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16 Seattle Boat Show Preview

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48 Kindred Solo-Sailing Spirits

A 48° North Interview with Karen Thorndike and Sarah Scott. By Joe Cline

52 Life in the Wild Places

An assignment given in Dixon Entrance. By Karl Krüger

58 Olympic Hopes Through PNW Eyes

A Kirkland-based sailor pursues her dream home and abroad. By Kate Shaner

62 48° North Top 25 Race Boats of 2018

Celebrating skill, consistency, and sucesss on the race course!

REGULAR COLUMNS 35 Artist’s View - Secrets of the Salish Sea

Sanderlings: These visiting peepers are wave dancers. By Larry Eifert

36 Halcyon Wandering

Repower: A new heart for the old girl. By Becca Guillote

38 Galley Essentials with Amanda

New Year's in Panama, getting ready for Hawaii passage. By Amanda Swan Neal

42 How-To: Get the Most Out of Your Haulout It’s a good time of year to haul out, and get a ton done. By Alex and Jack Wilken

44 Lessons Learned While Cruising The boat buying process decoded. By Behan and Jamie Gifford

66 48° North Race Report

Winter Vashon, Turkey Bowl, and more. ON THE COVER. Here & Now, our #1 Boat of 2018, doing what they do best: leading the way! | Photo by Jan Anderson

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CONTENTS JANUARY 2019

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Editor EVOLUTION OF BOATS AND MAGAZINES

This is an exciting issue for us here at 48° North. “Re-imagining” what 48° North could be has been the biggest thing in our world for the past few months, and we really hope you love our new look as much as we do! I won’t bore you with the details behind the magazine curtain, but I will say that we examined these evolutions thoughtfully. Our goal is to take a big step forward and improve the way we share the experiences of sailing and sailors in the Pacific Northwest, without losing sight of who we are or how we got here. For example, I’m profoundly excited about the possibilities of drawing you into the stories inside each magazine with compelling sailing photography on the cover; yet this excitement comes with the bittersweet acknowledgment that we will miss seeing artwork of local painters, many of whom are sailors themselves, on the cover of 48° North. If any of those artists are reading this note, let me say a heartfelt thank you on behalf of the 48° North crew. Evolution – of boats and sailing communities and magazines – is wonderful and messy. Sailing itself is rich with tradition, busy with ambitious improvement, and built on a foundation of compromise. It’s a lot like tacking upwind – an indirect path with shifts and currents galore, making the possibility of progress undeniable and the reality of it intermittent. Like sailing, the activity of change is usually fun and often challenging and always worthwhile. The fact that you’re sailing in a beautiful bay today doesn’t mean that yesterday’s surroundings weren’t every bit as stunning. I like the parallels with boat design too. As I have written in many boat test articles, boat design is all about priorities and trade-offs; and many of those are balancing advancement with design characteristics that are still in use because we like them or are accustomed to them. A plumb bow is a more effective design in most ways, but many of us prefer the look of an overhang. A multihull might have greater performance upside or more interior space, but we like the feel of sailing a monohull. Though there’s appeal in both the new and the traditional, over time, you see more plumb bows and multihulls. That’s one of the great things about boat design – many approaches are valid and very few choices are outright wrong. Success is determined by how well the blend of priorities is matched between the designer and the sailor. Still, there’s always room for improvement. As we begin a new year and a new era for 48° North, I hope that we can continue to find the ideal blend for sailors of all backgrounds and interests, while also welcoming newcomers into this sport and this sail-smitten community. I’ll see you on the water, Joe

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Letters

Response to Sarah Scott’s Article in December Issue Hey Joe, Thank you for printing Sarah Scott’s story. She inspires me to do more, to go further, and to learn along the way. Sailing is not about what others say, it’s about what’s in your heart. Go Sarah! Raleigh Watts S/V Ulithi - Cal 34 Seattle, WA Response to A “Near Ruinous Raft-Up”

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Dear Joe, As a longtime reader of 48° North and a fan of the Northwest Maritime Center, I was excited to learn of your recent merger. I enjoy the writing, photos, and sense of camaraderie I get from reading your magazine. I also love the Wooden Boat Festival and the small-craft adventure races that the Northwest Maritime Center has promoted in recent years. As a sailor based in Portland, I am particularly keen on small boat sailing. As you consider the future of 48° North, I’m hoping that you will include writing of interest to smallboat sailors – and to the many folks who’d like to discover the pleasures of these craft for themselves. Sincerely, Bruce Barbarasch Portland, OR

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Hey 48° North, I’m a sailor, but not by design! Triton and his watery flock must have been conspiring with the stars to unfurl this sequence of events. When I go sailing though my world is wild with the delight of a six-year-old. I was introduced to the world of sailing when I found myself accepting a group invitation for a sunrise excursion across Puget Sound for breakfast, and off I went. Fun was all I was looking for, and I started saying “yes” to more invitations and gaining experience by mistake. Group cruising and rallies have been the defining parts of my experience. My first rally adventure was on the Coho Ho-Ho, complete with a lifealtering whale experience. Another ”yes” found me flying into Ketchikan to join Sail Alaska - sailing, hiking, and potlucking around Prince Albert Island, I had bypassed surreal. At a South Sound Women in Sailing event, I won a gift certificate for my first actual sailing class. It took me close to a year to be brave enough to walk in the door; but when I finally did, the course helped me realize how much fun I had learning and how many of the technical details I still had left to learn. I’m just back in Seattle after my most recent group sailing experience, which was a dream come true. I wound up on an all-female crew from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas as part of the Baja Ha-Ha rally. The full fleet of 167 sailboats made for an overwhelming sight leaving San Diego Harbor on October 29th. WOW! The Baja Ha-Ha seems to be for fun, and fun it is! With stops in remote, Mexican paradises, we danced, hiked, partied, and played in the water. Sailors are fun. And it was a new and enlightening revelation to sail a boat fully crewed by women. It was so confidence inspiring. The all-women boat will continue on to the Marquesas. At this point I feel like I am writing someone else’s story, but it is mine. I have become a sailing rally junkie, and my fear of the water has been replaced with respect. Fair winds, Jaqi Nadolny Thanks for sharing your story, Jaqi. What a thrilling and funfilled entry you’ve had into the world of sailing. I’m especially excited for others in the 48°N community to see the significant (and differing) value you’ve gotten out of group cruising and rallies, sailing lessons, and the experience of sailing with an allfemale crew. As you’ve experienced, each of these opportunities connects women who are new to sailing with others on a similar path, fast-tracking progression and amplifying the fun of sailing. Underlying your letter is the encouragement that other women try these things too, and I couldn’t agree more heartily.

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Calendar

January 2019 1

Happy New Year!

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R Duwamish Head Race Three Tree Point YC ttpyc.org

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R Seattle Laser Frostbite Series seattlelaserfleet@gmail.com

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C Captain’s License Class in Tacoma Flagship Marine flagshipmaritimellc.com

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t Crossing Borders Cross with Confidence EverettSailandPowerSquadron.com

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t Jim Gallant: Building his 20’ Hydrofoil Trimaran. NW Multihull Association nwmultihull.org

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E The 59th Annual Portland Boat Show. At the Expo Center otshows.com

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R Shilshole Bay YC Snowbird #3 shilshole-bayyc.org

12-21 C Captain’s License Course in Sequim Contact: American Marine Training americanmarinetc.com 13

R SSYC Goosebumps Sailboat Race Sailing on Lake Union seattlesinglesyc.com

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C Diesel Engine Troubleshooting and Maintenance Workshop Washington Sea Grant and Gig Harbor Boatshop at Gig Harbor Boatshop (206) 543-12230

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t Catherine Collins shares stories about the historic schooner, Adventuress. Hosted by Puget Sound Cruising Club pugetsoundcruisingclub.com

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R Sloop Tavern YC Iceberg Regatta styc.org

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R SSSS Eld Inlet Race SSSSclub.com

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R CYC Tacoma Harbor Series #1 cyct.com

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t Sea Tales on a Winter’s Eve: Emiliano Marino reads excerpts from Men Against the Sea, the harrowing tale based on Capt. William Bligh’s log. Hosted at the Artful Sailor Shop, Port Townsend, (360) 344-8120, theartfulsailor.com

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t CYC Seattle Friday in February Winter Speaker Series The first Friday begins with Chris Young sharing how he circumnavigated his 47’ ketch around Vancouver Island cycseattle.org

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R SSSS Henderson Inlet Race SSSSclub.com

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R CYC Tacoma Harbor Series #2 cyct.com

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C Marine Corrosion Protection Workshop Presented by Washington Sea Grant, WSU Jefferson County Extension, and NW Maritime Center (206) 543-1225

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R SSYC Goosebumps Sailboat Race Sailing on Lake Union seattlesinglesyc.com E Vancouver International Boat Show At two venues: indoors at BC Place and a Floating Show at Granville Island vancouverboatshow.com t CYC Seattle Friday in February Winter Speaker Series Continues with Team Sails Like A Girl who not only crushed this stereotype, but also the 2018 R2AK cycseattle.org

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R Shilshole Bay YC Snowbird #4 shilshole-bayyc.org

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C U.S. Sailing Safety at Sea Class Held at the Marshall Leupke Center in Vancouver, Washington thesailingfoundation.org

R SSYC Goosebumps Sailboat Race Sailing on Lake Union Check: seattlesinglesyc.com

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E Seattle Boat Show Indoors and Afloat Indoors at CenturyLink Field and afloat on South Lake Union. Check: seattleboatshow.com

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R SSYC Goosebumps Sailboat Race Sailing on Lake Union seattlesinglesyc.com C America’s Boating Course This is a 7-week course on the fundamentals of safe boating. Sponsored by The Everett Sail and Power Squadron. To register, EverettCC.edu/CCEC

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26-27 C Singlehanded Sailing Workshop Contact Seattle Sailing Club (206) 782-5100

C America’s Boating Club seminar: Propane Systems. EverettSailandPowerSquadron.com

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t CYC Seattle Friday in February Winter Speaker Series Continues with Sue Drake and her panel discuss the Baja Ha-Ha cycseattle.org

R SSYC Goosebumps Sailboat Race Sailing on Lake Union. seattlesinglesyc.com

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t Leslie and Philip have sailed over 41,000 miles on their boat Carina, Hosted by Puget Sound Cruising Club pugetsoundcruisingclub.com

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R Toliva Shoal Race Part 3 of the South Sound Series, presented by South Sound Sailing Society & Olympia YC ssssclub.com

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R Winter Shaw Island Race Presented by Orcas Island YC oiyc.org

February 2019

26-27 R CYC Seattle / Seattle Laser Frigid Digit Race seattlelaserfleet@gmail.com

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16-25 C Captain’s License Course in Sequim American Marine Training americanmarinetc.com 17

R SSYC Goosebumps Sailboat Race Sailing on Lake Union seattlesinglesyc.com

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R CYC Edmonds Frostbite Series #1 cycedmonds.org

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t CYC Seattle Friday in February Winter Speaker Series It concludes with Eric and Karrie Sanderson talking about their charter in Croatia cycseattle.org

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R Girts Rekevics Foul Weather Race Hosted by Anacortes YC anacortesyachtclub.org

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R CYC Tacoma Harbor Series #3 cyct.com

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R Jim Dupue Memorial Race Hosted by Port Madison YC portmadisonyc.org

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R Shipwrights’ Regatta Presented by Wooden Boat Festival & Port Townsend Sailing Association nwmaritime.org

23-24 E Puget Sound Cruising Club Polynesian Theme Potluck at Eagle Harbor pugetsoundcruisingclub.com 24

R Seattle Laser Frostbite Series seattlelaserfleet@gmail.com

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C Captain’s License Class, Tacoma Contact Flagship Maritime check flagshipmaritimellc.com

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R Blakely Rocks Race, 1st of the Center Sound Series Contact CYC Seattle cycseattle.org

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C Marine Corrosion Protection Workshop Cosponsored by Washington Sea Grant, WSU Jefferson County Extension, and the NW Maritime Center. Call Sarah Fisken at (206) 543-1225

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C The Essential Mariners First Aid, CPR & AED Course. Held in the New Wagner Education Center at the Center for Wooden Boats. northwestresponse.com JANUARY 2019


It’s January so that means…the Boat Show, the Boat Show, the BIG Seattle Boat Show!

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The Seattle Boat Show runs January 25 – February 2 at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union with a free shuttle running continuously between both locations. As you start your planning, here are some signature events and highlights you won’t want to miss: Uncorked – Opening night wine event, Friday, January 25, CenturyLink Field Event Center. Sniff, swirl and sip your way through the show with your friends, sampling award-winning NW wines at tasting stations set up throughout the show while looking at the latest models, gear, and accessories. Sails & Ales – Craft beer night, Friday February 1, CenturyLink Field Event Center. For those of you who prefer the grain to the grape, the second Friday of the show has your name all over it as this time the nine tasting stations feature local microbrews. Seminars – The more than 200 free seminars are one of the best features of the show. No other show in North America matches the Seattle seminar schedule in terms of the quality, variety and number of seminars offered. New this year, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Stage 6 will be a sailing only stage. All presentations will be sailing related. For our favorite picks of the many seminars offered, see page 18. Women’s Day – Monday January 28, features many great womenoriented events. Women get in free by downloading the coupon on the show’s website. No Bell Harbor – This location is on hiatus until the 2020 show. 48º NORTH

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Portland Boat Show January 9-13 The 59th Annual Portland Boat Show returns to the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland. Oregon’s biggest boat show will showcase a variety of new and pre-owned boats! www.OTShows.com Vancouver International Boat Show February 6-10 The Vancouver Boat Show’s two great locations – an indoor venue at BC Place and a Floating Show at Granville Island – offer an unparalleled experience to boaters of any level. www.VancouverBoatShow.ca

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FEATURE CRUISING FORUM with JAMIE/BEHAN/AMANDA / CURRYS January 26: 10:15am to 12:15am It’s a whole panel of members of the 48° North family, including two monthly columnists! The subject matter will be broad but highly informed, the stories plentiful, and the laughs hearty. Each of these presenters not only has unique and formidable expertise, they’re all top-drawer teachers and communicators as well. We’d be surprised if any seminar stage boasted more miles under the keel than this panel!

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by LISA VIZZINI January 26: 4:00pm Want to know the fastest way to scare people off your boat? Sail overpowered and yell a lot! Get some great tips from an engaging presenter, and reef early and often. Your boat and guests will thank you!

by MIKE HUSTON January 30: 4:00pm Mike is a highly experienced sailing instructor who has also shared his knowledge with 48° North readers over many years. He runs great talks about docking and flotillas, but of all of his topics, we feel the sailing world needs the most inspiration and information about anchoring.

NO IMPACT DOCKING by ACE SPRAGG January 25: 3:15pm Docking is the single biggest fear-maker in the boating world, but it doesn’t have to be scary or leave you served with a lawsuit or divorce papers. This seminar is great for couples.

UNLOCKING SAILING TO HAWAII by CHUCK SKEWES February 1: 12:00pm After spending a week on a cruising boat with Chuck this summer, I learned more about life aboard an offshore racing vessel than ever before. This will be relevant for both racers and cruisers. Warning, you’re going to think it sounds fun!

THE VALUE OF GROUP CRUISING by JOE CLINE January 29: 2:00pm Especially after the Cascadia Cruising Rally, your lowly magazine editor is a bit obsessed with flotillas, rallies, and buddy boats. It’s definitely a lot of fun, but there’s also no better way to rapidly increase your knowledge and confidence. Joe will lead a brief story-driven panel discussion featuring Jim Rard, Chuck Skewes, and Mike Huston.

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR ALASKA ADVENTURE by JIM RARD January 30: 7:00pm We also really want to see Jim give his talk about flying a drone from your boat, but his flagship presentation will entertain and inform as well as any seminar on offer. If you walk out of that room not wanting to sail in Alaska, we don’t know how to help you...

by JAN ANDERSON January 30: 3:15pm She’s our pal and our staff photographer. You’ll enjoy Jan and Skip’s presentations. Not only will you get to see some incredible photography, but you’ll learn about their adventures acting as a rescue boat and more.

KEEPING YOUR RELATIONSHIP AFLOAT by WENDY HINMAN January 28: 2:15pm Guys, go to this. Well, everybody... but we’re looking at you, fellas. Dudes. Seriously. You’ll like Wendy and this seminar, and we could all use it!

OUR RACE TO ALASKA (R2AK) ADVENTURE by SAIL LIKE A GIRL January 28: 4:00pm

STORM SAILS by CAROL HASSE January 27: 2:00pm She’s one of the best presenters on any topic, and Carol’s storm sails are some of the best in the world. This presentation is regularly shown at the Safety at Sea Seminars.

PREPARING YOUR SAILBOAT TO GO OFFSHORE BY ANDY SCHWENK February 2, 2:00pm Andy is a professional rigger, but his passion for ocean crossings knows no bounds. Don’t let the jokes fool you - he’s serious about offshore sailing.

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by NANCY ERLEY January 25: 2:00pm There’s a lot more to night navigation than watching a screen. Be sure you’re setting yourself up to be adequately prepared for one of sailing's richest experiences.

by RICH ANDERSON February 2: 11:00am So many cruisers dream of doing this. So few achieve that dream effectively. Learn practical approaches from someone who has a track record of success.

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EXPLORING NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO GET WOMEN ON THE WATER (A FOCUS GROUP) by SAIL LIKE A GIRL January 28: 5:00pm It was standing room only for Sail Like a Girl’s presentation at the Wooden Boat Festival. This hardy group will charm, entertain, and inspire. You should attend both their R2AK presentation at 4:00pm and their Focus Group at 5:00pm that follows.

CRUISING THE SAN JUAN AND GULF ISLANDS WITH THE WAGGONER CRUISING GUIDE by MARK BUNZEL January 30: 3:00pm This may seem obvious (and you’ll know some of the ports), but you can’t go wrong when learning about PNW cruising from Mark.

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ALERION EXPRESS 20 The Alerion Express 20 is a tried and true daysailer. All the essentials are present – classic topside, modern underbody, gratifying speed and single-handed ease - pure sailing enjoyment for seasoned sailors as well as for those just getting started. Her sailplan is limited to two sails: the main and the self-tacking boomed jib. No spinnakers or funny business – just pure, unadulterated, fine sailing. A “sit in” boat, yet, performance is spirited and steering is fingertip-sensitive.

