with a cacao pod was on the island of Samoa. The large red almond shaped pod streaked w i t h o r a n g e - b ro w n sat on a market table alongside coconuts, limes bananas and taro. Not recognizing the pod I asked the stall holder what it was. She instantly called out in Samoan to her neighboring stall owner who then promptly swung a large machete out from under the table. The pod was deftly tossed across the gap to a large waiting hand where it received two swift blows that cracked it open. A half pod was handed to me and I gazed at a huddle of around 25 beans, each swaddled in a white pulp, erupting from the pod. I was none the wiser until in unison the Samon’s said “Koko” with big smiles on their faces and made a drinking motion with their hands. Ah, my first introduction to the source of chocolate! The history of chocolate dates back millennia although its original form was not what we crave today. Cacao grew in the understory of the rainforest of the northern Amazon where the Olmec’s began to cultivate it producing a beverage used in rituals and to fortify soldiers. Highly valued, cacao, called xocoalt by the Mesoamerican, became a currency that was traded n o r t h w a rd . T h e M a y a n s decorated urns with images of the pods, drank the bitter liquid hot while the Aztecs used cacao in numerous ways, the most common being grinding the beans and adding chili to create spices such as the mole 46
The Alchemy of Cacao by Amanda Swan Neal sauce we know. It was the cacao drink that made the biggest impression on the European conquerors who introduced it to the Spanish court where they discovered that adding sugar, vanilla and cinnamon made it a fine drink. In 1847, Joseph Fry discovered the magical elixir of chocolate; mix some melted cacao butter back into “Dutched” cocoa powder, to create a paste that could be pressed into a mold. Since then it’s been produced the Hilo Sharks Chocolate: cacao pod, beans, nibs and chocolate.
world over, taking on a cachet similar to wine. Whatever your taste, I recently chatted with Erin from Hilo Sharks Chocolate in Hawaii and discovered it’s a complex journey from bean to bar. Sharks cacao beans are removed from the harvested pods by hand and placed into buckets to ferment for a week to optimize their flavor. Then they’re sundried on a rack for up to ten days before being roasted to draw out their properties. The next process is to send them through the “Crackenstein,” a homemade device that splits and crushes the beans into nibs; the building blocks of chocolate. Placed into a mélange, the nibs are spun at and melded, to a temperature of 115°F, with cocoa butter, sugar and vanilla added for flavor. Five pounds of nibs ultimately yields thirty ounces of chocolate. The final step is tempering: cooling then raising the chocolates temperature to allow controlled crystallization, giving the bars the perfect snap factor. You may need to be an alchemist to craft your own chocolate but not so to create the following delectable recipes. Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes 1 oz. dark chocolate - grated 1 ⅓ cups buckwheat or spelt flour 1 large egg ⅓ cup brown sugar 1 cup milk 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract unsalted butter - melted, as needed
Place all the pancake ingredients (except butter) in a blender or food processor and process until a smooth, thick batter is formed. Leave the batter to rest 10 minutes. Heat a large frying pan until hot and grease with butter. Spoon 1/4-cup portions of batter into pan, cook over medium heat until bubbles appear pancake surface, carefully flip and cook 2 minutes. Strawberry Salsa with Chocolate Nibs 6 large strawberries - chopped ½ cup sweet onion - finely chopped 2 ½ tablespoons fresh mint - minced 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice 2 teaspoon chocolate nibs 2 teaspoon agave nectar 1 teaspoon finely chopped dried ancho chili ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon fresh pepper Combine all the ingredients and chill 30 minutes. Serve with chevre and crackers. Spicy, Smoky, Cacao Nibs Rub 4 tablespoons cacao nibs 2 teaspoons hot red pepper flakes 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground mustard 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder 1 teaspoon smoked paprika ½ teaspoon ground allspice 4 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons kosher salt Combine all ingredients in a food processor, spice grinder, or mortar and pestle. Grind until the nibs break into particles the size of large grains of sand. Store in a tightly covered jar for up to 1 month. Pressure Cooker Chicken Mole 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 3 garlic cloves - minced 2 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce - minced ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoon ground cloves 2½ cups chicken broth 1 15oz can diced tomatoes 1 cup raisins ¼ cup almond butter 2 lbs. boneless-skinless chicken thighs 1 onion – diced 1 red bell pepper - diced ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
I n p re s s u re c o o k e r h e a t 2 tablespoons of oil, add chili powder, cocoa, garlic, chipotle, cinnamon, and cloves; cook 30 seconds. Stir in broth, tomatoes, raisins and almond butter; simmer 5 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender until smooth, about 30 seconds. Meanwhile, in a small frying pan sauté onion in remaining oil 5 minutes. Add onion and chicken to the pressure cooker. Bring to pressure over medium-high heat, reduce heat and cook at pressure 15 minutes. Remove from heat and release pressure. Transfer chicken to bowl and shred meat. Meanwhile, bring sauce to a simmer, add red pepper and cook 10 minutes. Return chicken and stir to combine. Serve in bowls with rice and top with fresh cilantro. Raw Energy Bites 1 cup old fashioned oats 1 cup of almond butter ½ cup ground flaxseed ½ cup cocoa nibs ¼ cup sunflower seeds ⅓ cup agave nectar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract raw sliced almonds for garnish
Mix all ingredients together (except sliced almonds) until everything is well incorporated. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Spoon out a heaping tablespoon at a time and roll into a ball. Repeat until all of the mixture is used. Top with raw sliced almonds. Bourbon Chocolate Sauce ½ cup half & half 2 tablespoons brown sugar ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ cup bourbon In a small saucepan, combine half & half and brown sugar. Heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and half & half starts to bubble. Remove pan from the heat. Add chocolate chips and vanilla to a glass bowl. Pour hot half & half mixture over the chocolate. Stir vigorously until smooth. Stir in bourbon. This month Amanda departs San Diego and sails down the coast of Mexico to Acapulco. Sail to www.mahina com to checkout her latest culinary adventures.
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LESSONS LEARNED WHILE CRUISING Jamie & Behan Gifford The Beast Below Krakens and serpents cause trouble for sailors often enough, too often really. Even the humble whale, when aggravated, can ruin one’s day. Yet the upper margin of their world, surface waves, is the real beast below for sailors. If undisturbed, surface water remains glassy thanks to gravity. Waves form because of disturbing forces. Simplistically, this is any force that moves water. Abrupt disturbances can smash water into action: earthquakes, landslides, vessel wakes, and perhaps the invisible fist of bad luck for failure to observe superstitions of maritime tradition. Smashing water is bad. In 1958, an earthquake (magnitude 7.8) in southeast Alaska caused a massive landslide in Lituya Bay. Millions of tons of rocks crashing into the bay generated a wave estimated to be 100 feet high. When this monster impacted the mountainous edge, vegetation was ripped away up to an unbelievable height of 1,720 feet. Wind, the invisible engine, is the driving force for sails and seas alike. The mechanical process forming wind waves is plain boring compared to the smash method. They begin as shimmering ripples, lovely to look at. Only in 1957 did O. M. Phillips hypothesize how they formed, fluctuations of wind creating stress variations on surface water. Water is literally pushed out of place by wind pressure differences and then dragged along by friction in the direction of the
Waves pile up behind “Totem” in the Coral Sea, shortly before three rogue waves caught the crew off guard. 48
wind. As the surface becomes more or less sinusoidal, pressure differences on the front and back sides of a ripple increases relative to wind velocity. With increased wind and time to mature, ripples become wind waves. Lovely, small, rock the baby to sleep wind waves can grow more still with increased wind velocity and fetch. Fetch is the distance from a vessel to where the waves begin; and more fetch equals bigger waves. Yes, more wind and more fetch make bigger, miserable, cold and wet, waves. The restoring force of gravity weighs in as wind velocity decreases or the fetch is interrupted by a land mass. Peaked waves soften to rounded mounds and the gap between them grows - swells. They are the last cycle in the life of wind waves, destined to fade away or perhaps merge with other waves. Our world is truly flooded with waves: mechanical and electromagnetic squiggles dashing to and fro. They do everything from keeping us alive (thank you sun!) to connecting us to the internet (thank you mobile broadband!); they’re mostly invisible. Water molecules visually manifest the rolling, invisible force up and down, but don’t actually travel with the wave itself. This is why surfers must catch the wave and slide down the front rather than just being carried along like a baby in a pram. Despite what we think we see in water waves, the invisible forces can make coastal sailing treacherous. The invisible, circular forces that we call waves extend well below the surface. A wave’s downward reach is relative to its wave length, the distance between wave crests. Deep water waves extend from wave crest down to half of the wavelength. That reach decreases as the water shallows to just 1/20th of the wavelength for shallow water waves. The change is because in shoaling water (decreasing depth), the wave’s downward reach begins to “feel the bottom” and pushes upwards. The wave height increases, becomes peak shaped, and stoops as it slows from dragging along the bottom. When the base no longer supports the height, it becomes a breaking wave. April 2015
Waves that break over boats can be destructive and breaking waves formed by shoaling water, lethal. Near shoaling water, deeper water is safer; at least three times the deep water wave height (the height before it’s pushed up by the bottom). For a wave of five feet, you should be in at least fifteen feet of water, and twenty is better. Most importantly, you may have 100 five foot waves in a row. The 101st can be bigger, seven or eight feet easily and break in water depth that was safe for the five foot wave. This is what makes bar crossings so treacherous: bottlenecks where deep ocean waves abruptly meet shallow water. It was also a factor in the 2012 tragedy at Farallon Islands with Low Speed Chase and the loss of five sailors. There is another less dramatic effect of waves feeling the bottom: wave refraction. A wave may approach a coastline diagonally, but bends to nearly parallel as it reaches the shore. The first end of the wave slows as it feels the bottom just as a wagon wheel slows in sand while the neighboring wheel remains on pavement. The impact of this “wave wrap” is that a well protected anchorage can turn rolly and unpleasant as waves bend around a seemingly impossible corner. Anchoring a few boats lengths one way or the other, in deeper water or more behind a point, may significantly diminish this effect. On land, a blade of grass is one entity in the field of grass. Though the individuals are similar, no two are identical, so they cannot represent the whole field. It’s the same with a wave field, commonly referred to as sea state. This is why wave prediction models (such as NOAAs Wavewatch III (http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/ wavewatch/) use significant wave height, which is average wave height of the highest 1/3 of individual waves to represent the wave field. Individual waves can exceed the average, but odds decrease for each increment of size above average. Because waves are complex, a wave field is affected by more than just fetch (more fetch equals bigger wave
potential), and wind velocity. Other variables add distinct affects that can make waves very interesting. Wind against tide/current: If the directions of wind and water flow are opposite, waves will increase in size. Simply put, the net wind force over the water is higher because of the contrary current. Multi-directional seas: On larger bodies of water, it’s common to have swells (dying waves) and wind waves from two or three directions. Totem’s 2010 Pacific crossing was La Nina year, bringing enhanced tradewinds. Residual swells from a Southern Ocean storm would roll under us, diagonal to prevailing wind waves, and create a washing machine affect. Bounce back: When moderate or large waves impact with a vertical shoreline (not a sloping beach), waves bounce outward. This causes a confused, lumpy sea state – though it doesn’t extend far from shore. Water flows - Eddies, whirlpools, tide-lines, and upwelling: These aren’t waves, but can be strong flowing water that interacts with waves. Often the surface pattern is distinctly different,
with one side having small choppy, flowing waves that can play havoc with the person at the helm. Breaking waves: This occurs when An interesting wave break at the edge of a reef near “Totem’s” wave height anchorage. Ungalik Island, Papua New Guinea is greater than a 1:7 ratio relative to the wave base. forecasting software is an accurate, Water weighs 1,700 pounds per cubic and very useful tool. It’s not perfect yard (just over 200 gallons), so breaking though, and there is no accounting for the randomness of rogue waves and waves carry tremendous force. Rogue and sneaker waves: Rogue other anomalies. Ongoing research is (or freak) waves are defined as being important for improving recreational at least double the size of average and commercial vessel safety. While wave heights. Sneaker waves elude we can attribute Kraken sightings to definition, but we consider them to leaving port on a Friday or having be the surprise, bigger than average bananas onboard, rogue waves, not so and smaller than rogue wave. Causes much. Until these mysteries are solved, of both types are not understood. On fair winds and following seas – and Totem, we managed three consecutive watch out for the beast below! rogue waves on approach to landfall in Follow the Giffords on their blog Papua New Guinea – scary stuff. The science of water waves is directly at sailingtotem.com or check the far from complete. Current wave blog page at www.48north.com/blogs.htm
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If I told you the Sea Pen is a soft coral made up of hundreds of creatures, that it can swim, burrow and clone itself possibly forever and lives here in the Salish Sea, would you believe me? Sea Pens begin life as a single polyp from a fertilized egg. As it grows, it clones itself into other polyps that are all genetically identical - yet take on individual roles, such as being water pumps, feeding polyps, and underground base or stalk polyps. They all work together to create a single beautiful living creature. Fields of sea pens live together on calm, sandy or muddy sea bottoms from lower tide level to about 500 feet, looking very much as if old quill pens have been stuck in the muck. There are a lot of them, and some studies have counted up to two dozen Sea Pens per square meter.
