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Sailing Magazine January 2017

For Sailors, by Sailors


What Kind Of Sailor Are You?

Do You Prefer a Wheel?

Or Do You Prefer a Tiller?

See the J/97E at the Seattle Boat Show, Afloat on Lake Union

T h e J / 9 7 E ( 3 2 ’ ) A Tr u e D u a l P u r p o s e B o a t

Do You Prefer Cruising?

Or Do You Prefer Racing?

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20 48° North/Fisheries Supply Top 25 of 2016!

Recognizing the top performing Pacific Northwest race boats!

49 Podcasts for Sailors

The ever-more-popular format has cool stuff for sailors, too. By Jerry Thompson

52 Cruisers’ Holiday at Home

Prepared for the questions, the support was a surprise. By Becca Guillote

54 That’s Gonna Leave a Mark

A ferry crash and clarifying misinformation about the Rules. By Andy Schwenk

57 Exploring Bute Inlet

One of the unsung Inside Passage hideaways. By Conrad Wharton

60 The Perry Carbon Cutters Project

Carbon fiber offshore cruisers, designed and built in the PNW. By Joe Cline

64 Lessons Learned While Cruising

Raise the Flag: Courtesy flags are just the beginning. By Jamie and Behan Gifford

66 Why Twist Works

Another fascinating installment of the Sailmaker Sessions. By Dan Kaseler

68 Galley Essentials with Amanda

Guest cruising chef, Marie Claude, shares her galley story. By Amanda Swan Neal

70 How-to: Cruise an Electric Boat Without Anxiety Adding a generator expands range and enjoyment. By Jack and Alex Wilken

72 Ardea’s Alaska Adventure

One part shakedown, one part fishing trip, all parts amazing. By Jon and Michele Rogalin Henderson

75 Artist’s View - Secrets of the Salish Sea Birds wings and sails - so many similar attributes. By Larry Eifert

76 48° North Race Report

TYC Winter Vashon, CYC Turkey Bowl, Pumpkin Regatta, Vendée Globe, Melges Worlds, and more.

DEPARTMENTS

Editorial 6 Letters 11 Calendar 19 Lowtide 27 Crossword 41 4

Trivia 42 Books 43 Product News 44 Classified Ads 84 Brokerage/Listings 92 Index to Advertisers 100 January 2017

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Prepare to douse! J/122 Joyride and J/160 Jam sail hot and fast to hold their kites during Winter Vashon Race (page 76).

Photo courtesy of Jan Anderson.

This month’s cover, “Rosario,” is by local artist, Marshall Johnson See more at www.marshalljohnson.com or (253) 927-5932 www.48North.com

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The Opportunity Cost Conundrum Before I got into all of these fun sailing shenanigans, I went to college and studied music and economics. I was fascinated by and passionate about and frustrated with each pursuit, in very different ways. I loved the logical side of economics, which proved problematic when I started thinking reason was more important than preparation. It actually went fairly well until I got into some higher level courses... it turns out calculus skills trumped logic. A true logician might have seen that coming! The economic principle that has, perhaps, the most staying power in my mind is that of Opportunity Cost. In conversations about certain things in sailing, Opportunity cost applies more than you might think. Before we go further, let’s clarify what it means. The Economist’s Glossary of Terms explains it as follows: OPPORTUNITY COST: The true cost of something is what you give up to get it. This includes not only the money spent in buying (or doing) the something, but also the economic benefits (UTILITY) that you did without because you bought (or did) that particular something and thus can no longer buy (or do) something else. For example, the opportunity cost of choosing to train as a lawyer is not merely the tuition fees, PRICE of books, and so on, but also the fact that you are no longer able to spend your time holding down a salaried job or developing your skills as a footballer. I’m humbled by how frequently I’m asked for my opinion on what’s happening in sailing. I reference opportunity cost most often when discussing participation, usually in conversation with a passionate person from the sailing establishment: a yacht club volunteer, a race organizer, or someone making their living in the industry. These folks tend to be lifers who already understand why it’s so great to be off-the-deep-end obsessed with boats. We are so very connected now, and that connectivity opens a world of possibilities. But, it also forces us to consider the opportunity cost of every choice, as we are bombarded with information about what everybody else is doing. It doesn’t matter whether I’ve had a great day on the water or a tough one, whether I was bored or thrilled or cold or comfy - when I get back on land and check my phone, I am guaranteed to discover that someone I care about was also doing something that looked amazing. I love sailing and I never regret it, but I am still susceptible to FOMO (fear of missing out). My description of opportunity cost and its impact on sailing seldom offers consolation to someone trying to understand why attendance at their regatta is down, or why they have difficulty attracting new members to their yacht club. However, I’m confident that challenges of attendance are not because people aren’t interested in sailing. All evidence I have indicates people still want to sail. It’s anecdotal, but in my time working for a membership oriented sailing program, we more than doubled membership during the worst years of the recession, helping create new sailors young and old. When they try it, people generally want to sail more and more. But, it’s a lot harder than it was twenty years ago for a person to say, “I’m a sailor, that’s the main thing I am, and that’s how I’m going to spend all my free time and disposable income,” at least in part because of all the other options we are now aware of. In my experience, outlets that reduce the sense of opportunity cost - boat shares and clubs, partnership based ownership, and inclusive community sailing operations - have an initial leg up, but any sailing provider could apply the principle. Though I don’t have a perfect vision for it, the ways that we help people enjoy sailing may have to adapt to ensure a lower opportunity cost. I actually think it’s a pretty good question to ask in the interest of keeping those who are already pysched about sailing on the water and invested in it. Ultimately, because I know people want to sail, it’s just a matter of how creative we enthusiastic lifers are willing to be to change with the times. The opportunity cost of ignoring it is a major reduction in utility and fun! I’ll see you at the Boat Show! Joe Cline, Editor, 48° North

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Hey 48° North Crew, Great coverage of Round the County! But I was sad to see that the RTC standings weren’t the final ones, you have us (re-Quest) in 11th and we got 5th in our division. Early results had a mistake because their software had trouble with the dash in our boat’s name. Thanks, Alex Wetmore S/V re-Quest Thanks for the note, Alex. We did have that wrong! We’re always grateful to have help from our readers keeping the ship on course. Heck of a fun weekend, wasn’t it? Congrats on a top five finish in a competitive fleet, including the #1 Boat from our 48° North/Fisheries Supply Top 25 for 2016 (you can check out the whole list on page 20). I believe this is a fairly new boat for you guys. Way to go getting up to speed quickly! Hopefully we’ll be seeing you on the Top 25 list for 2017. Apologies again for the incorrect results. Round the County 2016 Division 2 results: Division: 2 1 Rags Button & Button 2 Different Drummer Charles Hill 3 Elusive Jeff Whitney 4 Vitesse David Steffen 5 re-Quest Wetmore & Billingham 6 Shearwater Karl Haflinger 7 Mas Kaos Nesbit & Ager 8 Intuition Johannessen & Johannessen 9 The Boss Stenwick & Stenwick 10 Altair Vannice & Seegers 11 Hobie Trippin Matthew Walker 12 Sunshine Girl Meagher & Sanford 12 Intrepid Don Butler 12 Epilogue Greg Lewis www.48North.com


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CYC Seattle presents: Circumnavigation: Clipper Ventures by Gary Purdom and Lizabeth Rose, www.cycseattle.org 4 Mahina Cruising Offshore Cruising Seminar, Seattle, www.mahina.com Goosebumps Sailboat Race, http://seattlesinglesyc.com 5 6 Flagship Maritime Captain’s License Training Class, Seattle/Mercer Island, www.flagshipmaritimellc.com 10 CYC Seattle presents: An Unconventional Cruising Adventure: Eric and Karrie Sanderson a J/24 racing family, www.cycseattle.org American Marine Training Center’s Captain’s License Courses in 11 Sequim, www.americanmarinetc.com 11-12 Seattle Laser Frigid Digit, seattlelaserfleet@gmail.com

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Goosebumps Sailboat Race, http://seattlesinglesyc.com SSSS/Olympia YC Toliva Shoal race, wwww.ssssclub.co CYC Seattle presents: A Flicka to Windward by Joshua Wheeler, www.cycseattle.org Cruiser’s Galley: Tips & Tricks, Captains Nautical Supply, (206) 283-7242 Understanding the Wind, Captains Nautical Supply, (206) 283-7242 Orcas Island YC Winter Shaw Island Race, (360) 376-3236 Goosebumps Sailboat Race, http://seattlesinglesyc.com Flagship Maritime Captain’s License Training Class, Anacortes, www.flagshipmaritimellc.com NW Maritime Center presents Jonathan White on The Science and the Spirit of the Ocean http://nwmaritime.org Boating Skills & Seamanship class begins, Chuck Olson Chevrolet, (425) 530-9003 CYC Seattle presents: Mad Dog Racing - Life on a Beach Catamaran by Colin Dumphy, www.cycseattle.org Port Madison Jim Depue Memorial Race, http://wscy.net Mahina Cruising Offshore Cruising Seminar, Vancouver, BC, www.mahina.com Port Madison YC Jim Depre Memorial Race, www.wscyc.net Shipwrights’ Regatta, Port Townsend, http://nwmaritime.org Anacortes YC Girts Rekevic’s Memorial Foul Weather Race, www.anacortesyachtclub.com Flagship Maritime Captain’s License Training Class, Tacoma, www.flagshipmaritimellc.com

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Top 25 Sailboats of 2016

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#1 Different Drummer Charles Hill CYC Seattle

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Fisheries 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, Charles Hill‘s Wauquiez Centurion 40, Different Drummer, took our coveted #1 spot on the Top 25 list. Congratulations to Charles and his crew! The following sailing events were scored: South Sound Sailing Society Southern Sound Series, Corinthian YC Center Sound Series, Sloop Tavern YC Blakely Rock Benefit Race, Corinthian YC Pacific Northwest One Design (P.O.D.), Seattle YC Tri-Island Series, Corinthian YC Puget Sound Sailing 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 Sailing Club Round the County Race, and Corinthian YC Puget Sound Sailing Championship. With a mix of distance and multi-race regattas, these twelve races make for a good representation of Northwest racing. Check the 2017 Seattle Area Racing Calendar 20

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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. Unlike previous years, 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 participation and consistent top-end sailing. Each boat earned her spot in our list based upon her performance in regattas under varied sailing conditions. Our hats are off, not only to all the outstanding skippers and crews who make our Top 25 2016 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 our 48° North booth during the Seattle Boat Show at CenturyLink Exhibition Hall, Booth West #24, or our the office after the show. www.48North.com


#2 Last Tango Jim Geros J/105 Corinthian YC Seattle/ Shilshole Bay YC/ Sloop Tavern YC Score: 96.3%

#3 Absolutely Charlie Macaulay Farr 39ML Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 95.0%

#4 Here & Now Pat Denney J/29 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 94.4%

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#5 More Jubilee

Erik Kristen/Kathryn Meyer J/105 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 90.9

#6 Smoke

Steve Travis TP52 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 85.8%

#7 Glory John Buchan TP52 Seattle YC Score: 85.1%

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32% of the 48 Degrees North Top 25 Winners are J Boats. Boats that are fun to sail are sailed more often! Congratulations to the 2016 Top 25 Winners #2 The J/105 Last Tango #4 The J/29 Here & Now #5 The J/105 Jubilee #9 The J/109 Tantivy #13 The J/105 Inconceivable! #17 The J/160 JAM #18 The J/105 Delerium #21 The J/122E Joy Ride

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Stuart Burnell J/109 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 80.0%

Brad Butler Sierra 26 Port Madison YC Score: 83.8%

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Denny Vaughan Beneteau 40.7 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 79.5%

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Brad Butler/Paul Faget Sierra 26 Port Madison YC Score: 78.5%

#12 Terremoto #13 Inconceivable!

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Bill Weinstein Riptide 35 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 76.9%

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#14 Kiwi Express Reinhard Freywald Farr 1020 Corinthian YC Edmonds Score: 71.1%

#15 Nefarious Dan Randolph Farr 30 Sloop Tavern YC Score: 69.8%

#16 White Cloud Steve Johnson Cookson 12M Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 69.6%

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#17 JAM #18 Delirium Jerry Diercks J/105 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 67.2%

John McPhail J/160 Gig Harbor YC Score: 68.2%

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Kwadwo Copeland Thunderbird 26 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 66.7%

#21 Joy Ride John Murkowski J/122e Seattle YC Score: 66.4%

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Peter Stewart Cal 33 Three Tree Point YC Seattle Score: 64.3%

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Lance Staughton Farr 30 Corinthian YC Seattle/Hood River YC Score: 60.9%

#24 Poke & Destroy Alex Simanis Evelyn 32 Corinthian YC Seattle/ Sloop Tavern YC Score: 60.0%

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The show features two locations, 1,000 recreational watercraft and more than 400 exhibitors. There are more than three acres of the latest innovations in accessories, technology and boating gear on display indoors, plus 100 worldclass yachts in their natural habitat on South Lake Union. There are more than 200 free seminars during the nine days of the show and advanced training classes for a fee through Boat Show University. A full list of seminars is on pages 29-32. Park at or near CenturyLink Field Event Center and hop the free shuttle that runs continuously between both locations. Best parking deals: Free: Purchase a Carpool Pack (4 adult tickets) online and receive one day of free parking at the Union Station Garage. Or, grab a Boat Show Family Pack to receive 2 adult tickets, 2 youth tickets, 4 hot dogs and 1 day of free parking at the Union Station Garage. $3 Weekend Parking! Purchase an e-ticket and get weekend parking at the Union Station Garage for just $3! Note: You must either print out ticket(s) or show on mobile device to get into show or Union Station Parking Garage. Free entrance to the show: Bring a non-perishable food donation for Northwest Harvest and get into the show for free at CenturyLink after 5:00 pm Monday - Thursday. Women get in for free on Women’s Day, Monday, February 1. Enjoy a slate of seminars designed specifically for women, by women boaters. Note: you must print out a coupon from the website. Uncorked - Wine event, Friday, January 27 CenturyLink Field Event Center Sniff, swirl and sip your way through the show with your friends,

January 27 — February 4 sampling award-winning Northwest wines at nine different tasting stations set up throughout the show while looking at the latest models, gear, and accessories. Sails & Ales – Craft Beer Night, Friday, February 3 CenturyLink Field Event Center For those who prefer the grain to the grape, the second Friday of the show has their name all over it at this time the nine tasting stations feature local microbrews. Note: Tickets for each event are $27 and include show admission, tasting tokens and a souvenir glass. Chowder Chomp Saturday & Sunday, January 28 & 29 South Lake Union Warm your belly and your heart. Taste free chowder samples from six of Seattle’s top seafood restaurants and cast your vote for Best Boat Show Chowder. The winning restaurant will the receive a $2,000 donation in their name to Salmon for Soldiers, an organization that takes veterans fishing and gives away a boat each year to a worthy veteran so he or she can continue to fish on their own. NEW for 2017 Yacht Club Challenge, all 9-days of the show CenturyLink Field Event Center. The yacht club that brings the most people to the show on any given day (and proves it with an onsite group photo) receives 3 cases of Papa’s Pillar www.48North.com

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Rum, $500 for their next club event and bragging rights! Guinness World Record Attempt for Largest Knot Tying Lesson Sunday, January 29, 10:00 am, CenturyLink Field Event Center. Lisa Vizzini from Port Townsend Rigging will be leading a knot tying lesson from the stands at CenturyLink Field. Learn three knots and be part of a Guinness World Record attempt. Rope provided. Participants will receive free admission to the show and a free Seattle Boat Show hat. Note: participants need to be at the West entrance of the show no later than 9:30 am. Marine Career Fair Monday, February 1, 9:00- 11:00 am CenturyLink Field Event Center Boating is fun and working in the recreational boating industry can be too. The industry is experiencing tremendous growth which means there are many businesses needing to fill jobs, so the Northwest Marine Trade Association is holding a career fair prior to the show opening on Monday morning. Several dozen businesses will be on hand looking for candidates. For a complete list of participating companies, visit: www.seattleboatshow.com/job-fair.html Attendees will be given free admittance to the Boat Show for Monday, February 1, so that they can explore the show, talk to exhibitors and learn more about the boating business and lifestyle. Note: To enter the building Job Fair participants will go up the stairs located between the CenturyLink Event Center and CenturyLink Field. This is NOT the normal Boat Show entrance. For a complete list of exhibitors, boat brands, seminars and promotions, visit www.SeattleBoatShow.com 27


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Portland Boat Show January 11-15 The 57th Annual Portland Boat Show comes this January. Look over a huge variety of boats to shop and compare until your heart’s content! See new lines, brands, and styles all at the Portland Boat Show. This year’s five day event has plenty to offer those with boating interests and in need of on-the-water thrills! Each year, hundreds of boats are moved into the Portland Expo Center, including sailboats, sport boats, wakeboard boats, pleasure craft, fishing boats, offshore vessels, and personal watercraft – all inside 250,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space – so don’t worry about the rain! There will be local and national manufacturers, plenty of associations, and dozens of dealers in attendance – along with local boating retailers, accessory suppliers and experts. Check: www.otshows.com

Vancouver International Boat Show January 18-22 Western Canada’s largest annual boat show, will host more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the newest and most innovative selection of boats and accessories for boaters and water sports enthusiasts of all types and skill levels. 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 of expertise. This year attendees can get their season started with incredible deals on all of the newest and most innovative marine products, an in-depth seminar schedule featuring educational sessions from the marine industries top boating experts, and family-friendly activities. Free shuttle buses and water ferries will operate continuously between BC Place and Granville Island. Visit at www.VancouverBoatShow.ca