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The Oceanis 46.1 boasts all the features of a large cruising yacht, with a rare balance between elegance, usable space and performance. Her stepped hull opens up an incredible amount of space inside and yet her seakeeping performance is still impressive. An incredibly efficient deck plan makes her wonderfully safe and easy to use. The furling mast, self-tacking jib and all the halyards and sheets brought back to a single winch at each of the helm stations, make manoeuvring simple when short-handed sailing. See Signature’s ad on page 87 ELAN IMPRESSION 40 The Impression 40 by Elan Yachts is an impressive sailing yacht, designed to satisfy even the most demanding of cruising aficionados who really appreciate her distinctive design, style and comfort. The deck salon is welcoming and provides abundant natural light through the panoramic windows. The Elan Impression 40 benefits from the unique flip-up chart table thus allowing full access to the settee berth when not in use. Accommodation onboard the Impression 40 is exceptionally comfortable with spacious cabins fore and aft. See Seattle Yacht’s ad on page 81

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The enormous sail plan makes the Hanse 418 one of the best performing vessels of its class. Due to the excellent aero- and hydrodynamic concept of Judel/Vrolijk & Co - featuring the Hanse “Crossover“ sail attached to the anchor arm and a huge Gennaker - she is always well balanced and easy to handle. By this, performance meets the clients requirements at its best - stunning performance, easy to sail and tuned for the clients area. An optimized and well thought deck layout, a manual jib furler and a self-tacking jib in standard are comepleting an astonishing vessel. See JK3’s ad on page 78

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West Coast Debut at Seattle Boat Show! Revolutionary “mast moved aft” for increased upwind performance, ease of handling, and reduced pitching. Self-tacking jib, high-aspect square-top main, and Code 0 - this Cat sails very well to weather! Large hull ports provide exceptional light into massive cabins and raised salon/ galley with 360° views. On deck, space and comfort combine in a cockpit layout featuring: helm connectivity, easy 2-step access to the sea from cockpit and abundant seating and dining areas. See Marine Servicenter’s ads on page 9 and 88

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JEANNEAU YACHT 51 Yacht like finish at a value price, with 4 Sold in the PNW - come see why she is so popular! Interior layout includes an owner’s suite forward with enhanced design and a VIP cabin with en-suite head aft to port. Aft to starboard but forward of the 3rd cabin is an equipment room with washer/dryer, extra fridge, and storage lockers/ bins. The large U-galley includes a dishwasher, microwave, and more. Forward of the galley is a big U-shaped settee and ergonomic “couch” to port with nav station aft of the couch. The cockpit of the 51 Yacht is MASSIVE with the patented folding aft “terrace.” See Marine Servicenter’s ads on page 9 and 88

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With a full hard chine “scow bow” hull and twin rudders she sails like nothing you have ever been aboard. Bow stays “up” and she floats & skips across the waves and swells for a very dry, stable, and comfortable ride. Asymmetric cockpit with a 6’ x 5.5’ convertible “lounge!” Central galley and low cabinet storage for lower CG adding to stability. Three cabins with true queen rectangular berths. The most innovative feature is the “walk around” side decks. From the twin helm stations, one walks forward up the inclined side decks through the split shrouds unimpeded to the bow. See Marine Servicenter’s ads on page 9 and 88

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FOUR WINNS HORIZON 290 TWIN OUTBOARD Efficient OB power with joystick docking/maneuvering. Put the stick to where you want the boat to go and she goes there without effort. Sidewalk her into a tight side-tie, spin in a circle in the marina fairway - all with the touch of the joystick. This modern open bow speedster features below-deck head and living spaces. Load the boat up with friends for cocktail cruising on Lake Washington. During the week and head up to the San Juans with the family on the weekend. Extremely versatile and luxurious at the same time. See Marine Servicenter’s ads on page 9 and 88 NIMBUS C9 The Nimbus C9 is a boat for connoisseurs of contemporary Scandinavian design; those who appreciate well-thought-out solutions and smart functionality. The spacious cockpit offers splendid natural light, with a large, sliding glass roof hatch and a modern, snug driver’s position. The swiveling cockpit chairs provide ample space for four people to dine or space for five people in total. The cockpit passenger sofa converts easily into an extra bed for two children or one adult. The forecabin has room for a double berth with separate WC and kitchenette. See Seattle Yachts’s ads on page 81

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FOUR WINNS VISTA 355 (on display FOUR WINNS VISTA 255 AT Century Link & VISTA 275 at S Lake Union) The Four Winns Vista 355 is capable of running from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours or less. With twin Volvo diesels, the 355 is also economical and reliable. Above deck features an expansive cockpit with hard-top and full enclosure. Below deck is a forward master and aft U-dinette that converts to a large berth. In between is a linear galley, head with stand up shower and long settee to port. Opening hull ports and overhead deck hatches create nice light and ventilation. See Marine Servicenter’s ads on page 9 and 88 BENETEAU FIRST 24 The First 24, designed by Sam Manuard is a high-performance thoroughbred with a boldly modern hard-chine hull. Most of the running rigging is led back to the clutches located on the companionway and two winches combined with jammers making trimming child’s play. The First 24 performs particularly well in light and medium air, progressing moderately and with ease at speeds of 15 knots. Below deck, the vast open interior has a large forward double berth and single berths on either side of the keel box. See Signature’s ad on page 87

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TrawlerFest features an impressive in-water selection of new and pre-owned cruising powerboats, the latest in marine gear and services, and first-class education and demonstrations.

2019 SEATTLE TRAWLERFEST

But TrawlerFest is more than a boat show; it's where industry, education, and community come together in an intimate, rendezvous-like atmosphere.

Boat Show & Exhibits April 25-27, 2019

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Boating Seminars

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J/99 The all-new J/99, 32.6’ crew-friendly, offshore-capable speedster is the newest addition to the J/Boats line. Combining headroom and comfortable interior with the tiller-driven responsiveness of a sport boat. The sail/ deck plan are optimized for easy handling with fewer crew, and incorporate the latest from the award-winning J/121 and the Offshore Sailing World champion J/112E. The interior features twin aft cabins, a sit-down forward facing nav station, an L-shaped galley, and a private forward head with sail locker. See Sail Northwest’s ad on page 2 TARTAN 345 The Tartan Yachts 345’s high-volume hull form provides enough space for exceptional cruising accommodations, storage, and a powerful shape that is easily driven and in-balance over a wide range of sailing conditions. Forward sections are positioned so they provide an easy motion in a seaway while her aft sections are full and flat offering high speed potential in heavy conditions. Tartan’s deck construction produces a lightweight, yet stiff and strong, deck structure, further complimenting her excellent overall sailing characteristics. See Seattle Yacht’s ad on page 81 ISLAND PACKET 349 CW Boat of the Year x2 for 2019! Best Overall Domestic Boat & Best Cruiser under 38’. Full Foil Keel hull design offering a combination of safety and stability, moderate draft, passage making performance, and a worry free integral keel and hull structure. The 349 is designed with a Solent-style sloop rig with roller furling standard for both the main and jib. Two comfortable and well-separated staterooms. The saloon features a fold up dining table. Ample light and ventilation are provided by numerous opening ports, overhead hatches and fixed ports in the hull. See Marine Servicenter’s ads on page 9 and 88 FIGARO 3 The Figaro Beneteau 3 is the first production foiling one-design monohull ever to be designed. A distillation of technology and innovation, it results from a collaboration between group Beneteau’s best experts and the Van Peteghem LauriotPrévost (VPLP) office, the architects of the two last boats to win the Vendée Globe. Its length overall: 35’6” the hull length: 32’, with light displacement of 6,393.4 lbs. See Signature’s ad on page 87

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ALLURES 40.9 Designed for long distance cruising, the new Allures 40.9 builds on the success of the earlier Allures 39.9 and 45.9. Her robust aluminum hull with fully lifting centerboard provides freedom, comfort and safety. The Isabelle Racoupeau designed interior features 270 degree panoramic views, stylish lines and meticulous finishes. See Swiftsure’s ad on page 85

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BENETEAU OCEANIS YACHT 62 Elegant on the water, she is encircled by large windows adding to her striking appearance. Designed for impeccable balance and maneuverability, her chined hull, twin rudders, and perfectly centered sail plan surpass all expectations. The innovative layout of the Oceanis Yacht 62 boasts a spacious salon and plenty of separate spaces for utmost privacy and comfort. Large hull portholes bathe the lavish interior and show off the exclusive woodwork finishes. New deck plan, new silhouette, new luxurious living spaces, new sensations at the helm… she is art on water. See Signature’s ad on page 87 CNB 66 Phillpe Briand designed hull with the triple objective of increasing volume, performance and seaworthiness. “Capable of sailing far afield, while still able to be handled by a couple.” Endowed with a carbon bowsprit, her elegant lines conceal an abundance of volume and elegant interior design. Owner’s cabin, where the queen offset island berth is invisible when the door is open. Light-filled saloon and a practical, well-ventilated galley connected with the living space. A tender garage for up to 10’5” dinghy with engine! Marine Servicenter’s ads on page 9 and 88 AXOPAR 37 C Extend your on-the-water experience with the spacious Axopar 37 Cabin, a fully enclosable cabin with twin large sliding doors and a sliding canvas roof to meet the diverse weather conditions out at sea, combined with the hull's responsive handling, comfort, and safety. This highly adaptable model has ample space on the aft deck and a large sociable sun bed on the fore deck. The Axopar 37 Cabin excels with its bright and spacious cabin with seating for up to six people around a large table in the saloon. See JK3’s ad on page 78 FOUNTAINE PAJOT MY-44 POWERCAT This new power catamaran has comfortable relaxation and reception spaces worthy of a second home. Savor memorable moments with family and friends on her enormous flybridge, designed with a sunbathing lounge, a galley and a real terrace or pool overlooking the sea. You will adore her saloon, a large open area with a terrace, spacious lounge and galley opening directly into the cockpit. Two magnificent rooms starboard for your guests and your private apartment port side. Each of the rooms has an ensuite bathroom. See Signature’s ad on page 87 LINSSEN GRAND STURDY 450 AC The new Linssen Grand Sturdy 450 AC is the smallest member of the Linssen Variotop® series! When you hear the word ‘superyacht’, you immediately think of the large luxury yachts that can be admired in Monaco. But if we forget the huge dimensions and just look at the level of luxury, we have no hesitation in designating our 450 AC Variotop® as a ‘superyacht’. With a length of ‘only’ 45 feet, the 450 is an extremely flexible boat that is easy to handle. Just by yourself, without any crew. See NWYachtnet’s ad on page 7 MJM53Z The largest outboard express cruiser ever! Living spaces are generous and well appointed. A spacious two-cabin dual master suite layout with ensuite heads. Driving is sheer joy. Her shape, speed and power give tremendous stability and sportscar response. Optional Seakeeper gyro stabilizer dampens 93 percent of any roll. Joystick piloting makes landings a breeze, the flush deck and sideboarding doors let you move easily from helm to cockpit and out onto the dock in seconds. See Sail Northwest’s ad on page 2

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Come Sail with 48ºN Cascadia Cruising Rally: August 3 - August 10, 2019 48°N/NWMC Croatia Flotilla: September 21 - October 1, 2019 You know I like to talk about sailing. Presumably, you like to read about sailing. Especially at this time of year, I think we all daydream about sailing. Do you know what’s better than any of that stuff... by a lot? Actually going sailing, especially if you get to do so with your friends. This year, we are so excited to have more ways to share the water with the 48° North community. Last year, we kicked off our first-annual Cascadia Cruising Rally which was presented by Ullman Sails. We enjoyed a week of mostly empty anchorages and some fully tropical weather as we meandered through the San Juans and Gulf Islands, and we can’t wait to do it again. Truly. I cannot WAIT for August! We’re proud to say that many of the brave folks who took a chance on our inaugural run (I keep hoping the nickname “the original hipsters” will stick...) are rumored to be signing up again, eager for more fun with the 48°N/Ullman Sails crews. Bring your own boat, or look into chartering a boat with friends and family. We’re headed for some new ports, but will again be starting and ending in the hospitable port of Anacortes! New for 2019 is a thrilling joint venture with the fun, salty, and savvy travel leaders up at the Northwest Maritime Center. We’re headed to the old-world sailing mecca of Croatia in September, and you’re invited. A treasure trove of turquoise waters and orange-tiled rooflines, Croatia boasts short travel days between historic ports, and some of the most picturesque sailing to be found anywhere! Our flotilla gives you the chance to purchase a cabin on a skippered boat, or to bareboat and captain your own ship along the Dalmatian Coast. Group cruising is one of the best ways to advance your skills and confidence. There is safety in numbers, but there’s also knowledge-transfer and a heck of a lot of fun. If you want to know more, join me for the Boat Show Seminar I’m hosting on this very topic, at 2:00pm on Tuesday January 29, 2019! Plus, one way or another, you know you’re going to have to read about all the fun we had both on the Cascadia Cruising Rally and on the Croatia Flotilla in the pages of 48° North, so why not be a part of the story! We’d love to get to know our readers better and show you a great time. What’s better than sharing experiences afloat? Join us! Please visit us in booth West 10 at the Seattle Boat Show - we’d love to hear your sailing stories and tell you about our Cascadia Cruising Rally and Croatia Flotilla or visit: 48north.com/rally and nwmaritime.org/croatia-flotilla 48º NORTH

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DISCOVERY YACHTS 47° 37´ 59´´ North • 122° 20´ 25´´ West

MALÖ 40 Malö yachts are built from the finest materials and fitted out with the best quality hardware. They are rated for off-shore cruising CE-certificate: Ocean class A. Winner of Cruising World's “Boat of the Year” and “Best Mid Size Cruising Yacht”! This 2010 one owner, two cabin Malö 40 has had light usage in NW waters. Contact the central listing agent, and original Malö importer, Michael Locatell CPYB for more information or questions. COME SEE THIS AWARD WINNER AT THE SEATTLE BOAT SHOW AT SOUTH LAKE UNION

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U.S. SAILING SAFETY AT SEA COURSE February 9-10 This class typically fills up quickly, so if you’re planning on sailing offshore, sign up for this course. The Sailing Foundation, with local boating clubs, will be offering the US Sailing two-day International Offshore Safety at Sea Course with Hands-on Training® at the Marshall Leupke Center in Vancouver, WA. This complies with World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Course guidelines. Offshore races such as the Oregon Offshore, Vic-Maui, Van Isle 360, and Pacific Cup have requirements for this training. If you hope to participate in these races, understand the requirements, then don’t miss the chance to take this class! By participating in and completing the seminar, attendees will earn a certificate from U.S. Sailing that can be used when racing offshore and internationally. To register or for more information: thesailingfoundation.org/what-we-do/safety-at-sea/

February 1 CIRCUMNAVIGATING VANCOUVER ISLAND Chris Young shares how he sailed his 47’ ketch RAVEN up the Inside Passage and down the outside of Vancouver Island with a rotating cast of crew members. Tips on how to explore such highlights as Chatterbox Falls, Hot Springs Cove, and Tofino. And like any sailing adventure, there was crisis management of problems such as running aground. February 8 R2AK WINNERS IN 2018 TEAM SAIL LIKE A GIRL The phrase “Sail Like a Girl” has a new meaning. Come meet CYC members of the all-women crew who not only crushed this stereotype, but also the 2018 R2AK. Learn what drove these women to choose this epic 750-mile journey to Ketchikan as their break from the daily grind, how it helped them get out of their comfort zones, and how they banded together to conquer whatever Mother Nature threw at them in the often treacherous waters known as the Inside Passage. February 15 BAJA HA-HA AND BEYOND Learn from Sue Drake and her panel of Other Ha-Ha Crew about the Baja Ha-Ha Cruising Rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, why it's a fun event, perspectives from first time participants and those who have done it multiple times. February 22 BAREBOAT CHARTERING IN CROATIA Eric and Karrie Sanderson and their family flew to Croatia to explore this history-steeped cruising area by sailboat. Open to the public. Social Hour with dinner and bar open at 6:00pm. Program from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the CYC Clubhouse at Shilshole Marina. For more info call (206) 789-1919 or check www.cycseattle.org/events

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PUGET SOUND CRUISING CLUB EVENTS January 18 meeting CATHERINE COLLINS, Executive Director of the non-profit Sound Experience that owns and operates the historic schooner Adventuress, will share stories of the ship’s remarkable history, its relevance today, and why what happens aboard matters to our youth, our region, and the future of our marine waterways. February 15 meeting LESLIE AND PHILIP have sailed over 41,000 miles on their Mason 33, Carina. They have traveled well off the beaten path, and helped build schools and friendships from Central America to Papu, New Guinea. In 2017 they returned from Micronesia, via a great circle non-stop route to Sitka, a cold 46 day passage. February 23-24 PSCC POTLUCK AT EAGLE HARBOR Come over on your boat, or take the ferry, and join us for a special Polynesian-themed potluck at the Eagle Harbor Yacht Club. Meetings are at 7:30pm at North Seattle College. Check: www.pugetsoundcruisingclub.com

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HUBBELL TWIST-LOCK® CIRCUIT TESTER For boat owners using shore power, knowing if electrical systems are safe and functional is crucial. The 30A/125V Hubbell Twist-Lock® Circuit Tester can quickly diagnose if power is present and if equipment is wired correctly. It’s small and compact, making it perfect for use in dark, difficult to reach spaces. The tester is modeled after the style and size of a standard Hubbell Twist-Lock plug. Its exclusive patented design eliminates the need for traditional measurement techniques and easily tests the condition of the circuit. Users simply plug it into any 30A/125V locking receptacle, and the LED output back panel will instantaneously indicate the state of the circuit. The tester can identify seven improper wiring conditions, including an open ground or reverse polarity. Hubbell gives the user confidence that connections are made properly and in the appropriate position. It arrives with an easy-to-read card to help interpret the LED signals. The Hubbell Circuit Tester is compact and durable, and effortlessly clips onto any standard tool belt. www.hubbell-marine.com