Lots of Sea Pens translates into lots of predators, that include leather stars, sunflower stars and at least four species of nudibranchs, species that are even more exoticlooking than the Sea Pen. When one of these attacks, the Sea Pen has multiple defenses. Using the same bioluminescent chemical fireflies have, it immediately glows bright greenish-yellow, possibly to scare the predator or warn nearby sea pens there’s trouble afoot. It can then pump itself up with water (altogether now, polyps), detach itself (up anchor, polyps) and float away to safety. Or, the polyps tack, quickly deflating the body and burrowing to safety underground. How all this happens, at least in my mind, is organization and cooperation. It’s beyond the boats I’ve been on, and yet it’s carried out by tiny polyps lacking a captain shouting orders.
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rom the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, to the ancient Mediterranean ports, to the emerald isles of the Pacific Northwest, sailors have the opportunity to discover “Sailing in Community,” or in other words, they can join in with a flotilla. Why this phenomenon? Having led many flotillas over the years, and talked with many more charter guests who have joined other flotillas, we wanted to share some of what we’ve learned. First and foremost is the simple joy of camaraderie. It's the reason yacht clubs exist: we sailors, with some rare solo sailor exceptions, tend to be incurably social. You can't help but grin when that perfect breeze surges your craft forward on a thrilling bit of close reach heel...but the grin gets only broader when a dozen sailors on boats around you are grinning back. The same is true for sharing the spectacular sunsets, the whoosh of the breaching Orca, and the irreproducible grandeur of the islands from anchor. Getting together for a cockpit toast, snacks, and grand, embellished stories doesn't hurt either. Then again, if you prefer the blissful solitude of sailing off on your own reach or getting away from it all anchored in your own quiet cove, no problem! Flotillas are nothing if not flexible. You can have as much, or as little, togetherness as you wish. No reservations, no obligations...with one exception. And that leads into the second biggest allure of flotillas—safety. The sole “obligation” within the flotilla is to look out for one another. For example, having an extra pair of hands or a spare part can come in handy for the unexpected repairs. There is something very reassuring about having another boat around, in case the unthinkable happens. Putting it plainly, buddy boating gives peace of mind. It can be helpful in other ways: Sure, there's the shared joy of calling to one another on the VHF, “Couple of Dall's Porpoises at two o’clock, 25 meters off the bow of Esprit de Mer.” But more important is the “Flotilla, flotilla, flotilla, Illumine. Just passed 30 foot log 20 feet off our starboard. Misty, it's about 100 yards dead ahead of you. Acknowledge please, over.”
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Or, “Flotilla, the ebb current between Waldron and Skipjack is building and sweeping us south toward the reef. We are falling off 25 degrees. Please acknowledge. Over.” Whether forewarning about a sudden squall, sharing local knowledge about the safest entry into Prevost Harbor, or if the tide will bring side currents while docking in Friday Harbor, having instant on-call counsel by an experienced local flotilla leader makes the cruise that much more relaxing, and avoids embarrassment... or worse. That leads to the third big pull of flotillas; flotilla leaders generally have a lot of local knowledge. This knowledge can be useful in a couple ways. First, if you are new to an area, joining a flotilla is a great way to become familiar with it. Where are the best anchorages, www.48North.com
how do we time those rapids or safely transit a tricky passage? This is one of the main reasons charter companies run flotillas – it provides sailors who are new to the area a safe way to gain the confidence and knowledge to come back on their own. The second way a flotilla lead can enrich the cruise is by sharing knowledge of the local history, flora and fauna. In the San Juan Islands it might be giving you the history of the Pig War, or the spot where Teddy Roosevelt waved to his Spanish War buddy manning the light house, or how Ev Henry generated a state-wide fundraising drive among boaters so Sucia is ours to enjoy forever. Depending upon your interests, a good flotilla lead can tailor the cruise to the preferences of the members; be it the back door to Butchart Gardens, 51
local craft and art markets in Ganges, the free pub bus at Montague or that spectacular nook that everyone else has passed by. If you are interested in enhancing your skills there is one more “option” that can make flotillas highly attractive, but also may be a drawback. First the option: This can be a bit delicate. But if agreed beforehand, the flotilla can also serve as a fast track clinic on sailing skills. We say “fast track” because every good sailor learns something new about sailing on every cruise. That's the nature, and part of the magic, of sailing. But it is quite another thing to have a competent sailing instructor coaching you on sailing skills during the cruise, whether it be reefing techniques, how much luff and twist to carry in the main, learning navigation skills, or getting that extra half knot of speed. Simply because this can be delicate, good flotilla leaders will offer a no-pressure, no-embarrassment invitation: “If you would like me to offer any hints on your sailing technique, please come to me individually and ask. I'd be happy to offer anything that may be helpful.
“We really enjoyed the social aspect. Bring some extra beer, wine, and snacks and roll out the welcome mat.“ Otherwise I'll keep my mouth shut unless it's a safety issue.” That works a lot better than asking for a group decision where folks feel pressured to accept what may be unwanted criticism. That's the option; now for the drawback: In fact, this has the potential to be dangerous. Top flotilla leaders will schedule a pre-departure briefing either the morning of, or the evening prior. It will include weather, navigation, tides, currents, special sights, and especially dangers on the proposed route for that cruising day, among other elements. The danger is that natural tendency to rely on the Flotilla Lead to keep you safe. “Let Johnny do it.” Here's the critical part— accept the briefing, but then go back to your OWN charts, tide books and current atlases. Run your finger along
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the proposed route. Make a mental note where the rocks and reefs are. Pre-plan the course in your own mind. As flotilla leaders, we've seen sailors fail to do this, and have seen it lead to accidents and potential disaster. In the words of a recent president “Trust...but verify.” Besides, doing it yourself adds to your learning and keeps your sailing skills sharp. A lazy sailor is bound to become a busted-up sailor sooner or later. Oh, one other drawback—money. Most flotillas charge a modest fee to pay for the services and boat of the flotilla leader. You'll have to decide whether or not the more structured experience and additional safety—not to mention the fun and friendships—are worth it. Many sailors say, “You bet!” Thus far, we have talked mostly about local flotillas run by charter companies (it is what we are most familiar with), but there are several other types. Yacht clubs frequently do them, there are cruising flotillas, like the Baja Ha-Ha or the Coho Ho-Ho, and destination flotillas, say to Alaska. These different types have different intents, different rules and equally
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Several crews were represented as flotilla-goers happily reviewed the day’s travels on the most recent 48° North Flotilla in Croatia. varying advantages. For example, some of the destination flotillas are broken into segments – this allows those who partake to experience an area, such as Alaska, without the time commitment of traveling all the way there and back. Some require you have your own boat, some require you charter one. Look around, be aware of the variations, and ask questions. We sent out a request for comment to participants of a recent flotilla, to get a read on their experience and see if we were missing anything. One of the sailors wrote so eloquently we feel it best to just let you read their response: Question 1. What do you feel are the benefits of participating in a flotilla? We are pretty “green” sailors and wouldn't have felt comfortable with the ambitious float plan had we been solo. We gained a great deal of confidence in venturing further from home, beyond our “normal” cruising grounds. We really did all of our own daily planning, research, and studying of the route, wind, current, and fuel situation, and in fact made plenty of big decisions on our own, but the morning briefings were a great opportunity to gain insight from the flotilla leader and yet still validate our own planning.
Question 2. Do you feel there are any drawbacks to participating in a flotilla? Oddly enough, prior to participating I would have said yes. The reality of our own experience though was there really weren't any drawbacks. We were free to do our own thing, and on some days we were all alone. It was a great mix. Question 3. Do you have any advice to share with someone who may be considering participating in their first flotilla? Use it to your advantage. It’s a valuable educational experience. Approach every day like you were solo but be a good team player. There is so much to learn and occasionally you might have to swallow a little pride but you will have more fun and learn more if you leave your ego at home. Maybe we were just lucky to have had such an interesting group of flotilla participants, but we really enjoyed the social aspect. Bring some extra beer, wine, and snacks and roll out the welcome mat. We will go again. Mike Huston is an ASA Instructor, and experienced Flotilla Leader. Roger Van Dyken is the owner of San Juan Sailing in Bellingham, WA, and is actively involved in flotilla planning and leadership. www.48North.com
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he race you definitely missed, if you missed it. I’m not going to lie. I drank the “Toliva isn’t worth the trip” Kool-aid. I heard warnings and rumors about a lack of wind in the South Sound. Grumblings about the delivery time. A few years ago I convinced a skipper to go anyway and we made trip, excited for a new venue, change in scenery. And you know what? There wasn’t enough wind to finish the race. Fast forward to this year. Maybe it’s that I somehow matured enough to realize, hell, a race is a race, right? So what if there’s no wind. So what if it’s a long delivery. I’m going to find a boat and I’m going to do it. And hey, I like Olympia. And you know what? I started in on my humble pie as soon as I showed up to Olympia Yacht Club Friday night and was reminded how much fun the gathering is the night before. I ate another piece when I showed up at
by Ashley Bell Above: The fleet going up Dana Passage with Hunter Point in the background. Center: “PAX the Space Spider” rounding Toliva Shoal mark. Below left: Cheryl White on “Grace E,” showing off for Jan. Below right: Cruising Class NFS; “Koosh,” “Jolly Rumbalow” and “Marantha.” Photos by Jan Anderson. results at www.ssssclub.com
the dock Saturday morning to find a nice little northerly and an ebb tide waiting. Another slice on the way up to Toliva Shoal and even handed off one with a fork in it to a competitor just past the government buoy. Turning the windward mark, I ate the last piece on the downwind run all the way back to Olympia with the sun in my face, the wind steady behind us, dying just a little before the finish, but we snuck in as it would pick up again to conveniently send in much of the later fleets. Somewhere between the sunset and the awards party, my pie ran out just in time for hot soup courtesy of OYC. In short, the 2015 Toliva Shoal is the year that will hold all the promise for anyone who was there to witness this anomaly in February sailboat racing. Later on, if we sit listlessly around waiting for wind, we’ll smile and say, “yeah, but that one year….that one year…remember? That was amazing.”
West Vancouver YC Southern Straits April 2-5 The West Vancouver Yacht Club's Southern Straits Yacht Race offers sailors the unique opportunity to compete in an overnight distrance race around Georgia Strait, and is proud to be a qualifier for the 2015 Van Isle 360. With four different course length options, “Straits” provides a weekend of sailing to suit every experience. Visit www.southernstraits.ca
CYC Seattle Puget Sound Sailing Regatta April 11-12: Small Boats April 18-19: Big Boats Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle’s PSSR will be two consecutive weekends in April. Small one design/centerboard boats will be April 11-12, and the larger boats will be April 18-19. Races are open to One Design, PHRF and IRC Fleets of all experience levels. For more info and to register, call CYC at (206) 789-1919 or go to www.cycseattle.org
Seattle YC Tri Island Series April 25: Protection Island May 9: Vashon Island May 30: Blake Island For info call (206) 325-1000.
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STYC’s 35th Annual Blakely Rock Benefit Race to Benefit Girls in STEM April 4 Once again the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club will be hosting the annual Blakely Rock Benefit Race. As always, this event promises to be fun and for a good cause: this year’s beneficiary will be Frog Prints-e! Frog Prints-e! (FPE) is a nonprofit organization that partners with educators and sailing centers to provide for 5th-8th grade girls, from all economic backgrounds, affordable, hands-on-learning opportunities of Leadership, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through the medium of sailing in which ‘no child is turned away.’ More information can be found at www.frogprintse.org 100% of the proceeds will go directly to FPE’s 2015-2016 after school program development and its 2015 Summer Camps; the proceeds include entry fees, pre-race breakfast sales, cash donations, sales of raffle tickets, and donations from local businesses. Register before Wednesday, April 1, 6:00 pm PST at www.styc.org Business donors are recognized before, during and after race day via local advertisements, at the awards party/raffle, communications in local and regional news sources for one year. Also new for 2015, spots for business logos are available on the event t-shirt itself for the first five cash donations of $500 or greater received by March 13. Follow the Blakely Rock Benefit Race 2015 on Facebook.