2017 Seattle Boat Show - Boating Seminars Friday, January 27 Stage #2 12:00 pm It's My First Boat: What Should I Know? by Lynne Reister 1:00 pm Intro to Electronic Navigation and Radar by Carolyn “Ace” Spragg 2:00 pm Keeping a Weather Log Dave Wilkinson 3:00 pm Diesel Engine Essentials with Amanda by Amanda Swan Neal 4:00 pm Technical and Practical Preparations for Extended Coastal and Offshore Cruising by Liza Copeland 5:00 pm Boat Selection & Purchase for Offshore Cruising by John Neal & Pete McGonagle 6:00 pm Exploring Weather Topics Important to Mariners by Brian Heckman 7:00 pm Professional Tips and Tricks for Maintaining Your Vessel by Jeff Paxson Stage #3 11:15 am The Advantages of Charter Yacht Ownership by Mike Lovell 12:15 pm What is your Boating Budget? Brian Krantz 1:15 pm Cruising the Central and North Coast of British Columbia: The Great Bear Rainforest by Patrick Freeny 2:15 pm Ten Tips for using AIS on your Boat by Doug Miller 3:15 pm The Great Loop: An East Coast Trip with West Coast People by Sandy Williamson 4:15 pm The Reality of Leaving, - Sailing to San Francisco by Ryan & Kris Shellborn 5:15 pm Three Owner Maintenance Items Anyone Can Do by Scott Sky Smith 6:15 pm Around Vancouver Island As a Family by Andy & Jill Cross 7:15 pm Getting Your Captains License: All You Need to Know by Jeffrey Sanders

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2017 Seattle Boat Show - Boating Seminars

12:00 pm Unraveling Your First Aid Kit by Ryan & Kris Shellborn Stage #6 1:00 pm Creative Boat Organization Below: Provisioning, Stowage and Much More by Liza Copeland 2:00 pm Baja Ha Ha How To by Andy Turpin 3:00 pm Cruising Tahiti and the Pacific Puddle Jump by Andy Turpin 4:00 pm Co Ho Ho Rally Seattle to San Francisco - San Diego by Doug Lombard 5:00 pm Electric Propulsion: The Way Beyond Diesel by Alex Wilken 6:00 pm Save your Cruise by Repairing your Sail to Get You to the Next Port or Beyond by Chuck Skewes 7:00 Pm Taming of the Single Screw by Chuck Gould Sunday, January 29 Stage #4 1:00 am Outfitting for Bluewater Cruising by Pam Wall 12:00 pm Outfitting or Bluewater Cruising cont. by Pam Wall 1:00 pm South Pacific: Sailing from Seattle to New Zealand by John Neal & Amanda Swan Neal 2:00 pm No Impact Docking by Carolyn “Ace” Spragg 3:00 pm Anchoring Techniques: From the Pugetto Worldwide Regions by John Neal & Amanda Swan Neal 4:00 pm Couples Meeting Boating Challenges Together by Linda Lewis 5:00 pm The Good, the Bad, the Ugly by Skip Anderson Stage #5 10:15 pm Comfort Afloat in the Heat of the Tropics by Wendy Hinman 11:15 pm The Top 20 Things you Need in Your Tool Box for Boat Repair and Maintenance by Scott Sky Smith 12:15 pm Around Vancouver Island As a Family by Andy & Jill Cross 1:15 pm Drones on a Boat by Scott Sky Smith 2:15 pm Getting and Understanding National Weather Service Marina Forecast Products Jay Albrecht

3:15 pm Windvane Self Steering: Your Best Crew Member by Sarah & Will Curry 4:15 pm Navigation Simplification by Nancy Erley 5:15 pm Navigating like a Pro with the Devices you Own by Brian Krantz 11:00 am Fearless Downward Sails by Lisa Vizzini Stage #6 12:00 pm 21 Days out to sea: The reality! by Ryan & Kris Shellborn 1:00 pm Cruising The Pacific NW through BC to Alaska by Liza Copeland 2:00 pm Baja Ha Ha How To by Andy Turpin 3:00 pm Cruising Tahiti and the Pacific Puddle Jump by Andy Turpin 4:00 pm Co Ho HO Seminar Series and Workshops by Doug Lombard 5:00 pm Suddenly in Command by Matthew Kirchner Monday, January 30 Stage #2 1:00 pm Diesel Engine Essentials with by Amanda Amanda Swan Neal 2:00 pm Changing your Oil can be a Pink Job by Pam Wall 3:00 pm Galley Essentials with Amanda by Amanda Swan Neal 4:00 pm Anchoring Basics by Carolyn "Ace" Spragg 5:00 pm Boating: A Pathway to a More Inspired Life NW Women In Boating Panel 6:00 pm Boating: A Pathway to a More Inspired Life NW Women In Boating Panel Stage #3 1:15 pm Realities of the Cruising Lifestyle by Liza Copeland 2:15 pm Ways to Become a Boater in Your Senior Years by Anne Cox 3:15 pm Cruising the West Coast of Vancouver Island by Elsie Hulsizer 4:15 pm Cruising on a Budget by Wendy Hinman 5:15 pm Night Navigation by Nancy Erley 6:15 pm Sail Inventory and Handling for the Offshore Cruiser by Carol Hasse

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2017 Seattle Boat Show - Boating Seminars Tuesday, January 31 Stage #2 1:00 pm Using Currents in Trip Planning by Carolyn “Ace” Spragg 2:00 pm Sail Trim for Cruisers: Get the Most Out of Your Sails by Carol Hasse 3:00 pm Cruising to SE Alaska's Glaciers by Elsie Hulsizer 4:00 pm Taming of the Single Screw by Chuck Gould 5:00 pm 10 things I Wish I Knew Before I Went Cruising by Nancy Erley 6:00 pm What it takes to EARN your Captain's license by Skip Anderson Stage #3 1:15 pm How to Select, Operate and Maintain Your Big Boat Trailer by Sandy Williamson 2:15 pm Stories of a Towing and Salvage Captain: What Really Makes You Safe! by Brian Krantz 3:15 pm Storm/ Steering Drogues & Para Anchors by Zack Smith 4:15 pm It’s Not About the Camera: Cruising Photography with iPhones, Drones, and DSLRs by Laura Domel & Kevin Morris 5:15 pm How Did Those Boats Get in Here? Behind the Scenes at the Seattle Boat Show by Kimberly Cohen 6:15 pm What a Rigger Looks for on a Sailboat 20 Years Old by Andy Schwenk Wednesday, February 1 Stage #2 1:00 pm Upwind and Downwind Sail Trim for Cruisers by Andrew Kerr 2:00 pm Using your Mobile Device With Your Onboard Electronics by Doug Miller 3:00 pm Granite, Glaciers and Grizzlies: Cruising the Kenai, the Katmai and Prince by William Sound and Mary Campbell 4:00 pm DIY Fuel Tank Maintenance by Bill Orr 5:00 pm Anatomy of a Collision by Skip Anderson

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6:00 pm Exploring Southeast Alaska by Jim Rard Stage #3 1:15 pm Early Exploration of Inland Waters in Puget Sound by Dick Blumenthal 2:15 pm The Advantages of Charter Yacht Ownership by Mike Lovell 3:15 pm VHF for Mariners by Chris Doutre 4:15 pm Cruising Lake WA: Navigating the Locks & Where to Dock by David Dykstra 5:15 pm Watermakers 101 by Richard Boren 6:15 pm Care and Feeding of Your Roller Furler by Andy Schwenk Thursday, February 2 Stage #2 1:00 pm Intro to the Surface Pressure Chart by Lee Chesneau 2:00 pm An Introduction to the 500mb Chart by Lee Chesneau 3:00 pm Wind & Wave Concepts and Charts by Lee Chesneau 4:00 pm Using your Mobile Device With Your Onboard Electronics by Doug Miller 5:00 pm Prepare your Sailboat for Offshore by Andy Schwenk 6:00 pm Connected Cruising by Laura Domela & Kevin Morris Stage #3 1:15 pm Maritime Place Names in Puget Sound and Early Settlement History by Dick Blumenthal 3:15 pm Buy, Rent or Sharing Club by Ray Hines 4:15 pm 22-feet to Alaska by Sam Landsman 5:15 pm How to do a Bareboat Charter with Other Couples in the Americas or Europe by Sandy Williamson 6:15 pm America's Great Loop is for the NW Boater by John Gray Friday, February 3 Stage #2 12:00 pm What to do When the Captain Drops Dead: Whoops, is Incapacitated by Mark Bunzel

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2017 Seattle Boat Show - Boating Seminars

1:00 pm Intro to the Surface Pressure Chart by Lee Chesneau 2:00 pm An Introduction to the 500mb Chart by Lee Chesneau 3:00 pm Wind & Wave Concepts and Charts by Lee Chesneau 4:00 pm The Care and Feeding of Batteries by Alex Wilken 5:00 pm Essentials of Cruising Headsails by Carol Hasse 6:00 pm Droning On! Flying a Drone from a Boat by Sam Landsman Stage #3 11:15 am Preparing for Offshore Races or Passages: Vic Maui by David Sutcliffe 12:15 pm Reefing in 5 Minutes or Less by Lisa Vizzini 1:15 pm A Better Way to Hail- using DSC on your VHF radio by Doug Miller 2:15 pm Keeping Your Relationship Off the Rocks by Wendy Hinman 3:15 pm Cruising the West Coast of Vancouver Island by Elsie Hulsizer 4:15 pm Celestial Navigation: The Noon Shot by Jeffrey Sanders 5:15 pm I'm Taking on Water: How to Find It and Stop It! by Lynne Reister 6:15 pm Getting Your Captains License: All You Need to Know by Jeffrey Sanders 7:00 pm Buying a Boat: The Purchase Process by Lynne Reister 7:15 pm Signal K -- What is it and how will it change boating? by Steve Olsson Saturday, February 4 Stage #4 11:00 am Docking: How to Master Your Twin engine boat by Linda Lewis 12:00 pm Essentials of Cruising Mainsails by Carol Hasse 1:00 pm Currents: How to Plan for and Work with Them by Linda Lewis 2:00 pm iPhones, iPads and boats: Tips from a Twenty Something Cruiser by Sam Landsman

3:00 pm Docking in NW Waters by Mike Huston 4:00 pm Anchoring in NW Waters by Mike Huston 5:00 pm You Don’t Need to Buy a Boat to Enjoy Cruising: Charter! by Mark Bunzel Stage #5 10:15 am Landscape and Wildlife Photography in the Great Bear Rainforest: The Central and North coast of BC by Patrick Freeny 11:15 am Safe Boating is More Fun by Tom Dalgliesh 12:15 pm Boating Safety for Kids by Linda Martin 1:15 pm Getting Organized On Your Boat! by Deborah Frost 2:15 pm Understanding Standing Rigging by Lisa Vizzini 3:15 pm Upgrade Your Sail boat by Andy Schwenk 4:15 pm Optimized and Personalized Sailing Tips by Lisa Vizzini 5:15 pm Unlocking Off Shore Sail Inventory by Chuck Skewes Saturday Stage #6 11:00 am Thru Hull Installation, Inspection and Maintenance by Doug Lombard 12:00 pm Planning a Cruise to SE Alaska Elsie Hulsizer 1:00 pm Preparing your Boat and Yourself for Canada and Alaska by Stephen Hulsizer 2:00 pm Provisioning Tips and Cooking Aboard by Wendy Hinman 3:00 pm Vic Maui- Smashing Records and Dodging Tropical Storms by David Sutcliffe 4:00 pm What Does a Surveyor Really Do by Lynne Reister 5:00 pm DIY Fuel Tank Maintenance by Bill Orr Schedule subject to change. Visit www.seattleboatshow.com for most current schedule.

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Lowtide Center for Wooden Boats Presents Kaci Cronkhite January 20 Kaci Cronkhite, circumnavigator and author of Finding PAX, the legacy of love for a little wooden boat, will lead off The Center for Wooden Boats’ 3rd Friday Speaker Series, at 7:00 pm, at the CWB South Lake Union Boathouse, 1010 Valley St., Seattle. Though she had logged more than 60,000 as crew on boats worldwide, held a Captain’s license and had written and taught about ocean passage-making, Kaci had never entertained the idea of owning a boat until her love affair with the Spidsgatter, PAX. But she didn’t just become a new owner who restored her boat; she became the researcher and chronicler of PAX’s origin – a journey that took her through three countries. Along the way she met with many of the former owners of her boat and heard their stories. The Center for Wooden Boats; (206) 382-2628; www.cwb.org

NW Maritime Center Speaker Series

Sloop Tavern YC Cruise January 28-29

January 19: Carol Hasse Sail Trim: Brush Up Your Skills Before Shipwrights’ Regatta. Renowned cruising sailmaker, Carol will explain what sails you need for offshore sailing and give you tips on proper sail trim for comfort and speed. To help you prepare for when things get rough, Hasse will talk about storm sails and their proper rigging and deployment. February 23: Jonathan White The Science and the Spirit of the Ocean. Jonathan has given talks and keynote presentations where he creatively explains how the tide is 28 feet on the west of Panama and only ten inches on the east side. Or why some places see one tide a day, while others se two or even six tides a day. These are a few of the many topics White has fun describing that emphasize the tide’s mystery and beauty. For more info call (360) 385-3628 or http://nwmaritime.org

Join Sloop Tavern Yacht Club on a cruise to Blake Island Marina. For more information check www.STYC.org

America’s Boating Course January 23-March 13 The Everett Sail and Power Squadron will be offering to the public a 7-week America’s Boating Course on the fundamentals of safe boating. The course is designed to familiarize the student with the basics needed to operate a boat safely and comply with state and federal laws. Class will be held at the Corporate and Continuing Education Center of Everett Community College, 2333 Seaway Blvd, Everett. Register online at Everett Community College, EverettCC.edu/CCEC. Coordinator and instructor is Jim West, (425) 778-0283 or phnx789@msn.com

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Featured Boats at the Shows Scamp (also on display 8’, 9’, 10’, 12’ 14’ 16’ and 17’ sailboats) Just under 12 feet in length, the Scamp boasts an unusual combination of features that give her the unique ability to explore waters too shallow for a larger boat, while retaining most of a bigger boat’s comforts and capabilities. An offset centerboard opens up the cockpit and an 8’ 3” sleeping area, while 172 pounds of water ballast provide exceptional stability. A pair of grounding skegs on her flat bottom keep Scamp perfectly upright when landing on a beach or when the tide goes out. See Gig Harbor Boatworks’ ad on page 87 Beneteau First 22 Beneteau gets back to basics with the First 22. This trainer/daysailer has been designed specifically for the novice. Her sail plan is simple and designed to wring the last knot out of any breeze. She also features a hull with positive flotation and an extended cockpit to accommodate more family, friends or students. She is nimble, safe, easy to handle and – most importantly – FUN! See Signature’s ad on page 103

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The multi award winning Hanse 315 will be making her Pacific Northwest premier at this year’s show. This boat features outstanding sailing properties, a well thought out deck layout, self-tacking jib, and a light and airy interior with 2 layout options. This boat fulfills requirements of all future owners, regardless of whether you prefer sporty sailing, relaxing holidays or spending time together on board with family and friends. See JK3’s ad on page 3 at

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J/97E J/97E is the first J in over two decades under 32’ to combine headroom and family cruising accommodations in a high performance, easily driven hull. With the handling ease of an asymmetric spinnaker and non-overlapping headsails, the J/97E promises to be J Boats’ most versatile design yet under 35’ to fit the needs of today’s sailing families, both young and old alike-- the ultimate combination of sailing performance and creature comforts for all! Boats that are easily driven, easily handled, and genuinely fun to sail provide greater long-term “sailing value” to their owners. See Sail Northwest’s ad on page 2 Dragonfly 32 – Swing-Wing Offshore Trimaran The Dragonfly 32 comes in a new, modern and dynamic design – setting new standards in both function and design. The Dragonfly 32 is fully capable offshore cruiser that comfortably sleeps 6, feeds 8, and sails at speeds over 20 knots. With the proven and safe “Swing-Wing” technology, she folds down to 12’6” beam to fit in a standard 40’ marina slip. Expanded to full “flying beam” she sports 26’ of stability. See Shearwater’s ad on page 99

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Tartan 101 The Tartan 101 was originally designed by Tartan Yachts in 2010 as the C&C 101. Tim Jackett and Tom McNeill, Tartan in-house design team, collaborated to create a comfortable racer/cruiser capable of doing both activities very well. With a huge cockpit, carbon mast, large mainsail, easily handled 105% genoa, sprit controlled asymmetric spinnaker, and comfortable cruising interior, the Tartan 101 is a great boat for racing and cruising in Puget Sound. See Shearwater Yacht Sales’ ad on page 99

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Lowtide Featured Boats at the Shows Bavaria Cruiser 34 The Bavaria Cruiser 34 was designed to satisfy your every need. Besides excellent sailing performance, the CRUISER 34 offers you unexpected generous space in the twin helmed cockpit and – more importantly – below deck. Here the crew will find a saloon so comfortable and spacious that they would be forgiven for thinking they were sailing a much larger yacht. Farr Yacht Design have worked hard to maximize ergonomics above and below deck: the Cruiser 34 is testament to this design. See Yacht Sales West’s ad on page 10 Jeanneau 349 Sun Odyssey (SO) (also on display 419 SO and 479 SO) Cruising World “Boat of the Year” x 2 in 2015. With over 500 sold, the factory opened a new facility to meet market demand! Fantastic sailing performance with modern twin rudder hard-chined hull providing ultimate tracking and stability. Sleek deck yet loads of interior space - 6’3”+ headroom. Amenities found in many 40’ boats: stand up separate shower, storage “garage”, ergonomic galley, LED lighting. Compact & easy to handle with square-top mainsail, ceramic ring lead adjustments, a modern GRP bow sprit & more! See Marine Servicenter’s ads on page 97 and 104

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Beneteau’s new 35.1 sports an array of cabin layouts in your choice of Mahogany (dark) or Light Oak interior joinery. This show Signature Yachts will be featuring the new “L-Galley” arrangement with opposing settees, large centerline table, two private staterooms and a head with completely separate shower. She can be simply equipped for daysailing or filled with creature comforts for more extended cruising. See Signature’s ad on page 103

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The Beneteau 37 Platinum Classic Edition will be on display at the Portland Boat Show! This more traditional model has a large single wheel in a comfortable cockpit. Deep Fin Keel, Deep single rudder and a shaft driven Yanmar make for an easy handling, easy sailing boat! A Classic mainsail will please performance sailors and her mahogany joinery interior brings all the comforts of home. Platinum Package on this boat includes a host of options all included at no charge! See Passion Yachts’ ad on page 94 and Signature’s ad on page 103