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ALBIN PUMP MARINE'S NEW 12/24V DIGITAL BILGE SWITCH The new digital switch from Albin ends bilge woes. The problem with a conventional bilge switch with a float is that it’s only a matter of time before a moving part becomes stuck. This means the pump will run dry and burn out, or simply won’t activate. With Albin Pump Marine's new 12/24V Digital Bilge Switch, there’s nothing to corrode or jam. It provides peace of mind that bilges remain dry and boats stay safe. Completely encased in rugged, corrosion- and oil-resistant plastic, the Digital Bilge Switch has no moving parts, and it contains no mercury, so it’s safe for the environment. It features Albin’s field-sensing digital technology that automatically activates and deactivates the pump. The Digital Bilge Switch is built to last. It’s CE marked 94/25/ECC, ISO 8846 Small Craft, Electromagnetic compatibility 89/336/EEC and EN51014 1993/radio disturbance. It measures 3.8" W x 2" H x .75" D and weighs 1.6 oz. Installation is simple. Two tabs offer mounting points and sealed pigtail leads provide easy wiring. www.albinpumpmarine.com

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In the Biz ERIC TOEWS, was re ce n t l y n a m e d the new Deputy Director of the Port of Port Townsend. Toews, 56, is not new to the Port. He’s worked for years on important Port projects, doing planning and legal groundwork that makes him intimately familiar with Port operations and challenges. Over the past three decades, Toews has quietly been an architect for a range of land and shoreline policies and regulations in Jefferson County and Port Townsend. That led him to contract work with the Port of Port Townsend on its first Strategic Plan in 2010. During the 2016 turnover of Port administration, Toews was hired on as staff with a focus on environmental compliance efforts, project management, and inhouse legal counsel duties. For further information, phone: (360) 385-0656. Managing Director Ronald Roark and General Manager Hartwell Champagne of Gig Harbor Marina and Boatyard were awarded the Clean Marina Certification for their work protecting water quality and their commitment to communicating environmental best management practices to boaters. Gig Harbor Marina and Boatyard achieved their certification by improving oil spill response, reducing and properly managing hazardous waste, and providing a free sewage pumpout service to boaters. In addition, they adopted the Clean Marina Best Management Practices (BMPs), and have committed to educating boaters about how to prevent oil, sewage, debris and soap from going into the water. In May of 2018, Puget Sound was designated as a No Discharge Zone for vessel sewage. Gig Harbor Marina and Boatyard provides moorage for Terry and Sons Free Mobile Pumpout Service, and has helped to secure matching funds to ensure that this service is available at no charge for Gig Harbor boaters. JANUARY 2019

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by Roland Huntford. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. In the brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain’s Robert Scott and Norway’s Roald Amundsen. Scott, who dies along with four of his men only eleven miles from his next cache of supplies, became Britain’s beloved failure, while Amundsen, who not only beat Scott to the Pole but returned alive, was largely forgotten. This account of their race is a gripping, highly readable history that captures the driving ambitions of the era and the complex, often deeply flawed men who were charged with carrying them out. The Last Place On Earth is the first of Huntford’s masterful trilogy of polar biographies. It is also the only work on the subject in the English language based on the original Norwegian sources, to which Huntford returned to revise and update this edition.

ARROW’S FALL by Joel Scott There's nowhere to hide in the Great Sea Reef in this heart-stopping thriller of a yarn. In this follow-up to 2018’s Arrow’s Flight, a tale of an 18th-century sunken ship and a fortune in gold sends Arrow and her crew on a venture that seems harmless enough. That is, until it attracts the attention of the flamboyant owner of the Golden Dragon, a 240-foot sailing machine crewed by cashiered ex-marine Lord Barclay Summers and his band of mercenaries. When Arrow and her crew are viciously attacked, they seek shelter in the treacherous Great Sea Reef where they become ensnared in a life-and-death sailing match against the murderous crew of the Golden Dragon. Continuing the same heart-pounding excitement of Arrow’s Flight, Joel Scott weaves together terrific storytelling, breathtaking action, and an in-depth knowledge of sailing. Arrow’s Fall will be a battle of instinct versus science, old versus new, wood and cloth against steel and technology, with destruction and death waiting on a missed tack.

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Octopus can also change skin textures and postures that mimic other animal forms and objects such as sea snakes, seaweed, and gravel. When threatened, octopus can expel ink that can be black, brown, or red. This ink causes a blinding irritation to their eyes and interferes with their senses of taste and smell, so they must escape their own ink or they can die. Sannakji is a Korean dish of live octopus. Octopus ice cream is popular in Japan. The ink produced by squid and octopus is known as sepia. Three human deaths have been attributed to the blue-ringed octopus of Australia. About 25 percent of all marine life relies on coral reefs. Coral polyps are closely related to sea anemones. The world’s coral reefs cover 1 percent of the earth’s oceans and harbor more than 4,000 species of fish. The Pacific Ocean is home to the largest number of coral reefs.

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Peep, peep, peep. And then more peeps. That’s actually what many call these little birds, and others like them – “peeps.” Migrating sanderlings (their real name) show up beginning in late summer and by winter they are very common here. Most adults stay on the outer coast, while wintering birds in the Salish Sea are likely juveniles. My paintings show winter feathers, but in summer their top half darkens to a brightly mottled russet that really shows them off. I’d imagine it’s an obvious evolutionary adaption of pale winter camo for sandy beaches and brown summer feathers where they nest amidst rocky shores with brown grasses on the closest land to the North Pole. The camo birds that didn’t get the matching colors got picked off by the predators. The birds that blended survived to make another generation.

Sketches and story by Larry Eifert

Sanderlings are the only sandpipers without a hind toe, so they swim quite well. They also mingle freely with other small sandpipers - hanging out with the peeps - such as semipalmated and western sandpipers. All of these species make the same diagnostic calls as they forage shorelines, as if they’re talking about it. Ballet dancers at dodging surf, they move in and out, back and forth, always right at the edge looking to grab food morsels that get caught in that first break of a sandy wave. When at rest, look for them to stand on one foot, then the other, and when threatened they’ll actually hop away on that same foot before taking flight. They’re most interesting birds that make a winter walk around the marina fun – and are a good reason to try out the boat binoculars you got for Christmas.

Larry Eifert paints and writes about the Pacific Northwest from Port Townsend. His large-scale murals can be seen in many national parks across America, and at larryeifert.com JANUARY 2019

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Becca and John Guillote sailed away from Seattle on their Valiant 40, Halcyon, in August of 2016. In the time since, they sailed north, then south, building a community of friends and followers along the way. Recently, they left Halcyon in Panama to attempt the Northwest Passage and eventually enjoyed a blissful Plan B of a passage to Hawaii aboard the Open 60, Dogbark!. After a summer of adventurous fun, they have returned to their homeboat to tackle a big, long-looming project.

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e were motoring across glassy seas off the coast of southern Mexico, when our engine abruptly sputtered to silence for the first time, without announcement or ceremony. What followed was one of our most challenging passages to date, as we battled a suddenly disloyal engine along with gusty winds, rocky lee shores, and lines tangled in our propeller. My relationship with cruising changed that day, about the time the engine quit for the fourth time in as many hours. Before that moment, while we had seen big seas and strong winds, unpredictable storms and uncomfortable anchorages, Halcyon had always been the strong one. She took care of us, no matter the condition. After that moment, my confidence in her strength wavered. The issue that day was with the fuel system; the engine itself was not broken. But the trauma it caused stayed with me. Every passage after that was rife with anxiety. Each tiny pitch change in the engine sent my stomach into my throat with fear that it would die again. And it often did. Entering a marina, I prepared our lines and fenders early then stood on the bow with my hand on the anchor windlass, just in case the engine decided to quit too close to the breakwater. When we purchased Halcyon in 2011, several trusted friends advised that we would need to replace the engine “soon.” The boat still chugged along with the original Westerbeke 4-107, installed when the boat was built in 1976. That old diesel was strong and had been maintained well. It was hard to fathom such a huge expense to replace something that worked just fine. So, we kept up on the maintenance and never had an issue. With that old chugging heart, Halcyon carried us all over the Puget Sound, up the Inside Passage to Alaska, down the coast of the US and all through Mexico. But then she faltered. The transmission died as we pulled in to Zihuantanejo (just a week before that first engine sputter). Later, the transmission oil cooler failed and started to leak sea water into our recently-rebuilt transmission. Several of our injectors leaked and the gasket in the exhaust manifold had to be replaced. The tachometer required a good solid kick to get started and the main seal perpetually oozed oil, transforming the floor of the engine room into one big oil slick. I was starting to see the writing on the wall. The core engine functionality was still intact, but I worried what would fail next. While one can argue that a well-maintained diesel will run forever, I was nervous our engine trouble was going to escalate just as we were traveling further and further from civilization. With plans to cross the Pacific this season and spend a few years exploring the remote islands of the South Pacific, it was finally time to give Halcyon a new heart. We do not take these decisions lightly. Buying a new engine would take a significant bite out of our cruising budget, and the JANUARY 2019

project would be seriously time-consuming. But we knew it was the right decision to make, and once committed, we did not look back. After many hours researching various options, we decided to order a 50-horsepower diesel from a company that is kind of the new kid on the block, Beta Marine. We were drawn to the same characteristic that is causing them to gain traction among cruisers: simplicity. Their engines are simple, without the added complexity of computerized systems found on many modern engines. Parts are also easy to find, because the engine is a marinized Kubota block - tractor parts at tractor prices! We were able to keep our transmission, along with the v-drive, shaft and propeller, which saved us both money and hassle. When we told the sales rep that we had a v-drive, he altered the order to put the oil sump pump on the opposite side – the accessible side for us (the v-drive positions the engine “backwards” in our boat). The maintenance items are easy to access and the engine has a built-in oil sump to make oil changes quick and easy. Beta did not pay me to say these nice things (in fact, I paid them – a lot), I am just excited (and nervous) about how Halcyon’s transplant will go, and what it means for the next phase of our cruising adventure. We will do the bulk of the work ourselves. Since we are keeping our transmission, v-drive, shaft, and propeller, a haul out is not required. While the new engine is snug in its crate bobbing across the Atlantic on a container ship, we have been busy dismantling and removing the old engine and scrubbing and painting the engine room. It was a relief to discover that the engine block, once stripped of all its jewelry, fit through the engine room door and companionway without needing to demolish any walls. We have an agent ready to shuffle the incoming crate through customs and immigration, and a mechanic on call to help with alignment and anything else if we run in to trouble. Not only was it difficult to swallow the challenge and expense of this monumental project, it’s also hard to stay cramped into our little engine room huffing paint fumes while our friends are out exploring the islands of western Panama. However, I know the benefits will be worth it. I can’t wait to peer into a shiny clean engine room, to stop mopping up a perpetual oil slick, and to get through oil changes without cursing (as much). Most of all, I am excited to once again trust our old girl to carry us safely, so we can sail to those idyllic cruising grounds, the ones with crystal clear anchorages next to uninhabited islands dotted with swaying palm trees and surrounded by colorful coral reefs. Hurry up, engine!

Becca and John are still at Vista Mar in Panama. You can follow their adventures at https://www.patreon.com/johnandbecca

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Amanda Swan Neal PASSION FRUIT SAUCE ½ cup concentrated passion fruit juice or frozen pulp ¼ cup fresh orange juice 3 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon white rum 3 tablespoon reduced stock 1 pinch salt and ground white pepper Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer until sugar dissolves and sauce thickens; about 8 minutes. Let cool and serve over grilled fish.

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MOLE TORTILLAS (PHOTO) 2 pounds beef chuck - cut into ¾-inch cubes ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup water 1 cup beef stock ⅓ cup tomato paste 1oz semi-sweet baking chocolate 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon Ancho chili pepper ½ teaspoon each, chipotle chili pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and cumin ¼ teaspoon salt Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a saucepan, add ½ the beef; brown on all sides. Repeat with remaining beef. Remove beef. Heat remaining oil and saute onion 3 minutes. Stir in water then beef, stock, tomato paste and spices; cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chocolate, simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes. Serve on tortillas heated with grated cheese. Makes 12 6-inch tortillas.

A fantastic beam reach occurred the following day but much of the remaining 250 miles to Cocos Island was spent motoring in drizzle as the ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) showed its true colors. Cocos, just 3 x 5 miles, was discovered by a Spanish navigator in 1526, and was used by pirates and corsairs preying on shipments of Spanish gold. The island attracted many treasure hunters until 1978 when Costa Rica proclaimed it a national park. With clearing skies, we enjoyed a scenic and productive repair stop then, as expected, from the GRIB forecast, a calm start to the 1,400-mile passage to uninhabited Clipperton before the trades filled in and we were up and sailing. Clipperton Rock, a rough 60’ high promontory, was our first visible sight followed by the few palm trees that survive on this 1.5 x 2-mile coral atoll. We delighted in the narrow calm lee and made a brief stop for sail repairs and tasty salad before rigging the preventer on course for Hawaii, 2,750 miles to the WNW. Next on the agenda was Cheryl’s 31st birthday and we celebrated with mole tortillas and brownies. She hails from Singapore and was very entertaining when speaking to the numerous fishing vessels in Mandarin as they’d elicit excited replies on hearing a women’s voice. Our celebrations continued with a record-setting 200-mile noon-to-noon run; our first since the same day on the same passage in 2002. With reefs in the main and poled-out headsail each watch was boasting a higher top speed – Kristi nailed it with 11.4 knots. Amazingly, the week zipped by as we continued surfing along with our crew adoring the helming action and creating multiple daily runs over 190 miles. A rousing sing-along helped celebrate Kristi and Kevin’s 15th wedding anniversary and started a fun evening trend. I organized the half-way party which proved such a hoot that Kristi and Cheryl schemed a hilarious game playing ¾ way toga party. Near the end of January, as we closed on Hawaiian waters, we sighted more birds, whales, and dolphins, plus caught a few tuna, although our spectacular weather began changing as a trough moved in. With another week at sea we would have our work cut out for us until the watch standers reported the loom of Hilo’s lights and announced it was time to celebrate our arrival. 48º NORTH

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here are certain jobs that can only be done effectively in the boatyard with the boat out of the water. The obvious example is bottom paint, but when the boat is hauled out for paint, there are opportunities to accomplish many other things. So, how do you get the most work into your haul out time? First, let’s look at the required time for a bottom paint job. This project alone needs a minimum of five days out of the water (that’s with no delays or screw-ups), including the following steps: 1. Haul out 2. Pressure-wash 3. Scrub growth under the straps 4. Let the bottom dry for a day and prepare for paint 5. Tape waterline and paint two coats 6. Dry at least 24 hours 7. Move the pads 8. Paint two coats where pads were 9. Let dry another 24 hours 10. Relaunch the boat Most boatyards prefer to do the bottom job themselves, but a few will let select other companies (or individuals) do bottom paint in their yard. So, figure out where and by whom the work will be done first, then plan what else you need/ want to do around that. With a bottom job, there are a host of considerations that also have a bearing on your ability to do other projects. Tenting is a good example. If it is raining, you will need a taped skirt

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to keep the water from running down onto the hull. Similarly, it’s best to cover or place short lengths of hose in the cockpit thru-hulls or scuppers to keep that water from draining onto the hull. You may need a tent for other reasons. Temperature is as great a weather factor as precipitation. Drying times get longer as the temperature drops, and many products don’t want to be applied at all below 50°F. Putting heaters inside a tent can help with temperature. Wind is the enemy of tents, but can be addressed with more secure tenting. Pressurewashing is easy when the boat is wet, but if the bottom is dry and not cleaned, the growth needs to be ground-off, which requires tenting for dust containment and means more time and expense. Is it beginning to sound ideal to do this with a stretch of dry days with light wind and temperatures in the sixties and seventies? Maybe, but that is awfully good sailing weather, and it is also the time when boatyards and shipwrights are at their busiest! Staying on schedule is hard enough when your boat is the only one demanding attention. In spite of weather concerns, fall, winter, and spring can be a great time for a haul out, particularly if you need more than a simple bottom job. With that in mind, the next consideration is what other jobs need to be done out of the water; or, will at least be easier to do so. Can you get those projects done in five days? Laydays, like many things, are not cheap in Seattle, Portland, or Vancouver. $2-per-foot-per-day adds up quickly. So, what are some of the other projects to have on your

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For the DIY Sailor

radar with an upcoming haulout? And, as you schedule your time, how should you prioritize the job order? Thru-hulls are often repaired or replaced during a haulout. This work should be done right away, if they are to be changed, so that they are ready when the paint goes on. If the propeller, shaft, or cutlass bearing are being changed, they can be pulled early, so as to be out of the way of the painting and then be reinstalled later. The anodes, the shaft seal, and sea-cocks can be finished just before the boat goes in the water if there is not time earlier. Blisters and fiberglass repair are some of our least favorite things, but they must be done on occasion. The required time to accomplish these projects is hard to generalize, but once the grinding and sanding is done, any fiberglassing needs at least 12, if not 24, hours before it can be barrier coated; which then needs another couple of days to cure, depending on product and temperature. Clearly this must be done before new bottom paint is applied. Painting or polishing the hull and/or water line are more sensitive tasks than bottom painting. Polishing needs dry weather, and it can be done in the water, for the most part; but many sailors get a complete topside polish when the boat is out of the water. Painting means sanding, and sanding means tenting; which, in this case, gets secured all the way up to the stanchions with room to work (different from any tenting for just bottom work). This makes it difficult winter work, but doable in spring and fall, as the cooler temperatures and longer nights make painting go more smoothly. If the bottom, waterline/boot top, and hull topsides are being painted, each needs time to dry before it can be taped so the area next to it can be painted. And this cannot be rushed. The mast can be pulled and worked on at the same time as the rest of the boat, but not by the same person. We normally think a five-day bottom job (plus a few other jobs) is achievable with two or three people working full time on the complete project list. Depending on how much mast work is planned or required, another one or two people could complete the mast job list in a similar time-frame. It’s worth noting that the only thing combining a haulout with mast work saves is a trip to the boatyard. The mast can be pulled with the boat in or out of the water, and left in the yard until the work on it is complete, before it gets re-stepped. An out-of-the water survey can often be done while the boat is hanging in the slings over lunch, but if the boat is out of the water anyway, there may be reason to schedule that during your haulout as well. All of the time estimates above are the best-case scenario. Your haul out plan is something to strive for, but not something you are guaranteed. For this reason, we find it best to plan to go back in the water on a Monday. That way, if there is a delay, you have four days of grace-period before you are stuck out for another weekend.

