The 2014 Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race. About 200 nm from Astoria, OR to Victoria, BC. What a wet and wild ride. We started off in about 20 knots of wind and chop, which gradually built to 25-30 gusting 35 knots and swells maxing out at around 12-15 feet. Race records were broken all around. […]Read more "The 2014 Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race"
We recently helped our friends for a leg of their extended open-ended retirement voyage on their Passport 40. They started in Port Townsend, with the goal of their first leg being San Francisco. This was the first week of September, and there was abnormally disturbed weather along the coast, so their trip was broken into […]Read more "Newport OR to Crescent City CA"
We had two sailing buds with their seven month old from Portland come up and enjoy Thanksgiving with us. The plan was to head to Blake Island for Thanksgiving and spend the night – with a couple of bail out options in case the weather was bad. Luckily, we couldn’t have asked for better weather. […]Read more "Thanksgiving 2015 – The Stores Were Closed on Blake Island, so no Black Friday Shopping for us"
You’ve gotta take advantage of weekends like this when you can this time of year – unless you prefer your sailing with 40 knots of wind, rain, and 6 foot seas. This weekend was great, if not brisk, it was sunny and there was good wind. We took Island Time out this weekend. Saturday, it […]Read more "Agro Boat Driver, Orcas, and a Trip to the Gas Station"