Nautitech Open 40 Both Cruising World and Sail magazines voted this model 2016 WINNER in their catamaran categories. Excellent sailing performance due to weight and displacement is complemented by a considerable gain in living space for the crew, as well as significantly steadier boat stability and easy handling. The result is reduced travel time, increased distance and sailing pleasure that offers more comfort and relaxation. With the unique Open concept, the cockpit and the saloon of the Nautitech Open 40 flow into one shared living space, ideal for an unforgettable day at sea. See Yacht Sales West’s ad on page 10

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Elan E4 Elan brings forth a new generation of yachts offering a perfect balance between performance, comfort, easy handling and safety without compromise. As new dealers of Elan for the PNW, we are ecstatic to represent such a distinguished line of sailboats! The 2017 Elan E4 offers an exhilarating sailing performance, which one would usually expect to find on much bigger boats. Maybe the best feature yet is how effortless she is to sail, even in challenging conditions. See Seattle Yachts’s ads on page 8 and 9

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Jeanneau 44 Deck Salon With the big DS windows and salon sole “up” it is no wonder that Jeanneau Deck Salons are great PNW year round cruisers! Featuring a huge owners suite aft with center king berth and aft opening portlight, dual hanging lockers, lots of storage and en-suite head. Forward is a guest cabin that rivals many owner cabins with a tall hanging locker, vanity/desk and a second head with separate shower Gradual slope stairs from galley/salon up to a big twin wheel cockpit with main & jib sheets led aft to helms for ease of sailing! See Marine Servicenter’s ads on page 97 and 104

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Fountain Pajot 40 Lucia Fountaine Pajot introduces it’s 40th Catamaran model on it’s 40th anniversary! The Lucia 40 is available in 3 or 4 stateroom layouts with 2, 3 or 4 private heads. The Maestro version (3 staterooms, 2 heads with stall showers) will make it’s West Coast Debut at the Seattle Boats Afloat. One hull is dedicated to the Master Suite with a huge queen berth aft, vanity and desk amidships and with an enclosed head. The shower is forward with room for a washer/dryer. Light and strong, the Lucia 40 is known for the perfect blend of comfort and sailing performance over her charter boat competitors. See Signature’s ad on page 102 Lagoon 42 Just named 2017 Cruising World “Boat of the Year” & SAIL “Best Boats” amongst a slew of Catamarans. Over 200 sold! Featuring easy access to the water, big cockpit with single level into the salon/ galley, “overlapping” salon outboard over the hulls, massive owners suite (hull) to starboard, twin guest cabins to port. Revolutionary design with mast aft for better rig harmony, less weight aloft and much improved upwind sailing. Injection molded deck & fabric ceilings for weight savings. Tall square-top main, big self tacking jib, and furling Code 0. See Marine Servicenter’s ads on page 97 and 104

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Dufour 460 Grand Large It could be said that Dufour has put into this yacht all the fruit of its 50 years of experience, research, and development. It’s true. Everything these years have made it possible to find, dream up, and mature can be found here in this brilliant yacht. It piles on advantages, taking care to keep the essentials. It crams in features, while keeping all the conveniences. Its daring goes as far as borrowing from larger vessels by placing the sail locker above decks. See Yacht Sales West’s ad on page 10 Jeanneau Yacht 54 Bright open salon, large galley with home-like appliances: upright SS Fridge/ Freezer, Miele Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer! Andrew Winch interior design: luxurious owners suite fwd, VIP cabin & twin single cabin aft. Briand hardchined resin infused hull and injection molded deck, 30%+ weight savings for a very quick and nimble yacht. She turns on a dime, accelerates easily, yet has incredible stability and a “big boat” feel. Innovative cockpit: fwd “loungers,” pantented aft “terrace,” retractable davits, and fwd sundeck with awning. See Marine Servicenter’s ads on page 97 and 104 Fairway 37 Flybridge All new model with walk-around side decks and luxurious interior. The full length Flybridge hardtop over the cockpit allows you plenty of space on the bridge for dinghy storage or simply an entertaining deck. The large forward owner’s stateroom has an island bed with plenty of storage space and the guest cabin has 2 large single bunks. The cockpit has built in seating in each aft corner and removable tables for entertaining or dining outside. Built to coastal cruise and the Fairway hull has an excellent reputation for stability at sea and outstanding See NW Yachtnet’s ad on page 7 economy.

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Featured Boats at the Shows Nimbus 405 Coupe Produced in Sweden, Nimbus Boats offer exceptional comfort, innovative design, quality through genuine craftsmanship and are built according to the highest safety standards. The Nimbus Coupé series has been refined to perfection since 1969 and sold more than four thousand boats around the world. The 2017 Nimbus 405 Coupe is perfect for those who enjoy being social, living comfortably, easy handling, and cruising in style. She has a rather spacious interior with 3 double berth cabins and 2 heads. See Seattle Yacht’s ads on page 8 and 9 Bavaria Virtess 420 FLY JK3 Yachts recently announced that they are the exclusive new dealers for Bavaria Motorboats in the Western US! See the 2017 Bavaria Virtess 420 Fly make her West Coast debut at this year’s show. Volvo IPS drives, spaciousness below deck and stylish design above deck is what makes the Virtess line such a unique motor yacht in the premium segment. The name derives from the Latin word “virtus” meaning valor/ virtue, and from the French word “vitesse” meaning speed. See JK3’s ad on page 3

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The Helmsman 43 Pilothouse expands in all dimensions from the 38 Pilothouse. This two-stateroom two-head trawler is unique for its “low rise” pilothouse, spacious top deck, and interior volume equal to much larger boats. A low profile, wide beam, and safe deck plan make this a stable and comfortable boat to operate. Sturdily built with a richly nautical and expertly-crafted interior. The redesigned guest stateroom offers more space and a wider berth.

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DeFever 52 Euro DeFever Motor Yachts are well designed, offshore cruisers built to endure - inside and out! The 2016 DeFever 52 Euro is a distinctive boat that you will find hard to miss. Seldom has a yacht been designed with almost as much living area on the outside as in! She offers a very spacious and luxurious interior with a 16’ beam, both the main deck and the below deck accommodations are generously proportioned. See Seattle Yacht’s ads on page 8 and 9

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Alerion Sportboat 30 The roomy cockpit has seating for a full complement of friends, and comforts abound below, where woodwork, detail, and finish are proof that the Alerion Sport 30 is a proper yacht. We’ve even maximized headroom and interior volume to make it roomy enough for a weekend adventure. Sailing systems, from the self-tacking jib to efficient deck layout, are engineered for simplicity, allowing you to welcome aboard companions of every skill level and also to singlehand with ease. Easy to set up and put away, every detail is designed to allow more time for sailing. See Sail Northwest’s ad on page 2

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Voted Cruising World’s 2017 Best Performance Cruiser, the NEW Dehler 34 combines the comfort of a luxury yacht and the performance of a racing yacht with a sporty and elegant exterior and a spacious interior featuring the specially developed Dehler Uni Door Concept, with one door for three rooms. History and high-tech combined in one yacht. See JK3’s ad on page 3 www.48North.com

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Hallberg-Rassy 44 The all-new, modernly styled HR44 combines the best of Hallberg-Rassy’s past, spiced with contemporary improvements for fast and comfortable cruising. The 44 follows the latest trends of many ocean racing and cruising yachts, as designer Germán Frers opted to go with twin rudders for total control on all points of sail. There are numerous interior layout options to choose from including one or two forward cabins, a linear or U-shaped galley and an aft cabin with centerline berth or two individual berths. See Swiftsure’s ad on page 98 Allures 45.9

Outremer 4X To answer the demand of performance sailors, Outremer introduces the 4X, a 48’ version of the new Outremer 45 featuring “turbo” features including a longer waterline, reverse bows, standard carbon fiber mast, and carbon bulkheads, rudders and daggerboards. Building on Outremer’s long lineage of designing and building fast and capable offshore boats, the 4X is sure to be a true performer whether cruising across oceans or around the islands. See Swiftsure’s ad on page 98

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J/121 The new J/121 is a 40’ offshore speedster that can be day raced or distance sailed by just five or less crew…. the best short-handed J ever…. capable of winning on any race track while also excelling in daysailing and weekend mode. Here’s a boat, class and program that redefines sailboat racing as a recreation and shared adventure with friends, reducing the focus on specialization and athletic short-course W/L racing. The J/121 fulfills the growing need to simplify life and reconnect with those you really want to sail with on a boat that’s pure magic to sail. See Sail Northwest’s ad on page 2

The Allures 45.9 builds on the successful platform of the Allures 45, a yacht that is comfortable and easy to sail with a shorthanded crew, while retaining a high performance standard with maximum safety. She features a hull with wider aft sections for larger aft cabin and technical room space, and a complete composite deck as seen in the new Allures 39.9. A lifting keel in place of the centerboard is also an option. See Swiftsure’s ad on page 98

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The LC range (Long Cruise), with its deeper and larger hull sections provides a greater luxurious accommodation and exterior comfort when sailing or living onboard. Organizers and winches are located near the helmsman for easy handling when sailing single handed or with a reduced crew. All lines are led below deck to the helm station to provide a string free cockpit with plenty of space to relax. The hull shape guarantees stability thanks to the greater hull volume. See Discovery Yachts ad on page 19

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True North 34 This go-anywhere boat combines the timeless good looks, outstanding all-weather performance, spacious interior, and impeccable reputation that all True North boats are known for – all with the efficiency, speed, maneuverability, and shallow draft that twin 250 horsepower outboard engines provide The accommodation plan is designed for adventurous people who want to experience nature – comfortably. The main living spaces are all on one level and connect seamlessly to the spacious aft cockpit. Warm and dry when it’s rough, open and airy when it’s not. See Sail Northwest’s ad on page 2

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In Lowtide The Biz CYC Winter Speaker Series February 3: Circumnavigation: Clipper Ventures by Gary Purdom and Lizabeth Rose. Clipper Ventures crew share their experiences with the biennial Around the World race. Circumnavigator and 2007-08 Clipper race winner, Gary Purdom, shares his experience along with Lizabeth Rose, who is actively training for the 201718 edition of the Clipper Around the World Race. February 10: An Unconventional Cruising Adventure. Eric and Karrie Sanderson will share what it was like for their J/24-racing family to drive across the US, buy a cruising sailboat and sail the East Coast and Bahamas for two years. They will cover the practical aspects of the trip, the adventures, challenges, and answer any questions you may have about cruising with kids. February 17: A Flicka to Windward by Joshua Wheeler. If a novice can sail a small boat single-handed to the West Coast of Vancouver Island, imagine what you can do? Keeping it small, simple, solo and affordable, Joshua Wheeler will speak on the adventures and misadventures of his recent 19-day trip north with Sampaguita, a Flicka 20. February 24: Mad Dog Racing - Life on a Beach Catamaran by Colin Dunphy , 750 miles of non-stop racing through the inside passage to Ketchikan. Social hour begins at 6:00pm. Program from 7:00-9:00pm at the CYC clubhouse. For more info call (206) 789-1919 or check www.cycseattle.org

Boating Safety Classes Boating Skills & Seamanship course, begins February 23. 12-week course from 7:00 to 9:00 pm Thursday. This class covers all aspects of boating, and is good for novice and experienced boaters. Weekend Navigator course, begins March 14. 10-week course from 7:00 to 9:30 pm Tuesdays. Learn to navigate by traditional and electronic methods. Classes will be taught at Chuck Olson Chevrolet Aux. Classroom. Phone Dan Watson (425) 530-9003 or email: boatclasses@hotmail.com

Located at Nautical Landing on Lake Union in Seattle (2500 Westlake Ave. N., Suite F), Swifture Yacht’s new office is in the same building they have occupied since 2010, but they are now at dock level. Of the move, Swiftsure Yachts partner Ryan Helling said, “Our new office has twice the square footage of our old one, with the addition of a conference room and meeting space right at dock level.” Along with the expanded office space, they also have more warehouse

storage for sails, dinghies and other gear. And with 10,000 square feet of premier, secure (security services and cameras) moorage with recently replaced docks, their growth reflects the level of quality they strive to bring to every customer. Swiftsure brokers invite those looking for a quality yacht to stop by to see the new office and chat about what boat might fit your dreams. You can also find them online at www.SwiftsureYachts.com

Our Mainsail Why it’s different Actually, sails are very similar.

Our cruising spinnaker. Why you need one.

Sailmakers mostly buy their cloth from similar sources, use the same basic techniques, and frequently the same designs. But there is one major thing that separates our sails from theirs.

The wind. It’s fickle. From a stiff breeze to a whisper. In less time than it takes to say “What happened to the wind?” Our radial head drifter was designed specifically for light air performance. Plus, it sells at a price that leaves the other guys whistlin' Dixie.

The price. The Lee mainsail. A rugged, well built sail, big on performance, small on price.

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The Lee Cruising Spinnaker. A great sail at a price that won’t leave you gasping. For a free brochure or an estimate, contact your nearest Lee Sails Representative.

The Lee genoa or jib. Priced right and designed for durability.

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Greg Allen of Yacht Masters NW and Paul Zimmer and Ryan Parker, co-owners of S3 Maritime, are pleased to announce the merger of these two wellestablished and well-respected Seattle yacht outfitter and repair companies. The combined entity will operate as S3 Maritime, making it one of the largest yacht outfitters in the Pacific Northwest. Yacht Masters will be relocating to S3 Maritime's 18,000 square foot facility in Salmon Bay, just west of Fisherman's Terminal, 2360 W. Commodore Way Suite 200, Seattle, WA 9819. Phone: (206) 420-4932 or 877-S3Maritime, email: info@S3Maritime.com, web: www.S3Maritime.com

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Adult Program Director, Bryan Rust, is joining Sail Sand Point’s yearround staff. During his time at WWU Bryan earned a BS in Environmental Science, but more importantly he began teaching Sailing and Windsurfing and became a Varsity Skipper and the Captain of the Sailing team. After graduating, he moved to Puerto Rico to teach watersports, then to explore the rest of the Caribbean on a catamarn. Bryan made his way back to the great PNW and now lives aboard a 34' wooden boat. In his new role at SSP, Bryan will be planning new classes and programs for adults and providing support to open boating, adaptive sailing, and more. Contact Bryan at(206) 525-8782. January 2017

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Seattle Yachts is pleased to announce the appointment of Yacht BC of Vancouver, B.C. and WS Yacht Brokers of Portland, OR, as affiliate dealers for new boat lines carried by Seattle Yachts. This strategic sales and service alliance will better serve yachting clients in all the Pacific Northwest. With this new alliance, Yacht BC Yacht Sales, WS Yacht Brokers and Seattle Yachts will have a cross marketing, sales and service strategies to: • Represent new boat lines • Assist clients by professionally representing them in the purchase and sale of brokerage listings in British Columbia, Oregon and Washington • Arrange pre-purchase inspections, surveys and sea trials • Assist clients in understanding and navigating through BC and US documentation and registration as well as the development of taxation strategies • Provide cross border delivery services including importation, customs clearances and duty remittance • Offer a wide range of ancillary services to visiting boaters (from e n g i n e / g e n e r a t o r re p a i r t o guidance to our favorite fishing grounds) C o n t a c t S e a t t l e Ya c h t s a t www.seattleyachts.com, Yacht BC Yacht Sales at www.yachtbc.com a n d W S Ya c h t B r o k e r s a t www.yachtworld.com/wsyachtbrokers

JK3 is proud to announce its newest partnership with Bavaria Motorboats. With offices in San Diego, Newport Beach, Alameda, Seattle and Houston we will be the dealers for the Western US. Bavaria Motorboats is a great compliment to our existing product lines and consistent with our focus on quality, innovative, German engineered yachts. All of us at JK3 are excited to introduce Bavaria Motorboats to the Western U.S. For more information visit www.jk3yachts.com


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The Pacific was the last ocean to be found by Western man. When Spain seized Guam in 1521 after Magellan’s voyage, it became the first European colony in the Pacific.

The earthquake that triggered the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in December 2004 created waves as high as 48-feet. The Arctic Ocean is completely ice-covered each winter and partially all year, thus it’s the only ocean you can walk across.

The Pacific has twice as many species of coral as the Atlantic.

The Arctic Ocean touches three continents---North America, Asia, and Europe---and is divided into a number of arbitrarily defined seas.

The highest and lowest tides in the Pacific occur around the Korean Peninsula, 30-feet, and about one-foot near Midway Islands.

The tropics occupy 36 percent of Earth’s land and include parts of North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

The highest and lowest tides in the Indian Ocean both occur along Australia’s west coast, 36-feet and two feet.

The subtropics refers to the zones between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and 40 degrees north and south of the Equator.

The Indian Ocean lies mostly in the tropics, so it’s the warmest of the oceans, with summer surface temperatures reaching 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Antarctic Convergence is an area where the waters of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans meet the cold Antarctic Circumpolar Current.

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Books The Pacific Northwest Coast is a dream cruising ground. You can travel by recreational boat from Seattle throughout the Salish Sea and along the British Columbia coast to Glacier Bay in Southeast Alaska. On the way, you will find a myriad of channels, islands and snug anchorages to explore. The thousands of miles of protected waters are a magnet for cruisers from around the world. Sailing along this coast adds even greater enjoyment to the journey.