Take your How-to to the next level. Crawl under that hull.

Figure 1: (A) Thru-hull. (B) Thru-hull tool. Not all tools fit all thru-hulls; a modified or custom tool may be required. (C) Depth transducer with fairing block. If you are replacing the transducer, you may need to make a new fairing block. (D) Hole with old thru-hull removed.

Figure 2: A propller replacement can be a good use of haulout time: (A) Old, 2 bladed prop. (B) New, 3-bladed prop. In this case, it is the same diameter as the old prop for use with a new electric motor. (C) Aluminum anode for salt or brackish water. (D) Cutlass bearing. (E) Propeller shaft.

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angaroa is a Hallberg-Rassy 38 that belonged to a young Dutch family. We first encountered them when crossing the Pacific in 2010, and later became liveaboard dock neighbors in Australia. They had two young kids aboard and added a third child while in Australia, providing two big sisters opportunity for shenanigans. Float testing was a particular favorite - the new phone iPhone and eye glasses sank too fast, but the vacuum cleaner was a superb floater. At the end of their sabbatical, the Dutch family sold Tangaroa to a retired Aussie couple. The hopeful cruisers moved aboard right away, itinerary in hand, and commenced upgrades on their capable boat. Leaving the dock for the first time began well, but a few boat lengths from their slip the engine stopped. Drifting slowly away, the hopeful couple panicked with enough vocal capacity to initiate a full-on rescue operation. They were “saved,” confidence was the only casualty. In a few short weeks Tangaroa went from being a safe, ocean crossing home for children and pregnant mother… to dock fixture. The hopeful cruising plans sank faster than car keys thrown overboard by

These purchase costs don’t land naturally in the search return on Yachtworld, but can add significantly to the cost of boat buying. We purchased Totem in California, then brought her up to Washington. Registration wasn’t so painful, but the sales tax sure was! The all-in cost should also include any necessary refit. How much could a refit budget be when the boat you’re buying is listed as “ready to go,” “just needs provisioning,” and “she knows the way,” anyway? It can be a lot - those characterizations can just be marketing speak! Learning how to read between the lines of a listing is an art. Vet a list of what’s on the boat against equipment you deem important. Note the gaps, and estimate the cost of filling them. Then, add in the cost of major systems maintenance that may sneak in during your ownership: replacing canvas or sails, an engine service or repower, or new rigging can add up. Leave yourself a generous buffer for surprises: they happen to all of us! Totem’s autopilot worked perfectly during the sea trial, but failed two days before departure.

“You don’t get to live the romance of that tropical sunset if you get stuck waiting to pay for new rigging back at a foggy dock.” a little Dutch girl. The couple sought to restore confidence by outsourcing the overhaul of boat systems. Some months later, instead of cutting docklines, they came out of retirement to replenish their savings, the cruising kitty diminished by service invoices. Buying a boat to go cruising is loaded with big decisions, and getting finances right is particularly important. It’s a problem if funds are depleted getting the boat ready to go. That fancy new gear does nothing for cruising if you don’t have an adequate cruising kitty. Borrowing from the pot of gold you planned to live on later doesn’t work. THE ALL-IN BUDGET To avoid overspending, identify an “all-in” boat budget - this is the TOTAL cost of boat purchase and preparation so you can sail over the horizon. In addition to negotiated price, purchase costs include: a professional survey with haulout and sea trial, registration, documentation, taxes, closing costs, and insurance. But wait, there’s more! Sometimes there is benefit to hiring a diesel mechanic, sailmaker, or rigger for a more qualified survey of those areas. Maybe you’re lucky enough to have that boat in your region; maybe part of your purchase necessitates travel and boat delivery expenses. JANUARY 2019

Lay all of these numbers out: spreadsheets don’t speak marketing. It’s tempting to let emotional tugs sway a purchase decision – steel yourself and remember to treat it as a business decision. You don’t get to live the romance of that tropical sunset if you get stuck waiting to pay for new rigging back at a foggy dock. WANTS AND NEEDS Once that boat is yours, chances are you’ll want to imprint it with personal touches. That’s important! It’s hard to have a happy home when your boat holds all the personality of a showroom demo (or someone else’s dusty knotwork collection). This less tangible need requires very tangible funds. Identify the necessities and the luxuries; and consider what items or gear you’re sure you’ll use and when (you can always add something later). That wind turbine might sound like a good idea, but Mexico-bound cruisers won’t get much utility from it in the generally very light wind (they will in the trades much further south). WORKING WITH BROKERS It’s our opinion that a good broker is an invaluable partner in the purchase process. They represent your interests, and will help ensure you get the best deal on a boat. They take care

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of critical details like documentation transfer and ensuring a clear title which mere mortals can do but carry a cost and are important not to screw up. Listing agents might be helpful with vessel specifics, but ultimately, they’re working for the seller, not for you. The only situation in which we wouldn’t lead with a broker is when approaching a boat for sale by owner. Qualities of a good buyer’s broker? Good communication skills and follow-through with details. If you’re not hearing back from the broker or they’re slow to check out a listing you’re keen on, then it’s not the right person to represent you. DOING THE DANCE A typical purchase process looks something like this: first, make an offer based on a fair market value. Anticipate that the seller may counter that. Unless that’s out of your reach, you’ll either accept or return with an offer you believe they can accept (and you can live with). It shouldn’t take any further relays. Next is the survey and sea trial - costs borne by the buyer, scheduled at the convenience of all parties, but often organized by the seller/listing broker. A good survey takes at least a full day, and includes a haulout to check the hull below the waterline. It is critical to be present for this, rather than read a 48º NORTH

report later! A thorough sea trial can easily run a half day, and is centered around modes of propulsion: how well the engine runs, how well the boat sails, and the condition of those white flappy things. After the survey, the agreed price can again be negotiated. Equipment in the listing may not all work, or be in as “ready to go” condition as advertised. This becomes a discussion with the seller or their broker to determine how issues will be addressed: to be rectified before closing, or to discount the final price at an agreed amount. It’s another time when having your own broker (not the listing broker) translates into critical value. It’s said the best days of a boat owner’s life are when they buy and when they sell. Unscripted events are part of the adventure, but understanding the process – and some of the pitfalls – and respecting the all-in budget keeps cruising dreams intact, and turns the hopeful into the gonna-go.

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KINDRED SOLO-SAILING SPIRITS

48° North interview with Karen Thorndike and Sarah Scott

by Joe Cline

During a gnarly December downpour, I had the opportunity to sit in the main salon of a Rawson 30 with two incredible women. One was Karen Thorndike of Snohomish, WA. Karen is the first American woman to circumnavigate the world solo via the five Great Capes. The other was Sarah Scott of Seattle, WA, who you were introduced to last month in 48° North; she’s preparing for an attempt to be the first black woman to complete a solo circumnavigation. Not only was it a joy to talk with both of them, but it is so instructive to hear about Karen’s experience and think about how it relates to Sarah’s plans and approach.

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aren, it seems like you’re pretty excited about Sarah? Karen Thorndike (KT): Yeah! I know what she’s feeling: ‘I want to do this, I can do this... but there’s so much to do!’ And there is a ton to do, but she can do it. The first time I met her, I could tell she was serious.

David James in particular. They’ve been teaching me how to use a spinnaker and lots more. Also, everybody involved with the Coho Ho-Ho - the participants, seminar leaders, and founder Doug Lombard - have been fantastic, inviting me to attend seminars and events. I just went to one about offshore first aid.

Karen, your legend precedes you, but I don’t know many details of your story. I understand that you started as an adult, but what’s your sailing background? KT: I was an avid climber and hiker, and I loved hiking beaches. I’ve hiked almost all of the hike-able coast of Vancouver Island. On one such trip, we were struggling to get from the car out to the beach. When we finally did, there was a sailboat anchored there and I said, “Look, there is an easier way to get here!” I came back and took some sailing lessons and was told, “There are two ways to do this: either you buy your own boat, or you sail on other people’s boats as volunteer crew.” I got on some really great boats and I learned from really good, experienced sailors. In the middle of all that, I got asked to do a Vic-Maui. I thought that sounded amazing, and accepted the invitation. I also went on the delivery home as crew. When it’s not a race, you don’t have to constantly be changing sails and with smaller crews, you can learn a lot more about navigation. The next Vic-Maui, I was skippering a boat home. My first delivery crew was all women, which was UNHEARD OF! On a delivery, you usually have one person on watch at a time. On watch like that, I was sitting on deck alone and thought, ‘These people are depending on me for their lives.’ It was a tremendous responsibility, and that kind of responsibility changes your whole demeanor. I began to feel like there was a lot more I could do. When I started to think that I might be able to sail around the world, everything changed. On delivery boats or my own, every time I conquered one problem, I felt stronger and stronger. Once I left, I knew that nothing, except losing the boat, would stop me.

Karen, who were your sailing mentors? KT: Doug Fryer is the biggest one. He’s a great guy, as are the people on his crew. I was always really honored to be a part of that team. Others have been really good, but from Doug I learned to keep cool; to make sure that if you’ve got a problem you fix it right away.

Sarah, do you see your pathway to that kind of confidence? Sarah Scott (SS): I’ve come to it in a different way, one that is opposite of Karen in a lot of ways. I immediately got my own boat. The only education I had when I bought the boat was Keelboat 101, but I started singlehanding right away. I also have done a lot of boat maintenance projects; and that’s what has given me confidence. Since I’m doing everything myself, I know my systems, I know my boat. I’ve had a similar experience of problem solving as Karen - once I know I can figure something, I’m confident I can figure anything out. How are you feeling about your progress as a sailor? SS: I’ve been doing a lot of racing on a Beneteau 36.7, Helios, for both weekday evenings and some of the longer distance races. While I’m working on my boat, racing is how I stay on the water and keep learning. Are you finding some sailing mentors in addition to Karen? SS: The people on Helios have been really great, the skipper JANUARY 2019

What makes a good offshore sailor? KT: Focus. Absolute focus. And you have to really, really want it. Also, the ability to think ahead and ask, ‘What do I do if...?’ You have to be able to answer those questions, and take steps so that it’s easier for you to handle the problem when it comes up. Checking the rigging when you go forward is a good example. Chafe is a big problem on a sailboat, so intermittently you cut off some line so that it’s not always wearing in the same place. Sarah asked me about engine problems, and I told her, “I don’t know that much about engines, but just know that you can sail that boat to anywhere you need to get it and there’ll be a man there that can fix it for you. Or a woman.” What makes a good solo sailor? KT: Being comfortable being alone. Being comfortable with the idea that there’s nothing else and no one else that is going to help me. SS: Being an introvert (laughing). Do you have to have a different kind of comfort zone to do something like this? KT: Once I had worked toward this goal, I was more frightened at the thought of not doing the trip than I was of trying it and losing the boat. I didn’t like the picture of myself in a rocking chair saying, “You know, I could have done that.” I was getting older - I was 53 when I left. Some of the worst times at sea, though, are when there’s no wind but there’s a seaway. SS: You think it’s going to be the storms! KT: The storms are just amazing; and you’re so busy doing stuff, taking care of things. The hardest part about storms is thinking, ‘Is it dying? ... NO, IT’S NOT!’ But when those no wind times went on for days, those were the lowest moments of the trip. SS: I live in the state of being comfortable in the uncomfortable, when it looks like you’re never going to get there but you just have to keep going. It’s been true in my career, facing rejections in my quest to get published. That’s also how it is with the boat. I didn’t appreciate that I had this quality until I started sailing. I remember a trip to Blake Island with my girlfriend that showed me what I was capable of when lots of stuff went wrong. We had just gotten off the mooring buoy so I could get back for work when the engine started to smell like burning plastic. When we decided to make a push for Shilshole without the use of our engine, it took us twelve hours to get there due to light winds and currents. We tried paddling with dinghy oars, had to figure

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“When I started, I could imagine leaving and looking at the lighthouse at Cape Flattery for the last time. And, I could imagine what it would be like coming home, seeing the lighthouse again. I couldn’t imagine the middle part. When I got back, the middle part was all I could think about.” out how and when to cross the shipping lanes, and had to dock under sail for the first time. The whole time, I felt focused. Karen, how long did you own your boat before you left? KT: Only a few months. In that time, I literally took the boat apart. I got all new rigging and sails. The previous owner had commissioned it in London, and sailed it to Iceland and Russia as well as across the Atlantic before shipping it out here and sailing it to Alaska. It was in good shape, but there was still a lot to do. It had a scheel keel - a foot on the bottom of the keel so it could stand up next to a wall if you needed to work on the bottom. It was a cutter rig and had two back stays, which I thought was comforting. Sarah, it seems like your defining boat project thus far has been re-coring the deck near the bow. What are the other big benchmarks still to come? SS: (Laughing) What’s not on the list? The bow project is almost done, I just have to install the bottom layer of woven roving to seal it in. Meanwhile, I do little tiny projects because it’s nice to get a sense of completion. Right now, I’m working on a portlight gasket. I recently took apart my 1960s-era winches to clean them up and see how they work. The engine is out of the boat at the moment, and the next step there is replacing a corroded exhaust riser. There’s a lot to do! How did your families react to your decision to chase this dream? KT: I didn’t tell my mother about what I was going to do until I had the boat and was working on it. I knew that her response 48º NORTH

would be, “You can’t do that!” I think Sarah is experiencing a little bit of that too. When I left Neah Bay, my mother was crying. I said to my mother, “Mother, this is the dream of my life.” Eventually, she came around. She had no choice. I didn’t tell too many people about what I was doing until I had the boat. One of the first people I told responded with, “You can’t do that. You have no idea what you’re getting into.” He was a member of my crew! I didn’t like the negativism, so I kept it to myself. SS: My experience with my family was kind of like that. As my mom has learned about it, she can’t imagine who would ever want to do such a thing. She told me recently, “I think this is the wrong decision for you.” She asks about safety and pirates, and I share my research and plans. Yet, she realizes it’s my decision, and respects my boundaries. My dad tells me, “Sarah, you’ve got a good head on your shoulders. I think you’re doing the right thing.”

I know that each of you, in different ways, experienced some negative responses to your projects. Karen, has sailing changed its tone about female sailors in last 20 years? KT: Sarah has started this a lot sooner than I did, so she has more time for people to respond to her before she leaves. If I encountered someone negative, I didn’t talk to them. I’d say, “Excuse me, I think a phone is ringing...” (laughing). My response was to ignore it and move on; don’t dwell on it, no matter who says it. At that time, being a woman on the boat was different than it is now. Some boats made it clear that they didn’t want me there, so I just went to other boats. When I left for my circumnavigation, we had just started the Tacoma and Seattle Women’s Sailing groups, and I think that has helped. It was true then, and now, that most women really like sailing with other women. Ultimately, I did the trip for me. I didn’t do it for anybody else. So those responses didn’t affect me all that much. I see that in Sarah as well. SS: Working as a cashier at Fisheries, I experienced a lot of sexism. Strangely enough, now that I’m working in the sailing department and I have more expertise to offer, I get less shit. But I also see this as a problem - it’s not right that only knowledgeable people are treated well. It’s in the digital space where I’ve experienced the harshest negativity that feels more race-based. A friend suggested I start a GoFundMe page, and that person then shared it in a big sailing community on Facebook. Within an hour, I had gotten several responses from trolls calling me lazy, saying I was asking for handouts, saying that the fact that I want to be the first black woman to sail around the world alone means that I’m racist against white people, much of it laced with expletives and slurs. My experience has been that

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the Seattle sailing community, though not perfect, is different than the world at large; that if I lived somewhere else I may have experienced this kind of trolling in person as well as on the Internet. What are some of the ways you have felt inspired and supported by the sailing community? KT: When I did talk about my plans with other sailors, I picked the ones with the most experience. They were happy to answer my questions, but by then, I didn’t have too many that could be answered without doing it. SS: My coworkers have been very eager to help, and have been great about introducing me to other people who have been generous with their time, knowledge, and services. Karen, what advice do you have for Sarah? KT: Well there’s sailing specific stuff. Like how much sail to put up - you don’t want too much or too little. I think you should have a jib furler. The headsail is the one you’re most likely to lose, but can be used partially furled even if part of the sail has failed. I had a special way to organize charts. I’m going to help Sarah with that. Our routes are quite different, and she’s going to be close to shore on so much of her route. I think that’s more dangerous. For a solo sailor, the hardest thing you do is make landfall. This is because you’re not going to sleep. With land nearby and unfamiliar areas, you have to be awake to be vigilant. When I started, I could imagine leaving and looking at the lighthouse at Cape Flattery for the last time. And, I could imagine what it would be like coming home, seeing the lighthouse again. I couldn’t imagine the middle part. When I got back, the middle part was all I could think about. Sarah, you’re going to find an amazing, amazing experience out there; being all alone in the ocean. Wherever you go, you’ll never be back in that same spot again, you’ve got to appreciate that every day. Follow Sarah’s progress via her blog sarahscottsailor.wordpress.com Joe Cline is the Editor of 48° North. JANUARY 2019

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LIFE IN THE

WILD PLACES by Karl Krüger

photos Liv von Oelreich

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. - Jack Kerouac 48º NORTH

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San Juan Islander, Karl Krüger, makes big waves on a small craft. He seems to be known in ever-widening circles, after entering the public consciousness as the that crazy (and crazy-awesome) guy who did R2AK on a SUP in 2017. But Karl is much more than just a paddler. In fact, with two major Northwest Passage expeditions in the next two years, including one captaining a sailboat that most 48° North readers will be familiar with, we wager that he’s making an honest run at the title of the Pacific Northwest’s most ambitious adventurer.