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Anacortes Yacht Club Tulip Regatta April 25-26
Oregon Offshore International Race May 7-10
CYC Seattle 1st Annual P.O.D. Regatta May 16-17
Come kick off the spring season with Anacortes Yacht Club and two days of buoy racing on Fidalgo Bay. Join us Friday night for a party at the club. Race all day Saturday, finish the evening with a salmon BBQ and fun party games. On Sunday, racing wraps up by 4:00pm followed by an award ceremony and free chili dogs. Center Point hoist is available and Cap Sante Marina has offered discounted rates for moorage. Check out the website at www.anacortesyachtclub.org for registration and additional information.
Corinthian Yacht Club of Portland is proud to announce the 39th Oregon Offshore International Race. The 193 nautical mile race will start off the mouth of the Columbia Bar, finishing at the entrance to Victoria Harbor, B.C.. The Oregon Offshore is a qualifying race for the Vic-Maui and will be offering PHRF, IRC, and Cruising Class with limited motor use this year. For more information check: www.oregonoffshore.org
Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle presents the 1st Annual P.O.D. Regatta (Pnw One Design). This two day sailing event is open to One Design, PHRF and IRC Fleets of all experience levels. Minimum class size five boats. Round the buoys races start off Shilshole Bay at 11:00 am each day varying distance depending on conditions. The CYC clubhouse is open after racing for great parties serving food and drinks. Awards presentation follows racing on Sunday. Call CYC at (206) 789-1919 or go to www.cycseattle.org
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Girts Rekevics Foulweather Race
hen you describe the awesomeness that is the Girts Rekevics Foulweather Race, foul is rarely part of it and it’s hard to know exactly where to start. The Girts race is the second bookend of north end February racing kickoff goodness, always following the Shaw Island Winter Classic. The race is a one-way ride to Friday Harbor, often a good windy reach, and mostly a kite run if you’re lucky. Foulweather Race used to go to different upscale island resorts, until we finally settled on Friday Harbor and a race that often ends up on foot to Herbs Tavern with the last person declared the “rotten egg.” Girts was a crazy Latvian, amazing sailor, perpetual jokester, and the founder of Northwest Rigging, plus he really liked rubber chickens, “because they’re just funny.” We do our best to represent and appreciate his character in this perpetual race. The forecast on Saturday morning was for a solid 10-18 knots out of the northeast, with sun! Flags were flying, the refinery steam was sideways, and the natives were restless. Eighteen racers and a few cruisers hovered around the starting area, with plenty of breeze and current to keep you on your toes in the tight corner by the refinery dock. It turns out that we had at least 18 knots at the start, and it was a lot more westerly than easterly… a beat to the first turn. We decided on our #3, and there were many reefed mains in the fleet. As we counted down the last minute to the start, Gavin Bracket and the Avalanche were set up for a perfectly timed start, followed closely by Jah
Mon. On Wild Rumpus, we didn’t nail the start but at least we didn’t nail any other boats when we had to flop to port at the pin. Luckily, almost everyone flopped over to get out into the current flowing out the channel. Dicey is the word for that start, but off we all went, no harm no foul! Out in Guemes Channel, and all the way to Thatcher Pass it was a close jib reach and sail choice was critical. Waterline didn’t hurt either, for the lucky big boat guys. A lot of boats took the high road near Cypress, since the current was pushing you out to the Straits. The highest windspeed noted was 28 knots in Rosario, which made for some fierce chop. Some boats went rhumbline, since it was a reach and that was just extra distance. Wind Warriors missed Thatcher Pass and went around Lopez and up Cattle Pass… but that’s another story altogether. It turns out that going high or low was pretty much a wash, as we all ended up in the nightmare that is Thatcher Pass at the same time. The wind died down to zero (alternating to 20) with a huge outflow in the pass. You had to pick a side, because as soon as you crossed the tide line, you were right back out where you started. Perseverance and nerves of steel got you through the pass, so close to the rocky shore with intermittent blasts that sent you sideways at an alarming rate. We swapped out to our #1 as we entered Thatcher Pass, which was very temporarily the right choice. Once we made it through the pass and back into breeze, the big genoa was a bad idea. The Rumpus is now clean, www.48North.com
but salty way up the shrouds and in every part of the cockpit. After our first wipeout, we gathered everything that was about to wash out of the cockpit, and said “next time, we take it down!” And then the next time we filled the cockpit and rinsed off the spreaders, we said “next time, we take it down!” On the third time, we took it down. We finished off the beat, rounded the Lopez ferry dock in front of the Bangarang, after their Gopro Overboard Drill. Celebration was just ahead. Thankfully, for once our karma was good and no ferry was coming or going at the moment we passed. We saw Avalanche’s kite just ahead and hoisted the big one. Upright Channel provided big smiles and some good surfing, and a pretty easy run to the end of Shaw Island. All too quickly, we arrived at Upright Head, and swapped out for the #1 again for the close reach to the finish. As we arrived in Friday Harbor, the sun was out and it was only mid-day and the dock party was lively as ever. At some point, some people were taking off to the ferry and the rest of the crowd raced up the hill to Herbs Tavern. We ate, drank, danced and made merry throughout town, putting rubber chicken heads on everyone and generally having a good time. A huge thank you to San Juan Island Yacht Club for the dinner hospitality, and to Chris Roethle of Emoyeni for chairing the race, and to all the ferry sailors who showed up for the festivities. by Stephanie Schwenk results at www.anacortesyachtclub.org 57
Port Madison Yacht Club
Jim Depue Memorial
familiar feeling of exciting anticipation of an exhilarating day on the water courtesy of a good strong Northerly in this case. Twelve boats started across the line in three divisions (ten would finish the race) and headed North in Port Madison Bay, realizing eventually that the windward mark had become much better looking than in previous years, its’ yellow inflatable self having been replaced with Jan Anderson’s smiling face behind the camera of the photo boat, saving the day for what would be the first time. Later rumors of a rogue yellow inflatable would surface somewhere much further south. . . With some forecasts calling for up to 20-25kts and building throughout the afternoon it was plenty apparent from the size of the sheep in the
he east coast is getting slammed with snowstorms of the century and we here in the Puget Sound are getting an Indian winter complete with wind. It just doesn’t seem fair...but we’ll take it! Last year’s annual PMYC Jim Depue memorial race, first in both the PMYC big boat and West Sound Sailing Association series, was the cold, wet, typical February we’ve all come to know to know so well and head out in anyway, because, sailboat racing. This year’s race may have nevertheless been cold and wet for some...but no thanks to any amount of precipitation or low temperatures. Arriving at Shilshole for the trip across Saturday morning, the wind had already made itself known in the familiar rushed clanging of metal on metal which can’t help but build that bay and smiles on the crew that the accurate wind speed was just exactly “enough” as the fleet rounded boat boy for the sleigh ride. It was a quick jaunt (including a few wipeouts) to West point, and another to Wing point before the beat back to Port Madison, with Ace taking the win at the finish followed by the yet-to-be-named J/88. No problem making the time limit for anyone as the wind kept up throughout the day with those who stayed dry enjoying a debriefing over libation at the well loved Port Madison Yacht Club afterwards. This having been my first time racing the Jim Depue, safe to say I won’t be missing it again. by Ashley ABell results at www.portmadisonyc.org
Jim Depue Sidebar: I don’t have to tell you that the Sierra 26 Swim Team took a plunge off Dos during the Jim Depue memorial race. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ve already mentioned it to me, courtesy of the epic photography skills of Jan Anderson. It’s not often you get to wipe out during a high speed sleigh ride and get the whole thing on film. I’m not sure which took longer - righting the boat, or the amount of harassing from Stuart Burnell the following week about keeping it upright this time. Last year while preparing for Race to the Straits, the issue came up of whether we should add a dedicated safety boat to the course, and agreed we should talk to Skip first about whether he’s interested in having that official responsibility. Skip looked at me like I was a little confused. “Ashley,” he said. “Jan and I don’t go out on any racecourse without our first responsibility being as a safety vessel.” Fair enough, and far more prevalent than the opportunity to snap a few shots of the sideways action were the steadfast efforts to stand by and ensure the safety of the crew. I hope we realize as a community how fortunate we are to have these folks watching our backs on a regular basis in skill and good craft. So what happened? We spent half of a sailboat race in some of the most fun and exhilarating conditions on one of the most fun and exhilarating race boats I’ve experienced in some time. It was a beautiful February day, the kind of wind we dream about in Seattle, and a hell of a ride. Nevertheless, halfway to West Point we lost control while planing in exactly the kind of
conditions which directly influence the ability of the crew to maintain control of the boat in avoiding a broach. The key to stopping or rescuing is to depower the sails at the first opportunity, and after a thoughtful crew debrief and discussion on the day’s events, with help from Jan’s timely photos, it became clear that depowering simply did not happen in time. This both kept the boat over longer, and gave for a very wet experience. As an active Farr 30 racer more than familiar with the experience of wiping out even sometimes on a semi-regular
Above: Ashley Bell aboard "Dos.” Below: “Dos,” a Sierra 26, right before she takes a “high speed wipe out.” Photos by Jan Anderson.
basis, finding myself horizontal wasn’t particularly alarming, however, being in the Puget Sound for any length of time always is and should be. I’ve been asked several times how cold the water was, and will defer to Ian Beswick: “Like the weather, the water was surprisingly warm for February!” Despite finally arriving back at the dock safely and in good spirits, the lessons learned will follow me back onto Dos,or
any other boat, as a reminder that a good outcome should always serve to prevent a bad outcome when coupled with the inherent risk to sailing fast or in any weather. I’m proud of the quick action, the support, and the skill and disposition of my crew under pressure. And the cocktail hour special at Ray’s following the race? A variation of a Dark ‘n Stormy called A Cold Sea. by Ashley Bell
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Corinthain Yacht Club
Blakely Rock Race
pring sailboat racing in the Puget S Sound is kicked off each year with the Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle’s
Blakely Rock race. As the first of three races known as the Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock is the most significant race for sailors of the Central Sound. As a refresher course in Central Sound sailing, the race takes competitors on a tour of familiar geography from Shilshole Bay to Richmond Beach, across the sound south to Blakely Rock and back again. For many, Blakely Rock is the unofficial Kelly O’Neil Memorial race. As the fleets pass, rounding the Rock, there is often a trail of flowers left behind in their wake in honor of Kelly. For the 2015 Blakely Rock race, 76 sailboats in nine classes, including the big boat IRC class and a casual class, gathered to a slowly building northerly breeze and the increasingly common sight of northwest sunshine. With the sound of the first starting signal, each of the nine fleets set off in five minute intervals to a reverse start. With favorable current pushing us along, the first leg of the race would be a close hauled course north toward Edmonds and temporary mark N. Racing sailboats in the northwest spring can often be an unpredictable 60
the expectation of flooding tidal waters. A few, like Lance Staughton aboard his Farr 30 BOOH, stayed east on a run toward Shilshole Bay to play the torrent of water flowing south from the Ballard locks. In the middle of the course the majority jibed back and forth in search of the rivers that began forming in the slacking midday tide. Savvy Skipper’s like Paul LaMarche aboard his Santa Cruz 70, Neptune’s Car, ran further toward the building flood on the west edge of the Sound and gained ground on his class and close in on the ever untouchable IRC speed machine Glory, skippered by Johnny Buchan. In the exceptionally competitive and thriving J/105 class, David Cohen’s, Inconceivable, would hold a commanding class lead for most of the race, with the Above: Spinnakers rounding Blakely Rock. thinnest of margins. As the only one-design fleet Center: Fleet 9, last in the reverse start. in the regatta, The J/105 Photos by Jan Anderson. fleet would not be an easy fleet to beat. As competitors consolidated along the southwest shore of Bainbridge Island, the breeze leading to the rock grew ever so shifty, keeping us all on our toes. Reaching the turning point at the Rock, each crew performed one last jibe before spinnakers were doused and exchanged for a short blast reach to
and tumultuous activity when the weather is concerned. But on this day, we were treated to the most ideal of sailing conditions and even though the air was brisk, it was sunny and the wind was steady. Having more fun than most would be the tacticians of the fleet, who would be working overtime in the steady conditions to figure out where to position their boats for the best advantage. The challenge of the day would be finding the advantageous rivers of flooding current and sailing in the most consistent and swiftest breeze. With two lifted tacks to the weather mark N, and with a clear view of the course ahead, one by one the fleet bore away and set their spinnakers. The accumulated parade of multi-colored translucent sails bore off west to work
clear the rocky waters surrounding the mark. Safely past the Rock, each boat in turn trimmed their sails close-hauled for the lifted beat across the sound to the Magnolia Bluff. For this last leg of the race, the next tactical challenge would be where to gain ground against the competition. The competitors that were able to avoid the disturbed air from the consolidating fleet, leaped ahead of their competition. Those that were not so fortunate would need to quickly find a clear lane eastward to make up for lost time. Over along the Magnolia shoreline, working the lifts and shallows along the shore would be key to gaining that extra boat length in the growing adverse current. Each tactician would gamble on how far to tack toward the muddied Magnolia shallows until turning back north to the clear waters at the West Point buoy. Passing the beautiful sunlit West Point with its pristine beach and whitewashed quasquicentennial lighthouse, each boat beat swiftly north to the finish at Shilshole Bay. As boats of various speeds crossed tacks and familiar faces were found among all, you could hear
The crew of “Absolutely,” among others, toss daffodils toward the Rock, as they leave a trail of flowers behind in their wake, in honor of Kelly O’Neil. Photo by Jan Anderson. greetings carried between crews by the brisk northerly breeze. With steady wind and plentiful sunshine, the first official spring race of the NW sailing season proved to be a spectacular day out on the water, as we enjoyed spring conditions at their best. For the Farr 395, Ace, their day would end epically,
taking first overall on corrected time. Line honors for the regatta would go to the Buchans with Carl Bachan first over the line in PHRF with Madrona and Johnny Buchan in IRC with his TP52 Glory… Bill wasn’t far behind either. by Josh May results at www.cycseattle.org
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Corinthain Yacht Club
Scatchet Head Race
then an westerly? What, a northerly by 4pm? Sailflow and PredictWind were playing musical chairs while the NOAA forecast changed it’s mind more often than Yogi Bear steals picnic baskets. In the end, it would be the wind in the rigging from the south, Saturday morning, with the most telling sign of what was to come. This was going to be one fast, fun, and ultimately, costly for many (perhaps most), ride to Scatchet Head. Kites were hoisted as boats shot off the starting line like cannons firing north. Early starters were disappearing fast as the wind continued to build. Class 7, which included the 30’ planing boats, started concurrently with a particularly sizeable gust which would knock down all four Farr 30’s within a stone’s throw of the start line. Making
1 part downwind, 3 parts water... I n t h e w o rd s o f H u n t e r S . Thompson, “Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.” A few years ago, I first saw this quote on the back of a crew shirt during a particularly breezy Farr30 event in San Francisco. “Yep,” I thought. “That pretty much sums things up.” Saturday, on the way up to Scatchet Head in what I was told later was anywhere from 20-40kts of breeze, I was very much reminded of it once more - and suspect more than just the Farr 30’s out on the course can relate. The forecast leading up to the race was one of the most confounding, and exciting, I’d seen yet. A strong southerly! Wait our way up the course looked the equivalent of Aiolos playing Big Buck Hunter, sailboat racing edition with knockdown after knockdown. Kites shredded and shrimped, mainsails exploded, and halyards snapped. The Tanton 37, Buckle Up, would chinese gybe into an unfortunate dismasting and limp back to the dock with the G&S One Ton, Absolutely, after they, too, had sacrificed mast, sails and all to the depths of the Puget Sound. The Farr 395, Ace, and Melges 32, Ballistic, Above: “Double Take,” “Artemis” and “Jam” battle for position just off the starting line. Center: “Bat Out Of Hell” on her side... temporarily. Below: “Ballistic” smashing thru the waves. Photos by Jan Anderson. 62
would come back to the dock with stories of quality time spent sideways in attempts to get back to upright. The just-out-of-the-box unnamed J/88, practiced the “sever the tack line” kind of self-righting, while even the TP52 Glory, would round up in heavy winds on the north side of the course. Not a single boat would reach the mark without so much as a conservative early douse in the building breeze. But don’t take my word for it! Jan Anderson’s photos will speak as many volumes as it takes to break the record for most hits on her website EVER
Above: “Dos” planing along in total control. Left: “Buckle Up” collecting as much of their mangled rig as Jan and Skip stay close to her and “Absolutely,” as they motor back to Shilshole. Photos by Jan Anderson.