While under sail, you will hear the sounds of nature, from blowing whales to puffing porpoises to jumping salmon, and even sea otters cracking shells on their chests. Based on years of experience sailing in these waters and countless hours of research, this guide helps you understand where and when you can find the best wind. It teaches you about how land changes the wind so you can understand the seemingly erratic

winds in these protected channels. It identifies the main forecast areas, weather condition reporting stations, and relevant tide and current prediction stations for each area. With this guide, you will learn how to spend more time sailing, and less time motoring, as you explore the magical northwest coast. Taken By The Wind: The Northwest Coast, A Guide to Sailing the Coasts of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska by Marilyn Johnson, $44.95, published by CreateSpace Independent, www.createspace.com

Do you want tot predict the weather? Looking at the sky will give you plenty of hints about the kind of weather that is on the way. The type and shape of the clouds, the color of the sky and the range of visibility are all indicators as to what weather will follow. In this unique book, 24 color photographs of cloud formations and accompanying text will help you read

the sky, pick up the clues and predict what the weather will do. There are skies associated with bad weather, sudden change, weather that will deteriorate and weather that will improve. Helpful tables facing each photograph will also help you predict how long each type of weather will last. This gem of a book has been a

best seller for almost 50 years. Now revised and brought right up to date, it will be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from walking to sailing. Instant Weather Forecasting, You Can Predict the Weather by Alan Watts, $12.95, published by Adlard Coles Nautical, www.adlardcoles.com

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• Can be thrown in packed position or fully inflated. • High visibility yellow for search and rescue situations. • Easily rearmed and repacked for multiple uses with Leland 24 Gram CO2 with V86140 Bayonet Assembly re-arm kit. • Compact: its in a backpack or ditch bag. • Back-up buoyancy for use with a life jacket. ThrowRaft TD2401 is also Lloyd’s Register Certified as a Fully Inflatable Throwable Buoyancy Device. Check: www.throwraft.com

ThrowRaft Throwable Inflatable Device PFD is a US Coast Guardapproved, compact and reusable inflatable personal flotation device (PFD). The TD2401 measures just 11”x 4” when packed and 22” x 21” inflated. You can trigger its CO2 canister manually or just throw the device into the water, where it will automatically inflate. • Five times smaller than a square cushion when packed. Nine times smaller than the ring buoy (packed). • Save space and meet carriage requirements with the first and only USCG Approved Inflatable Throwable Device Type-IV PFD. • Legally replaces all square cushions,

ring buoys and horseshoe buoys on recreational boats. • Auto-inflates when submerged underwater.

Harken’s patent-pending Reflex furlers provide sailors confidence that their free-flying spinnaker, gennakers and code sails will furl with speed and control. The result? Sailors use downwind sails more often—even when sailing shorthanded. Pull the furling line and the drive unit reacts reflexively to rotate the torsion cable, instantly transferring torque to the head swivel without unwanted twist delaying the response. The result is a fast, smooth roll-up and super-tight furl.

A unique quick-release modular T-fitting allows a single drive unit to handle multiple sails. The rolled sail easily disconnects with the pull of one spring-loaded pin, and a new furled sail slides and locks into the T-slot. Each sail has its own torsion cable, with head and tack swivels permanently fitted to each sail. The drive unit’s large diameter provides powerful furling, while its extreme low profile maximizes the sail’s luff length. The hardcoatanodized 6061-T6 aluminum sheave

spins on Torlon® ball bearings to reduce friction. A flexible cowling of impact-resistant polycarbonate alloy lets crew quickly feed the furling line into the drive sheave without tools. Offset holes grip rope securely when furling, with the stripper and feeder working together to prevent line from jamming. A choice of drive unit attachments to the bow fitting or sprit is offered. Check www.harken.com

The high solids formula requires fewer coats to reach the desired dry film thickness. An underwater barrier system applied either by roller/brush or airless spray can be achieved in just 7 mil Dry Film Thickness (DFT).

InterProtect HS uses Micro-Plate® Technology, which substantially reduces water migration through the epoxy to the hull surface and provides protection from corrosion for all metals. It can also be used as part of a gelcoat blister repair or prevention system and as an alternative no-sand primer on new, or never-been-painted fiberglass boats. Check www.yachtpaint.com

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Welcome to Sail Sand Point Welcome to Sail Sand Point, Seattle’s Community Boating Center; a non-profit 501(c)(3) incorporated in 1998. Our mission is to bring the joy and life-enhancing benefits of sailing and small boats to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. At Sail Sand Point, there is a program for anyone interested in sailing, paddling, or being on Lake Washington. Come rent a boat to sail or paddle, learn new sailing skills in adult classes, cruise the lake at one of our community events, or sign up kids for our summer camps. Sail Sand Point focuses on providing a welcoming environment in all of our camps and classes, where participants feel empowered to learn and succeed both on and off the water. In 2016, Sail Sand Point won US Sailing’s award for “10 years of Hallmark Performance,” which recognized the ongoing positive experiences people have at Sail Sand Point. Our programs are designed not only to teach people how to sail, but to help them discover that sailing is a fulfilling lifelong activity.

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Our boat rental program provides the community with easy access to Lake Washington throughout the spring, summer, and fall. The goal of Open Boating is to introduce people to Sail Sand Point and allow anyone to get on the water in an accessible and affordable way. You can come down and try paddling on a kayak or paddleboard without any prior experience. To rent sailboats you must pass our skill test on the boat that you intend to sail. We have many types of sailboats from Lasers to Hobie 16’s. Check our website for more details on our fleet. We look forward to seeing you on the water this spring!

Rental options Unlimited Annual Pass Annual Paddling Pass Annual Family Pass Youth Pass 5-Use Paddle Pass 5-Use Sail Pass Hourly Paddling Hourly Sailing Opti Pass

$200 per year $150 per year $300 per year $60 per year $60 per pass $100 per pass $18 per hour $30 per hour $1 per year

adult classes Learning how to sail at Sail Sand Point will provide the best foundation you can find for the future of your sailing career. Our courses aim to give students the skills and confidence needed to feel comfortable on the water. We always tell people that getting in the smallest boat you can find provides the best platform to develop your sailing skills. Smaller boats respond much faster and provide a more accurate “feel” for the wind than big boats do. Whether you’re looking to sail around the world or just take your friends and family out on the water it all starts here with small boat sailing. We have courses designed to accommodate a range of goals for new sailors. Whether you want the workout and balancing act associated with a tippy little boat, or a simple and stable catamaran we can get you on the water in a class that works for you!

“The big boats get the glory, but the small boats make the sailor.” -Wind (1992 Sailing Movie)

YOuth summer camps “This is awesome. This is LiFe!” - ssP camPer Summer camps are THE most fun way to experience sailing and paddling for the first time, to master new skills in intermediate classes, to cross the finish line in your first race, or to just hang out on the water with friends. Camps are offered over a 10-week period, from late June to the end of August, for full days or half days to accommodate varying schedules. Every SSP Instructor is US Sailing Level 1 certified, CPR/First Aid/AED certified, and has passed the WA Boater Safety Course and WA state background check. Most instructors have years of personal sailing and teaching experience, as well as an intimate knowledge of SSP’s programs and teaching philosophy; “Safety, Fun, and Learning.” Sailors who feel safe can have fun. And sailors who are having fun will continue to learn! Camps are designed for sailors of all levels ages 6-17. For parents, check out our “Mommy/Daddy & Me” Class, a family-oriented class for 6-8 year olds and a parent or grandparent meant to provide a friendly, positive first sailing experience for all.

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adaptive sailing Here at Sail Sand Point we are convinced that there is nothing more rewarding than sailing. It provides a sense of freedom and gratification that cannot be found on land. It is our belief that this must be shared with any and all who are interested. Currently Sail Sand Point is the only location in the region where a boater with a disability can sail or paddle any day of the week during the summer. Our Adaptive Sailing committee works with other community organizations, such as Seattle Children’s Hospital and Outdoors for All, to build partnerships and develop programming that allow us to serve the diverse needs of our community. This includes making our current programs accessible to all who are interested, and adding programs that can be further adapted for specific needs of groups and individuals alike. Boats used include Hobie Waves, kayaks, keelboats, and the front-facing, keeled 2.4 meter dinghies.

schOlarships At Sail Sand Point, finances don’t get in the way of sailing. We provide scholarships to youths, adults, and groups in all of our programs, including adult classes, youth camps, shipmates, and more. The application is short and does not require detailed financial information. Application available on our website at www.sailsandpoint.org

cOmmunitY events monday nighT racing

All summer long Monday nights at Sail Sand Point are where you’ll find some great small boat racing followed by a BBQ and potluck. This ongoing tradition is open to people of all skill levels and it is absolutely the best way to sharpen your skills. Nothing inspires quick and focused learning like racing. This casually competitive environment allows sailors to grow into the sport of sailboat racing. The BBQ after racing allows you to ask questions and learn from those who were faster than you! There is no better way to grow as a sailor while making a great group of new friends. Racing starts at 6pm, Memorial-Labor Day.

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Come down and enjoy a dessert potluck before setting sail under the full moon. If you’ve never had the chance to experience the lake under a full moon you’re missing out. Rent a boat, launch your own, or get a ride on one of SSP’s big boats. We hold this event from June through September on the Saturday closest to the full moon. www .48NAdvertisement orth.com January Paid

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YOuth racing SPYS (Sand Point Youth Sailing) aims to use racing as both an exciting sport and as a learning tool to become a better sailor. Practices are generally held twice a week (Tues/Thurs) in the afternoons. Sailors also may compete in several weekend regattas throughout the season. The different teams and practice seasons are described below. Some sailing experience is important, but prior racing experience is not necessary for participation in any of the teams. This program involves the dedication of parents as well as sailors. Please contact the office for more information or to learn if SPYS is right for your sailor. Tuition for SPOT and SPYS includes a youth open boating pass so sailors can sail all summer long! sPys Team: Ages 12-18 SPYS is Sail Sand Point’s flagship youth racing group.This is a great opportunity for kids who took a summer sailing or racing camp to continue to experience sailing with their peers throughout the summer season! Sailors have the opportunity to compete in many local and regional regattas throughout the summer in both single- and double-handed boats. Practice season is June-October. high schooL saiLing Team: Ages 13-18 Sailors on this team practice in FJs with Seattle-area high school kids and compete on the NW HS circuit. There are a number of regattas that teams travel to throughout Washington and Oregon culminating in qualifying regattas and possibly a trip to nationals. If you do not know any sailors at your school, come stop by a practice and SSP can help you start a team! Practice season is March through the end May. sPoT (sand PoinT oPTi Team): Ages 8-13 SPOT is all about getting young kids sailing Optis and meeting other kids who share their love for the sport. There are a number of local beginner regattas and bigger regattas near and far for those who are excited to race and compete. Practice season is late May through the end of September.

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Podcasts for Sailors by Jerry Thompson In our modern world, there are many ways to access great stories and information. One way that has everincreasing popularity is the media of podcasts. Excitingly, there are a number of free podcasts available that target sailors. You may be asking, what is a podcast? A podcast is like a radio show that you can stream or download and listen to at your leisure. It is a digital audio file that can be played on a number of devices to include: smartphones, iPods, tablets, and computers. Portable devices add great flexibility to podcast listening. Any lengthy drive, like a commute, can be filled with entertaining and informative podcasts about sailing. I live about an hour away from my marina so I fill that drive time with sailing podcasts. Aboard your vessel, while in a slip or at anchor, are other great times to enjoy your favorite podcast. Many people also listen while working out, simultaneously improving both your

mind and body! Like radio, the ability to multitask while enjoying podcasts is one of their primary appeals. Unlike radio, however, they’re available on demand. Another great feature of podcasts is that they are generally long-form media. Many podcasters will have conversations or interviews with sailors you really want to hear from for hours on end! Whether it’s white-knuckle adventure, in-depth education, or side splitting entertainment. More time with your favorite sailors is a good thing! Before I reveal the sailing podcasts I recommend, I want to share how to go about downloading and playing podcasts. What is the best device to use for managing and listening to podcasts? In my opinion, it is your smartphone. I suspect a few of you are still clinging to flip phones. Sailing podcasts may be your excuse to take the plunge into the world of smartphones! Your phone can be used to manage and play podcasts. With Bluetooth technology you can send podcasts to www.48North.com

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your Bluetooth equipped car stereo or speaker when listening aboard your boat. Headphones or earbuds, wired or Bluetooth, are great for listening while walking, working in the yard, or working out. To listen to podcasts on your smartphone you need a podcatcher app. There are many podcatcher apps available in the app stores (Google Play for Android and iTunes for iOS). The App I recommend for podcasts is Podbean, though there are many other good alternatives like the app called “Podcast” that comes standard on Apple devices. Podbean is free and powerful. It allows you to search for and find the podcasts you want and download episodes automatically. It will also remove podcasts that you have listened to. Podbean is intuitive and easy to use. Simply search for the podcast you want and subscribe to it done! Well almost... when you subscribe you will automatically receive all new episodes. But what about all of the great old episodes? You can download 49


all the old episodes, however this is a manual procedure. Whatever your podcatcher app choice, you should be able to customize and configure to your liking. I prefer to download to my SD card, which has plenty of room. You could run into trouble if you select internal storage and somehow manage to fill it up. Your smartphone may start acting weird. I also like to turn on the Autoplay Next Episode function. This way, if I’m on a long drive and finish an episode, the next episode automatically runs. Personally, I do not allow cellular downloads or streaming in my settings. This ensures episodes will only download when you have a wifi connection, saving valuable and expensive cellular bandwidth. For some, the data may be less of an issue than the storage space, and this can make streaming a better option. I like to receive notifications when new episodes are available too, so I also turn that on. Typically, you may also customize the settings for an individual podcast. If you don’t have or want to use a smartphone, there are many other ways to enjoy podcasts. You can listen on other types of devices. For a computer, I find it’s easiest to use Apple’s iTunes software, which comes standard on Apple products but requires a download on a PC. Apple developed iTunes to make it easy to find and subscribe to podcasts. I will not get into the technicalities of RSS feeds. All you need to know is that when you subscribe to podcasts in iTunes (or most other podcatcher apps) new episodes are automatically delivered. You can easily copy or “synchronize” the episodes to an iPod for listening on the go. Downloading iTunes, as well as the sailing podcasts I will recommend in this article, are all free. Free is good! Once you’re in iTunes, searching for, selecting, and subscribing to podcasts will be similar to many mobile podcatcher apps. Use the search box (upper right) and make sure iTunes store is selected. iTunes will find a number of podcasts (top section) and podcast episodes (bottom section) for you to choose from. Subscribe (middle left) to automatically receive all new episodes. Don’t forget to click “Get” to see all of the old episodes and to download, if desired. You can then 50

synchronize these podcasts to your iPod or you can listen to them on your computer. You can also enjoy podcasts via online streaming services like Sound Cloud or Stitcher, or directly on the podcast webpages. Some older websites may require use of a local audio player such as Windows Media Player or VLC. Listening via websites is the least flexible, but it may be what works for you. Now that you have some ideas about how to access podcasts to download or stream, here are my recommendations! On The Wind (formally 59° North with Andy Shell) 59-north.com/podcast/ Available on: Podcatchers and iTunes Andy Shell is an excellent sailor and a prolific podcaster. He also writes articles for sailing magazines, presents workshops on a number of nautical subjects, manages sailing rallies (Caribbean 1500), and along with his wife Mia, takes guests on sailing adventures, ocean passages, aboard their 48’ Swan, Isbjorn. Andy and Mia both blog about their sailing adventures as well. Andy’s podcasts are first rate, highly produced, and extremely informative and entertaining. Andy is honest and open (I offer episode 154, “Appendicitis Offshore,” as evidence). Andy has frank discussions with the most interesting present day sailors and people associated with sailing. I have listened to every episode and have never been disappointed. Here are a few of my favorites: • Matt Rutherford: sailor, adventurer, ocean researcher, Episodes 2, 3, 16, 37, 78 124, 157 • Lin and Larry Pardey: King and Queen of cruising, authors, Episode 4 • Donald Street: sailor, author, Episode 7 • Paul Exner: sailor, Episodes 17, 100, 157 • Mario Vittone: rescue swimmer, trainer, Episode 41 • Brion Toss: rigger extraordinaire, Episodes 56, 57 • Webb Chiles: sailor, author, adventurer, Episode 84 • Senator Tom Harken: sailor, January 2017

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Episode 98 • Gary Jobson: America’s Cup sailor and commentator, Episode 99 • Tania Aeb: sailor, Episode 104 The Sailing Podcast with David and Carina Anderson http://thesailingpodcast.com/ Available on: Podcatchers and iTunes Based in Queensland, Australia, David “has a chat” with many fascinating sailors. David’s easy, relaxed interview style allows his guests to feel very comfortable in telling their stories. This results in interviews that are extremely interesting and entertaining. Here are just a few of the people David has chatted with: • Matt Rutherford: sailor, adventurer, ocean researcher, Episodes 22, 65 • Web Chiles: sailor, author, adventurer, Episode 24 • Jeff Siegel of Active Captain: Episode 26 • Wally Moran: one of the first to sail to Cuba, Episode 30 • James Wharram: catamaran designer, Episode 45 • Lin Pardey: sailing royalty, author, Episode 52 The Furled Sails - The World’s First Sailing Podcast http://www.furledsails.com/ Available on: Podbean only Noel and Christy Davis are pioneers in podcasting and hosted the world’s first sailing podcast, The Furled Sails. As pioneers, they experienced some equipment and sound issues when first starting out in September 2005. For a number of years they “hid” their first three episodes. But, they finally succumbed to subscriber pressure and put the elusive first three back up for public consumption. They quickly hit their stride and interviewed many of the most important sailors and sailboat designers in the world. Sadly, some of the folks they interviewed are no longer with us, but their stories live on thanks to Noel and Christy. The Furled Sails published their last episode in May 2010. The iTunes store unfortunately no longer stocks their podcast. However, Podbean still has The Furled Sails. You must instruct Podbean to download each episode, which takes a little doing, but it is well worth it. I downloaded all 151 episodes and they only consumed