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ike an octopus tentacle, the sound of my alarm slithered in, and dragged me from a deep sleep. It was clear and cold, and the eastern sky was just lighting up with rosy wisps over the British Columbia’s Coast Range. I crawled out of my bivy sack and slowly stretched to get all of my parts moving again. I’ve known this waking moment on so many versions of beach and boat. Sometimes there’s a symphony of exploding surf on the rocks as I crawl from my bag, on my way to go surf those waves. Electric anticipation spiked with nervousness balances a deep respect for the forces with which I would join. Other times, I’ve opened my eyes and peered through a hatch at the mast dancing in the twilight; knowing that in raising a mainsail before a blustery passage, there are echoes of times past. On this morning, as on so many of my mornings, I was headed out on the water aboard my stand-up paddle board. I was going to cross Dixon Entrance to make landfall in Alaska, and things were about to get exciting. The signs were all there: downward trend on my barometer, red early-morning sky and fast-moving mid-layer clouds. You always have a choice; but this morning, I was going. No matter what. I could feel the approaching completion of a goal. I was, however, unaware that I was also about to experience the birth of a new one. By the end of this day on the water, my next project would take root in my heart. Within ten minutes of waking, I was on the water again. My morning and evening routines were well-perfected - as practiced as breathing. Getting underway before a big day, there is always a mix of emotions. My mind wandered freely. I recalled the first times I ever raced a SUP - I was nervous as hell, and surprised by how well I did. I thought about my childhood canoe-hunting trips with my father in the Adirondacks; the wispy fog like dragon’s breath laying on the riffled water as we slipped along the shore looking for a nice buck to shoot, each stroke and breath carefully executed to avoid any sound that might alert our quarry. Maybe it was the coming weather, but I remembered when my friend Adam and I went to Cape Hatteras to windsurf ahead of the incoming Hurricane Hugo. It was epic. We broke a lot of gear, bouncing off the water a couple of times before settling in when we crashed. Intense. The Sheriff let us stay as long as he could before shooing us off the water. Once you push through the trepidation and doubt associated

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with uncharted territory, experiences like these have a gift to impart, and it’s true in every discipline. Canoes taught me a great deal; so have windsurfers and dinghies; surfboards, standup paddle boards, and big sailboats too. My relationship with water only grows deeper and more complex by experiencing it from different craft. The eastern sky was turning a more vibrant shade of red with every passing minute. I ate while I could, knowing this crossing was going to get rowdy, washing down my engineered endurance fuel with cold water collected from a little trickle on the bank under which I had slept. Dixon Entrance was the last of the “gates” I had identified during my planning for Race to Alaska. It was a day of potential consequence. There was huge exposure, shipping traffic, and a large opening to the Pacific. I needed to paddle 50 miles to make the hop across Dixon to Alaska. I saw the lights of the Prince Rupert harbor entrance…I ignored them. Alaska was visible, and I had a finish line to cross. That environment is home to me. Every wisp of wind tells a story that shares a little about the past, and allows a view into the future. The color and texture of the water reveal to me everything I need to know about what I might expect if the wind starts blowing. The speed of mid-level clouds seemed to increase against a backdrop of stationary high-level clouds, telling me more yet about what the day might bring. While paddling, I think about my breath a lot. The sound of my board slicing through the water is beautiful and informative. I can tell how well I am paddling from the sound of the entry wave curling off the entry of my board. The drips off my blade mark both my cadence and length of stroke. Like the sliders on a sound equalizer, I constantly tinker with all the layers of my movements - a little more over here, less over there. Surrounded by the music of paddling, I started to think how much these little data points are like the ones you get on a sailboat - the creak of a line or the boom; the whoosh of a wave at a good angle or the slap of one that catches you off-guard; how the slightest change in the degree of heel indicates what tweaks are required. As I dwelled on this idea, my thoughts tripped back to the first time I was here in Dixon Entrance. My daughter, Dagny, was 18 months old when we sailed our 36’ Doug Peterson sloop, Adios, across this piece of water. That was a lumpy day also, but I remember how wonderful it was. We had

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“Ever since I was a kid, I have yearned for wild places - the kind of places where people hunt and fish to live, where skill is more important than money.” a single reef in the main, and a working jib. Dagny stood at the lifeline and talked excitedly about the ‘hopping water’ as the wave tops crumbled in our wake. I smiled as I was brought back to the present by the stolen breaths of the porpoise to my right, and marked the sound of the stiffening breeze in my left ear. The forecast had been for light and variable. Within an hour, I was on my knees, bracing with my paddle against squall after squall after squall. That old adage about red sky in the morning… there is wisdom in that. The waves climbed to shoulder high a few times, but mostly they stayed down around my waist. Occasionally, a current would organize the waves. Most of the day, they remained confused like a huge, salty bathtub with a couple of playful kids in it. Big, lazy, ocean swells were layered beneath the wind waves. At no point between Port Townsend and Ketchikan did I feel more on my own than in this moment. For the past week, I had almost no cell phone reception to check the weather forecast. JANUARY 2019

My VHF radio had stopped functioning down around Cape Caution. It made me a little nervous when the tug-and-tows came near. I had no way to call them and ask them not to run me over. I remained aware of every speck on the horizon to avoid the path of someone large and fast. What sailor doesn’t know a similar feeling? On our way south from Alaska aboard Adios we worked our way home between the October gales. We sailed across from Dundas Island; and as we entered Venn Passage, I started up the motor…only to immediately clog a filter. We had a tense hour of light air sailing against the current into Venn on the zephyrs that touched down in there. We managed to sail onto the dock in Metlakatla to change filters and get her running again. Ever since I was a kid, I have yearned for wild places - the kind of places where people hunt and fish to live, where skill is more important than money. It is here where there is space for a mind and heart to roam. And so it was - in the wild place of Dixon Entrance during the wild time that was a North Pacific squall -

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S/V Ocean Watch is most at home on an expedition. She'll set sail again in the fall of 2019.

that my next paddling project came to me. Like many sailors, the Northwest Passage has a very special allure for me. Cold, mysterious, and remote, I always dreamed that I would sail through those waters. It was a happy surprise when my mind roamed right to the idea that I needed to paddle the Northwest Passage. The notion filled me with absolute knowledge of what to do next. It gave me chicken skin, humbled me, and scared me a little too. Once an idea comes into me like that, I feel I have a responsibility to do something about it. It becomes an assignment, and to choose to ignore an assignment is how regrets are made. Similarly, the idea to stand-up paddle board the R2AK spoke to me. Loudly. So now it is 2019, and I’m only a few months away from my Northwest Passage Stand-up Paddle Board Expedition. Though this is unequivocally the right new adventure for me to pursue, there has been a nagging bittersweetness as I let go of the idea of sailing that route. One of the reasons I love the cruising life is that you have all the comforts of home with you - your favorite slippers and coffee mug - but right outside the hatch is a new place begging for exploration. Raising sail and watching the water slip past mile after mile is pure joy. I have long imagined the sounds of the ice clunking off the hull as we shoulder through the brash ice…while sipping my coffee and studying the ice forecast. Remember what I said about an idea taking root deep within me? After Captain Mark Schrader and his colleagues completed the first-ever circumnavigation of both North and South America in 2009 as a part of the Around the Americas 48º NORTH

expedition, I couldn’t take my eyes off their good ship, S/V Ocean Watch. I visited her many times while she lay in storage in Anacortes. I crawled over every inch. As one of the founders of a company that takes clients on adventure vacations to sail, surf, ski, or all three, my head spun with the distant horizons and adventurous possibilities with a boat like Ocean Watch. After years of coveting the fine Roberts-designed steel cutter, I finally have the expedition vessel of my dreams. Better yet, I have a plan. After Mark attended a talk I gave about R2AK, we began to think about how we could work together. Eventually came the question, “Would I like to buy Ocean Watch and captain the next expedition?” Of course, I immediately said, “YES!” I am honored and humbled and still somewhat in disbelief that I will have two attempts at the Northwest Passage: this year paddling from west-to-east and the following year captaining Ocean Watch from east-to-west. It is sure to be two very different layers of the same onion. It is also nervous-making to the extreme. In my experience, when you answer the call of adventure in its truest form…the china gets broken. Walls come down. Sleep is lost. There is an overwhelming sense of weightless suspension as you swim into the unknown. It is a deep dive into a cold lake: shocking, uncomfortable, and sublime. What you gain from the experience of opening yourself up and choosing to accept your assignment is a world of possibility... that, and a bunch of incredible red-sky mornings just like the one before Dixon Entrance.

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grew up sailing at Sail Sand Point. It doesn’t feel that long ago, but it seems like I’ve come a long way. Now, I am training in the 49er FX with the hope of qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games. My crew, Charlotte, and I live on the road; well, and also on the water as much as the travel allows. We migrate for events and training opportunities, always working towards our dream. Our life is equal parts absurd and spectacular. To give an idea, I will drop you in to a bright summer morning in the Copenhagen airport on our way to the Sailing World Championships in Aarhus. AARHUS “What are we going to do?” Charlotte and I have five duffel bags, two backpacks, and one eight-foot-long roll of sails spread across two luggage carts. We stare at the narrow escalator leading down to the train platform. There is a single elevator, which is too small for the sails. I look at the train platform, then at the coffee shop, and then at Charlotte.

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we planned, purely out of excitement - for this boat, for this location, and for the upcoming world championship. One day sticks out in my memory. It was light and puffy, with breeze coming from the city over the hills. We escaped the wind shadow of downtown and began sailing downwind. As the breeze settled into the sails, my mind calmed. I could see the puffs sloppily coming down the bay, see their shape spread and diffuse. We jibed away from shore, staying out of the shipping lane. We sailed out across the bay, the boat humming underneath us, the kite just full enough to press into the trapeze wires. Simultaneously, we began to feel that odd sensation on the backs of our necks. What if we just keep going? “Let’s sail to Sweden!” said Charlotte. We laugh and squint into the distance. A mile or so further downwind, we decided that traversing the rowdy 100-mile stretch of the Kattegat Sea between us and Sweden was a bit more than we bargained for on that training sail. Plus, there would not be a refrigerator full of groceries waiting for us. Reluctantly, we turned to sail back upwind. It took us more than two hours to get back to the harbor. What day-sailor hasn’t known that experience – the realization that staying out just a little longer on that easy downwind run made a much longer slog home? The regatta in Aarhus proved difficult for us. We could sail the boat, but not necessarily race it, at least not effectively. We’re a young team, and the first lesson to learn was how to swallow our ego and keep learning throughout the event. We walked away with fire and drive to do better. And we did learn. A ton.

“Yep,” she agrees. At the coffee counter, I attempt to buy breakfast in Danish and come away with a tray of coffee and croissants, which is close enough. We balance the tray precariously on the sails and eat standing up, giggling at the odd stares we receive from other travelers. The tray emptied, we look back to the escalator. We have five minutes to get to the bottom. Charlotte takes the sails on one shoulder and two backpacks to the escalator. I drive both luggage carts to the elevator. The carts are the kind that stop if you’re not pressing on the handles, and are meant to be driven with both hands. Only one will fit in the elevator at a time. A kind Danish family offers to bring the second cart down after me. I thank them, and take off with both carts again, running to catch the train I think will take us north to Aarhus. You might think sailing an Olympic skiff was the tough part... After a few days in Aarhus we settled into a rhythm. Sailing, eating, sleeping. As soon as the jet lag wore off, all we wanted to do was sail. We’d spend hours more on the water than JANUARY 2019

HOME We had two weeks in the US between Aarhus and our next adventure; this time to Japan. We landed in JFK and I bounced between Boston and New York for a few days visiting friends. We spent a weekend racing in Long Island. Then, we both went home for a few days, Charlotte to Palm Beach, me to Seattle. Every time I come home, I visit Shilshole Bay. Often, it’s not to sail, necessarily; just to see it and say hello. To touch the water and look at the mountains or try to squint through the clouds at them. To sit and smell the beach and the sea. Of course, it’s also always good to sail the home waters. To look for the puffs off the beach in a northerly, or to find the current river out of the locks in the spring. ENOSHIMA Charlotte met me in Seattle and we flew to Japan, but only after another argument with airline employees about the exact size of our sails. We took a train through Tokyo to get to Enoshima, the venue for the 2020 Olympic Games. Enoshima Island is a rocky outcrop connected to the land via causeway. On the side closest to land, there’s a large sheltered marina, with dry dock space and a long concrete boat ramp, large enough to launch an entire Olympic fleet. On a clear day as you sail out around the shadow of the island towards the race courses, you can see Mt. Fuji sitting serenely on the horizon. Enoshima sits on a bay open to the Pacific ocean – some days the waves crashed over the breakwater, blocking any exit from

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the harbor. We arrived during a typhoon, it stayed windy for days. I’m not at Sand Point anymore... At first, we were reluctant to go sailing – other 49er sailors kept returning from training with broken masts. But on the third day, Charlotte insisted. She’d never been out in conditions like these and was eager to try, so I caved. We sailed out in big ocean swell, bouncing off the tops of waves, everything but the tip of the rudder lifting out of the water. We continued upwind with a few other teams, working on speed and keeping flow attached to the surface of the boat. Then, it was time to turn around and sail downwind. As soon as Charlotte finished setting the kite and got out on the trap wire, she began to understand my reluctance. A 49er is not meant to sail downwind in big waves. It does not fit lengthwise between the wave crests, and is powerful enough to speed over one wave and into the next. The trick is to flog the kite at just the right time to slow down and keep from entering the wave trough at full speed. Do it at the wrong time, and the spinnaker will punch into the back of a wave and you will find yourself fifteen feet in the air, hurtling towards a very painful landing. We got lucky that day (or perhaps we were good, or extra cautious,) and stayed mostly upright. In the end, I was glad we went for it, but just as glad we didn’t break the boat or ourselves. The top 20 FX teams in the world competed at Enoshima. With them, there were three young Japanese teams. And us. We learned so much from the two events held there, from our competitors and our environment. We even came away with a result that lets us sleep at night. The dream is to sail here next year, and after these events, we feel closer than ever. It’s pretty crazy to sandwich a trip to my home waters between two of the biggest events I’ve ever sailed. It gives me an appreciation for where I came from, and shows that my drive to improve began early; as did my good fortune to find fun in the hard work of high performance sailing. We’ve spent this fall and winter working on all our weak spots from our summer competitions, and can’t wait to get back on the race course. We have one year before we begin qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games. Another year in a duffel bag, pursuing a dream.

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2018 TOP 25

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Here & Now Pat Denney J/29 CYC Seattle Score: 97.1%

Photos by Jan Anderson

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isheries Supply again joins 48° North in recognizing the high level of racing here in the Pacific Northwest. Tracking the racing results of selected series from Olympia, Washington to Vancouver, B.C., our Top 25 rewards not just the occasional bullet, but participation and consistent, top-notch sailing. This year, Pat Denney‘s J/29, Here & Now, took the coveted #1 spot in our Top 25 list. Congratulations to Pat and his crew! The following sailing events were scored: • South Sound Sailing Society Southern Sound Series • CYC Seattle Center Sound Series • Sloop Tavern YC Blakely Rock Benefit Race • CYC Seattle Pacific Northwest One Design (P.O.D.) • Seattle YC Tri-Island Series • CYC Seattle Puget Sound Spring Regatta • West Vancouver YC Southern Straits Classic • Royal Victoria YC Swiftsure International Yacht Race • Whidbey Island Race Week • Bellingham YC PITCH Regatta • Orcas Island YC/Friday Harbor SC Round the County Race • CYC Seattle Puget Sound Sailing Championship

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With a mix of distance and multi-race regattas, these twelve races make for a good representation of Northwest racing. Check the 2019 Seattle Area Racing Calendar inserted within this issue or at your yacht club for upcoming races. Boats were scored on a percentage basis (depending on the size of the class), with an average of your best five of the listed events. Event scores were from 0% (did not finish) to 100% (first in class), where the event score = (finishers – position + 1) / finishers. Ties were broken by incrementally adding more events, or left to stand if necessary. There was no minimum number of races required to qualify. If a boat completed fewer than five races, they were scored the same as “did not finish.” Our goal is to celebrate success across wind ranges, regatta venues, and disciplines. Each boat earned her spot on our list. Our hats are off, not only to all the outstanding skippers and crews who make our Top 25 2018 list, but to all of you out there racing our challenging Northwest waters. This year’s 48° North/Fisheries Supply Top 25 skippers may pick up their Battle Flag at the 48° North booth during the Seattle Boat Show at CenturyLink Exhibition Hall, Booth West #10, or our the office after the show.

