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R2AK: Race to the future

The technology that harnesses human power in the Race to Alaska might be the same technology that someday brings human power to light, efficient cruising craft on the Salish Sea.

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Cruisers, get out of the way

Dragon boat racers, cruisers and charter operators don’t have to fight over marine territory in False Creek. The anchorage can be far more efficient and accommodate many more vessels through the use of mooring buoys and shore rings.

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Marking time in Garrison Bay

Whether a history buff, or the sort of cruiser in search of a sheltered anchorage with a lovely park ashore, Garrision Bay in the San Juan Islands does more than hold its own.

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Wonder of Watmough Bay

The spectacular views, ambling trails and lovely beach make Watmough Bay in the southeast corner of Lopez Island a cherished and beautiful anchorage.

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Forbidden shores

It’s not before a judge at the moment, but it is possible that public access to tidelands in Washington, privately owned or not, is but a court decision away.

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Affable affiliations

If we weren’t beginning to attract folks to our affiliate program I couldn’t make this post. But now that we are, I don’t mind declaring it perfect capitalism and totally my idea.

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Expecting less from Vaughn Bay

Despite suggestions that this was an unpleasant anchorage, Vaughn Bay in south Puget Sound offers excellent shelter and easy access to shore for wandering or provisioning.

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Timelapse at SAIL Amsterdam

We’ll take a break from talking about the Salish Sea to share a video we have watched too many times to comfortably admit on a public forum.

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Wiles of Winter Cove

Winter Cove has become madly popular with cruisers and is the site of a Canada Day (July 1) barbecue that grows in fame with each passing year. Just pay attention to obstacles which can take the shine off your arrival.