3 GBs on my smartphone’s SD memory card. I configured Podbean not to delete The Furled Sails episodes after listening as I want to listen to them yet again sometime in the future. I have listened to every episode twice, and look forward to a third time in a couple of years. Some of my favorites: • Lin and Larry Pardey: King and Queen of cruising, authors, Episodes 52 and 53 • David and Jaja Martin: sailors and adventurers, Episodes 56 and 57 • Nick Maloney: sailing legend, circumnavigator, Episode 58 • Karen Larson and Jerry Powlas: owners of Good Old Boat Magazine, Episode 63 • Pete Goss: renowned 1996/97 Vendee Globe sailor, Episode 65 • Reese Palley: sailor, adventurer, author, legend, Episode 68 • Ted Brewer: sailor and sailboat designer, Episode 74 • Sven Yrvind: extraordinary sailor, Episodes 96 and 97 • John Guzzwell: of Trekka around the world fame, Episodes 106, 107 • Webb Chiles: sailor, author, adventurer, Episodes 116, 117 • Serge Testa: world record for circumnavigating in the smallest boat, Episode 128 • Chief from Watertribe: Episodes 133, 134 • Phil Bolger: designer of unique boats, Episodes 146, 147 Shooting the Breeze Sailing http://theescapepods.com Available on: Podcatchers and iTunes Jeff Wettig is the host of this “blue collar” sailing podcast. He concentrates on the Chesapeake Bay which is the largest estuary in the United States and home to many yacht clubs. Jeff seeks out and has conversations with everyday sailors who spend lots of time sailing, including those who may just be passing through. Jeff’s downto-earth style makes listening easy and entertaining. The Sailing Rode http://www.thesailingrode.com/ Available on: Podcatchers and iTunes Steve and Brandy share their cruising experiences aboard their trailer sailboat, S/V Wiki Honu, and much more. Lessons learned, interviews and

tips are all included. BBC Radio Solent - The H2O Show http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/ p002m27x Available on: Podcatchers and iTunes I admit the H2O Show covers much more than sailing. It is about all things maritime in England with the focus on the Solent which is the body of water between mainland England and the Isle of Wight. Rich in maritime history, the Solent is host to many sailing regattas and I suspect has more sailboats per square kilometer than anywhere else in the world. Sir Robin Knox Johnston

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e are cruising. This, for those that are familiar with the lifestyle, succinctly answers two of the most common questions: What do you do and where do you live? However, for those that are unfamiliar with the cruising life, this same statement opens up Mary Poppins’ magical bag of questions. With an impending visit to our Virginia hometowns, I wondered how many questions I could handle. At the end of November, after a condensed three-week sail down the Baja Peninsula, John and I secured Halcyon in a marina, emptied the fridge, opened all the lockers, strapped the dinghy down, and caught a plane to visit our Virginia family. There is always a pang of sadness when we leave the boat these days. More than just a home on the water, Halcyon embodies our dreams and carries scars of the hard work it has taken to get us here.

aboard. I needed to brace myself for the sideways glances and confused countenances, steel myself against the onslaught of questions, and try to recall how I’ve coached myself into making a choice among 37 different brands of crackers. I did receive some sideways glances and confused countenances – from the Uber driver, the hair stylist, my great aunt. Our cruising lifestyle is tough for some Richmond-ers to grasp. When I got my hair cut (oh the luxury!), I just couldn’t quite paint an accurate picture for my stylist. I told her I lived on a boat to clarify just how little time and effort I spend on my hair. “That’s cool. I had a friend that worked on a cruise ship once.” Not quite the same – I own this boat and it’s a bit smaller than that. “Where did you spend Thanksgiving?” On my boat, in Mexico. “Oh – you had to work?” No, it’s not a job, though it’s not quite vacation either. “Is your boat in the ocean right now?” Well, yes, but not just floating out there. It’s tied up to a dock in a marina. “Is that how you got to Virginia?” No, I used an airplane for that. “Have you been to Europe?” I have, but not on my boat – we travel slower than you’re imagining. “Oh – how about Africa?” Wow this is tougher than I thought. Let’s talk about your day instead. To strangers in brief exchanges, I quickly reverted to being a business consultant from Seattle, in order to accomplish more than one task an

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We are proud of her, and it always feels like something of a betrayal to leave her behind. But, the excitement of seeing family and meeting our new baby nephew kept me energized through the ceaseless departure preparations. Once on the plane, the unease of the awaiting culture-shock set in. I spent the travel hours mentally preparing myself for reentry into society; and not just any society, but the proper Southern society of Richmond, Virginia. This society is generally far removed from sailboat Not everybody back home immediately understood what racing, weekend cruising, Becca and John are doing, but many understood why and coworkers who live they were doing it. 52

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hour. But from friends and extended family, the questions tumbled out in undulating waves of curiosity and fascination. Where is the boat? Isn’t it hard? Where are you going next? What do you eat? Is it safe? What do you do at night? How do you communicate? Is it scary? How do you get food? When are you coming back? Are you having fun? The questions were heartfelt and more diverse than I expected, and I enjoyed sharing stories about our adventure and lifestyle. I connected with a second cousin who lives in rural Virginia over researching solar panels for their RV. I typed up and printed recipes for my aunt after a long conversation about what and how I cook on the boat. At one point, I found myself explaining how happy I felt to actually be out there cruising. After more than five years of talk and plans, we are finally making it happen. I’m proud of myself for that. I’m proud of us. It was then that I noticed a commonality among all of my curious companions. With the initial line of questions satisfied, the next statement

always carried the same sentiment: “Good for you.” Despite having little vision of what my daily life looks like, these friends and relatives appreciate that what we are doing is special. That we are undertaking an adventure sure to shape our perspectives and our lives. The motives and goals underlying the decision to bob around in the world in a small fiberglass tub that’s older than either of us are ones they understand, even if they are still grasping the details. Maybe they share some of those same motivating sentiments, too. This was unexpected. I had mentally prepared myself for the questions and the glances under the assumption that these questions and glances came from a place of bewilderment and perplexity, with a tone of “better you than me.” That is not the case. The questioners and glancers are certainly curious, but it’s because they are excited and impressed. They are proud of us, too. And so, as we depart Richmond to return to Halcyon and the new version of our daily life, I return with a new sense of pride for the decisions we have made, an appreciation for

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That’s Gonna Leave a Mark! The Rules can be Complicated, Misinformation Makes it Worse! By Andy Schwenk The other day a Washington state ferry collided with a private vessel. I have lived in the Puget Sound since 1978 and the only other time I know of this happening was recently when a different Washington state ferry drove over a 30’ sailboat. It was reported to me that the skipper and the woman on the helm of the ferry both lost their jobs in that case. The details of this latest case of course will be hashed out by Maritime legal eagles but the video evidence seems shockingly clear. The powerboat is approaching from the right on a collision course. This was taught to me as “constant bearing, decreasing range.” The video, involving the ferry and a pleasure boat appropriately named Nap Tyme is easy to find on Youtube or other stops along the information superhighway. It certainly appears to me, right from the start, that the situation is quickly approaching the point where the give way vessel is not taking action soon enough to avoid the collision. With a collision imminent, this is when the stand on vessel must take action to avoid a collision. In this case, it appears the give way vessel 54

does not take action soon enough to avoid a collision and the stand on vessel does not either, and soa collision follows. This is the part that may surprise you, however: In my opinion, the give way vessel should have been the ferry. It does not appear the ferry was affected at all, except for, perhaps, the careers of those on the bridge. The pleasure boat certainly suffers damage but I have a feeling the citizenry of the people of Washington will likely being paying for a portion of it. Even in a situation where you are the stand on vessel and required to maintain course and speed you are also required to keep a look out and take evasive action if needed when the give way vessel fails to do so. I know ferry boats are not nearly as maneuverable as a 40’ pleasure boat, but that just means they have to take action sooner. Typically, the USCG assigns a certain amount of blame for the accident to each vessel, rarely is one skipper entirely to blame in the maritime court system. To be sure, there are places where ferries must be granted the right of way due to the restrictions related to their size. January 2017

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I am surprised this doesn’t happen more often. The roads are patrolled by all kinds of agencies, state patrol, local cops, reservation cops, sheriffs, and the list goes on. We see all kinds of accidents. In fact, there was a 54 car pile up today in Baltimore. These involve licensed drivers on roadways that are clearly marked in vehicles that, in many states, that require inspections. The waters of Puget Sound are much less forgiving. The Washington State Ferry (WSF) system is currently being overhauled after a Thanksgiving weekend not so long ago when at least two boats were condemned by the USCG inspector and one regularly scheduled run completely shut down for several months. A quick check of their website shows that one boat, the Evergreen State, was built in 1954. I can’t imagine any other public transportation system using hardware over 60 years old. Certainly metro buses are newer than this and look what happened to that Duck Boat tourist vehicle that predates World War II. The WSF system has a fantastic safety record, they have recorded millions of miles in all kinds of weather. Wind and waves, snow and sleet, daylight and darkness, and now in recent months two collisions in broad daylight and fairly calm conditions. Why is this happening? Or maybe we should ask ourselves why did this not happen sooner or at least more often? It is obvious from my conversations with fellow mariners and my casual research of various websites that many (and I would probably argue most) people do not have a basic understanding of the rules of the road as they apply to boats. At least one Washington State Boater Education Card online certification course is disseminating the wrong information, stating, “A sailing vessel is defined by law as motor vessel if it is fitted with an engine, the engine need not be engaged or idling.” This is not correct, but it is from an apparently reputable source, so you can see how things get complicated. I’ll forgive their grammar but the boat you see featured in the top right of the page to the right (one of my favorite to sail aboard) is not a power driven vessel, at least not when the engine is this position, idling or not. I’m hoping one of you loyal readers


could explain to me why it’s important for my wife to know the features and or function of the carburetor on a jet ski in order to receive a Washington State Boaters Education Card that is administered by the same people that wrote this line of nonsense. She has sailed safely to Hawaii and back at least 3 times and hasn’t hit any ferries yet, but in order for her to legally use our family sailboat, she needs to pay a fee and answer questions administered by government agents that clearly do not understand the system of rules for the for the test they are providing? Sometimes determining the vessel that is the stand on and the vessel that is the give way is not immediately clear. For example, when sailboats have their engine in gear while still flying sails they are obligated to exhibit a conical shape, apex downward. A “motoring cone,” if you will. It can be difficult

for a non sailor watching a sailboat approach under main only and preparing to give way, only to find out the sailboat also is using machinery for propulsion and is also planning on giving way. It might have been a little easier in the days when sailboats were so slow that it was obvious that they were motoring when they were moving at high speed in light wind conditions.

But now, with foiling monohulls and high speed multihulls, how is an unsuspecting power boater to know? He might be seeing your exhaust cloud because you are charging the battery with the transmission in neutral to create stored voltage to watch the Seahawks make their run to the Superbowl on the big screen. Or you could have the transmission in gear to hurry home to find out what’s for dinner? I know the holidays are over, but you should get your favorite sailor a motoring cone this sailing season! Of course, if that individual only sails on inland waters and the vessel is less than 12 meters, then save your money. If you are thinking the “inland waters” clause will save your pocketbook, think again, all the waterways of Puget Sound are rated International, not inland waters. Please remember that some

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A USCG Instructor Response to the BoaterExam.com Document: Holy COW, is that ever wrong! Directly from the Rules book: “The term sailing vessel means any vessel under sail provided that propelling machinery, if fitted, is not being used.” By the way, that BoaterExam.com piece is wrong in two additional places: (1) stating categorically that commercial traffic always has the right of way, and (2) even in its use of the phrase “right of way.” Nowhere do the Rules give precedence to commercial traffic over recreational traffic. It only appears that way because of Rule 9 (Narrow Channels) and Rule 10 (Traffic Separation Schemes), plus the ferry exclusion zones, which are not part of the Rules, but rather an issue of Large Passenger Vessel Security. There isn’t even a “Law of Gross Tonnage” as many believe. Nowhere do the Rules assign “right of way.” Instead, the Rules identify a Stand-on and Give way vessel, depending on their approach to one another, and assigns responsibilities for each to avoid collision. Captain Skip Anderson Director, Flagship Maritime

individuals are trying to scratch out a living on the waters of the Salish Sea and most of us are just out to have a good time. With this in mind, I think it is appropriate to take evasive action and “show a side” early so the professional mariner easily understands what your intentions are. Where possible, be courteous and pass well behind vessels entitled to the right-of-way. The definitive source for all rules regarding the rights and responsibilities for vessels meeting on the water are contained in the “Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook.” This is still under 200 pages long, is widely available, and produced by the US Department of Homeland Security/ USCG. These rules were formalized in 1972 and became effective in 1977. It is high time the Washington State Boaters Education Card programs honored them accurately and fixed the misinformation on their site. As you may know, this is not the only place the internet can lead

you astray. Just as the prudent mariner does not rely on one single source for navigation, neither should he or she count on what someone says regarding “commercial traffic” having the right of way. As Skip notes to the left, “right of way” is not even referred to in the Rules handbook. No matter if you plan to head out on the water in a seaplane or a submarine, even if you find yourself on a vessel not under command or constrained by draft, the rules are definitive. I would also add that, when you are taking the test for USCG Merchant Mariners Credential (commonly referred to as a Captain’s license), the only portion that they require 100% proficiency is the “Rules of the Road.” For each day shape that is required when the weather is clear, there is a corresponding light sequence and sound signal for areas of restricted visibility for fog and sandstorms. You think I’m kidding? Andy Schwenk is a USCG 100 licensed Master and the owner of Northwest Rigging. He has 42 Pacific transits to his credit and at least one win in every major local regatta.

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Cruising Bute Inlet by Conrad Wharton

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ying at the northern edge of Desolation Sound, Bute Inlet is generally passed over by cruisers. Most sailors, it seems, are headed further north or are content to stay in the cozy passages to the south. The inlet offers very little in the way of anchorages, shelter, or shore access. It’s not necessarily an ideal place to visit in a slow little sailboat from Seattle. Take a quick glance at google earth, though, and you’ll notice that the head of the inlet is ringed with dramatic, glaciated peaks. It also has an interesting history, with repeated attempts at development being thwarted in one way or another. The Chilcotin people, disgusted with the intrusion of a road construction p ro j e c t i n 1 8 6 4 , m u rd e re d 1 9 construction workers and settlers, sparking a widespread conflict. More recently, a massive hydroelectric dam has been proposed at the exact spot where the Chilcotin War began, to great local opposition.

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for the night. We tied up swamping it. Sure enough, right at the foot of Cassel the wind built, we put up a Falls, which spills straight full main and the 150% jib, into the ocean from the lake and promptly buried the above. The anchorage was bow of the trusty Thingy. tricky, as it is very deep, and We dragged it alongside, we ran two lines to the shore put it on a halyard to dump to hold the boat tucked in the water out, and squished next to the falls. We took a it back down in its locker short hike up to the lake, after deflating it. which was deep but not We spent the next very big—maybe a few miles several hours jibing our around. After some running way up the inlet at a steady around in the dinghy to get five knots, riding a warm everything unhooked the inflow wind. We watched next morning, including a a rain squall build behind sporty climb up to our stern us, and outran it for a long tie line, which was now a while as the wind built. ways up the cliff face, we We were trucking along at Vancouver headed up Bute Inlet. The a nice seven knots when Island inlet twists and turns as it the squall finally caught winds 35 miles inland, with up for real, and it became Campbell River many steep side tributaries. a handful to keep the boat The day was mostly light from rounding up. I was Bute Inlet is generally passed over by cruisers, most sailors wind again, but we watched steering at the time, and are headed further north or are content to stay in the cozy curtains of rain slip out just as I was getting pretty passages to the south. ahead of us and then exit excited for Marina to get into unseen valleys. distance from shore, and speculation the jib down, we heard a loud bang. The vertical relief is mind-bending about exploring the mountain above The vang ripped off of the mast, almost from the start, with 2,000 foot was quickly shot down by a look at tearing away the mast hound and all depth soundings a mile from 5,000 the mossy slabs going vertically up ten rivets. This was a great sign that foot peaks! And, the mountains just in every direction. The trees were so I should have eased the vang a bit. get bigger the farther up you go. The close it felt like we were tethered in Once the main was depowered and maritime weather influence quickly space next to a mountainside, floating the jib was down, the boat became becomes minimal as well. We were on air rather than water. After making much more manageable, and we just basically in a huge mountain valley, some sushi and watching a loud show scudded around the point into the and the bottom bit just happened to be of thunder and lightning for an hour last reach of the inlet. After bobbing filled with water. By the time we found or two, we went to bed. around in the lee of the point, we got a small nook to anchor in, really one of The next day, we woke up to a smacked again by the funneled wind, two or three places in the whole inlet few clouds, and motored out into blasting us up the final miles under a with shelter, we could hear thunder the calm inlet, towing the dinghy. We double-reefed main alone at six knots. rumbling. We tied up beside an old had christened it the Thingy, which The head of the inlet splits into two log boom that had been thoughtfully seemed to fit its amorphous pool- river valleys. The Homathko River, to left behind many years ago. The water floatie nature. Well, you can’t tow the north, has an old logging camp a was still 50 feet deep about the same a dinghy in a sailing story without few miles upriver with a dock. This

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is the only really protected to pull out, Chuck and his spot to stay once you’re at wife didn’t want to leave, so the head of the inlet. You will they bought Homathko and not be met by a guy in a polo built their life there. ready to catch your lines. In After a few days of fact, you will be lucky to find exploring on foot, we left this dock after feeling your Bute Inlet at an ungodly hour way across the bar and up to catch the tide right: Still the first mile of the river by rising but almost at high. Still depth sounder, squinting to rising so we would have a see the snags poking out of hope of being lifted off in a the swirling current. grounding, and almost high We were greeted by so we would have a chance of Diesel, a big ol’ pup that could getting back down the river! have easily been mistaken for Chuck had hand-drawn a a bear, and Chuck, the owner/ map of the river for us while manager of Homathko Camp. describing the shipwrecks Chuck warmly welcomed us and disasters of the Inlet and said that it wouldn’t be sunk tugboats, epic winter a problem for us to stay for storms, fearsome winds. We Chuck, owner/manager of Homathko Camp, warmly a couple of days. If you plan motored and sailed back out welcomed us and allowed us to stay for a couple of days. to go, email is the best way the whole length of the calm to make arrangements. Homathko building an aluminum hydroplaning inlet in a day. Mostly, we looked over camp features a lot of incredible 500-horsepower catamaran. This our shoulders for the view. Chuck’s backwoods engineering, including project was briefly on hold due to a stories and the dark history of the a micro hydro-plant, the greenhouse small explosion while welding the fuel inlet made our glances a little more and the wind chimes, his garden (aptly tanks. Prior to settling at Homathko, careful. If you go: bring bug spray, but named “Chuck’s Garden: Bugs, Bugger Chuck worked as a mechanic for the expect a fun and remote adventure! Off”). Possibly the most impressive logging company that owned the was his workshop, where he was camp. When the company was ready Conrad Wharton lives aboard in Seattle, WA.