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More Jubilee Erik Kristen J/105 CYC Seattle Score: 95.1%

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Brad Butler Sierra 26 Port Madison YC Score: 90.5%

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Different Drummer Charles Hill Wauquiez Centurion 40 CYC Seattle Score: 88.9%

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Jerry Diercks J/105 CYC Seattle Score: 88.0%

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Bravo Zulu Denny Vaughan Beneteau 40.7 CYC Seattle Score: 79.5%

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Wicked Wahine Darrin Towe Melges 32 CYC Seattle / Seattle YC Score: 78.0%

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Vitesse David Steffen Beneteau First 36.7 Bellingham YC Score: 74.5%

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Helios David James Beneteau First 36.7 CYC Seattle Score: 68.6%

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Elusive Jeff Whitney C&C 115 CYC Seattle Score: 65.5%

John Buchan TP 52 Seattle YC Score: 66.0%

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JAM McPhail / Fox J/160 Gig Harbor YC Score: 64.3%

22 Moose Unknown John Aitchison J/105 CYC Seattle / Sloop Tavern YC Score: 64.3%

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ama always said Winter Vashon was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Some years, it snows. Some years, there’s breeze! In the old days, there was no short course and you could pretty much plan on having dinner out on the water if you were on a little boat. Anna Elz reports that there was a year so warm that people wore shorts and went swimming! For the record, on Kahuna this year, our favorite guy with an occasional pink (boat) beard, Tim Cleary, wore shorts! And Serhad Ataturk will almost always go for a swim if you encourage him a bit! This year, Winter Vashon was a drifter. It started out warm, and it barely rained at all, which gave us lots of time to think of Forrest Gump quotes: “I don’t know if we each have a destiny. Or if we’re all floating around accidental-like on a breeze. But I think maybe it is both. Maybe both are happening at the same time.” We drifted sideways, with the South Sound currents sending us wherever it was that we were destined to go. Some boats seemed to have the good fortune of being in the right place at the right time, but I’m sure there was a method to their madness. The Vashon shore was so inviting! Nimbus gybed over that way, as did Dos. Madrona spent time on the Vashon shore, but inevitably it was never a long term solution. “Mama said there’s only so much fortune that a man really

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needs, and the rest is just for showin’ off.” Tell that to Crossfire! The big, pretty boat looked great AND took home the overall this year! Top spots also included Redline, Tonic, Ocelot and Nimbus, in that order. Winners in the cruising classes were KOOSAH and Felicita. On another note, the other winners were the cruisers who had lasagna in the oven as we went by. “You have to do the best with what God gave you.” Congratulations to boats who made the best of the very light breeze and sailed to victory on the north end of the island. Also, welcome new boats on the scene! In the South Sound, Scott “Scooter” Newman recently purchased the original Santa Cruz 50, Chasch Mer, in Hawaii and this was her first Northwest race. Stephanie Arnold just bought the J/33, Dash (former Corvo), days before the race and came out to compete. I bet there were even more new launchings for the event, with nearly 70 boats on the water. It was a fun day with some sunshine and new friends. Thanks to our hosts at the Tacoma Yacht Club. We’ll be back again next year! “And that’s all I have to say about that.” by Stephanie Schwenk photos by Jan Anderson results on page 70

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CYC SEATTLE TURKEY BOWL & LASER DISTRICTS

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he 2018 version of CYC Seattle’s Turkey Bowl tradition was memorable in many aspects. Sunshine for both days - in November! Moderate, not too chilly breezes with a blend of consistency and shifts to keep both participants and the race committee engaged, satisfied, and knowing that true test of skills and preparation had been undertaken. CYC Seattle staged the event over the weekend of November 17th and 18th, in conjunction with the Seattle Laser Fleet, who used the weekend for the District 22 Laser Championships. Many thanks need to go out to local Laser gurus, Mark Ross and Kurt Hoehne, for corralling the various laser fleet members into attending. Ultimately, 39 of the 83 boats that started the regatta were some iteration of a Laser ( Standard, Radial, and 4.7). Truly one of the better Laser turn-outs in recent memory. Accompanying the Lasers were the fast growing and exciting RS Aeros, as well as a resurgent 505 fleet. Rounding out the fun were a collection of Tasars and, of course, the always fun and competitive Optimist fleet. Most classes managed to finish 11 races over the two days, which was a record as far as everyone’s memory served. Following racing on Sunday, the CYC Shilshole clubhouse was as dynamic as ever, as dinghy racers young and old refought weather mark roundings, reconnected with out-of town friends (Vancouver, West Vancouver and Oregon were well represented this year,) and generally had a great kickoff to the Thanksgiving holiday. To sum up, 83 dinghys, competing in 11 races, in fair winds and sunshine in November. Definitely a Turkey Bowl for the record books! by Matthew Wood photos by Brad Greene results on page 70

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RACE CALENDAR

STYC ICEBERG REGATTA JANUARY 19 Come out for this winter classic with your warm beverages and get your January sailing fix. www.styc.org

SEATTLE LASER FROSTBITE SERIES January 6: Shilshole January 26-27: Frigid Digit February 24: Shilshole March 17: Shilshole seattlelaserfleet@gmail.com

ORCAS ISLAND YACHT CLUB WINTER SHAW ISLAND RACE FEBRUARY 16 Race starts and finishes in front of the historic Orcas Hotel. cweyes@me.com

SOUTH SOUND SERIES DUWAMISH HEAD RACE JANUARY 5 sailsman@earthlink.net TOLIVA SHOAL RACE FEBRUARY 16 smcrae@earthlink.net ISLANDS RACE MARCH 16 sailchair@gigharboryc.com

PORT MADISON YC JIM DEPUE MEMORIAL CUP FEBRUARY 23 The West Sound Sailing Association Trophy Series opens as Port Madison Yacht Club hosts this 16.5 nm race begins off Point Monroe. www.portmadisonyc.org

GOOSEBUMPS SAILBOAT RACES JANUARY 13, 20, 27 FEBRUARY 3, 10, 17 Sponsored by Seattle Singles Yacht Club, the annual Goosebumps Race will start between Gasworks Park and MOHAI around 1:00pm. seattlesinglesyc.com

SHIPWRIGHTS’ REGATTA FEBRUARY 24 The NW Maritime Center and the Port Townsend Sailing Association presents the Shipwrights’ Regatta. Boats of all construction as well as crew without boats, are welcome. nwmaritime.org

CORINTHIAN YC CENTER SOUND SERIES MARCH 2, 9 & 23 The Center Sound Series begins March 2nd with the Blakely Rock Race. Then March 9th is the Scatchet Head Race. The three race, no throw-out series concludes on March 23rd with the Three Tree Point Race. Call (206) 789-1919 or check www.cycseattle.org SIDNEY NORTH SAANICH YC BLACKLINE PATOS ISLAND RACE APRIL 6-7 This race is a great tune up race for Southern Straits and the long course is also a VanIsle 360 qualifier. www.patosislandrace.com WEST VANCOUVER YC SOUTHERN STRAITS APRIL 19-21 The Southern Straits Classic offers four course options: the traditional short, medium and long courses, plus an Inshore Course conducted in daylight hours. www.southernstraits.ca

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2006 45’ PILOTHOUSE MOTORSAILER Super-strong cruiser. Great liveaboard. Lowmaintenance aluminum hull, fabulous pilothouse with 360-degree views, voluminous tankage and comforts of home, including separate shower room. Fully equipped. Professionally constructed. Transferable Hawaii berth. https://pilothousemotorsailer.wordpress.com

43’ HANS CHRISTIAN 43T KETCH 1982 Bradenton/St. Petersburg, FL. $205,000. Make your cruising dream a reality on this magnificent bluewater and liveaboard world cruiser. Calypso is fully refurbished and ready once again to cruise the seven seas in comfort and safety. She recently underwent a complete $100K refit replacing every mechanical, electrical, galley, and safety system, including a completely refurbished robust Isuzu diesel engine, new Awlgrip paint on hull and masts, 20 GPH watermaker, A/C with heat, sanitation systems, and electronics. Calypso is the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary design with beautiful lines, superb sailing performance and cozy, comfortable liveaboard quarters. Complete maintenance history and extensive spares are included. Please check out the website for info: www.hanschristian43t-yachtcalypso.com With questions or inquires, call (262) 781-7162 or (414) 218-9781.

1983 CAPE DORY 30 CUTTER New Beta 20 engine (2012) w/only 70 hours and new three blade prop. All new since 2012: standing and running rigging, Raymarine chart plotter and autopilot, Blue Sea panels, lighting, mast light and wind indicator, data marine speed and depth, canvas, new North Sail main and staysail (2017) new North Sail jib (2018,unused), Harken roller furling, Harken self-tailing winches, standard VHF, Alpine Bluetooth CD, etc. and natural gas stove. Extras: new Achilles dinghy and Yamaha 4 HP four stroke, Viking raft. Reduced to $32,500! Email with questions: oleattnys@gmail.com

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25’ ERIC JR. Built in 1993 by the Port Townsend Boat School. $12,000. Lying Sitka, AK. Call (907) 738-0927 or email albatrossalaskacharters@gmail.com

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48’ STEEL WATERLINE CUTTER S/V RED, Blue Water Cruiser, 1997. Puget Sound $400,000. RED was thoughtfully designed for cruising, a veteran of Alaska and the South Pacific, sails beautifully, comfortable, bright and roomy, fully equipped with many spares. Yanmar diesel with excellent access, shop, watermaker, full electronics, rod rigged, Autoprop. Many cruising amenities: hard dodger, autopilot, solar, recessed anchor well with two oversized anchors and washdown. M e e t R E D a t w w w. o u r R E D b o a t . co m Email: RED4Sale@ourREDboat.com or call (541) 579-7907.

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1990 C&C 34+ OLYMPIA $75,000. New B&G electronics. 18 gallon holding tank. Asymmetrical sail. New sails bought in 2010. New halyards bought in 2008. New Yanmar 30 bought in 2005. Call (360) 704-7293 and leave a message for a return phone call. 6485

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1959 OHLSON 35 YAWL Wooden classic. Veteran of a 1,000 races including 11 Swiftsures. Mahogany on oak, sitka spruce spars (bright), teak deck. One owner since 1986. Major repairs and restorations include cold-molding the hull in 1995, new mast in 1998, whole-boat cover in 2011, new cabin top in 2012. Vast sail inventory includes fore and mizzen staysail. Westerbeke auxiliary. Tacktick instruments. New paint/varnish above and below. Moored in Lake Washington. Recent survey. A lot of boat for $20,000. Contact chrisbuchsel@comcast.net for more info.

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SANTA CRUZ 52 FSBO Santa Cruz 52 #6 1994. Tall carbon mast. Prufrock is a proven racer-cruiser. Two PacCups, cruised Dutch Harbor to Cabo, and double handed to Hawaii and back. For more information and a copy of the survey, email Jim at jdfreeland@msn.com. Currently in Richmond, California. $299,000.

HUNTER 36 - 2004 Clean and well maintained, w/ Yanmar 3ym30, in-mast main, roller furling, all lines led aft, SH 2150 with AIS, Raymarine e127, 18” radome, bow thruster, 10’ dinghy, 5 HP outboard, cabin heat, full cockpit enclosure, Magnum 2000 inverter, 100 amp charger. Call (425) 478-5158 or email wilsonorgeorge@gmail.com

1985 TALL RIG CATALINA 30 USCG documented boat equipped with mainsail and two roller furling headsails. Universal 25 HP engine w/ 1690 hours. This boat is ready to cruise or is a comfortable liveaboard. Features include new bottom (2017), Adler Barbour refrigeration (2017) and Groco head (2018). Also equipped with newer transmission, wheel steering, Autohelm autopilot, CNG 2-burner stove/ oven with two tanks, VHF radio, stereo with cabin and cockpit speakers, 6-gallon hot water heater, shower fixture in head, two anchors (Bruce and Danforth), Lifesling and 3-stage battery charger. Asking $22,500. Call or text (360) 789-5264 with questions.

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51’ BENETEAU CYCLADES 2006 Easy to sail, well-maintained, fully equipped sloop. Four cabins each with own head, plus ‘crew quarters’. Spacious salon and covered cockpit for group gatherings. Very popular for charters, helping pay her way. $215,000 if you buy before I list with broker. Call (206) 785-8066. 6482

BLUEWATER INGRID 38 Aluminummasts,factorydeck,factoryfinished.Teak interior, barrier coat, many new parts. Insulated, no frills, no gadgets. Yanmar, Dickinson, monitor, CQR, Schattauer, Walker Bay. Motivated seller. Trades considered. $20,000. Call (425) 785-5828. OTH in Port Townsend, WA. 3615

2004 GIG HARBOR DINGHY Can be rowed either tandem or solo, is a delight to sail, and can easily accept an outboard motor to make an excellent fishing boat. Includes: main, jib, and all equipment needed to sail. Set up to be hung off of davits, including tent cover. $4,900 OBO. Call us at (406) 250-1452 or via email at pete@sailmontana.com

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CHESAPEAKE 32 - $19,500 Peregrina, a beautiful Rhodes design sloop, is a proven cruiser. Hasse & Company sails. Yanmar 3GM engine. Monitor windvane and autohelm ST4000. Dickinson propane fireplace. Ranger sailing dinghy. Call (206) 714-2074. 6459

1989 CATALINA 36’ - TALL RIG Hardtop dodger, asymmetrical spinnaker, dinghy with 2 HP Honda and other accessories. Engine: Universal 25 HP w/ 2,300 hours. Very clean, suited for liveaboard. Price: $34,900. Call (253) 223-6934 or email: fred@franwoodfloors.com 6465

34’ HUNTER 340 - 2000

Fully loaded with cruising gear, diesel heat, electronics including radar, GPS, color chart plotter, outboard, and autopilot. Newer furling mainsail, salon cushions, battery charger, batteries, dinghy. A real value! - $54,900

San Juan Sailing - Bellingham, WA brokerage@sanjuansailing.com 360-671-0829 48º NORTH

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1971 OHLSON 38 SLOOP Veteran of both Atlantic and Pacific crossings. Fully equipped with a suit of 7 sails, including storm jib and trysail. Full instruments and a communication package including VHF, SSB (802), Pactor Modem, AIS, chart plotter. Powerful Raymarine EV100 autopilot. New 4-person Viking offshore life raft. 2016 out of water survey available. $60,000. Contact (778) 977-4642 or thewhistler@shaw.ca 6477

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1978 YAMAHA 33 - $35,000 Great family cruiser/weekend racer refurbished and ready to sail! Well-equipped and maintained lying Elliott Bay Marina, Seattle. This boat has standing headroom in a mahogany cabin with new upholstery and will sleep 6. Everything needed to make this a comfortable, reliable, responsive cruising or racing boat has been done. Could be a good liveaboard close to downtown and Amazon as well. Repowered with Beta Marine 20 HP diesel in 2009 (w/ very low hours) with new transmission and three blade Max-Prop feathering prop. New rigging in 2012 with Harken roller furling jib and Tides Marine sailtrack on main, and hydraulic backstay. New Quantum Sails in 2012 with battened main, jib and V3 asymmetric w/ very little use (additional sail inventory included as well). Lewmar self-tailing winches for primary and secondaries. Haul out and bottom paint in 2017. Boat is dived and scrubbed with new zincs each quarter. Electronics include RayMarine gauges, Garmin chart plotter, Standard Horizon fixed VHF with GPS and handheld radios. Entertainment suite with 28” flatscreen TV with integrated DVD\ CD player and Fusion AM/FM/XM satellite radio and iPod dock. Boat comes complete with life jackets, deck cushions and chairs, sleeping bags for v-berth and main cabin berths. All sailing hardware and spares for rigging and engine. Full marine head with shower and full galley with icebox and gimballed 3-burner stove. Includes two inflatable dinghies with electric trolling motor as well. $35,000. Assumable Elliott Bay moorage. Call Kevin at (425) 283-6769 or email Kevin.Lane@pnwimage.com

35’ J/109 - $139K One of the best equipped and updated 109s available. Motivated seller, must sell now! Race ready or cruise in style, extensive sail inventory, new engine. Pictures link: photos. app.goo.gl/VgMneynh5VYwvjvB6More info here: 1drv.ms/w/s!Apl70REz6sX_iVtxkTEcZHPrFdsH For more info, please email jng7000@gmail.com Location: Sausalito, California.

CANAL BOAT IN FRANCE – 1/3 OWNERSHIP 1995 fiberglass Rialto 1140FB (11.4 meters) outfitted for cruising and located in the Burgundy region of France for 2019. 2 cabins, each w/ head & shower, galley, salon w/inside steering & table for four, forward cockpit ideal for romantic dinners for 2, plus flying bridge/sun deck with table for 4 or more. Each partner gets approximately a 2 month time period per year. Ideal boat for 1 or 2 couples. €15,000 – other 2 partners live in Seattle. Contact Michael – jmcollins86@hotmail.com

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NIMBLE ARCTIC 25 PH YAWL 1990 Brewer designed, quality built, pilothouse yawl with custom trailer. Steering inside or out. Marine head with holding tank, Y valve, Dickinson heat, galley w/ sink and portable cook top. Yamaha 9.9 HP in well. Portland, OR. $18,500 for boat and trailer. Email whitneymarine@comcast.net with questions or for more information.

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STUNNING BABA PANDA 40 1/4 interest available in stunning/restored Robert Perry designed Panda 40 moored at Elliott Bay Marina. Recent upgrades exceeding $45k include: dodger & canvas, staysail, dinghy w/ 4-stroke OB, S/S dinghy davits & new custom cushions. Other features include: radar, GPS, electric main sheet winches and windlass, tall mast, furling main, furling jib & staysail, teak decks and much more. 11/18 survey estimated replacement value at $600k. $50k for 1/4 interest. Email inquiries to bob@tonerport.com or call (406) 261-4453.

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CLASSIC BEAUTY The well known and loved 38 M2 Klasse Spidsgatter, Pia, is looking for a new caretaker. I have owned and maintained Pia, a Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival regular, for 26 years. At 71 I hope to find someone to carry on. Finding the right person, an aesthetic individual with skills and a passion for wooden boats who will continue to maintain and love Pia is very important to me. For more information and photos email me at copesetic65@gmail.com

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34’ CATALINA PARTNERSHIP 1/3 share in well maintained 1988 boat. Recent upgrades. New Doyle Stack Pack. $10,000. Includes 1/3 ownership of approx. $5,000 slush fund. Home port in Tacoma, WA. Call Larry for more information: (253) 312-0228. 6159

CREW/PARTNERS WANTED NW cruising veteran yearns to take his boat to Hawaii and back this coming summer. I’ve been up the coast from California twice before and now want to jump over to the Hawaii islands. The boat is a solid offshore craft, a Swanson 42, and is currently in Desolation Sound. I’m looking for 2-3 experienced and adventuresome sailors. For info, please contact cbloom@environalysis.com 6472

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GRAND BANKS PARTNERSHIP 32’ 1982 Grand Banks, Slow Dance, seeking partnership beginning in 2019 . Excellent cruising vessel for couple, easily sleeps four. Dependable Lehman diesel, single screw, fiberglass bottom painted and waxed December 2018, current electronics, Garmin autopilot and GPS integrated system with large color displays on fly deck and cabin helm stations. Sunbrella canvas all around, teak interior, furnished galley, electric fresh water head, comfortable afterdeck , stainless 44lb Bruce anchor with 300’ chain, additional anchor, auxiliary freezer. Achilles inflatable tender with 9 HP electric start outboard. Moored in Shilshole Bay. Email colin@Shannon-Garvey.com 6486

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EMPLOYMENT YACHT BRoKER -ANACoRTES Busyyachtbrokerageisseekinganexperiencedyacht broker for our office in Anacortes, focusing on new and used, power and sailing yachts. Having been in business since 1977, we know that teamwork is an important part of any successful business, and we are searching for just the right broker to round out our team. If you are tired of the rat race in Seattle, you will find Anacortes to be, literally, a breath of fresh air. Anacortes is full of boaters, and with the additionofthesalesofficeinSeattle,youropportunity to sell boats is excellent! We offer an extremely fair commission structure, health plan, savings plan, and the opportunity to participate in at least four boat shows per year. With 6 new boat lines and over 70 used boat listings, plus a sales office in Seattle and full-service boat yard and dry storage located in Anacortes, we are easily the most active and successful yacht brokerage in the Pacific Northwest. Pleaseemailyourresumetojeanna@marinesc.com Only trained and experienced boat sales people needapply. Visitourwebsiteatwww.marinesc.com

SEEKING USCG INSTRUCTORS San Juan Sailing, the premier charter company and sailing school in the Northwest, with over 35 years of experience is seeking USCG instructors to teach any of the following courses: ASA 101-106, 118, 114 and RPBA 1101, 1102. Competitive pay, flexible scheduling, and ongoing education and training.