in the first 24 hours...not much more needs to be said than that. This was yet another epic winter sailing adventure to add to the already impressive list for 2015 - with racing season off to this kind of start, it’s going to be a year to remember indeed. by Ashley Bell results at www.cycseattle.org
A Rare Journey Around Vancouver Island June 6 to 20th
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Yellow Island Wooden Boat Race May 16
NW Multihull Port Townsend Regatta May 16-17
Join the Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands for the 4th annual Yellow Island Wooden Boat Race. All wooden sailboats are welcome (boats built of other materials are also welcome but will receive no prizes). The starting line will be south of the Deer Harbor Marina. The marks of the course will consist of various islands and rocks in the area, as well as a race buoy located near the marina. Colorful burgees for first, second, and third place finishers will be awarded at a potluck/awards ceremony at the marina the evening after the race. Discounted moorage for Friday and Saturday nights is available. Call the Deer Harbor Marina, (360) 376-3037 to reserve a slip. Plenty of good anchorage is also available in the Harbor. For more info contact Ward Fay: [email protected]
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The Northwest Multihull Association will hold its second annual regatta in Port Townsend. Participants are encouraged to arrive Friday evening: tour a proa building project and gather at one of Port Townsend's restaurants. Saturday's race: start in front of Port Townsend, around Protection Island and back. A beautiful and challenging course, with shifty winds and highly entertaining tidal flows. Saturday evening: dinner gathering at the Marina Room at Point Hudson. Sunday morning: short course racing in Port Townsend Bay. The racing will be relaxed and companionable. This is a great opportunity for all multi hullers to get together and exchange sailing and equipment tips and swap stories. Non racers are welcome to walk the dock and join our land activities. More details, email: [email protected]
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Fisheries Supply signs on as Race to Alaska sponsor
Swiftsure 2015 New Race, New Venue! 2015 promises to be a big year for Swiftsure with changes both afloat, and ashore. As well as the broad array of races offered in the past, this year Swiftsure is introducing the new Hein Bank Race. Designed for those sailors looking for a longer race but wanting to avoid the open ocean on the way to Swiftsure Bank, the Hein Bank race offers 123.5 miles of new tide, weather, and routing challenges. This race (both IRC and PHRF) will be the second start at Clover Point. Competitors in the Hein Bank Race will race out the Straits of Juan de Fuca with the rest of the fleet, following the same routing as the Cape Flattery Race. Coming east the competitors will sail past Victoria around ODAS 46088 near Hein Bank (leaving it to port), then directly into the finish in Victoria Harbour. Details at http://swiftsure.org/ registration/notices-of-race/ There are big changes ashore as well. Swiftsure Center is graduating
from tent and peg to brick and mortar. This year Swiftsure Centre will be located in the Steamship Grill and Bar – Victoria’s Favourite Seafood Restaurant – located in the old Steamship Terminal on Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Thursday May 21st and Friday May 22nd enjoy good food, good drinks, great bands and a fabulous view of the racing fleet from our new venue. Back again this year are The Midnights playing on Thursday evening, and Younger Than Yesterday playing on Friday evening. Get some fresh air in the beer garden, or enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurant. Book your race day breakfast (Saturday) in the Steamship Grill and Bar when you register. Once the fleet has gone racing, landlubbers can drop in for coffee and a race update with our live race tracking in the restaurant. Register early! Swiftsure – Always A Challenge
The Race to Alaska is excited to announce their latest race sponsor: Fisheries Supply. The Fisheries Supply will be the exclusive retailer in the Seattle area for official R2AK clothing and merchandise. They will have a boat on display in the store through mid-May which will be representative of several of the various watercraft entries in the event. Fisheries Supply intends to be an active participant in the R2AK Pre-Race Ruckus on June 3rd in Port Townsend; the community is invited to come see the boats, enjoy food, beer, and music, and help wish the racers well. Fisheries Supply joins Alaska Magazine, Un-Cruise Adventures, Jefferson Healthcare and many others in supporting this 750 mile, engineless event. The Race to Alaska departs from Port Townsend, on June 4 headed for Ketchikan, Alaska. Race participants must apply before the entry deadline of April 15th. More information is available at www.r2ak.com
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BLUEWATER INGRID 38 Fiberglass hull, sail-ready, go-anywhere cruising ketch. $70,000 obo. Beautiful traditional sea-kindly design, comfortable liveaboard. Many recent upgrades with offshore cruising planned. Details, contact info and photos on website: ingridketchseptember.webs.com or call (360) 507-0541. 5656
BLACKWATCH 24 CUTTER Hull #74, beautiful condition, rugged little cutter built to yacht standards. Bronze ports and hardware, new 6 hp, 4 stroke, new custom trailer, sails like new, new electric system. Manual & auto bilge pumps and VHF. Ready to sail. For more info visit http://tiny.cc/Blackwatch24 $9,750. Mark (509) 429-4730, [email protected]
SAN JUAN 24’ ASKING $4,000 This is a fast boat that can teach you to sail. Ready to go cruising. Recent upgrades (2014): New main sail, new 135% genoa on new roller furling. New battery and charger, new compass, stove and Porta Potty (never used). Handrails, pulpit and lifelines installed. 15 hp Evinrude two stroke outboard on heavy mount. Electric start! Nice cabin with good cushions, sleeps two or three. Point Roberts Marina, berth transferable, on T Dock. Chuck Cannon (360) 945 2617 [email protected]
1986 NONSUCH 26 ULTRA Nonsuch Ultra 26 Cat Boat. Aluminum mast with aluminum wishbone boom. New diesel engine (only 7 hours). Wheel steering. Solid fiberglass hull and cored decks. Mast is off and boat is out of the water (for your inspection). Needs some attention, mostly electrical and some hardware. $18,000 obo. Contact (206) 940-9154 or email [email protected]
2007 BENETEAU 423 2007 Beneteau 423, $178,000. One of the last ones built with many extras and well maintained. For more information email [email protected]
CATALINA 30 MARK II, 1988 PRICE REDUCED In excellent condition with numerous upgrades over the past 5 years. A most sea-worthy vessel for crossing the Georgia Strait and sailing throughout the Gulf Islands. “Xanadu” is a great family vessel and is easily handled. Her cabin is spacious and comfortable with a V-berth and aft berth that will sleep 4-5 people. Go to www.xanadusailboat.ca/ for all details, upgrades and hull survey. Asking $29,500 CAN or $23,500 US.
38’ STEEL OFFSHORE SAILBOAT Steel hulled sloop built in France to the Kurlande 38 design. Go anywhere boat ready for the next adventure. $110,000 obo. For more information visit: http://38sailboatforsale.webs.com
CASCADE 29 1969 Cascade 29, many upgrades since 2007, full AwlCraft 2000 paint, sail, standing/running rigging, B&G/Simrad electronics, professionally maintained, ready for cruising/club racing. Asking 19,500 obo, Located in Olympia. Call (360) 556-5200. 5696
1976 WESTSAIL 32 Westsail for sale. 36 hp fresh water cooled Volvo. Boat is in excellent condition with lots of cruising gear. Please visit our website for more specs and photos. http://westsailfjern.weebly.com $41,000. Contact Bryan (360) 357-8770.
MORGAN 27 Great weekend cruiser, excellent condition, good racing history, PHRF 198, 48 North Top 20, 2004, #16. UK, Ullman, North sails; Harken, Anderson, Gauer, Lewmar equipment. VHF, knot meter, depth sounder, compass, lifelines 2011, standing rigging 2014. 9.9, 4 Stroke Evinrude. $17,000 obo. Call: (206) 842-8560 or email [email protected]
CLASSIC BURMESE TEAK SLOOP Built Hong Kong 1938, 35’. New deck, mast rebuilt 2010. Laminated teak frames 6” centers copper rivets & roves. Yanmar 2GM20 rebuilt 2012. Blue Sea breaker panel. Solid fuel stove, kerosene range. VHF, depth sounder, radar, autopilot, lifesling, SL555 windlass, 200’ 5/16” chain, Avon inflatable. Sweet sailer. $35,000. Contact pwilling(at)telcomplus(dot)net 5563
May issue deadline: April 15th
28’ HERRESHOFF ROZINANTE REDUCED! Ada is true to the original Herreshoff design with the exception of the house being extended two frames farther aft for comfortable Northwest cruising with a coal or wood burning Midget stove. Ada is bronze fastened yellow cedar on white oak frames. Maintained in prime condition by professional shipwright. Reduced to $9,900 for quick sale. Contact Richard at (360) 316-9747
1981 SATURNA 33 PILOT HOUSE Designer William Garden. Cruise year-round comfortably. $69,000. Survey valued over $266,000 before recent improvements. Yanmar Diesel under 450 hours. Pictures at “slowdancing.shutterfly.com” Tom (206) 450-9920. 5680
ATHENA 35 $37,500 Bluewater equipped, fresh water maintained. For more details visit http://chdsites.com/lekander/ Flathead Lake, Montana. Delivery available to Pacific N.W. or The Great Lakes. Contact: (406) 250-7809 or email [email protected]
1983 PUGET SOUND MOTORSAILER 40 90 hp Lehman, 200 gallon fuel, 200 gallon water, solar, generator, AquaPro dinghy with 15 hp Evinrude, hydraulic autopilot, electronics and more. Lying Baja, Mexico. Asking $65,000. Call (970) 596-3830.