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Bob Perry inspecting a carbon “chastity strut” out of the mold. Photo courtesy of Boomer Depp.

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Carbon Cruising Cutter Project By Joe Cline There is something uniquely “Pacific Northwest” happening in Anacortes right now. There are four identical 43’ offshore cruising cutters being built out of carbon fiber at Betts Boats. These are a special custom project, designed by the prolific Pacific Northwest yacht designer, Robert “Bob” Perry. To me, this project represents the capacities and complexities found within our group of local industry professionals and sailing enthusiasts. It seems like so many of the extraordinary projects that come out of our region have one eye looking back toward the traditional and the other looking to the leading edge of modern development, design, and technology. Whether fast boats built of wood, or in this case, cruising boats built of carbon, the variety and versatility are typically on display. The cherry on top is to find the knowledge, talent, skills, and facilities to make it all happen right here in western Washington. Perry is a Northwest guy who has been successfully drawing boats since the seventies, so you may already know him personally. Even if you don’t know him, you certainly know his 60

yachts with a traditional look utilizing modern materials. Though Perry says he shared the vision with the client immediately, as with all custom projects, many elements and motivations for this project are very client-driven. Perry’s answer to many of my questions didn’t go far beyond, “that’s what the client had in mind, and I got to figure out how to make it happen.” While these are not high performance boats, the carbon build will make these boats perform better than many similar looking boats. However, it may not be for the reason you’d guess. It was when I asked, “Why build offshore cruisers out of carbon fiber?” that Perry helped me have that ah-ha moment. “Well, first off, these are not going to be light displacement boats. The total displacement is going to be over 35,000 pounds.” Perry noted that this is not significantly lighter than a similar boat would be if built out of fiberglass. But here’s the kicker: Perry told me, “Most boats like this are actually under-ballasted. The weight of the hull is usually so heavy that the boat becomes far too heavy if you use as much ballast as you probably should. One of the main benefits of building these boats out of carbon fiber is that we can get the ballast-to-displacement ratio to roughly 45%.” As a comparison, consider several of Perry’s proven offshore designs. The Valiant 40, which has a long fin keel has a ballast-to-displacement ratio of 36%. The full-keeled Baba 40 makes it to

designs: the Valiant 40; the Baba 30, 35, and 40; the Tayana 37; the Passport 40; a fleet of Islander designs; the Nordic 40 and 44; among many, many others. The Perry brand is built on boats that pass the sail test as well as the eye test – they’re generally known to be beautiful, capable, and fast. Though he’s best known for his cruising boat designs, Perry has designed boats to be built out of carbon before, including the powerful and banshee-fast racer/cruiser Icon. I’ve gotten looks that range from inquisitive to perplexed to skeptical when I’ve described this Perry Carbon Cutter project. Yacht design seems to me to be as much a balance of priorities and compromise as it is a balance of art and science. In this case, the priority was to Elements of the design, like the bowsprit, belie the cutting build comfortable edge construction and the creativity of the project, but they p a s s a g e - m a k i n g do foster a pleasing, familiarly traditional appearance. January 2017

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41%. When I learned about the ballastto-displacement ratio on these carbon cutters, I immediately thought of the only boats I knew of that were in that range, ultralight displacement boats like the Moore 24 (49%) and the Santa Cruz 27 (50%). Perry smiled and said, “Well, it’s getting there.” Perry went on, “You could build this boat out of pretty much anything, but, the further you get away from carbon, the less ballast you would get.” Perry noted that “the displacementto-length ratio is about the same as a Valiant 40. It’s 43’ long, and it’s almost all waterline.” So, while this is a carbon boat that will never plane and Perry thinks it’s unlikely that it will even surf, he did say, “this is a boat that will do eight or nine knots in pretty much any direction for days on end.” Though the construction is cutting edge, there’s a lot that’s quite traditional about the design. These cutters have transom-hung rudders, which was a specific request of the client. Perry sees that the rudder, the lower freeboard, and the deck layout all contribute to the more traditional look. On first glance, hull #1 reminded me slightly of a big Bristol Channel Cutter. I learned that Perry and this client each had Atkin cutters in their minds as inspiration. One of the first things Perry showed me when we entered the shop was the carbon strut that extends from the bottom aft corner of the keel to the bottom of the outboard rudder. Like essentially all the parts on the boat, this was a custom part built (of carbon fiber, of course) right there in the Betts shop. It sat right next to the female mold that one side of the strut came out of. Perry told me that he wasn’t positive it was necessary, but the strut will protect the rudder and the propeller while supporting the rudder tip. It’s also replaceable in the event of damage or failure. While he acknowledged that the boat could function without it, this part has been dubbed, “the chastity strut,” because if you didn’t have it, you might be f**ked. Once the drawings began taking shape, the client asked Perry about where to have the boats built. “I told him I had been thinking about Jim Betts in Anacortes,” Perry remarked. The client was floored. As a PNW local, he is in Anacortes frequently. A local

builder appealed to L.O.A.: 42.71’ both Perry and the D.W.L.: 38.47’ client, so they could Beam: 13.22’ both participate in Disp.: 35,5600 lbs. the process. Indeed, D/L: 279 they’ve been there Bal./Displ.: 45% at least weekly since the build began. Getting to poke around the Betts Boats shop would have been cool regardless of the project they were working on. Their whole team was friendly, welcoming, and professional. Betts is one of the nation’s leading carbon composite boat building specialists. Founded more than 45 years ago, Betts Boats has built everything from the alwayscompetitive Sierra 26s, Uno and Dos, to speedy Bieker Riptide designs This is Perry’s most current drawing of the cutters, the first of like Longboard, to a which should splash in April. variety of cruising boats, and even an America’s Cup boat of alterations that would make the for a campaign in 2000, America True. carbon construction easier. Ultimately, Betts Boats lead designer, Neil Racicot found a few ways to improve Racicot, notes that in the Perry Carbon functionality as well, particularly Cutters, they have kind of a dream for the windlass and anchor roller project. It’s a custom job, so, they positioning, and Perry told me he likes get to have the fun and challenge Racicot’s design of the bowsprit better of designing, engineering, and than his own. manufacturing custom parts. But since Racicot also engineered stanchion there are multiple units, they can use base attachments that would fail (if component designs for the next few they fail) above the structure of the projects, making the construction of the bulwark and could be easily replaced later hulls more efficient. There is also underway, without having to drill or a possibility of doing some testing on re-seal bases through the deck. the early components that will benefit I asked Racicot how different the or streamline their systems for the later carbon fiber layup was for a cruising hulls. It’s a massive job, but all parties boat than a carbon race boat. He raised seemed pleased with the progress and his eyebrows, “very different.” He told the results thus far. me they work with Jim Antrim, a naval Racicot and the Betts team have architect and engineer in Califiornia, had a hand in the design process with for load testing of their components Perry, in addition to the build and the and composites. Ultimately, the carbon all the custom tooling. One instance fiber layup is much heavier than most where Racicot tweaked the design is of the boats Betts builds. They have the the bowsprit. Perry had drawn one license to slightly overbuild, because originally, but Racicot had a couple the overall hull weight will still be much www.48North.com January 2017 61


lighter than a similar fiberglass boat. Betts made the molds in-house. A key factor in what kind of mold to use is the choice, again a request from the client, to have internal ballast. For this reason, a male mold is required, as it would be very difficult to ensure even construction in the deep cavity of the keel sump. The choice of internal ballast displays the client’s desire for a careful and conservative approach. There are arguments for both types of ballast internal and external - but a well-made internally ballasted boat is less likely to lose its keel. I trust that there are great examples in the world, but it is hard for me to imagine bolting on a 16,000 pound lead keel to anything. The keel itself is a notable design feature. It is long, compared to more performance-oriented fin keels, and deep compared to standard full keels. The capacity for increased ballast is accomplished in both dimensions. Internal ballast is most common among full-keel boats, including many that Perry has designed. The client’s original request was for a full keel. But after some deliberation with Perry the

three-quarter keel with the “chastity strut” was the choice. One of the complications of internal ballast is that you don’t have soft lead to limit damage from a grounding. As a means to counteract that concern, the lay-up begins to mix some fiberglass with the carbon composite as you move from the hull to the bottom of the keel. There’s more than an inch of pure fiberglass on the keel’s bottom edge. Accomplishing a layup that thick with carbon would have been both too time consuming and too expensive, plus at this position on the boat, the additional weight is only a benefit. The client’s desire for a meticulous product has influenced some other elements of the design. He seems like a real belt-and-suspenders kind of a guy, which can be a great attribute in an ocean sailor. A good example is that he wanted two antennas for the SSB radio, instead of only one. Perry had drawn the boat with a single backstay, but considering the double antenna request from the client, he split the backstays and the antennas will be inside these composite stays, one on each side. Another example of the very

conservative approach for these boats is the fact that they don’t have any thru-hulls. Utilizing technology typical of larger boats, the carbon cutters use a sea-chest, which the Betts team designed and manufactured to fit the boat. Making the boats safer yet, the cutters have three water-tight bulkheads. These cutters don’t have traditional chain plates, either. The shroud attachments, which are integrated into the massive rolled bulwarks reminded me of some I’ve seen on carbon TP52s. Those shrouds will be attached to a two-spreader carbon fiber mast. I asked Perry whether he was loading the boat up with a lot of extra sail power, given the extra ballast. While he drew a more modern cutter sailplan than the boats that had inspired the design, he didn’t add a ton of extra sail. This is in line with his thinking that many boats are under-ballasted. He’s hoping the client won’t have to shorten sail too early in offshore conditions. The interior layout of the cutters highlights their given purpose. They are spacious with ample storage, but very ocean friendly. There’s not a

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double-berth to be found on the boat, and all the single berths were designed to be proper sea berths. The carbon fiber handrails give the interior a sexy look. Access to the engine is superb, and there’s still space for a genset and a huge battery bank. Ultimately, my impressions are that these will be beautiful and sturdy boats. I admit it wasn’t exactly my expectation. Having spent some time on carbon boats, I know them to be fast and light, but also know that they must be treated with care in a way I never experienced on fiberglass boats. I figured these would be burlier than those race boats, but I didn’t have a read on exactly how much. The answer is clearly a lot burlier! I believe these boats will be fast cruisers that are going to love the ocean. I think they will be a striking boat at the dock, at anchor, or especially under sail. I can’t wait to see one in action. The planned splash date for hull #1 is sometime in April. As I understand it, there will be a production break between the completion of the second boat and the beginning of production on the third, to allow for new information

from sail testing. One of my favorite parts of my meeting with Perry at the Betts facility was asking him whether he’d been this involved with the production of any of his other designs. Though over the years he has spent a great deal of time in boat yards, he said The chastity strut connects the trailing edge of the keel to the this was by far rudder, protecting the rudder and prop, and supporying the rudder the most time trip. Photo by Bob Perry. he’s spent at every step in the process. He continued, together for a common purpose.” To “It’s been remarkable to see it all come that, I’ll say to all parties: BRAVO! together, all the aspects of individual work and expertise. I’d compare it to a Joe Cline is the Editor of 48° North. symphony, where so many parts must Photos by Boomer Depp, available at have mastery on their own, but work www.flickr.com/photos/boomerdepp

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LESSONS LEARNED WHILE CRUISING Jamie & Behan Gifford

Raising the Flag In 2003, we sailed with a group of fellow Seattle Yacht Club members on an organized cruise to the Gulf Islands. It was our first time clearing into another country, and we were so excited to use our snappy new Canadian courtesy flag after clearing in at Ganges. Imagine our dismay when a few hours later, a patient sailor pointed out that in our haste, we had hoisted it…upside down. An international sign of distress, although in our case the distress followed the flag instead of the other way around! Normally, we love flying flags on Totem: we always get courtesy flags and we’re proud to fly a US flag on the transom. We enjoy others as well, from burgees to flags of local significance. Someday, I’d love to make a house flag—our own private signal. Flying a courtesy flag in most other countries is literally a courtesy — there’s no obligation, it’s simply the right thing to do. But flags can be more than just nautical tradition. Occasionally it’s required, and sometimes comes with additional regulations. In Indonesia, for example, the Indonesian courtesy flag must be larger than your national flag (if also flown). This can make for an unusually sized courtesy flag! We didn’t bother with a yellow “Q” flag (quarantine) for trips to

Canada, but when anticipating arrival in a new country, we hoist it as a matter of practice. Sometimes it’s required. The Q flag is replaced by a courtesy flag only after clearance is complete- or after pratique is granted, if you want to sound fancy. In Puget Sound we had a heavyduty Canadian courtesy flag for our summertime trips to the Gulf Islands, with strong reinforced edges and grommets to secure it. As cruisers, inexpensive stick flags are conveniently the right size and a fraction of the cost. Some cruisers make their own, but I’m not handy with a sewing machine, and these are a bargain! We have made a few flags as homeschool projects, but some of them are very tricky! More frequently, we just order whatever we expect to need for a year or so at a time. A little hand sewing is necessary to strengthen the hoist edge and create a loop at each end to tie your lines into. These are not intended for long use in the harsh sun; they are supposed to be pretty little desk flags. Unsurprisingly, they don’t last long, but they last long enough—a few months in the tropics is about as much as we usually we need. We had a lesson on the effect of the sun on those courtesy flags recently. Totem was newly secured in a tidy mooring field adjacent a yacht club in Connecticut where Jamie and I were due to give a presentation. Other cruisers were arriving by boat. Every boat flew multiple burgees. So in anticipation of the gathering we looked forward to putting on Totem’s party clothes: a vivid stand of flags from bow to masthead. They’re eye-catching and a conversation “I loved the evening ritual of lowering and carefully putting nice it away at sunset, teaching our children respect for their flag.” starter. 64

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What started the conversation this time wasn’t the colorful flags Totem wore, but our struggle in getting them set. Damaged by UV, the strand had parted about 30 feet off Totem’s deck. While Niall scrambled up the mast to reclaim the flailing line, a neighbor dinghied up. “Oh, don’t be too embarrassed!” came the call. “It happens to everyone.” And then, “Hey, what are those flags, anyway?” These were the flags of countries collected during the last eight years, the courtesy flags we flew in succession around the world. We first flew a string of courtesy flags because we wanted to dress up for New Year’s Eve in Sydney Harbour, Australia, and couldn’t afford the pre-fab strand of alpha flags and numeric pennants that chandleries sell. But these flags are personal: they represent miles and memories and rich experiences, and we’re very proud to fly them on special occasions. This particular conversation turned out a little differently: “Oh. Ah. I see.” Never had the flags become a conversationstopper! In Puget Sound, there was always an ensign on the transom. I loved the evening ritual of lowering and carefully putting it away at sunset, teaching our children respect for their flag. But

As Jamie and Behan shared last month, the sun is an ever present and ever degrading element in cruising life. Flags are not spared, especially if you only purchase the cheap ones. Great care is taken to preserve them for as long as possible.


return to the States, if we’ve avoided flying a US flag on board or taken other measure to prevent overtly identifying ourselves as Americans. Our rational is entirely different. If we flew a flag all the time, we’d be buying a couple a year, because UV damage is brutal to fabric and I won’t fly a ragged flag. Quality flags aren’t cheap, and shipping them overseas makes it even more expensive; a couple a year adds up. So we try to make each one last, and as a result a flag flies only on special occasions; it’s the same with our club burgees. But it has nothing to do with concern about being identifiable as “The American Boat.” Eight years and more than thirty countries, that’s never The Giffords only use their full courtesy been a problem. flag collection on special occasions. One last thing to keep in mind: if you’ll make a habit of flying flags, learn for the last few years, transiting from the right size flags relative to your Southeast Asia to Africa and home vessel size and get a reference on how to again, we haven’t flown one very often. properly place them (sometimes called Possibly _Éääe~êÄçê^ÇTKRñQKUTR|uN~KéÇÑ===N===RLQLNO===QWNM=mj not for the reason you think: points of honor). Flags are for fun, but many people have asked us, upon respect is paramount, and there are

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T he S ail maker S essions Why Twist Works By Dan Kaseler, of Quantum Sails Seattle

If you read about sail trim or talk with good sailors, there’s a good chance that you’ve been encouraged to increase the twist in your sails in certain conditions. Many sailors already understand that less twist helps them

point, while increasing twist can be faster and produce a wider groove. For the uniniated, twist means positioning your sails with a tighter angle of attack in the lower part of the sail, while opening up the top portion of the leech

With main sails, this is accomplished by altering the balance between main sheet and the traveler - bringing the traveler further to weather and easing the main sheet slightly. It’s important to twist your headsail to match your twisted main profile. Twisting jibs and genoas typically means moving the fairlead aft, though you could also utilize an inhauler if you have one. So, in many conditions, you should twist. But, why? There are numerous factors that influence why, in certain conditions, sails work better when twisted. We see this phenomenon all the way from the wings of the America’s Cup, to little Opti sails. Let’s take a look at some of the general mechanics at play and talk about how to approach twist to get the most out of your sail trim. Key Definitions True Wind Speed: This is the wind speed measured by a stationary observer at any given point or height. Apparent Wind Speed: This is the wind speed and direction the moving sailor or rig feels while sailing.

Fig. 1 shows a typical example of how True Wind Speed is slowed near the oceans surface.