Contact (360) 671-8339 or jermaine@sanjuansailing.com JANUARY 2019


It’s more than a boat, it’s... FUN Splashy Challenging Teamwork Outdoors Independence Educational Sunsets

LIFE IS TOO SHORT FOR SLOW BOATS!

Sailing Paddling Community Swimming

2003 Finngulf 41’ Races 6!

Come join us on the water!

Go to weather at 7 plus kts in 10 kts wind Go high teens with spinnaker in 25 kts

For more info visit www.sailsandpoint.org

Seats 8 at the table - Entertains 12! Race, Cruise, Entertain & Enjoy! Fast, Comfortable, Safe & Fun to Sail

Footloose introduces the recreation and sport of sailing to people of all ages with various disabilities. Based out of Leschi Marina, WA, we hold day sails throughout the spring and summer months and do an overnight at Blake Island every summer. It’s good, clean, safe family fun! Come join us! “Leave Your Disability at the Dock.” For schedule and information check us out at: www.FootlooseDisabledSailing.org

$249,500

Our business is fun!

206.399.7040

jack@seattleyachts.com

www.SeattleYachts.com

Brokerage Sailboat Listings Boat Type 15’ 16’ 16’ 17’ 18’ 19’ 20’ 20’ 20’ 20’ 20’ 21’ 22’ 22’ 22’ 22’ 22’ 24’ 24’ 24’ 24’ 24’ 25’ 26’ 26’ 26’ 26’ 26’ 27’ 27’ 27’ 27’ 27’ 28’

Yr Aux

Sailing Peapod 16 Com-Pac Suncat 85 Haven 12 1/2 03 Com-Pac Suncat 16 Seascape & Trlr 15 Buzzards Bay 12 Flicka 83 Laser SB3 08 Pacific Seacraft 83 Benetau First w/Trlr 18 Flicka 81 Com-Pac Eclipse 18 Columbia 70 Hunter 216 w/Trlr O8 Hunter 216 w/Trlr O3 J/70 12 Beneteau First w/Trlr 18 Corsair Sprint MKII 15 Dana 88 Hunter w/Trlr 93 Martin 241 80 Nimble w/Trlr 95 Bristol Bay Schooner 30 Hake 12 Hunter 95 Hunter 94 MacGregor w/Trlr 89 Ranger w/Trlr 79 Cascade 27 78 Island Packet 27 89 Orion 82 Catalina 84 Cheoylee Offshore 65 Bristol Channel Cutter 82

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Price 8,950 3,500 19,500 25,400 28,900 22,500 25,500 19,500 32,500 ~ 29,000 49,900 3,500 11,900 7,900 34,900 ~ 49,500 53,900 9,900 7,900 14,900 22,500 64,000 14,500 14,900 8,900 12,900 15,000 34,900 52,000 14,900 14,900 69,000

Broker PT Boat Co Seacraft PT Boat Co Seacraft West Yacht SEAMarine Seacraft Mar Servic West Yacht Passion Yachts Seacraft Passion Yachts Seacraft Passion Yachts Passion Yachts Sail NW Passion Yachts PT Boat Co Seacraft Passion Yachts Passion Yachts Passion Yachts PT Boat Co Yachtfinders PT Boat Co SEAMarine Passion Yachts Passion Yachts Passion Yachts Mar Servic Seacraft Passion Yachts Passion Yachts PT Boat Co

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28’ 28’ 28’ 28’ 28’ 28’ 29’ 29’ 29’ 29’ 29’ 30’ 30’ 30’ 30’ 30’ 30’ 30’ 30’ 30’ 30’ 30’ 30’ 30’ 30’ 30’ 30’ 30’ 31’ 31’ 31’ 31’ 32’ 32’

87 95 96 76 86 82 18 78 93 84 79 84 88 88 81 81 79 80 72 79 97 90 02 18 84 88 86 71 79 81 71 97 07 90

Freedom Sloop Herreshoff Hunter Islander Hunter O’Day J/88 Cal 2-29 Carrera 290 Cascade Cutter Ericson Baba C&C C&C MKII Cal Catalina 30 Catalina Sloop Catalina Tall Rig Dufour Arpege Fisher Henderson Hunter Hunter 306 J/95 Olson Sabre 30 mkIII Catalina mkI Newport Cal Sloop Cape George Mariah Pacific Seacraft Beneteau 323 Beneteau 32s5

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Price 32,000 49,000 24,900 16,900 18,900 15,900 ~ 13,900 14,900 19,900 9,500 54,900 22,500 29,500 9,900 14,500 23,500 17,999 12,500 34,500 23,000 29,500 42,500 ~ 15,000 39,500 14,900 19,000 24,500 38,000 39,000 89,500 69,900 34,900

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Broker West Yacht Yachtfinders NW Yachtnet SEAMarine Seattle Yachts Passion Yachts Sail NW PT Boat Co Passion Yachts Passion Yachts Pt Boat Co Yachtfinders Signature Mar Servic Yachtfinders Mar Servic NW Yachtnet NW Yachtnet NW Yachtnet Yachtfinders Sail NW Yachtfinders Signature Sail NW Yachtfinders Swiftsure Passion Yachts Seattle Yachts NW Yachtnet West Yacht Seacraft Swiftsure Signature Signature

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Boat Type 32’ 32’ 32’ 32’ 32’ 32’ 32’ 32’ 32’ 32’ 32’ 32’ 32’ 32’ 33’ 33’ 33’ 33’ 33’ 33’ 33’ 33’ 33’ 34’ 34’ 34’ 34’ 34’ 34’ 34’ 34’ 34’ 34’ 34’

Evelyn Hunter 326 Islander Islander J/97e J/99 Kettenburg Melges 32 Puget Sound Gaff Westsail 32 Cascade Cutter Gulf Hunter 326 PDQ Catamaran Ebbtide 33 eSailing Yacht Gambling 34 Hunter J/100 Nauticat PH Soverel Wauquiez Hunter Cal MkIII Catalina Columbia 34 Dash Hallberg Rassy J/105 J/105 Shoal Daft Jeanneau 349 O’Day Pacific Seacraft Pacific Seacraft

Yr Aux 85 02 77 78 18 18 48 03 32 79 71 86 O3 OO 85 07 74 06 07 87 85 83 11 78 87 72 82 00 98 99 19 82 89 94

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Price 17,500 52,500 24,500 19,500 ~ ~ 24,900 69,000 14,500 27,500 29,900 35,000 56,000 109,000 88,000 64,900 29,000 69,900 79,000 99,900 19,950 49,000 99,900 22,500 47,500 30,000 19,900 155,000 77,500 49,000 189,942 23,900 68,000 84,000

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Mar Servic Signature NW Yachtnet Mar Servic Sail NW Sail NW SEAMarine JK3 Seattle PT Boat Co Mar Servic Passion Yachts Sail NW Passion Yachts Passion Yachts PT Boat Co Sail NW Mar Servic Signature Swiftsure Mar Servic Sail NW West Yacht Passion Yachts Anacortes Yachts Yachtfinders Mar Servic Sail NW Swiftsure Sail NW Sail NW Mar Servic Passion Yachts Seacraft Seacraft

9 87 7 9 2 2 25 78 83 9 83 2 83 83 83 2 9 87 85 9 2 86 83 82 82 9 2 85 2 2 9 83 78 78

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“One should not travel only to arrive: the passage itself should be relaxing and fun.” –W.I.B. Crealock, designer The Pacific Seacraft 40 is the embodiment of this ideal.

See the new Hanse 348 and 418 Sailboats in the water at the Seattle Boat Show

The 348 delivers maximum speed without The Hanse 418 is fast, safe and compromising the easy sailing experience. comfortable gliding through the water.

1977 Pacific Seacraft 31 Mariah $34,900 2002 J/105 • $79,000 Re-Boot is a very competitive boat

2005 Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 $79,900

1985 Ta Shing Panda • $109,000 Grace is a well-balanced performance cruiser

CONTACT: BOB PISTAY BOB@JK3YACHTS.COM (206) 499-0531

(206) 547-2755 Lots more listings at: www.seacraft.com

Brokerage Sailboat Listings Boat Type 34’ 34’ 34’ 34’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 35’ 36’ 36’ 36’ 36’ 36’ 36’ 36’ 36’ 36’ 36’ 36’

Yr Aux

Pacific seacraft 90 Peterson 79 TartanT34-C 78 J/105 O3 Alberg 64 Baba 79 Beneteau 89 Bristol 35’ 72 C & C Landfall 83 CAL 83 Carroll Marine 99 Cheoy Lee 80 Cheoy Lee 80 Ericson 82 Gemini 05 Hunter 90 Hunter Legend 35.5 90 J/105 02 Nauticat 35 00 Wauquiez 82 Beneteau 350 88 Elan E4 17 Young Sun Cutter 79 Cheoy Lee 73 Colvin Pinky 93 Herreshoff Didikai 64 J/109 06 J/111 18 J/112e 18 Morgan 73 Newland Custom 368 92 Sabre 362 95 Tanton 36 81 Union Cutter 82

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Price 69,000 21,500 34,900 85,000 19,000 49,500 45,000 35,000 24,900 34,000 59,900 27,300 41,500 25,000 115,000 44,900 44,900 79,000 194,500 74,900 39,900 264,900 34,900 24,900 79,000 46,000 169,000 ~ ~ 29,000 79,000 124,500 27,000 59,000

Broker Seacraft SEAMarine NW Yachtnet Passion Yachts Yachtfinders San Juan Yachtfinders PT Boat Co Signature West Yacht Yachtfinders Yachtfinders NW Yachtnet Yachtfinders ElliottBYS Yachtfinders NW Yachtnet JK3 Seattle Mar Servic NW Yachtnet Passion Yachts Seattle Yachts Passion Yachts SEAMarine Mar Servic PT Boat Co Sail NW Sail NW Sail NW Yachtfinders PT Boat Co Signature Mar Servic Mar Servic

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Yr Aux

36’ 36’ 36’ 37’ 37’ 37’ 37’ 37’ 37’ 37’ 37’ 37’ 37’ 37’ 37’ 37’ 37’ 37’ 37’ 38’ 38’ 38’ 38’ 38’ 38’ 38’ 38’ 38’ 38’ 38’ 38’ 39’ 39’ 39’

85 71 82 85 08 06 80 90 95 15 87 65 87 77 80 78 99 82 81 77 06 85 19 18 60 80 80 94 72 00 83 06 03 86

Valiant Cascade Islander Beneteau First 375 Island Packet 370 Nauticat 37 Nautor Swan Pacific Seacraft Pacific Seacraft Rustler Southerly 115 Tartan Blackwater Tayana Tayana 37 Truant 37 Cooper Seabird Pacific Seacraft Pacific Seacraft Pacific Seacraft Alajuela Alerion Beneteau Beneteau Oceanis Beneteau Oceanis Block Island Catalina Peterson X-Yachts Yankee Bavaria Catalina S&S Beneteau Beneteau Oceanis C&C

Price

D 99,000 D 25,000 D 36,900 D 54,950 D 275,000 D 254,900 D 87,000 D 119,500 D 179,000 D 400,000 D 89,900 ~ 18,500 D 84,900 D 79,000 D 45,000 D 39,000 D 164,900 D 67,500 D 94,000 D 69,000 D 199,500 D 47,500 D ~ D 249,900 D 175,000 D 34,900 D 38,800 D 49,000 D 39,900 D 115,000 D 29,900 D 143,000 D 124,900 D 64,900

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82 83 83 87 9 9 86 79 78 2 83 82 79 83 9 82 83 81 81 82 82 79 83 87 82 82 82 82 7 79 83 82 87 82

Boat Type 39’ 39’ 39’ 39’ 39’ 39’ 39’ 39’ 39’ 39’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’

Yr Aux

Cal 39 71 Cal MkIII 81 Fast Passsage 78 Jeanneau 39i 08 Jeanneau 39i 07 Malo 02 Nauticat 03 Beneteau 393 O2 Freedem Cat Ketch 83 Pearson 39-2 87 Beneteau 400 95 Beneteau Oceanis 95 Beneteau Oceanis 40 11 Catalina 400MkII 08 Fountaine Pajot Cat 18 Freedom 97 Hinckley 70 Hinckley 63 Islander Peterson 81 J/121 18 J/122e 18 J/40 90 Jeanneau DS 98 Jeanneau DS 98 Jeanneau SO 40 02 Lagoon 40 19 Malo Sloop 10 Nauticat 40 85 Newporter 57 Panda 84 Perry Bella 94 Santa Cruz 82 Schucker 436 PH 72 Ta Shing Panda 82

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Price 44,000 79,000 69,500 159,500 139,500 185,000 265,000 129,900 65,000 49,000 72,000 89,700 169,900 176,000 553,148 110,000 139,500 155,000 49,000 ~ ~ 99,500 129,000 149,000 130,000 529,854 392,500 149,900 38,500 189,000 120,000 59,900 69,000 165,000

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Swiftsure West Yacht Seacraft Mar Servic Mar Servic Yachtfinders Swiftsure Passion Yachts Passion Yachts Passion Yachts Mar Servic NW Yachtnet Signature Anacortes Yachts Signature Yachtfinders ElliottBYS SEAMarine Yachtfinders Sail NW Sail NW Mar Servic Anacortes Yachts Anacortes Yachts Mar Servic Mar Servic NW Yachtnet Mar Servic Yachtfinders ElliottBYS Swiftsure Yachtfinders Mar Servic PT Boat Co

85 86 78 9 9 82 85 83 83 83 9 7 87 82 87 82 79 25 82 2 2 9 82 82 9 9 7 9 82 79 85 82 9 83

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E L L I OT T B AY Y AC H T S A L E S SAI L L I S T I N G S 47’ Beneteau 47.7 ‘05............ $189,000 44’ Worldcruiser Schooner ‘79..$218,000 43’ Beneteau 443 ‘05 ............$124,000 40’ Beneteau Oceanis ’94........$93,500

47’ Beneteau “First Light”

40’ Hinckley B-40 ‘70............. $129,500 37’ Bavaria ’02......................... $84,500 37’ J Boats 37C ’89................... $79,900 36’ C&C ’04...........................New Listing

43’ Beneteau “Shangri La”

34’ C&C ’89...............................$34,900 34’ Gemini 105Mc ‘05........... $115,000

BROKER AGE TEAM

36’ C&C 110 “Quest”

Paul Jenkins 206.793.3529

40’ Hinckley Bermuda “Freya”

Bill O’Brien 206.849.8497

40’ Beneteau “Oatie Jo”

Mark Lindeman 253.851.4497

37’ Bavaria “Akela”

37’ J Boat “Merry Maker”

Elliott Bay Marina 2601 West Marina Place, Suite D Seattle, Washington 98199

34’ C&C “La Dolce Vita” JANUARY 2019

Phone: Fax: Email: Web:

34’ Gemini “Attitude”

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www.bellhaven.net (360) 733-6636

2615 South Harbor Loop Dr. #1 Bellingham, WA 98225

700 Coho Way, Bellingham, Wa 98225

Ph: (360) 671-4300 • Fax: (360) 671-4301 www.sanjuansailing.com • e-mail: brokerage@sanjuansailing.com

34' GEMINI - $108,000

34' MAINSHIP - $ 85,500

34' HUNTER 340 - $54,900 34' BENETEAU - $119,000

Let us sell your boat for you!

1980 CHEOY LEE 41 Cutter rigged ketch. You’ll not find more room for the $$$. Asking $35,000

1984 PACIFIC SEACRAFT 37 New bottom paint and running rigging in November 2018. Asking $75,000

NOR’SEA 27 BRISTOL condition and equipped for bluewater adventures or The Loop! Includes trailer. Asking $89,900

TA CHIAO FANTASIA 35 Heavy Duty offshore cruiser. Well kept and ready to go sailing! Asking $44,500

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Brokerage Sailboat Listings Boat Type 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 41’ 42’ 42’ 42’ 42’ 42’ 42’ 42’ 42’

Ta Shing Panda Valiant Beneteau Oceanis Elan Impression J/120 Mariner Ketch Panda Panda Beneteau 411 Beneteau Oceanis Buchanan Classic Ericson Ericson Sloop Hans Christian Hunter 41 DS Hunter 410 Hunter 410 Island Packet SP Island Trader Islander Freeport Morgan Classic CC Morgan Giles Classic Passport 41 Sceptre Sceptre Pilothouse Beneteau Oceanis Beneteau 423 Catalina Catalina 42 Catalina 42 MK1 Catalina 42 MKII Endeavour CC Hallberg Rassy 42E Hinckley Sou’wester

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Yr Aux 85 76 O8 17 94 78 81 81 00 18 63 77 68 87 08 00 98 07 77 79 87 87 89 88 89 19 07 89 92 94 00 88 83 84

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Price 109,000 49,900 169,000 284,900 99,500 74,900 150,000 124,000 139,900 315,000 49,750 42,900 37,500 99,000 154,500 120,000 104,900 319,000 69,000 64,900 79,000 90,000 169,000 174,000 139,500 ~ 169,000 79,900 110,000 114,500 179,000 44,900 154,000 250,000

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JK3 Seattle 78 SEAMarine 25 Passion Yachts 83 Seattle Yachts 81 Sail NW 2 Passion Yachts 83 Swiftsure 85 Swiftsure 85 Signature 87 Signature 87 NW Yachtnet 7 Yachtfinders 82 West Yacht 86 Seacraft 78 San Juan 80 Swiftsure 85 Mar Servic 9 Mar Servic 9 Yachtfinders 82 West Yacht 86 NW Yachtnet 7 NW Yachtnet 7 Mar Servic 9 Swiftsure 85 Signature 87 Passion Yachts 83 Signature 87 Yachtfinders 82 Mar Servic 9 Mar Servic 9 Anacortes Yachts 82 NW Yachtnet 7 Swiftsure 85 Swiftsure 85

Boat Type

Yr Aux

42’ 42’ 42’ 42’ 42’ 42’ 43’ 43’ 43’ 43’ 43’ 43’ 43’ 43’ 43’ 43’ 43’ 44’ 44’ 44’ 44’ 44’ 44’ 44’ 44’ 44’ 44’ 44’ 44’ 44’ 44’ 44’ 44’ 45’