2010 Lagoon 400 Owners Model Always a Northwest boat. Fully outfitted for charter cruising in the Pacific NW including fully enclosed cockpit and hydronic cabin heat. 3 cabins each with heads / showers, plus crew quarters. Twin Yanmar diesels, full Raymarine electronics, RIB dinghy with 15 HP Honda on davit, electric winch. In a premier charter fleet, 11 bookings for 2015, charter ownership can significantly reduce your ownership cost, call us for details.............. $414,000 (800) 677-7245 [email protected]
San Juan Sailing ~ Bellingham, WA
1982 CAPE DORY 25D Inboard Yanmar, Harken traveler, roller furling, lazyjacks, cabin heat, alcohol stove, fairly new sails, asking $18,000. Contact (360) 867-9267 or email [email protected]
1984 TAYANA 37 MKII Original owner. Custom interior, new LP on hull, epoxy primer on bottom ready to paint. No teak decks. Located in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. $59,000. Contact for pictures and equipment list. Call (619) 816-0789 or email [email protected]
SABRE 28, PRICE REDUCED! 1978 with EZ-LOAD TRAILER. Nice interior, new genoa, Furlex roller furling, dodger, Volvo MD7A (low hours), Xantrex charger with remote panel. At Coeur d’ Alene, ID. $16,900. Call (208) 257-3479 or email [email protected]
2004 CC29 CATAMARAN 15x30 with 2 double staterooms, Spartech rig with furling jib, genoa, spinnaker, autopilot, Monitor vane, watermaker, solar panels. $29,500. Call Mike (360) 652-7851 or email [email protected]
1963 ENSIGN PEARSON 23 Harken traveler, two-speed winches, roller furled jib, 4 hp Mercury 4-stroke, no blisters, 2 axle trailer. Oldie but goodie! $4,300. (541) 686-1145.
28’ ALERION EXPRESS Fast, agile, beautiful boat! Includes: gennaker, spinnaker, club jib and 2 sets of sails. Full cover, 3 self tailing winches, radar, life lines, teak sole, GPS, wind/ speed/depth gauges & head. Well maintained, always covered. $50,000 OBO. Learn more: alerionexp.com Sausalito, CA. Call (415) 302-6153. 5330
WEST WIGHT POTTER 15’ 2006 15’ West Wight Potter sailboat excellent condition. Includes trailer and 2 hp Honda outboard. http://skagit.craigslist.org/boa/4866369743.html Willing to deliver in Western Washington, $6,700 obo. Contact Andrea at (360) 370-5976. 5657 www.48North.com
SEABIRD 37 Very seaworthy, well maintained sailboat for great year-round cruising. Two private sleeping cabins include an aft cabin with double berth, teak cabinets and lots of storage. Very roomy full canvas enclosed center cockpit. Spacious engine room allows for easy access. All lines are led aft making her easily single handed. For photos and details visit Craigslist and http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/42607 5326
28’ Miller 1974 Refit with extensive upgrades. Yanmar 16 hp diesel 2008, upholstery, dodger, wiring, plumbing, rigging, furling jib, Wallas Marine diesel cooktop/ heater, and MUCH MORE! Surveyed February 2015............................ $14,900 (800) 677-7245 [email protected]
San Juan Sailing ~ Bellingham, WA
1978 O’DAY 27 SLOOP Diesel, Main, 50, 100, 150 jibs, Geniker, hardtop dodger, storm hood, radar, GPS, Loran, VHF, depth finder. A steal at $5,000. (360) 673-2270 or email [email protected]
BENETEAU 423 2007 Like new and ready to go ($195,000). She has all the gear to make sailing fun, safe and easy. Raymarine MFD electronics, wireless remote, sonar, bow thruster, electric primary winches, hydronic heat, entertainment package (stereo, DVD, television), inflatable with Honda outboard, davit system, a complete enclosure for comfortable year round sailing. For a complete list of equipment and photos call (360) 402-0685 or email MichaelSSt[email protected]
JASON 35 - MUST SELL! Priced $9,500 below 2014 survey - $30,000! Good boat, but must sell. Will credit buyer airfare Seattle-Juneau. Beta Marine engine, dripless shaft seal, ready to go. More at [email protected]
26’ PEARSON 1976 Fin keel, sloop, Beam 8’8”, Draft 4’, compass, depth sounder, auto pilot, jib furling, 9.9 hp Honda kicker, well maintained. Much more. Illness, age require this sale. $4,500.
CAL 29 SAILBOAT A classic 1972 with original interior intact. Sleeps 6 with 6’ head room, stove/oven, Force 10 heater, spinnaker, 150% genoa, roller furling jib, Atomic 4 engine. Edmonds marina. Asking $6,500. Contact Tom at (206) 852-7628 5693
38’ FOLKES STEEL CUTTER 1979 BC built, US documented, residing in San Carlos Sonora Mx, completely rebuilt ALL systems insideout including rigging, wiring, plumbing, tanks, totally outfitted gear, electronics, sails, cruiser ready, great condition. $44,900. Contact [email protected]
50’ SEARAKER CENTER COCKPIT, 1977 Ed Monk design, built in Tacoma. Hull #5. Perfect family cruiser. 3 cabins, 2 heads, private owner’s cabin. $115,000. Boat in Mexico. For details visit http://bcgypsy44.wix.com/victoria 5640
SPRAY 36 2001 Bruce Roberts design in steel. This beautiful boat has gone through a total refit and ready for serious cruising. Owner anxious to move on. Visit La Conner and see this lovely yacht. $59,000. Contact Pat (206) 601-1003 or [email protected]
1983 38’ CATALINA Classic Sparkman & Stephens design. Well maintained. Sails in excellent condition. 24 hp Universal diesel engine. New refrigeration. Propane range and 110/ extractor hot water. Great liveaboard! Recently surveyed. $25,000. (360) 319-7358 4671
CONCORDIA YAWL S/V #76 “SUMATRA” Beautiful well maintained sailboat. Located in Port Townsend, WA. Hull #76, built in 1960 by Abeking and Rasmussen. Length 39’ 10”, 7/8” African mahogany, silicon bronze fastened, Westerbeke 30 hp diesel. New main and #2 headsail. Sale forced by work move. Priced to sell. Asking $65,000 obo. Marine survey available. Contact Scott, (503) 701-6942 for viewing. See also http://www.concordiaboats.com/yawls.php 5403
41’ GARDEN KETCH $52,900 1970, rebuilt 1996. 48’ LOA. Fiberglass hull, solid mahogany cabin. New Yanmar engine. New Sails (4). Dodger, bimini, full aft cover, refrigeration, radar, roomy cabin. Solid cruiser and excellent liveaboard. Haul-out September 2014. Contact (360) 452-1531 4380
2006 J/109 State of the art racer/cruzer from J-Boats, fully equipped. Roller furling, dodger, forced air heat and standing headroom for cruzing, adding Carbon bowsprit, asymmetrical spinnaker, North 3DL sails, and full Nexus Network NX2 instrumentation for racing make this a perfect dual purpose boat. Lots of goodies not mentioned here. Asking $175,000. Call (206) 660-6181 or email [email protected]
for full specs. 5365
MOORAGE Birch Bay Village Marina Private Marina with Slips to 50’ Annual moorage from $22.50 / foot / year Water, 30-amp power, Wi-Fi, Restrooms, Gated 1986 C&C 38 MK III RACER/CRUISER 1986 “Sailing World” Boat of the Year. Great sails, gear, bottom, electronics for racing. Comfort, stove/ oven, H/C, fridge, new furler, plotter, heat, RIB for cruising. $67,900. Contact [email protected]
or call (360) 437-9605 for details. 3129
1978 PETERSON 33 CHITA PRICE REDUCED! Performance cruiser built in Japan. Nice wood interior. Yanmar 3GM30F, radar, windlass, propane stove/ fireplace/BBQ, VHF, GPS, AGMs, autopilot, good canvas, upgrades (wiring and windows, etc.). Lots of sailing gear, call for specs. $26,500 obo. Contact Rick (206) 718-8230 or email [email protected]
More info: http://www.bbvcc.com/marina.html
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THUNDERBIRD MARINA 35‘ Sailboat Slip Available!
Open & Covered Moorage From $10.50 per foot [email protected]
New docks with 30 & 50 amp power, Spectacular view of the city!
Bruce @ 206-849-1909 1978 C&C 34 Well maintained Bellingham cruiser. 2002 Philbrooks major refit. 2 QM Yanmar diesel, Force 10 propane range, Wallas D30 heater, much more. Email [email protected]
for complete specs and photos. (503) 620-7890. $29,500.
WARBASS WAY MARINA 30’ & 50’ open slips from $7/ft. Restrooms, showers, laundry, parking. Located in Friday Harbor. Philip at (206) 499-1234 or (360) 370-7001. 5432
42’ LOA SLIP FOR RENT ANACORTES for 6-12 months. Available April 1, security gates, open/close-in, 30 AMP, water, dock box, WiFi/cable TV, showers, laundry, garbage, parking, fuel/ pumpout. Call George (360) 421-4351. 5669
1976 CAL 34 $29,000. Spinnaker, radar, GPS, set up for wind generator, hard bottom dinghy with new engine. Runs well. Partnership or outright sale available. Contact David at (425) 743-6141.
Fremont boat CO.
North Lake Union moorage since 1916. Great sailboat moorage! Quiet, protected floating piers (20’ - 80’) Gates and shower. Call our friendly on-site office. (206) 632-0152
MOORAGE - EVERETT AREA Brackish freshwater, gated and secure, pristine moorage. Concrete docks, metered electricity, water, working on boats is acceptable. Sorry no liveaboards. $6/ft. (206) 282-4934.
Annual moorage available now: 32’ to 80’ Open and 32’ to 60’ Covered slips. In town rental slips w/security gates, mini storage, full service boat yard, fuel dock & pump out on site. Anacortesmarina.com or (360) 293-4543
Deer Harbor Marina On Beautiful Orcas Island
Year round monthly moorage rate $8.00/ft. Winter monthly moorage rate $5/ft. 125 permanent & guest moorage slips, 30-amp power, fresh water, laundry, restrooms/showers, pumpout, gas/diesel. Deli & snack bar; groceries. Whale watching, kayak tours, bike rentals and access to Kenmore Air Transportation.
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“WAR PONY” GALLALI SAILBOAT WITH TRAILER $1,800 BEAUTIFUL, FAST, SOLID AS A ROCK. This is an awesome daysailor that is ready to race or cruise now. No disappointments. Jib, main and spinnaker. Contact (253) 307-4186. 5698
liberty bay Marina 40’ - 48’ - 60’ open slips. Great location. Restrooms, Showers. Poulsbo, WA
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OCEAN MARINE SYSTEMS DINGHY DAVIT Removed from 2004 Catalina 36, like new. See Ocean Marine Systems website and look at HSD-30/40/45 davit. Includes double strut kit and two rail stabilizers. $750 obo. Contact Don at (360) 387-9160. 5675
MAINSAIL AND GENOA North Sails Dacron Mainsail, new never flown, 2 reefs, set-up for sliders, sausage bag. Luff 41.9’ Leech 42.8’ Foot 14.6’. $1,200 obo. Neil Pryde Dacron 140% Genoa, almost new, flown few times, #6 luff tape, sail bag. Luff 42.1’ Foot 17.6’.$600 obo. Contact [email protected]
or (360) 570-3450. 5692
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• Compass adjusting • Compass sales • Authorized Ritchie repair location Serving the Pacific Northwest Robert Bergstrom 503.384.8043 [email protected]
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No ocean too big, no trip too small, no ship too large, no mast too tall, sail or power we move them all! When you are ready, give us a call. Professional service since 1967. [email protected]
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350’ Waterfront Property Cortes Island, BC. 4.79 acres of mature cedar and fir provide privacy to the 40 year old cedar home. $595,000 can. Listed by Discovery Islands Realty Ltd. (250) 285-2800. Contact BC [email protected]
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PENGUIN DINGHY WANTED Do you have an unused Penguin Dinghy sitting in your garage? Would you like to sell it? If yes, please contact Geoff at (206) 218-6876. Wood or GRP boats considered. 5676
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NORSK VIND CHARTERS Sunset, 1, 2, or 3 Day Puget Sound Charters Available with USCG Licensed Master Shilshole Marina departure Jim Knutson, Capt. 206-617-4264 [email protected]
Cat Curious??? Gato Verde Adventure Sailing Come have fun learning basic to advanced sailing and seamanship skills combined with environmental education aboard our comfortable & efficient catamaran. Also available for carefree skippered charters. More information at www.gatoverde.com or 360-220-3215
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WALKER BAY DINGHY 8’ dinghy with flotation tube, pump, oars, sailing kit and 4 hp Yamaha. Will sell boat & motor separately. $1,200 obo for all. (360) 683-8662 2214
40’ TROLLER CONVERSION Built by Nakade Shipyard on the Frazier River in Vancouver BC in 1968. Red Cedar over oak frames with hardwood ice sheathing. 165 hp Detroit diesel, driving a 3-blade prop through a commercial twin-disc 3:1 gear. Contact (415) 497-8728 or [email protected]
Captain/Caretaker Positions 74’ Ocean Racing Ketch Cruising Interior, All New Systems Full & Part-Time Positions Contact: Lou (206) 919-1664 [email protected]
Business Opportunity ANCHOR CANVAS FOR SALE!