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Wind Shear Let’s start with the most common talking point. Sailmakers and scientists agree that one major factor has to do with wind shear, and the boundary layer created by the ocean’s surface. Measurements indicate, especially in choppy conditions, that wind speed is slowed right at the ocean’s surface and increases in velocity with altitude. To understand wind shear, take a moment with the included diagrams, Figure 1, which illustrates shear, and Figure 2. The (A) variable in Figure 2 represents the wind created by the sailor moving forward at a constant velocity. This can be thought of as a headwind always exactly equal and opposite to the direction in which the sailor is traveling. It is the same both at the head and tack. The (B) variable indicates the true wind speed at those same two locations as borrowed from Fig. 1. The vector sum is represented by (C), known as the apparent wind speed. Not only does the sail plan feel stronger


Upwind Twist Guidelines: • In unstable light winds under 6 knots, pull your traveler all the way to the windward side of the track, and work hard to maximize twist. Keep the leech telltails flowing as much as possible, and avoid getting greedy with mainsheet tensions. • In steady breeze around 9 knots, and especially on a smooth sea state, drop you traveler and pull mainsheet hard to close up your twist flow and get good pointing and height out of the boat. Close the twist up enough that the top leech telltail stalls around 60% of the time, if not more. • In lumpy difficult seas, generally increase twist to give yourself a wide forgiving groove to keep the boat rolling and give you the option to steer up, down, and around waves. • As the breeze builds, pull on backstay, to increase twist, thus depowering the rig and moving the sail plan’s center of effort lower to reduce heeling moment.

Downwind Twist Guidelines: • Check leech telltails constantly for stalling. • In light winds use a boom kicker to help the boom rise, thus opening the leech and letting the mainsail breathe. If you don’t have a kicker, a spare halyard can be used to unweight the boom, but you will have to rerig it every time you jibe. • With symmetric boats that typically sail deep angles, in medium breeze a tighter leech is normally ideal. Don’t over do it. It’s normally ideal to have just a little life and bounce to the mainsail leech. • In planing conditions, especially on Asymmetric boats, promote lots of twist through traveler and backstay to reduce drag and make the boat fast and easy to steer.

breeze up high, but the apparent wind direction is also more on the beam! To optimize sail trim, we can conclude quickly that it makes sense to have less angle of attack up high, or in sailing terms, more twist. Wind shear certainly illustrates the difference between gliders that soar in uniform velocity fields, and sailboats that operate in a wind gradient created by the ocean surface, but it is not necessarily the whole story. When comparing wind shear predictions to real world setups, more often than not, we see top sailors using extra twist. One example would be to take a look at the last Melges 24 Worlds in Miami. In general, the seas were bumpy, and total twist flow on the winning boat outpaced expectation, both upwind and down. Let’s go a little deeper into the reasons to twist your sails by looking at some of more elusive performance triggers. Forgiveness Twist might not make you point higher, but it certainly makes a boat easier to sail. In a sense, twisted sails work over a larger range of angles, and at any given time, at least some part of the sail is working. By contrast, a straight-leeched sail will have more on/off characteristics. Further, a twisted sail will reduce power and pitching, often making a boat friendlier. On the pro-sailing circuit, crewmembers and tacticians often talk of setting a boat up with a wider groove for a given owner. These teams are using the same principles (pulling the jib car back and raising the traveler) to the rig’s total twist, thus giving the driver a wider steering range where the boat is performing well. Perhaps momentary speed isn’t ideal, but averaged over a period of time, the net result will be an increase in performance. Gust Response A sail’s ability to deal with a sudden change in pressure is a growing field of study. In my work with windsurfing and small performance boats, it has been repeatedly found that the elasticity of the leech plate has huge performance implications. A sail tuned such that a large gust will pry open the head section at the right moment, www.48North.com

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Twisted sails help keep some portion of the sail driving through the waves at the Melges 24 Worlds. Photo by Pierrick Contin courtesy of the US Melges 24 Class. effectively auto-trimming and spilling excessive power will outperform its stiff-leeched counterpart. This subject spans everything from birds making sudden direction changes, to flex-top masts, but the modeling of the dynamic system gets complicated very quickly. The bottom line, a free twisty leech performs better in gusty conditions. Drag Reduction The last topic is to look at the twist puzzle from a drag perspective. It is widely accepted that tip vortex drag creates large performance losses on foils. A quick study of the latest America’s Cup foilers shows an obsession with airtight end plates built atop their tramps. Like windsurfers who look to close the gap, or TP52 sailors who aim to jam the foot of their jibs right on the deck, creating an aerodynamic fence to reduce pressure bleed from the windward side is a point of emphasis. That’s all well and good, but what happens at the top of our rigs? This science is very complicated. Sailing seems to suggest that a flatter twistier profile up high will reduce tip drag, and generally yield a faster setup. Owner of the Quantum Sail loft in Ballard, Dan Kaseler enjoys sailing and racing locally and nationally. Among his achievements are several WSSRC outright speedsailing records, a national title in the Melges 24, and product development for the marine and boardsports markets. 67


Galley Essentials with Amanda “Amelie’s” Crew: Matthew, Mark, Meghan and Marie Claude

When Marie Claude and I met at the 2010 Vancouver Boat Show, she said she was keen to go cruising. Now for several years I’ve been following her blog www. sailingamelie.blogspot.ca and recently had the chance to ask about her galley life. From Marie Claude: I sail with my husband Mark and our children Matthew and Meghan, aboard Amelie, our Amel Super Maramu 53. The freedom and opportunity to travel to places where few people have been, and the slower pace of life attracted me to cruising. It’s also a chance to teach our children and to spend more time together as a family. We’ve just arrived in Brisbane, Australia, having completed three years of sailing from the Caribbean through the Pacific. Before setting out, I was worried about the availability and diversity of provisions and how to keep two hungry teenagers satisfied, healthy and happy. For me, the galley must have storage and be in a central location, so that I’ll be in the middle of all the activity while preparing f o o d . I a l s o re q u i re refrigeration, and I’m in awe of sailors who don’t. Our galley is a large “U-shape” with sinks and counter on one side, long counter on the other and a gimbaled stove at the end. Many cruisers would consider my “must have” galley items non-essential, even superfluous, but with teenagers aboard I LOVE my pizza stone, ice maker and soda stream. 68

to. Since starting our cruise we’re conscious of drinking more water to stay hydrated than we used to in Canada. But, other than the obvious increase in seafood and coconut consumption, we’ve enjoyed new meals made form the abundant Asian cabbage and eggplants.

Marie Claude’s Galley by Amanda Swan Neal

It’s great having a special “underthe-stars movie night” complete with pizza, pop, and ice. I also couldn’t live without my nesting pots, mini compost bin, silicone muffin holders and pressure cooker. I do most of the cooking, cleaning and food shopping; but for longer passages, everybody helps. I considered cost saving methods like canning, but with other responsibilities such as homeschooling, I opted not Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Eggplant Parmigiana 2 large eggplants - peeled and sliced into ¼’’ circles flour milk oil seasoned salt 1 lb. jar of pasta sauce 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes ½ lb shredded mozzarella ¼ cup grated Parmesan Cover eggplant slices with salt for one half hour. Rinse off salt and dry with paper towel. Moisten eggplant in milk and coat lightly with flour. Quickly brown eggplant in hot oil, sprinkling each side with seasoned salt. When fork tender transfer to roasting pan. Cover with foil and bake at 375F for 25 minutes. In a saucepan heat pasta sauce and tomatoes. Spread eggplant with mozzarella, sauce, then Parmesan; bake 10 minutes. Serve with bread and salad. Serves 4-6. San Antonio Taco Salad flour tortillas or corn chips 1 lb. ground beef or turkey ½ onion - finely chopped 1 cup salsa 1 15oz can kidney beans 1 can kernel corn - drained 2 teaspoons chili powder

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2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon pepper 4 cups shredded iceberg lettuce 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese optional garnishes: sour cream, chopped tomato, sliced black olives and additional salsa In a skillet, brown meat and onion; drain. Add next 7 ingredients; cook 5 minutes. Divide lettuce over tortillas. Top with meat, cheese and garnishes. Serves 4. I look online for recipes, try them out and keep the ones I like. I also want to keep the kids happy, so endeavor to regularly make the family favorites. These get adapted as needed with whatever ingredients are onboard. Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside-Down Cake 4 eggs - separated ½ cup butter 1 cup light brown sugar 1 20oz can sliced pineapple 10 maraschino or glace cherries - halved 1 cup sifted cake flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon butter - melted 1 teaspoon almond extract Preheat oven to 325F. In a 10-inch heavy oven-proof skillet melt butter. Remove from heat and sprinkle with brown sugar. Arrange pineapple slices then cherries over bottom. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add granulated sugar gradually, beating after each addition, then beat until stiff peaks form. Beat egg yolks at high speed until very thick and yellow. Gently fold yolks and flour mixture into whites. Fold in remaining butter and almond extract. Spread batter evenly over pineapple. Bake 30 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before inverting onto serving plate Vegetable Jambalaya Mark sometimes hunts for land crabs which we add to alfredo pasta or this non-traditional jambalaya from “Good and Cheap,” a free PDF recipe book download we recommend from www.LeanneBrown.com 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion - chopped

1 green pepper - chopped 3 stalks celery - chopped 3 cloves garlic - finely chopped 2 tomatoes - chopped 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce ¾ cup long grain rice 2½ cups vegetable broth or chicken stock salt and pepper optional: cooked chorizo, crab, tuna or mussels In a large saucepan heat oil. Add onion, pepper and celery, cook 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except rice, broth and meat; cook 1 minute. Add rice and slowly pour in broth. Reduce heat to medium and cook until rice absorbs the liquid; about 20 minutes. Add meat at the 15-minute mark. Serves 6.

than usual. Feeling ambitious, I had hot water cooling to make bread, I was sifting flour and had the yeast ready. Rice was soaking in the rice cooker and I’d just poured a cup of tea when a sudden big wave hit us on the side. My rice cooker spilled and a rippling of wet rice and water escaped into every little nook and cranny in the floor. While I stood and watched in horror and my attention turned away from the flour, a second wave hit and flour dust went everywhere and the yeast vaporized. As to my tea? I never got to enjoy it. By the time I’d everything cleaned up my nerves begged me to forego our no drinking underway rule, so I had a shot of rum and gave up trying for the day. Now when underway, I only attempt ONE project at a time, keeping both hands on the ingredients and wedging everything in place. Oh, I also keep myself balanced between the galley sides using a wide leg stance. For you yogis think “warrior pose.”

Halfway to the Marquesas, I had a disastrous galley event. The sea was calm and the wind was from astern so my work space had spread out further

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Last year, we converted our Yamaha 33 sailboat from diesel to electric propulsion. Since then, we’ve made it a diesel-electric serial hybrid by adding a generator. In recent months, we have gotten some nautical

things, one of which is the difference in fuel density between diesel and lead acid batteries; meaning for the same volume you can store more energy with diesel fuel than with a lead acid battery. Our cruising range got a lot shorter with solely electric propulsion, especially if cruising at the same speed as with diesel. We went from 275 nm with the diesel engine to 30 nm when we were using the original 200 ah hour bank. By increasing the bank to 300 ah, and, more importantly, adding the generator, we actually increased our cruising range by quite a bit in relation to the diesel-only configuration; so anxiety out, tranquility in. The reason that there is no number for how much we increased the cruising range is because every time we stop in a marina and plug in, whether for the night or just a few hours, it is like the fuel tank elves magically fill you up. Another anxiety producer was the availability of diesel over electricity. We felt more secure with our ability to find diesel fuel than electricity. The reality is that 110 ac current is available pretty much at every dock and marina, but for diesel you need to go to a fuel dock or lug jerry cans. We started with the same concerns, like this one, that many people interested in electric propulsion have expressed to us over the years. But, practical experience is beginning to allay them for us. We don’t tend to go to marinas for the night when we cruise in the San Juans. So, with the diesel engine, we had to run our engine almost two

got a late start so decided to spend the night tied up at Shilshole. It was only 4 nm from Lake Union through the locks to Shilshole, but this meant that we left the next morning with our batteries topped off. Shilshole to Ludlow is 26 nautical miles. Ludlow to Eagle Harbor is another 31 nm, and then back to and through the locks to Lake Union made the trip a total of 73 nm. We anchored out at both Port Fig. 1: “A” is showing ampere hours which, in this case, are expressed Ludlow and in negative numbers. “00” is full or no amps used. This is the Eagle Harbor. equivalent of your fuel tank gauge. “B” is a voltmeter that is on even In our if the key for the electric motor is off. “C” shows amps going in or out article about of the batteries at any given moment. This is like a fuel flow meter and cruising with can be used to get the best efficiency from the propulsion system. “D” purely electric is an RPM meter for the generator that is not as important as “C”. power (from the November miles under the keel, giving us more 2015 issue of 48° North), we also started practical experience with the systems our trip with the same first night and the experience of cruising a hybrid destination of Port to compare to last year’s cruises on a Ludlow. On that trip purely electric powered sailboat. we could not get to These changes to the boat continue the dock and plug in to affect change in us and how we cruise. quickly enough, as we Most of what follows is anecdotal rather were suffering from than charts and formulas, because the fuel tank anxiety. At conversion to electric propulsion is that time, we had a bigger than just the numbers. We feel 200amp hour (ah) a reorientation to boating and sailing battery bank. that remains exciting and surprising. Now we have Additionally, we have some changes in increased it to a 300ah the original installation. For example, bank paired with a some displays are easier to read than 7 kw 48vdc generator. others (Figure 1) when you are out in This time, the anxiety Figure 2: “A” opens to give side access, and the companion the cockpit with bright sunlight. disappeared and we way stairs are removed for the front. “D” can also be removed This summer, three of us got anchored out. to get to the top. “B” is the impellor pump and “C” is the fuel underway for a 4-day shakedown The anxiety filter. Because of where we mounted the generator it can also cruise visiting Shilshole Bay Marina, seems to come from be slid completely out for any major work. Port Ludlow, and Eagle Harbor. We at least a couple of 70

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hours each day to accommodate our normal energy usage. At anchor, this was a pain. We could have used less energy and gotten that down to one hour for refrigeration and lights, but I am 72 years old (my wife is, of course, much younger than that) and we like to watch movies or our favorite series. Also, we can increase our cruising time if we take some work, like this article, with us, but that means more energy too. Another result of age and the desire for comfort is that we use electric primary winches. All of these things are important for keeping us on the water and enjoying sailing. In this year’s case study cruiser, we did not have to run the engine or generator at anchor because of the increased battery capacity. We were able to use the propulsion bank to augment the house bank and never missed it because of the increased charge rates we experienced thanks to the dedicated generator. We could run the generator an hour a day when it was least noticeable, at times when we were underway and on deck. There are other times like going in or out of a harbor when your focus is more to the outside things like buoys, channels and other vessels when it is noticed less and therefore even less disquieting. Apart from the night spent plugged in at Shilshole, all our electrical needs on this trip were satisfied by the larger bank, and four hours of running the generator and the propeller re-gen while sailing. The batteries were down by ½ their available amp hours when we arrived home. They were replenished after our trip was over by shore power overnight. As we’ve cruised, we’ve continued to appreciate that we were able to install the generator in someplace convenient, since it no longer needs to be in line with the propeller shaft. We could mount the generator based on access, weight distribution and other conveniences (Figure 2), and we’re happy with our chosen location. There is a battery monitor on the 12vdc bank, giving us the information as to when we need to transfer energy from the 48vdc propulsion bank to the house bank. As you can see from (Figure 3), we had lots of loads to feed, not just propulsion. The electric motor is in both the “charge” and “load”

columns because of the charging that goes on when sailing and the propeller is turning. Since this voyage, we have had many more and the pattern of charging and discharging has been consistent with the trip that we have just recounted. I imagine you get the idea that we are Figure 3: This chart shows the 3 elements we must balance. enthusiastic about The batteries that we used have no memory and can be electric propulsion, charged at their rated amp hour- 300 amps for our bank. This but what is the case gives us a lot of flexibility because we can charge when it is is that we were available and not worry that we are damaging the batteries surprised by the by not always returning them to a full state of charge. difference between the abstract notion of it and the actual onthe-water experience. The difference and when we get there it is nowhere, between sailing and motoring is no for there is nowhere to get to.” - D. H. longer black and white. It is not a matter Lawrence. Jack and Alex Wilken are experienced of starting and stopping the engine, but using the propeller to create inertia or boat builders and have cruised extensively. using inertia to create electrons. “We They hold USCG Captain’s Licenses and torture ourselves getting somewhere, are the owners of Seattle Boat Works.