03 81 01 O2 06 78 02 05 78 86 96 79 77 01 87 84 78 90 93 87 07 07 91 91 19 10 10 82 75 95 80 73 79 18

Hunter 426 DS Tartan Tayana Catalina 42 MkII Catalina MkII Mermaid Ketch Atkins Beneteau Hans Christian Hans Christian Hunter 430 Mason Polaris Saga Slocum Wauquiez Amph. Polaris Cutter Bruce Roberts Bruce Roberts C&C Hunter Island Packet 440 jeanneau Jeanneau Jeanneau 440 Jeanneau 44i Jeanneau 44i Lyman Morse Seguin Miller Morris Nauticat 44 Spencer 44 WorldCruiser Beneteau Oceanis

Price

D 154,500 D 95,000 D 260,000 D 169,000 D 160,000 D 54,900 D 145,000 D 175,000 D 115,000 D 119,000 D 99,400 D 63,500 D 199,000 D 225,000 D 139,900 D 149,000 D 74,900 D 37,500 D 49,500 D 95,000 D 168,000 D 345,900 D 112,000 D 112,000 D 399,982 D 189,900 D 198,000 D 159,000 D 95,000 D 375,000 D 185,000 D 40,000 D 218,000 D 399,000

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Signature JK3 Seattle Anacortes Yachts Passion Yachts Seattle Yachts Passion Yachts Seacraft ElliottBYS Swiftsure Swiftsure NW Yachtnet Yachtfinders SEAMarine Swiftsure West Yacht West Yacht Passion Yachts West Yacht Mar Servic Seacraft Yachtfinders Signature Seacraft Seacraft Mar Servic Passion Yachts Seattle Yachts Swiftsure SEAMarine Swiftsure Mar Servic Mar Servic ElliottBYS Signature

87 78 82 83 81 83 78 79 85 85 7 82 25 85 86 86 83 86 9 78 82 87 78 78 9 83 81 85 25 85 9 9 79 87

Boat Type 45’ 45’ 45’ 46’ 46’ 46’ 46’ 46’ 46’ 46’ 46’ 46’ 46’ 46’ 47’ 47’ 47’ 47’ 47’ 48’ 48’ 49’ 49’ 49’ 49’ 50’ 50’ 50’ 50’ 50’ 51’ 51’ 51’ 51’

Yr Aux

Beneteau Oceanis 18 Bestevaer 45st 11 Beneteau Oceanis 45 18 Beneteau Oceanis 18 CAL 2-46 73 Cecil Lange 76 Formosa 78 Hallberg Rassy 01 J/46 01 Jeanneau 45.2 00 Jeanneau 469 15 Kanter Atlantic 88 West Indies Heritage 77 Spindrift CC 84 Beneteau 47.7 05 Chris White Atlantic 13 Kettenburg 58 Vagabond 84 Vagabond Ketch 83 Chris White Atlantic 10 Cust. Schooner 86 Goetz/Tatlor 97 Hunter 49 O9 Jeanneau 490 19 Jeanneau SO 49P 07 Beneteau 97 Dubois 93 Farr PH 03 Herreshoff Ketch 75 Lavranos 90 Able Apogee 00 Alden Skye Ketch 80 Beneteau Oceanis 93 German Frers Sloop 87

Price

D 399,900 D 575,000 D ~ D 450,000 D 89,900 D 49,000 D 75,000 D 349,000 D 324,900 D 179,500 D 359,000 D 99,900 D 99,900 D 138,000 D 199,500 D 799,000 D 21,900 D 111,000 D 249,900 D 689,000 D 80,000 D 89,000 D 299,900 D 519,796 D 349,500 D 159,000 D 69,000 D 495,000 D 78,500 D 169,900 D 499,000 D 139,500 D 145,000 D 49,500

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Signature Sail NW Passion Yachts Signature West Yacht Seacraft Yachtfinders Swiftsure Sail NW Mar Servic Mar Servic Yachtfinders Signature Passion Yachts ElliottBYS Swiftsure Yachtfinders Yachtfinders Mar Servic Swiftsure ElliottBYS Yachtfinders Passion Yachts Mar Servic Mar Servic Anacortes Yachts Yachtfinders Swiftsure Mar Servic Swiftsure Swiftsure Mar Servic Anacortes Yachts Mar Servic

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Sail away and find your own sunset 2019 TARTAN 345

In Production - ready for your 2019 cruising season!

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46’ KANTER CUSTOM ’88 .........$99,900 “SEAFARER” This sturdy offshore PH vessel is a top candidate if you want a comfortable, manageable boat to go almost anywhere. w Ne ting s Li

46’ . FORMOSA 46 ’78 .............. $75,000 “SA LAKO” Designed specifically to be a good sailing cruiser. Updated and ready for an extended cruise with a minumum of fuss.

42’ CATALINA 42 MK I ’89......... $79,900 “CALYPSO” Great blend of comfort and function. Capable of crossing oceans. Easy for two to handle. Upgraded electronics.

40’ BILL LEE SANTA CRUZ ’82..... $59,900 “CAMELOT” An excellent choice for those seeking a "fast is fun" racer/cruiser. Light displacement, very quick, and lots of fun.

39’ C &C LANDFALL ’86........... $64,900 “GAIA J” A unique and capable vessel that has cruised extensively. Hard dodger and canvas enclosure for comfort and safety.

38’ ALERION AE ’06 ............ ..$199,500 “ROCINANTE” This boat is one of the most attractive vessels on the water to date. Enjoy sailing in a pure and simple form.

36’ MORGAN 36 OUT ISLAND ’73...$29,000 “ADELL III” Great live aboard or coastal cruiser. CC, fore and aft staterooms and most of the “little projects” are complete.

35’ CHEOY LEE ’80.................. $27,300 “SANTE” A most loved and cared for boat! Modified V hull for maneuverability in tight spots and easy motion at sea. A must see.

30’ TA SHING BABA 30 ’84......... $54,900 Uncommonly safe and comfortable cruiser in almost any sea conditions. A big boat in a small body. Easily handled by two.

30’ CAL 9.2 ’82 ........................$9,900 “RIGGERUS” Great PHRF racer or weekend cruiser. Rebuilt engine, updated interior, lights and windows, new mast and boom.

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35’ BENETEAU 35S5 ’89 ...........$45,000 “VIKKTOREUS” The perfect blend of racer cruiser. For family fun either cruising or racing this boat is ready to go.

34’ CATALINA 34 ’87................ $47,500 “CIAO BELLA” Much loved, well maintained, and absolutely clean with a very complete maintenance log. Come see!

Cedar Grove Marina, 1955 Swartz Bay Road, Sidney BC V8L 3X9

2201 Skyline Way • Anacortes • 360-853-6402

Lagoon 35 CCC 1996

Rare to West Coast Quality U.S. built. This coastal cruising catamaran has two private quarters for cruising comfort. Upgraded Yanmar diesels, hydronic heat, & much more. $147,000 USD

50’ Ocean Alexander Mk II 1986 First rate care has kept this classic PH motor yacht in great shape ......$235,000

64’ Grand Alaskan 1999 This vessel is ready to go to Mexico or Alaska and beyond.......................$698,200

44’ Puget Trawler 1978 A sturdy and seaworthy tri-bain trawler in excellent condition ................... $79,000

44’ Hi-Star Convertible 1987 Very roomy and comfortable for it’s size, and is very seaworthy ........ $99.000

42’ Tayana 2001 A blue water beauty. This yacht will tackle any ocean in comfort.....$219,000

42’ Catalina MKII 2001 Two cabin version with walk around berth forward ................................$139,000

Waterline Pilothouse 67

Contact: Greg Horne greg@customyachtsales.com

250-727-1523

1997 From the highly renowned Waterline Yachts team— Northwest’s premier steel hull designer and fabricator. “Celesteel” features a deluxe open cabin concept providing lots of light and elbow room. A stunning vessel new to market. 3D tour on our website. $759,000 USD

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SALES + S A I L I N G L E S S O N S Musser 48’ $196,000

Ta y a n a 3 7 ’ $ 7 9 , 0 0 0

Jeanneau 44i 2010 $174,900

Call Rob (360)316-9370 ptboatco@gmail.com Grand Banks 46’ $72,000

B.C.C. 28’ $69,000

Ta S h i n g P a n d a 4 0 ’ $ 1 6 5 k

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Hunter 340 2001 $71,600 Po r t l a n d

PASSION-YACHTS.COM 503.289.6306

Brokerage Sailboat Listings Boat Type 52’ 53’ 53’ 53’ 53’ 56’ 59’ 59’ 61’ 68’ 22’ 22’ 24’ 24’ 25’ 25’ 25’ 27’ 27’ 27’ 27’ 28’ 29’ 29’ 30’ 30’ 31’ 32’ 32’ 32’ 32’ 32’

Santa Cruz J/160 Jeanneau Oyster Skookum Ketch Custom Morgan Outremer 5X Schooner Pinky C&C Nelson Marek Chris-Craft Surf Scoter Eilliott Bay Launch Osprey PH Bayliner Devlin Surf Runner Shearwater Devlin Black Crown Four Winns Vista Four Winns Vista Maple Bay Cutwater 28 Four Winns Vista Ranger Tug Bayliner Grand Banks Ranger Tug Back Cove 32 Monk Express Nordic Tug Nordic Tug Bayliner 3388

Yr Aux 99 03 11 99 84 81 12 90 72 84 08 92 13 97 91 04 05 93 19 18 87 15 19 12 90 73 14 18 64 88 08 98

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Price

D 395,000 D 575,000 D 375,000 D 425,000 D 258,000 D 195,000 D 1,365,000 D 150,000 D 222,000 D 169,000 G 30,000 G 54,900 D 39,900 G 37,000 G 14,900 D 99,900 D 76,000 D 90,000 G 149,959 G 179,862 D 49,000 D 169,000 G 239,674 D 159,950 G 19,900 D 24,000 D 269,000 D 399,900 G 17,200 D 124,000 D 239,000 G 67,500

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Yachtfinders Sail NW Swiftsure Swiftsure West Yacht Swiftsure Swiftsure NW Yachtnet Mar Servic ElliottBYS Sail NW West Yacht West Yacht Yachtfinders PT Boat Co West Yacht West Yacht West Yacht Mar Servic Mar Servic West Yacht Mar Servic Mar Servic Elliott Bay YSs Seattle Yachts Anacortes Yachts NW Yachtnet Mar Servic PT Boat Co NW Yachtnet NW Yachtnet Seattle Yachts

82 2 85 85 86 85 85 7 9 79 2 86 86 82 83 86 86 86 9 9 86 9 9 79 81 82 7 9 83 7 7 81

Boat Type 32’ 32’ 32’ 34’ 34’ 35’ 35’ 36’ 36’ 36’ 36’ 37’ 37’ 37’ 38’ 38’ 38’ 38’ 39’ 39’ 39’ 39’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 40’ 41’ 42’ 42’ 42’ 43’ 44’

Carver 325 Grand Banks Nimbus 305 CHB Red Wing Four Winns Vista MJM 35z Covey Island Grand Banks Grand Banks Monk Fairway 370 Nimbus Nova Silverton Ledford Nimbus 365 Coupe Ocean Alexander Pacific Seacraft Azimut Bayliner 3988 Carver Mainship Davis Trawler MJM 40z Puget Trawler Willard LRC Back Cove Devlin Sockeye Grand Banks Grand Banks Classic MJM 43z Nimbus 405 Coupe

Yr Aux 96 73 16 84 08 18 18 97 69 77 88 16 17 90 67 16 87 07 00 98 93 99 87 18 78 83 14 00 94 77 18 17

G D D D D D G D D D D D D D D D D D D G G D D D D D D D D D G D

Price 42,500 34,900 329,000 49,500 115,000 389,807 ~ 189,000 59,000 99,000 109,000 389,500 560,435 45,000 38,500 475,000 150,000 325,000 215,000 139,900 64,900 139,500 89,750 ~ 65,000 169,000 626,000 299,000 264,000 116,000 ~ 749,000

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Seattle Yachts SEA Marine Seattle Yachts Elliott Bay YS Swiftsure Mar Servic Sail NW Swiftsure NW Yachtnet Seattle Yachts West Yacht NW Yachtnet Seattle Yachts Anacortes Yachts SEAMarine Seattle Yachts West Yacht Anacortes Yachts West Yacht West Yacht West Yacht Yachtfinders NW Yachtnet Sail NW Anacortes Yachts NW Yachtnet Anacortes Yachts Mar Servic Sail NW Mar Servic Sail NW Seattle Yachts

81 25 81 79 85 9 2 85 7 81 86 7 81 82 25 81 86 82 86 86 86 82 7 2 82 7 82 9 2 9 2 81

Boat Type

Yr Aux

44’ Nimbus 405 FB 44’ Puget Trawler 44’ Puget Trawler 45’ Navigator PH 45’ Northwind 46’ Grand Banks 46’ Nielson Trawler 48’ Californian CPMY 48’ Musser Senour 49’ DeFever Pilot House 49’ DeFever Pilot House 49’ Grand Banks 50’ Carver 50’ Cruisers Yacht Sed 50’ MJM 50z 50’ Spencer MY 51’ Symbol PH 52’ DeFever Euro 52’ Emerald PH 53’ Atlas 53’ Southern Cross 57’ Bayliner 5788 60’ Custom PH 60’ Inace Buccaneer 63’ Johnson 64’ Grand Alaskan 65’ Regency P65 70’ Alaskan 70’ Jensen Expedition 70’ Ocean Alexander 72’ Monk McQueen 150’ Custom Ferry

17 78 77 11 81 68 81 88 90 18 81 85 98 99 18 59 97 16 96 09 89 00 89 04 90 99 19 12 05 17 77 36

Price

D 853,660 D 88,000 D 64,900 D 499,500 D 118,950 D 72,000 D 249,000 D 169,200 D 197,000 D 949,000 D 195,000 D 299,500 D 239,000 D 219,000 D ~ D 29,500 D 319,000 D 1,099,000 D 295,000 D 47,500 D 350,000 D 459,000 D 499,000 D 595,000 D 750,000 D 725,000 D 3,295,000 D 1,995,000 D 2,280,000 D ~ D 525,000 D ~

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Seattle Yachts Anacortes Yachts SEAMarine NW Yachtnet Anacortes Yachts PT Boat Co West Yacht Anacortes Yachts PT Boat Co Seattle Yachts Seattle Yachts NW Yachtnet Anacortes Yachts NW Yachtnet Sail NW PT Boat Co NW Yachtnet Seattle Yachts Elliott Bay YS SEAMarine Anacortes Yachts West Yacht NW Yachtnet Seattle Yachts Anacortes Yachts Anacortes Yachts Seattle Yachts Seattle Yachts Swiftsure NW Yachtnet West Yacht NW Yachtnet

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JANUARY 2019


quality yachts from swiftsureyachts.com Satori 2011 Jeanneau 53 $375,000

With modern styling and a paint job that pops, Satori is a yacht that commands attention in any harbor or anchorage she enters. Coupled with a powerful rig and forgiving hull form to provide excellent performance under sail and a luxurious layout to match, and this 2011 Jeanneau 53 is a truly stunning cruiser. Step aboard Satori and you will quickly notice her spacious accommodations and functional design both on deck and down below. A huge cockpit with twin helms and lines led aft allows for easy shorthanded sailing, yet provides enough space for friends and family to socialize or relax. Move below into Satori’s bright and airy interior, and there is a lot to like. Her practical three-cabin layout is punctuated by an exquisite master cabin forward. A chef’s galley to port is outfitted with a vent hood over the range and huge fridge and freezer capacity. And her main salon is appointed with dark brown leather seating that perfectly contrasts the light teak joinery. Satori is currently in Seattle, ready to take you as far as your cruising dream can go.

price reduced

2012 • 59 Outremer 5X • €1,190,000

Nauticat 39 • 2003 • $265,000

Covey Island 36 • 1997 • $189,000

Able Apogee 51 • 2000 • $499,000

Hinckley Sou’wester 42 • 1984 • $250,000

Oyster 53 • 1999 • $425,000

Baltic 50 • 2000 • $499,000

Lyman Morse Seguin 44 • 1982 • $159,000

Hallberg-Rassy 34 • 2000 • $155,000

70 Jensen Expedition

2004 $2,280,000 42 Hallberg-Rassy 42E 1983

56 Custom Morgan

1981

50 Farr PH 50 Lavranos

$195,000 40 Sceptre

$154,000

1988

$174,000

2003 $495,000 41 Hunter 410

2000

$120,000

1990

1994

$120,000

48 Chris White Atlantic 2010 $689,000 40 Panda

$169,900 40 Perry Bella

1981

$150,000

47 Chris White Atlantic 2013

$799,000 40 Panda

1981

$124,000

46 Hallberg-Rassy

2001

$349,000 39 Cal 39

1971

$44,000

44 Morris

1995

$375,000 34 Red Wing

2008

$115,000

43 Saga

2001

$225,000 33 J/100

2007

$79,000

43 Hans Christian (Trad.)1978

$115,000 31 Pacific Seacraft

1997

$89,500

43 Hans Christian (Chr.) 1986

$119,000 30 Sabre 30 mkIII

1988

$39,500

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www.signature-yachts.com Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40 #160 At Boats Afloat

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46' West Indies '77 ................. $99,900

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47' Beneteau 473 '06 ...........$219,900

Happy New Year!! What’s Happening 25' Fisher Potter 25 Ketch.........$29,500 30' Hunter 306 '02 ....................... SOLD 31' Beneteau 311 '00 ................... SOLD 35' C&C Landfall '83 .................... SOLD 38' Beneteau 38.1 '19 .................. SOLD 39' Beneteau 393 '03 ........ Sale Pending 41' Beneteau 41.1 .......... Arriving SOLD 42' Fountaine Pajot ...... 3 Arriving SOLD 42' Hunter 426 DS '03 .. SALE PENDING 42' Fountaine Pajot . Stock Boat Arriving 46' Beneteau 46.1 ........... Arriving SOLD 46' Beneteau 46.1 ............. Arriving May 51' Beneteau 51.1 ....... Arrivng Summer 62' Beneteau OCY ........... Arriving SOLD

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