DINGHY 9’ Fatty Knees sailing dinghy. Complete sail package, oars, teak floor boards, very good condition asking $3,500, located in Point Roberts. (403)707-8581 or email [email protected]
Chesapeake Light Craft The Boat Kit Experts
Offering three new boatbuilding classes in Pt. Townsend this year. Build your own stitch-and-glue 17’ rowing or sailing dory, sliding-seat rowing wherry, or rowing/sailing dinghy/tender.
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Minto Classic 9’ Sailing Dinghy Replacement Parts
Located in the same working boatyard and marina for 30 years in Port Townsend. Excellent location with view of the marina and bay. Great client base. Jobs, tools, and materials in place. Sale due to retirement.
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May issue deadline: April 15th
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Hiring Project Managers at KKMI
We are looking for an experienced Rigger to work full time Mon-Fri in beautiful, sunny, Sausalito, California. Moving expenses are not included.
KKMI, San Francisco Bay Area’s premier boatyard, is searching for project managers to join our Team. Looking for skilled marine professionals with at least 5 years’ experience in marine service, repair and/or project management. Ideal candidates must be capable of captaining a variety of sail and motor yachts along with being adept in the operation of heavy lift equipment. Qualified applicants should enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, managing crew and scheduling, and appreciate the complexities of boat repair problem solving. Candidates must be dedicated to exceptional customer service. KKMI is an industry leader in compensation and benefit packages and willing to discuss relocation incentives.
For details contact Tom at (415) 331-3400 or email [email protected]
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1994 BAVARIA CUSTOM CUTTER Offshore ready. Germanisher Loyd Certificate. Selden Rig: In mast furling; Furlex in cutter and forestay, all lines aft. Buffed and bottom painted. 2 heads/3 berths. Radar, wind generator, 4 Solar Panels, SSB, Hydro generator, 8 hp offshore raft, dinghy, Honda 4 stroke, water heater, cabin heater, refrigeration, EPIRB, folding prop, 40 hp Volvo 2300 hrs, dodger, custom winter cover, cushions, windlass. Survey available. $90,000. (509) 370-4222 evening.
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7001 Seaview Ave N.W. (Shilshole Bay Marina in Port of Seattle Building)
1980 CAL 2-27 $11,000 Clean, well equipped boat, 9.9 hp outboard. 3 sails, autopilot, galley, head, Furlex roller furl, fume sensoblower, 3 bilge pumps, 2 anchors. John (253) 536-1527 or [email protected]
The Best Racing in the Northwest • On the Lake or Sound • Active Cruising • Reciprocal Rights Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle 7755 Seaview Ave. NW., Seattle, WA 98117 Phone (206) 789-1919 for information www.cycseattle.org
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UNION 36 CUTTER Excellent condition. The cabin area of this sailboat has a beautiful teak interior. Includes 3 anchors, brass interior diesel heater, newer batteries refrigerator, Perkins Diesel engine, 3 main sails and storm jib, metal mast, tent cover. Includes a lot of extra items. Contact Tom Armstrong, (509) 710-8637 or email [email protected]
Original owner 1981. $70,000. 5699
2830 NW Market St., Seattle, WA 98107 “Established in Ballard since 1976” $75 Annual Dues - Reciprocal Moorages High quality sailing at the lowest cost Info (425) 241-5359 Chris
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ALUMINUM PILOTHOUSE VOYAGER $249K Fantastic fast aluminum pilothouse expedition yacht set up for singlehanding. 2011 refit including new Yanmar, mast, sails, refrigeration, electronics. Just returned from voyage across Pacific to Fiji, ready to go again. Located San Francisco. For details please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/yachtpandion/ http://www.apolloduck.com/feature.phtml?id=267073
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36' Cape George Cutter.. $109,900
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Laser XD Weta Trimaran Rhodes Seaward w/Trlr Harbor Daysailer Laser SB3 Santana 20 w/Trlr Hunter 216 w/Trlr Hunter 216 w/Trlr Hunter 216 w/trlr Beneteau ASA J/70 J/70 New Rhodes 22 Dana Dana
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5,985 9,950 7,500 11,900 39,900 29,500 4,500 13,500 9,900 10,900 39,900 ~ 49,900 14,900 59,000 49,000
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24’ Dana 91 D 24’ Lapworth 63 D 24’ Martin 241 w/Trlr 80 O 24’ Martin 242 82 O 25’ Hunter w/Trailer O7 O 25’ Hunter w/Trailer O7 O 26’ Albin 7.9 w/Trlr 76 D 69 D 26’ Haida 26’ Herreschoff Alerion 96 D 26’ Hunter 26 95 D 26’ Island Packet 83 D 26’ J/80 04 O 26’ J/80 00 G 26’ Luders 49 ~ 26’ Macgregor 03 OB 27’ Cal 78 ~
59,900 12,000 10,500 7,900 24,500 22,900 16,000 24,000 63,000 16,500 25,000 42,500 29,900 9,900 18,000 12,500
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28' S2 8.6 '84.........................$24,000 SEA CURITY - Solidly built, well-maintained coastal cruiser, all the equipment & features to take you around the bay or beyond.
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31' CAT KETCH Herreshoff '83.....$35,000 SPIRIT QUEST Cat Ketch rig makes this one of the easiest boats to sail and the interior will please the most discerning yachtsman.
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34' CATALINA '87....................$46,000 A beautiful example of the Catalina 34. SWELL is in remarkable condition, clean and ready to cruise. A must see!
26' LUDERS L-16 '49................. $9,900 ZEPHER - After a total refit at Koehler Kraft Boatyard, including hull and bottom paint, she looks like she was just launched!
40' OLSON 40 '83....................$65,000 UPROARIOUS A great fast cruiser, that can easily be rigged for short-handed sailing. Very close to being Transpac/Pac Cup ready.
41' DOWNEASTER Pilothouse '80.$80,000 With many upgrades throughout this sturdy vessel, BOOMER is a true cruiser that can take you on faraway adventures.
28' BRISTOL Channel Cutter '77...$74,900 This boat has the ability to take you anywhere in the world in relative comfort and safety, and has an almost cult-like following.
34' C&C+ '81..........................$36,000 TANGO - Clean & dry inside with spacious layout. Come see this well-cared for C&C & start passing all the other boats on the bay!
43' GULFSTAR Mk II CC '79........$49,900 LEANORE has been in Florida, the Caribbean, St. Lucia, and Hawaii as well as many places here in sunny California.
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27’ Cascade 27 80 D 78 G 27’ Catalina 27’ Catalina 27 74 OB 27’ Island Packet 85 D 15 D 28’ Alerion 28 28’ Bristol Channel Ctr 77 D 00 OB 28’ Corsair F-28 28’ Freedom 87 D 28’ Jeanneau 28.1 95 D 28’ Miller 74 D 28’ Newport 84 D 91 D 28’ Hunter 29’ J/88 New 15 D 29’ Ericson 74 G 30’ C&C 30 New 15 D 30’ Catalina 79 G 30’ Catalina 86 D 30’ Catalina 88 D 30’ Catalina 85 D 30’ Catalina MkIII 03 D 30’ Ericson 2-30 79 D 30’ Fisher PH Sloop 75 D 30’ J/30 81 D 30’ Nonsuch Classic 79 D 30’ S-2 9.2C 81 D 31’ Cape Bay Liberty 82 D 31’ Cape George ~ D 31’ Catalina 315 14 D
13,500 7,900 7,900 34,900 ~ 74,900 64,500 30,500 28,500 14,900 14,500 29,900 ~ 14,500 ~ 9,500 29,500 29,900 27,500 62,500 19,000 99,700 27,900 39,500 24,900 34,900 139,775 ~
45' HERRESHOFF Mobjack '82... $279,000 EXQUISITE is first word that comes to mind when you see RAVEN. Here’s your chance to own a unique beautiful Staysail Schooner.
50' SANTA CRUZ '81............... $119,000 EMILY CARR - Built of well-known proven materials and methods, quality craftsman and thoughtful for a light, strong, fast boat.
55' PETERSON '82................. $137,000 CHECKMATE has an incredible racing pedigree: Clipper Cup, Transpac, Big Boat Series, Puerto Vallarta and Mex-ORC.
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31’ CR 310 31’ J/97 Demo 31’ Mason 31’ Pearson 32’ Ericson 31C 32’ Gulf PH 32’ Gulf PH 32’ Gulf Pilothouse 32’ Hunter Vision 32’ Hunter Vision 32’ Islander 32’ Islander 32 mkII 32’ J/Boat 32’ Nonsuch Ultra 32’ PDQ Classic 32’ PH Schooner steel 32’ Westsail 32 33’ BB10 33’ E-33 33’ Flying Tiger 33’ Hunter 33’ Hunter 336 33’ Hunter 336 33’ J/100 33’ J/35c 33’ Legendary Yachts 33’ Marlow Hunter 33’ Nauticat Fin Keel
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D 79,000 D 149,900 D 12,500 D 15,800 D 35,000 D 35,000 D 44,900 D 39,500 D 34,500 D 34,500 D 19,000 D 18,500 D 79,900 D 59,900 G 79,000 D 29,900 D 37,500 D 19,000 D 119,500 G 27,500 D 79,900 D C52,900 D 52,500 D 89,900 D 84,500 D 180,000 D Call D 96,500
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26' Island Packet '83.................. $25,000
Russ Meixner Greg Mustari Fred West Kelly Libby 360-951-3000 360-507-9999 360-466-8753 425-359-7078
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27' Cal Sloop '78........................ $12,500
32' Hunter Vision '89................. $34,500
32' Nonsuch Ultra '86............... $59,900
32' Kettle Creek Steel PH '82..... $29,900
35' Rafiki Sloop '79..... Reduced $69,500
36' C&C '79............................... $29,900
36' Sceptre '79........................... $45,000
38' Islander Freeport '83............ $69,900
38' Hans Christian '80............... $64,900
41' Hunter 410 '00.................. $135,000
43' Nauticat PH ketch '83........ $165,000
53' Skookum CC ketch '84....... $280,000
25' Ranger Tug '07..................... $85,000
30' Maple Bay Trawler '98.......... $69,900
31' Albin Custom Express '01... $159,900
32' Nordic Tug 2 in stock................CALL
33' Bayliner 3388 '99................. $79,500
33' Albin Aft Cab '79.................. $34,900
36' Meridian 368 MY '05......... $169,000
37' Nordic Tug 2 in Stock................CALL
38' Bayliner 3888 '89............... $105,000
43' Albin Tri-cabin '89.............. $129,900
44' DeFever Motor Yacht '83... $175,000
52' North Pacific PH '09.......... $499,900
61' Little Hoquiam '81............. $315,000
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563,680 450,000 159,000 574,021 SOLD 132,500 3 SOLD 215,328 134,500 24,900 SOLD SOLD SOLD 39,500 PENDING SOLD 23,900 58,500 30,500 24,900
POWER 49' Defever 46' Pacemaker 40' Eagle Trawler 40' Nordhavn 37' President Aft Cabin 36' Grand Banks Classic 28' Bayliner 289 29' Sea Ray Sundancer
SOLD SOLD 249,500 SOLD 79,900 SOLD PENDING 25,500
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As your exclusive Catalina and Tayana dealer, we are uniquely qualified to sell your used Catalina or Tayana.
Visit us online, stop by our office, or give us a call: 7001 Seaview Ave. NW, Suite 150, Seattle, WA 98117 phone: 206.789.8044 toll free: 877.223.2023 [email protected]
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64' Roberts PH '88...... $349,500
50' Farr 50 '85..............$149,000
48' Cal 48 '66............... $85,000
47' Heritage CC '79..... $139,000
45' Nauticat 40+5 '85.. $235,000
44' Beneteau 44 CC '99.$159,500
44' Jeanneau SO '91.... $109,000
46' Jeanneau 45.2 '01. $198,500
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37' Tartan '80................ $45,000 37' Tartan '80................ $57,500 L i Ne
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31' Ericson 31C '77....... $35,000
28' Jeanneau 28.1 '96... $28,500
26' Hunter 26 '95..........$16,500
38' Beneteau First '85.... $42,500
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35' Ericson '77.............. $24,900
33' Nauticat MS '84...... $96,500
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38' Freedom '89............ $55,600
35' Glen L PH '92......... $59,500
26' Mac Gregor M '03....$18,000
38' Alajuela '78............. $48,900
35' J/109 '03............... $179,500
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33' Nauticat MS '85....... $89,500
40' Fontaine Pajot '06.. $280,000
38' Nauticat MS '84...... $98,500
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38' Nauticat MS '01.....$269,000
35' Island Packet Cat... $147,500
41' Cheoy Lee Offshore.$94,500
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40' Delphia '06............$169,000
40' CS Yacht '89............ $89,500
40' Nauticat PH '85.....$169,500
41' Hunter DS '06....... $179,900 d
42' Jeanneau DS '06.... $219,500
43' Jeanneau DS '04.... $209,500
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45' Hunter Legend '86... $79,500
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34' DeFever '80............. $72,000
33' Hunter '08............... $79,900 50' Jeanneau 509 '15................... 2 SOLD 49' Jeanneau 49p '07..Reduced $349,500 41' Tartan 4100 '98......................... SOLD 40' Jeanneau 409 '14/ '12............ 2 SOLD 38' Lagoon 380 '01/'00................ 2 SOLD 37' Cooper PH '85.. New Listing $Inquire 36' Cascade '72........ New Listing $25,000 36' Catalina MkII '94.............Sale Pending 36' CS Yacht '85....................Sale Pending 35' Huntingford '85.......Reduced $34,900 34' Tartan 3400 '06...............Sale Pending 34' Jeanneau 349 '15................... 2 SOLD 33' Hunter 33 '10............................ SOLD 31' Elan 310 '10....................Sale Pending 27' Catalina w/trlr '74.New Listing $7,900 22' Rhodes w/trlr '95................... $14,900 20' Laser SB3 w/trlr '08............... $29,500 14' Weta Tri '10.......CLOSE-OUT $9,950
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swiftsure yachts The logbook for April 2015 Nicolina II is the only brokerage Island Packet 485 currently available on the west coast of North America. She immediately floats to the surface over her beige-colored brethren with a dark blue painted hull, stern arch, and windshield. The enhancements continue below with white Ultraleather upholstery, Bose Lifestyle stereo/theater system, washer/dryer, air conditioning, and a dedicated office cabin. Systems and outfitting are top shelf including: Horizon 40 gph watermaker, 8 kw Masse genset, air conditioning, Parasailor spinnaker, kvh Tracphone, only 1050 engine hours, electric primary and mainsail winch, Winslow liferaft, and more. Inspection of Nicolina II is highly encouraged and will reveal a clean and capable luxury bluewater cruiser.
Nicolina II 2006 Island Packet 485 $499,000
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Perry/Marten Yachts 65 • 01 • $695,000
Dubbel & Jesse 50 • 1989 • $349,000
Amel 54 • 2007 • $575,000
Caliber LRC 40 • 2003 • $259,000
Atlantic/Chris White 42 • 2000 • $350,000 photo: jan anderson
J/109 • 2012 • $239,000
Concordia 39 • 1957 • $195,000
Farr 39ML • 1995 • $84,500
43 Tartan 4300 • 2008 • $425,000
J/44 • 1991 • $189,000
Celestial PH 50 • 1996 • $275,000
Hallberg-Rassy 43 • 2005 • $475,000
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1993 $299,000 1994 $599,000 2008 $847,000 1929 $250,000 1972 $100,000 1999 inquire 1993 $275,000 1979 $147,000 1986 inquire 1977 $299,000 2003 $380,000 1997 $199,950
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Hunter Legend Ocean Alexander Valiant Jonmeri Tartan J/105 Nexus Formula Roberts-Pollack Webbers Cove Arrowcat Haida
1992 inquire 1987 $167,500 1982 $115,000 1986 $129,000 1977 $50,000 1994 $69,000 2003 $399,000 2007 $169,900 1981 $39,000 1966 $76,500 2010 $180,000 1969 $19,000
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38’ Alajuela 1977 Intensly restored from mast down. Almost everything new......... $129,000
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50’ Beneteau 1997 CLEAN - Shows as new, Instruments, Dodger, Tender................Price Reduced
Hunter 54 1984 ..............$84,900
Hunter 28 1991 .............$29,900
Portland, OR - 503.289.6306 - PASSION-YACHTS.COM
43’ Ocean Alexander 1984 Aft cabin motoryacht ready for extended cruise, or liveaboard..$74,900
48’ Novatec Fast Trawler 2004 Beautifully finished interior and very low hours..................................... $349,000
44’ Island Gypsy Trawler 1984 Three cabin boat with full beam master aft suite, huge airy salon
32’ Gulf Pilothouse 1988 Extra sails, new fuel tank and recent upgrades.........................................$35,000
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33’ Ranger 33’ Salona 33’ Wauquiez 33’ Hunter 33’ Nauticat 33 34’ C&C 34 34’ C&C+ 34’ Catalina 34 34’ Islander 34’ J/34 34’ Pollack-Roberts 34’ Tartan 3400 34’ Webbers Cove 34’ Taylor-Rhodes 35’ Beneteau First 35 35’ Beneteau Oceanis 35’ C & C 35’ Ericson 35 35’ Fuji 35’ Glen-L PH Cutter 35’ Hunter 35’ Huntingford Cust 35’ Island Packet Cat 35’ J 105 35’ J 109 35’ J/105 35’ J/105 35’ J/105
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35’ J/108 14 35’ J/35 84 35’ J/Boats J/109 03 35’ One Design 35 99 35’ Rafiki 79 35’ Salona 35 13 35’ Schock 89 88 35’ Schock 35’ Schock 35 Sloop 91 35’ Catalina 355 14 36’ Bavaria 00 36’ Beneteau 36.7 04 36’ Beneteau O CC 98 36’ C&C 79 83 36’ C&L Explorer 36’ Cape Geo. Cutter 75 36’ Cape George Cutter 75 36’ Cascade 85 36’ Cascade 80 36’ Catalina 84 36’ Elite 36 86 36’ Freedom Ketch 86 36’ Island Packet 360 14 36’ J/111 10 36’ J/111 New 15 36’ Jeanneau SO 90 36’ Morgan 75 36’ Nauticat 36 85
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28' Miller - 1974 Extensive Upgrades, New Yanmar '08, Recent Survey............. $14,900
40' Lagoon 400 - 2010 Cruising Catamaran 3 cabin, Excellent charter revenue opportunity. Recent survey..................$414,000
34' PDQ Powercat Twin 100hp Yanmars, 7-14 knots. Two cabins, heat, charter opportunity. Recent Survey.................. $279,500
52' Nordic “Escape” - 1989 Cruise Loaded, Twin Cat 375 HP, 8-16 knot cruise, Charter opportunity, Recent Survey.................. $298,500
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Boat Type 36’ Sceptre 36’ Fraser 37’ Banshee Cat 37’ Beneteau Idylle 37’ C&C 37 37’ C&C 37 MkII 37’ Dehler 372 37’ Delphia 37’ Express 37 37’ Jeanneau SO 37’ Marlow Hunter 37’ Tartan 37’ Tartan 37 37’ Tartan 37 37’ Tayana 38’ Alajuela 38’ Alajuela 38’ Alerion 38 38’ Baltic 38’ Beneteau 382 38’ Beneteau First 38’ Cape George 38’ Catalina 38’ Catalina 385 38’ Catalina 385 38’ Cheoy Lee 38’ Freedom 38 38’ Hans Christian 38’ Hunter 386
Yr Aux Price 79 D 45,000 85 D 65,000 88 G 139,500 85 D 59,500 82 D 49,900 84 D C62,900 85 D 59,000 06 D 84,900 85 D 55,000 02 D 99,900 15 D ~ 77 D 50,000 80 D 45,000 80 D 57,500 79 D 34,500 77 D 129,000 78 D 48,900 15 D ~ 87 D 149,000 98 D 79,700 85 D 42,500 91 D 157,500 83 D 32,000 14 D ~ 12 D ~ 80 D 75,000 89 D 55,600 80 D 64,900 04 D 99,999
Samson C Strutter 50’ Ketch Cooper Maple Leaf 48 Sloop Morgan 462 Ketch Kelly Peterson 46 Offshore Norseman 447 Custom Jeanneau 45 DS Bruce Roberts Offshore 44 Hunter Legend 430 Hans Christian 43 Cutter Schucker 430 Pilothouse Nautor Swan 42 Hank Hinckley OC 42 PH Rhodes Bounty II Catalina 400 MKII Bavaria 39 Cruiser Hunter 386 Waterline 38 Steel Sloop Steel 38 Cruising Sloop Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37 Nauticat 36 Cutter-Rigged Schock 35 Sloop Legendary Yachts 33 Hunter 336
$72,500 $114,000 $65,000 $239,000 $277,000 $279,000 $69,000 $82,500 $85,000 $64,900 $147,500 $139,000 $44,950 $149,900 $89,999 $99,999 $49,000 $110,000 $99,900 $85,000 $39,500 $180,000 $52,500
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Boat Type Yr Aux Price 38’ Islander Freeport 83 D 69,900 38’ Morgan 79 D 29,500 38’ Nauticat 86 D 139,000 38’ Nauticat 38 84 D 98,500 38’ Nauticat 38 01 D 269,000 38’ Sabre 386 05 D 239,900 38’ Sabre 386 04 D 259,000 38’ Shannon Ketch 81 D 98,500 38’ Steel 38 Cruising 78 D 120,000 38’ Ta Shing Panda 86 D 149,900 38’ Waterline 38 Steel 89 D 49,000 38’ Cascade 36 75 D 30,000 03 D 134,500 38’ Dufour 38’ Hunter 38 O7 D 139,900 39’ Amazon PH Steel 85 D 250,000 39’ Bavaria 39 Cruiser 94 D 89,999 39’ Beneteau First 40 01 D 129,900 39’ Cal 78 D 59,900 39’ Concordia 57 D 195,000 39’ Hunter 12 D C219,000 39’ Laurent Giles 70 D 62,500 39’ Landfall PH 78 D 49,900 40’ Beneteau 09 D 184,500 40’ Beneteau 96 D 69,900 40’ Beneteau 08 D 169,900 40’ Beneteau First 405 88 D 89,900 40’ Blue Jacket 40 14 D 398,839 40’ Caliber LRC 96 D 174,000 40’ Caliber LRC 3 D 279,000
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46’ S&S “Loon”
51’ Hinckley Herreshoff Ketch “Irene” 42’ “Tova”
44’ Nordic “Serenade”
44’ Freedom “Aquavit”
40’ S&S Loki “Irolita”
Sail liStingS 46’ Custom Ketch ’71...........$175,000 46’ S& S ’61 ........................$ 75,000 44’ Nordic ’80 ...................$149,000 40’ Hinckley Bermuda “Freya”
40’ Nicholson “Penobscot IV”
44’ Freedom Ketch ’82 ...........$80,000 42’ Hinckley ’87 ..................$249,500 40’ Beneteau ’09 .................$179,000 40’ Hinckley Bermuda ’70 ....$169,500 40’ S&S Loki Yawl ’53 ...........$80,000 40’ Nicholson ’81..................$59,000 39’ Laurent Giles ’70..............$62,500
40’ Beneteau “Gratitude”
36’ Sabre ’95 .....................$149,000
36’ Sabre “Aurora”
35’ Hunter ’93............. NEW LISTING 35’ Hunter ’90.......................$54,500 34’ Taylor/Rhodes ’59 ...........$29,500 33’ e33 ’07 ........................$119,500 33’ Borresen BB 10m ’82 .......$19,000
35’ Hunter “Osprey”
34’ Taylor/Rhodes “Zena C”
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Boat Type Yr Aux 40’ Catalina 400 MKII 00 D 89 D 40’ CS 40’ Davidson Cust 80 D 40’ Delphia 40 06 D 40’ Fountaine Pajot 06 2D 40’ Hinckley 70 D 87 D 40’ Hunter 40’ Hunter 88 D 40’ Hunter 40.5 94 D 40’ J/120 94 D 40’ J/122 07 D 40’ J/40 86 D 40’ Jonmeri 86 D 40’ Lagoon 10 D 40’ Mariner 65 D 40’ Marlow Hunter 15 D 40’ Nauticat 85 D 40’ Olson 83 D 83 D 40’ Olson 40’ S&S Loki 53 D 40’ Salona 38 15 D 40’ Valiant 77 D 40’ Valiant 82 D 41’ Alden Schooner 99 D 41’ Beneteau Oceanis 14 D 41’ C-T PH Ketch 76 D 41’ C&C 41 85 D 41’ C&C Redline 41 15 D 41’ Cheoy Lee 41 77 D
Price 149,900 94,500 49,000 169,000 280,000 169,500 59,950 62,000 85,000 129,000 329,000 120,000 139,000 ~ 30,000 Call 169,500 54,500 65,000 80,000 ~ 69,900 119,500 194,500 269,900 49,900 59,900 ~ 94,500
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Boat Type Yr Aux Price 41’ Cooper 80 D 54,900 41’ Downeaster 80 D 80,000 41’ Fraser 94 D 89,000 41’ Hanse 415 12 D 275,000 41’ Hunter 410 00 D 135,000 41’ Hunter 41DS 06 D 179,900 41’ Hunter AC 4 D C157,000 41’ Island Packet SP 07 D 417,500 09 D 379,000 41’ J/122 41’ J/122 New 15 D ~ 41’ J/124 06 D 274,000 41’ Laurent Giles 57 D 69,500 41’ Lord Nelson 86 D 149,500 41’ Newport 71 D 29,000 41’ Pearson Rhodes 65 ~ 45,000 41’ Rhodes Bounty II 59 D 44,950 41’ Tripp Carrol Marin 91 D 64,000 41’ Formosa Ketch 76 D 59,900 41’ Freeport 78 D 57,900 41’ Litton Perry 78 D 69,900 41’ Newport 83 D 47,900 42’ Atlantic (Cat) 0 D 350,000 42’ Beneteau 96 D 154,950 42’ Beneteau First 85 D 84,900 42’ Bruckman 06 D 389,000 42’ Catalina 00 D 139,000 42’ Catalina 91 D 95,000 42’ Catalina 42 89 D 92,000 42’ Catalina 42 MkII 97 D 99,000
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Boat Type Yr Aux Price 42’ Endeavour 88 D 65,000 42’ Hank Hinckley PH 84 D 139,000 42’ Hinckley 87 D 249,500 03 D C172,900 42’ Hunter 420 99 D 119,900 42’ Hunter 420 CC 42’ Hunter Passage 93 D 117,700 42’ Hunter Passage 92 D 119,000 00 D 199,000 42’ J/42 42’ Jeanneau 42 DS 06 D 219,500 42’ Jeanneau 42 DS 10 D 259,500 10 D 280,000 42’ Jeanneau SO 42’ Kadey Krogen 85 D 205,000 42’ Maple Leaf 76 D 85,000 79 D C92,000 42’ Maple Leaf 42’ Nautor Swan 42 85 D 147,500 42’ Pearson 424 81 D 69,900 42’ Valiant 04 D 299,000 43’ Custom Perry 77 D 299,000 79 D 49,900 43’ Gulfstar 43’ Hallberg Rassy 5 D 475,000 43’ Hallberg Rassy 3 D 380,000 43’ Hans Christian 79 D 85,000 43’ Hunter 43 92 D 99,900 43’ Hunter Legend 430 93 D 82,500 43’ J/133 06 D 349,000 43’ J/133 06 D 324,000 43’ Jeanneau 43 DS 04 D 209,500 43’ Nauticat PH 83 D 165,000 43’ Saga 5 D 199,000 43’ Schucker PH MS 79 D 64,900 43’ Wauquiez Ketch 82 D 129,500 43’ Beneteau Sense 43 12 D 334,900 43’ Polaris Cutter 78 D 99,500 44’ Beneteau 44CC 99 D 159,500 44’ Beneteau Moorings 93 D 119,900 44’ Bruce Rbts Offshor 81 D 69,000 44’ C&C 89 D 99,500 44’ Hanse 445 14 D ~ 44’ J 44 91 D 189,000 44’ Jeanneau 91 D 109,000 44’ Lafitte 84 D 84,900 80 D 149,000 44’ Nordic 44’ Salona 15 D ~ 79 D 175,000 44’ Swan 441 44’ Hylas 84 D 159,900 44[ Freedom 82 D 80,000 45’ Alden 93 D 299,000 45’ Beneteau Oceanis 15 D 399,900 45’ Beneteau Oceanis 15 D 399,900 45’ C&C Cust 80 D C59,900 45’ Explorer Cutter 78 D 129,500 45’ Harden Cust Cutter 81 D 149,500 45’ Herreshoff 82 D 279,000 45’ Hunter 45 DS 09 D 224,500 45’ Hunter Deck Salon O8 D 259,900 45’ Hunter Legend 86 D 79,500 45’ Jeanneau 45.2 01 D 198,500 45’ Jeanneau SO DS 10 D 279,000 45’ Nauticat 40+5 85 D 235,000 45’ Waterline 95 D 315,000 45’ Hunter 456 CC O5 D 199,900
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Boat Type Yr Aux Price 46’ Beneteau Oceanis O9 D 350,000 71 D 175,000 46’ Custom Ketch 46’ Kanter Atlantic 88 D 109,000 46’ Kelly Peterson 46 87 D 239,000 57 D 39,900 46’ Kettenburg 46’ Morgan 462 82 D 65,000 46’ Norseman Alum 89 D 277,000 New D ~ 46’ Tayana PH 46’ Formosa Cutter 77 D 99,500 47’ Custom PH 04 D 450,000 47’ Custom PH O4 D 449,000 47’ Heritage Semi Cust 79 D 139,000 47’ Vagabond Ketch 84 D 198,500 47’ Valiant 50 02 D 529,500 47’ Vagabond Ketch 81 D 159,000 48’ Bavaria 01 D 145,900 66 D 85,000 48’ Cal 48’ Cooper Maple Leaf 75 D 114,000 48’ Custom Ketch 41 D 74,800 48’ J/145 02 D 495,000 48’ Malo Classic 46 05 D 599,999 48’ Swan 72 D 110,000 48’ Tayana DS 13 D 563,680 48’ TP One-Design 96 D 99,000 49’ Beneteau Oceanis 07 D 319,000 49’ Burns Schooner 07 D 635,000 49’ Fife 8 Metre 29 250,000 49’ Jeanneau SO 49P 07 D 349,500 49’ Trans Pac 81 D 179,000 50’ Beneteau 97 D 199,390 50’ Celestial PH 96 D 299,000 50’ Dubbel 89 D 385,000 50’ Farr 50 85 D 149,000 14 D 549,000 50’ Hanse 505 50’ Marlow Hunter AC 15 D ~ 50’ Samson C Strutter 74 D 72,500 50’ Santa Cruz 81 D 119,000 51’ Beneteau Ocdeanis 93 D Reduced 51’ Formosa PH MS 82 D 189,500 52’ Irwin CC Ketch 84 D 165,000 52’ TP 52 05 D 349,000 90 D 149,000 53’ Andrews 53 53’ J/160 97 D 530,000 53’ Skookum CC ketch 84 D 280,000 54’ Amel 7 D 649,000 54’ Hunter 54 84 D 84,900 55’ Peterson 82 D 137,000 56’ Perry Trans Pac 95 D 619,000 64’ Roberts PH 64 88 D 349,500 65’ J/65 06 D 1,499,000 65’ Perry/Marten Yachts 1 D 695,000 67’ Salona 67 New 14 D ~ 70’ Andrews 94 D 239,000 70’ Santa Cruz 87 D 299,000 70’ Wylie/Schner Crk 93 D 299,000 78’ Cheoy Lee 88 D 562,000
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Boat Type 25’ Ranger Tug
Yr Aux Price
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30’ Arrowcat RS
Yr Aux Price
41’ Back Cove
81 TD 79,900 Anacortes www.anacortesyachtsandships.com
41’ PT Cheerman
83 D 119,900
3 83 7
30’ Maple Bay Trawler 98 D
42’ Aquanaut Steel
30’ Newton Traler
42’ Californian Trawler 77 2D
30’ Sundowner Tug
42’ CHB 42
30’ Tristan 301 Trawler 83 D
42’ Devlin Sockeye
00 D 495,000
42’ Grand Banks
83 D 189,000
83 D 149,000
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31’ Albin Cust Express 01 D 159,900
31’ Camano 31 Trawler 00 D 115,000
42’ Grand Banks
31’ Camano 31 Trawler 93 D
42’ Kadey Krogen PH 85 D 205,000
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42’ Ocean Alexander 94 D 189,000
32’ Grand Banks
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32’ Marlow Mainship 14 TD
42’ Ocean Alexander 90 D 134,900
32’ Nordic Tug
85 TD 99,900 Yachtfinders/Wind
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95 D 130,000
42” Canoe Cove
84 2D 129,500
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89 D 129,000 Anacortes www.anacortesyachtsandships.com
32’ Nordic Tugs 32
00 D 154,900
43’ Albin Tri-Cab
89 D 129,900
43’ Fathom Element
43’ Ocean Alexander
32’ Coastal Craft 2870 02 D 215,000
33’ Albin Aft Cab
33’ Bayliner 3388
43’ Ocean Alexander 80 D 109,000
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34’ Beneteau Trawler 14 D 399,900
44’ American Tug 435 11 D 639,500
34’ CHB Trawler
44’ Beneteau Trawler 14 D 585,000
83 D 175,000
44’ Island Gypsy
34 D 189,900
44’ Puget Trawler
34’ MJM 34z
04 D 279,000
06 TD 279,500
San Juan Sailing
34’ Webbers Cove
57 G 39,000 Anacortes www.anacortesyachtsandships.com
36’ Grand Banks
36’ Meridian 368
05 D 169,000
D 399,000 74,000
84 D 149,769
45’ Bluewater Flybridge 78 2G
45’ CHB PH Trawler
79 2D 139,000
46’ CHB PH
48’ Chris-Craft CPMY 85 2D 149,900
48’ Novatec Trawler
04 D 398,542
48’ Sabre Salon
48’ Tollycraft 48
85 2D 109,000
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36’ Willard Pilothouse 69 D 135,000
37’ Back Cove
37’ Great Harbour
00 2D 285,000
49’ Lord Nelson Tug
86 D 365,000
52’ Krogen Express
89 TD 298,500
San Juan Sailing
52’ Nordlund PH
70 D 114,000
52’ North Pacific PH 09 D 499,900
78 D 199,500
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37’ Nordic Tug
37’ Nordic Tug
04 D 325,000
54’ Sabre Salon
37’ Nordic Tug
06 D 345,000
57’ Carver 570
37’ Victory Tug
88 D 148,900
38’ Bayliner 3888
89 D 105,000
37’ Marlow Mainship 15 D
36’ Universal Pacific 76 D
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36’ Sundowner Tug 36 84 D
01 D 499,000
58’ Meridian PH
04 D 635,000
83 D 269,000
60’ Little Hoquiam PH 94 D 599,000
38’ Helmsman Trawler 07 D 309,000
61’ Little Hoquiam
81 D 315,000
38’ Helmsman Trawler 09 D 329,000
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38’ Nordlund Trawler 66 D
64’ Grand Alaskan
01 D 849,000
38’ Trojan Sea Voyager 68 G
73’ Alaska Packers
92’ AllSeas Exp.
10 D 7,500,000
38’ True North
39’ Silverton 392
00 D 145,000
40’ Bayliner 4087 AC 82 D
40’ Eagle Trawler
08 D 249,500
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42' Wauquiez '95................... $165,000 43' Beneteau Sense '12.......... $335,000
47' Benetau Oceanis 473 '08. $255,000
49' Beneteau '07.................... $309,900
40' Beneteau '08.................... $169,900
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31' Beneteau Oceanis '11......... $99,900 32' J/Boat '01........................... $79,900
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31' Beneteau 311 '00............... $59,900
45' Beneteau Oceanis 2015 This is our hottest model! We've just delivered three more new Oceanis 45's In the past two months! Loaded loaded Grey Hull, Thruster, Furling Rig, White Composite Wheels, Electric Primary Winches and the list goes on... $395,000
38' Beneteau Oceanis 2015 This hot new model Just arrived! This Cruiser Version features a grey hull, bow thruster, Huge Twin Wheel Cockpit and is really loaded at $249,900. Her smaller sister the Oceanis 35 is also in Stock nicely equipped at.....................$209,900
22' Beneteau First 22, 2015 This hot new daysailor features a square top mainsail! Twin Rudders, Mercury 4HP Outboard, Cuddy Cabin, Self Bailing Cockpit, Fast, Stable and Easy to Sail! Trailer Available as well!...... $39,900
44' Beneteau 445 '93............... $99,900 WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH 25' Beneteau First '15.........April Arrival 33’ Hunter ‘09............................. SOLD 35' Beneteau First '15.........April Arrival 37' Beneteau Idylle 11.5...............SOLD 41' Beneteau Oceanis '14.............SOLD 43' Hunter '92.................. Sale Pending 45’ Beneteau............... Another Arriving 45' Hunter DS '09........................SOLD
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