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ur decision in our opinion. It is to voyage fraught with peril to Alaska around every turn. was not made The following day, lightly. Our desire we navigated out of to see the glaciers Foggy Bay behind before they all melt and enjoyed one of away ultimately the few sunny sailing outweighed the days of the Alaska fact that we were adventure, arriving leaving a month in Ketchikan in late late for an optimal afternoon. After a weather window. short call to the kind We were planning folks at NEXUS, we to head south this were free to roam. year, but we also Ketchikan is a hadn’t done any very busy port, as a sort of “shakedown” hub for commercial cruise on our newand sport fishing to-us boat, the Ardea. By Jon “Noj” and Michele Rogalin Henderson excursions, as well So, we like the idea as a destination that we could begin for Alaska cruise In Prince Rupert, BC, the last city ships. Seaplanes and passenger ferries cruising, but still pass back through Seattle prior to heading south if before crossing the formidable Dixon abound. It is lovely, and the quaint Entrance, we contacted US Customs & town has a rocky backdrop of deep anything went terribly awry. We set out at the end of June with Immigration. With NEXUS cards, our green. We chose the marina furthest the boat in a shambles and many check-in was smooth and relaxed. The from the cruise ships and discovered important bits yet to be installed, distance to Ketchikan, known as the several great marine stores, the but with an overarching sense of Gateway to Alaska, is too great to sail in waterfront Safeway, which has a 4 star adventure. Our trip up through British one day, so we were given permission view from the deli, and scored a pile of Columbia was inspiring and utterly to anchor for a night in Foggy Bay, AK, Alaska charts on a brief dumpster dive. spectacular. We made our way up and several days travel time before (Free charts! Don’t judge!) Ketchikan through the Inside Passage, putting the clearing in Ketchikan. just feels like Alaska. Dixon Entrance funnels in boat together and completing projects As we made our way through the along the way, eager to cross into the the storms off of the North Pacific, Tongass Narrows, on the way out, we which meet up with ebb currents of a were delayed by humpback whales, wild frontier of Alaska. dozen rivers and inlets and another hallmark of the trip. We create unruly seas. Timing is observed them nearly every day, often everything. We opted to stay halting our progress to comply with the a night in Brundige Inlet on Marine Mammals Regulations under Dundas Island, for a more the federal Fisheries Act. Of course, optimal crossing. Breaking up their antics never grow stale, and we the trip in this way also gave gleefully enjoyed them every time. us additional opportunity Excited to continue our journey, we to fish under our Canadian made our way north toward Wrangell, fishing license. with a planned stop at the Anan Bear Our excitement about Refuge. This place is magnificent! taking down the Canada Unlike a zoo, or a civilized tour where courtesy flag and putting up one is enclosed in the safety of a the Alaska flag (precisely on vehicle, there are no barriers. We were the border) was not quelled greeted by a park ranger as we landed by the sporty conditions in the our dinghy. The ranger gave a lengthy Entrance. safety briefing about interacting with We arrived at Foggy Bay bears and confirmed that we were in full sunshine. This is not a carrying the mandatory bear repellent It’s hard not to smile when you’re playing a game bay to be entered in the fog, spray. After that, we were on our own. of dodge the iceberg on a sunny day! January 2017 www.48North.com 72

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We followed weren’t for the conifers a boardwalk trail and glaciers, the water (intermittently littered would appear almost with bear scat) to an tropical. Wrangell, like overlook by the river many towns in this part of where the bears fish for Alaska, is all about fishing. salmon. One member of Compared to Ketchikan, our party of two (Noj!) this community feels sang a hilarious bear song a bit more hearty, and along the way, and we the town is less touristy, clapped prior to rounding despite the plethora of blind corners in order incredible experiences to avoid startling a bear. on offer here. We trekked At the river, we were out to Petroglyph Beach, enthralled by the bears, where we explored and and found ourselves discovered interesting alternately rooting for the carvings in the rocks salmon and then the bears there. We found many as the fish ran the bear representations of fish Don’t miss the opportunity to see bears up close and gauntlet. Later a group and orca whales, and personal at Anan Bear Refuge. of passengers from a tour other images depicting boat arrived, one of whom important aspects in the was wearing safari gear and carrying a We pressed onward, up around lives of those who created them. We gun that was just big enough to make the east side of Wrangell Island. As returned to the Ardea and settled in, as a bear really mad and likely not deter we rounded the northern bit we we had to begin our journey northward it. The hyper-vigilant gleam in his eye entered the glacial outflow that was rather early to time the passage through was our cue to leave, and we stopped to mark the rest of the inside passage Wrangell Narrows. along the way back to marvel at the to Juneau. This water is an opaque, Wrangell Narrows is a very sight of hundreds of salmon pushing deep turquoise color, and noticeably busy passage between Wrangell and up the stream. colder than the water just south. If it Petersburg. It has over 50 navigational

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beacons to guide the way through, and over five knots of current (adverse or a push, depending on your timing). We nailed our window and did twelve knots of boat speed over the ground at one point! We arrived in Petersburg just after the tide had changed. We were greeted by the smell of the fish cannery that is central to the town’s economy. Petersburg has a distinct personality, reminiscent of its strong Scandinavian influence. It’s lovely. We had an opportunity to chat with some of the commercial fishermen and quickly gleaned that the fishing season was going rather poorly. Low rainfall levels and warmer temperatures have taken a serious toll on the salmon population, and, in turn, the commercial fishing that supports many small Alaskan towns. We met a man on the dock who had just returned from a good day of fishing, and he gave us a king salmon! That is a sure way to make a couple of voyagers feel welcome, especially two who still hadn’t caught a salmon in Alaska at this point! We saw our first iceberg just outside of Petersburg, and enjoyed a nice view of the Patterson Glacier at our anchorage. Our next destination was Tracy Arm, for a close-up view of the Sawyer Glacier. The trip up Tracy Arm is breathtaking. The fjords tower thousands of feet into the air and plunge deep into the stunning aquamarine glacial runoff. Dodging icebergs was quite exciting – several of them were as big as Corinthian Yacht Club! This was another one of the rare and wonderful sunny days, and the palette of blues were truly amazing. The air grew colder as we approached Sawyer Glacier. We were awed by the magnificence and enormity of it, while somewhat wary because of the recent calving. Dodging icebergs became a bit more daunting at this point. As we made our way out, we discussed concerns that an errant iceberg would find us in our anchorage that night, but our worries were unfounded. A note on anchorages in Alaska... while there are not nearly as many anchoring opportunities here as there are in British Columbia, and it’s certainly not as easy to set an anchor in most of them, it’s well worth the effort to explore. Every place we anchored in 74

Alaska was remote, wild, and gorgeous. Admittedly, we had to be a little creative with anchoring, particularly given the dramatic tidal exchanges, rocky bottoms, and crazy currents, but the rewards were unparalleled. We left our anchorage outside of Tracy Arm in a dense fog that was also a noteworthy and near-constant companion in Alaska. The otherworldly blue glow of the icebergs was magical in the fog – and it also helped us to avoid them! We arrived in Juneau in foggy gloom and rain. Ahh, Alaska! Despite the appeal of the exceedingly long daylight hours of summer, we became fairly certain we are not cut from a sufficiently sturdy cloth to live in Alaska permanently. We made our way to Auke Bay, at the north part of Juneau, to view the Mendenhall Glacier, and then it was time to head south. As soon as we rounded Point Retreat at the top of Admiralty Island we noticed the distinct change in the water. This was ocean water, free of the glacial runoff, cold and clear. We caught our first Alaska salmon, a brilliant chrome coho, just in from the Gulf of Alaska. We anchored in a small bay and caught some dungeness crab. At some point in the first (fishless) half of the Alaska adventure, we had come up with the idea of the “Alaska Turducken of the Sea,” a food fantasy involving a salmon, stuffed with halibut or ling cod, stuffed with crab. With a hollandaise sauce. With the salmon and crab, we were two-thirds of the way there, and were keen to make our idea a reality! With the change in the water, we also noticed a change in the weather. The storm systems begin rolling in off of the North Pacific in the latter half of August and we were treated to some sporty conditions in Chatham Strait. We were wearing winter foulies, sweaters, and knit caps. In the chillist moments, we admit to daydreaming about all of our friends and family back in Seattle, who were undoubtedly enjoying the typical summer heat of August. To stave off our envy, we stopped in Tenakee Springs on Chicagof Island to see about a hot spring. The town of Tenakee Springs is the quintessential remote Alaskan fishing village. There are no cars here, and the natural hot January 2017

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springs that are the town’s namesake are in a bathhouse at the center of town. A welcome soak in the springs was soothing, and our next stop was the Baranoff Hot Springs on Baranoff Island. Here, it is possible to hike up to the top of a waterfall to sit in the natural springs, or take advantage of individual bath houses, with pipedin hot spring water, that overlook the falls. We opted for the latter, and found it profoundly relaxing. Later we hiked up to a mountain lake, where we assisted in a rescue of some Texans on a fishing holiday that had flipped an overloaded canoe in the freezing water. That warranted another soak! We chatted with a local commercial fisherman about the dismal salmon season and got some pointers on where to find salmon and how to catch halibut. We continued down the Strait, and per the advice of the fisherman in Baranoff Springs, we fished outside of Port Malmesbury. We landed a beautiful salmon and a ling cod in short order. We anchored inside in one of the most pristine and remote places we had been thus far. Surrounded by old growth forest and the only sounds those of Sandhill cranes and Kingfishers, we were profoundly moved. We prepared the Alaska Turducken of the Sea with great reverence, and it was every bit as excessively, decadently delicious as we hoped. The next day we rounded Cape Decision and went up around Kuiu Island on our way back toward Ketchikan, ready to head for warmer climes. There really is something quite special about Alaska. Words really cannot capture the wild magnificence of it. It’s a long trip from Puget Sound, but the remote beauty is not to be missed. Be sure to leave in May (or sooner if you want to meander through British Columbia) in order to have the best weather. Don’t be afraid to anchor. While initially daunting, exploring hidden anchorages was an absolute highlight. Take a fishing rod and a crab pot, chat with the locals, and don’t miss the hot springs! Fair winds! Michele and Noj have made it well south and are now enjoying sunny Mexico. Follow their journey at http://www.callalooblue.com/blog


The Artist’s View – Secrets of the Salish Sea Sketches and story by Larry Eifert

You might think wind just blows you across the water. While this might be partially correct, there are other forces at work – the same forces that allow birds to fly. Both bird’s wings and your sails are built to the same design. There’s a leading edge where the wind first hits it, then a curve that forces the wind out of its normal pattern. As the wind travels around the curve, it has farther to go, so it travels faster on the wing’s top edge – or the sail’s downwind edge. Just like wind passing over a mountain range, it speeds up, creating less pressure – a vacuum. The bird’s wing, or a sail, is sucked into that vacuum creating forward movement. That’s right, when you tack, you’re sailing into a vacuum.

Birds have developed many ways to help them fly, to adjust their speed, allow them to stall before landing, trim as wind increases, glide, or take off. They even prefer to launch into the wind like a sailor quickly learns. Sailing mimics all this when you reef, flatten, or ease sails to change their shape, spilling wind when things get rough. And just like sailors, birds ‘sails’ wear out, so every year most grow new feathers to replace the ragged ones. Next time you’re at the marina watching the gulls make off with a bag of French fries, notice their wing shapes. Compare them to a good sail. Watch them as they land and notice all the activity that goes on with all those feathers. Boy, I sure wish I could fly!

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was fake, but the race was definitely legit and the hot cocoa was delish, as always! Weather fore-guessers got it right! We had a pretty solid 10-15 knots all day, as long as you didn’t get too close to shore, building to 20 or more in the afternoon. Add to that the tide was generally favorable, and we had a great day for a race! It was another clockwise year, and the cruisers led the way half an hour before the rest of us. Every year, we take great delight in finally

work in puffy conditions on a close reach to the corner of Colvos Passage. Several boats had a good rodeo and a few kites turned into two smaller ones. One even flew proudly as a masthead flag for the entirety of the race. Even on the run, you had to stay on your toes to keep the boat on its feet. Smiles and zooms, with brief interruptions of chaos, made for a fast ride to Point Vashon. Most boats went ugly early and decided to douse well before the mark. On Nimbus, we played it conservative on the rounding while watching Bravo Zulu take their kite all the way to the mark boat. I almost couldn’t

passing cruising boats with clever names like Steamy Windows and Jolly Rumbalow, to name just a couple. Off we went in the first racing division, dodging the cleverlytimed ferry who started with us, and working hard to make the symmetrical kite

watch, but they doused, turned and made tracks upwind like nobody’s business. Nerves of steel for the mark boat guy! Vashon Island is a triangle, and given the right southwesterly it’s one long starboard tack to Point Robinson. If you get a southeasterly shift and a little tidal push in the right direction, it’s one long port tack to the finish after the corner. I believe we made five tacks altogether, but we did stay warm with sail changes along the way as it briefly lightened up around Point Robinson. Go speed racer, go! On Nimbus, Kyle Roethle 76

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described it as a NASCAR lap. In this case, go fast turn RIGHT! It was nearly impossible to know how you were doing overall. One transom generally looks like the next one, and someone can be far ahead but when you’re going hull-speed in flat water in a straight line, it doesn’t take much time to catch up! We finished in the daylight! And the rain held off until we were tied up and the sails were folded and we had Jennifer Mathis’ hot drinks in hand. At 4:00 rain, just as predicted! Putting on a show for everyone was Pax, the three hulled Space

Previous page Top: “Jumping Jack,” “Jeopardy,” and “White Squall” (1st in class) racing the the Commodore-FS fleet. Center: “Kahuna” and “Joyride” surfing up Dalco Pass. Bottom: “Neptune’s Car” - Fast is Fun!

Spider in the multihull division. In the PHRF2 fast class, colored hulls ruled the day! Top spot to Tacoma boat Kahuna, followed by JoyRide and Jam. In PHRF3, south sound boat Equus led the way, followed by String Theory and Denny Vaughan on Bravo Zulu. PHRF4 featured boats all rated 72, and the top three finished just a minute and half apart: Something Special, Great White, and Melange. PHRF5 was led by Dos, with Ian Beswick planing past everyone on the run, and perhaps bouncing around a bit on the beat to the finish. Dulcinea and Kiwi Express finished the podium, again with less than two minutes of corrected time between the top three. PHRF6 was the workhorse division, with some lovely lead-bellied beauties digging deep troughs around us on the run.

Top: “Pax, the Space Spider” rounding Vashon in just over 3-½ hours. Center: “Gardyloo” and “Korina-Korina” charging over to Colvos Pass. Below: The crew of Kahuna having too much fun circumnavigating Vashon Island.

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Ever seen a heavy displacement boat with an A-kite and two poles on it gybe? It’s something to behold! Well done, Image! Finishing on top was the Cal 40 Madrugador, then Cherokee, and Bodacious. PHRF7 was the small but mighty fleet, won our festive hat wearing crew of Mark Harang and Kathryn Brunette’s Nimbus. Dulcinea finished second, and the Merit 25 Little White Rabbit in third. In the cruising class, Jolly Rumbalow was the winner in the Non-flying Sails, and the Cal 40 White Squall ruled the kite-flying cruisers. With a fun party, Santa’s sleigh for photo ops, and a favorable race result, life was good in Tacoma! See you all for round two in Des Moines for the Three Tree Point Duwamish Head race in January! by Stephanie Schwenk photos by Jan Anderson results on page 82

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STYC Iceberg Regatta January 21 Come out for this winter classic with your warm beverages and get your January sailing fix before joining fellow racers at the awards party Saturday night at the Sloop Tavern! This is a fun race. We offer NFS classes, as well as full flying classes. For more information or for registration go to: www.styc.org

Seattle Laser Frostbite Series January 8: Shilshole January 29: Shilshole February 11-12: Frigid Digit Shilshole March 5: Shilshole March 29: For more information email: seattlelaserfleet@gmail.com

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The Annual General Meeting PHRF-Northwest will be held at Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle. It is the prime objective of this long standing non-profit corporation to promote sailboat racing in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia by maintaining an equitable system of handicap ratings of member boats for use at yacht clubs and other sponsors of sailboat races. Check: http://phrf-nw.org

The annual Goosebumps Race will start between Gasworks Park and MOHAI around 1:00 pm. This is a fun race with no registration fee and few rules. Sponsored by Seattle Singles Yacht Club, the races will feature two starts. After each race, sailors gather at Ivar’s Salmon house. For details, contact Bunny at info@seattlesinglesyc.com or: http://seattlesinglesyc.com

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Orcas Island Yacht Club Winter Shaw Island Race February 18 The race will be the Saturday of President’s weekend. The start and finish is in front of the historic Orcas Hotel where the awards banquet will be held. Nearby West Sound Marina will host the race boats. Contact Jimmy at (360) 376-3236 or jimmyandrobin@robbinsusa.com

Girts Rekevics Annual Memorial Foul Weather Race/Cruise February 25 The Girts Rekevics Memorial Foul Weather Race/Cruise is open to all yachts. The event is designed to support two types of participants racers & cruisers; both of which need to register for this event. For boats entered under the racer category, the event consists of a race starting between R2 and the Refinery Dock in Fidalgo Bay, Anacortes and ending between the NW corner of Brown Island and the NOAA Weather Station in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island - a distance of approximately 19.5 nm. For the cruisers the event consists of a trip from Anacortes to Friday Harbor departing at around 9:30 am in the morning. Boats registering under the cruiser category are not scored or timed and are not eligible for the event trophy. However, they are eligible for all the great door prizes . Following the race there is an awards dinner at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. Many participants stay overnight in Friday Harbor and informally travel back to Anacortes on Sunday morning. If needed, crew members can take the ferry back to Anacortes Saturday evening after the dinner. For information and to register, check www.anacortesyachtclub.com or call (360) 550-6496.

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eattle Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle’s annual Turkey Bowl serves as its final regatta of the year, and it’s the dinghy sailors that get the honor of wrapping things up in the sometimes chilly air and blustery conditions. This year ’s event, sailed November 1920, wasn’t too chilly and definitely wasn’t blustery. However, good fleets turned out and ended up with some competitive racing. First among those were the Laser fleets, which were holding their District 22 Championships. Buoyed by an young, enthusiastic and very skilled Radial fleet, the Lasers numbered 12 in the standard rig fleet and 14 in the Radial fleet. Other Classes included 505s, I-14s, Stars, Aeros and Optimists. And while it wasn’t a youth regatta, the Opti sailors bundled up and the Radial sailors chatting it up gave Turkey Bowl a younger feel than it’s had in a while. The weekend started appropriately enough with a shore delay. But when the hint of a westerly teased the race committee, the fleets were called out. The Optis and 505s got starts, but the rest of the fleets were stuck twiddling their rudders for a long while. Eventually, two races were sailed in really light conditions. Sunday was much more promising, with winds in the teens at West Point and clearly visible toward the center of the Sound. Alas, the wind didn’t fill in closer to the race course in Shilshole Bay, and was inconsistent when it finally made fleeting appearances. The sailors with their eyes out of the boat were able to manage the puffs and shifts. It was the talented young Radial sailors that grabbed the spotlight in the District 22 Championship. In the full rigs, Blake Bentzen had a www.48North.com

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stellar Sunday, showing off what he’s learned in national and international competition over the past couple years. Second, was Jay Leon and third was Seattle Laser Fleet stalwart, Mark Ross. The 17-boat Radial fleet had stellar competition, boding well for the Seattle sailing scene in general. Abbie Carlson squeaked out the win over Owen Timms and Talia Toland. It will be fun to watch this Radial fleet’s exploits in the coming years. There was a familiar name atop the Aero fleet, though not one usually associated with an Aero. It was Carl Buchan’s first Aero regatta, and he won with nearly straight bullets. Second place Derek Bottles managed to edge him out one race. In third was David Brink. Nine boats competed in the 505 fleet, which has undergone a definite resurgence the last couple of years, highlighted by an excellent North Americans earlier this year. Angus Bracket won by only a point over Dalton Bergan and six points over Mats Elf. Chris Freye and Derek DeCourteau won the I-14 and Star fleets, respectively. DeCourteau ended up match racing Dave Watt in the Stars. In the Opti fleet, it was the unbeatable Dieter Creitz dominating with straight bullets. His time at traveling regattas, plus experience on Shilshole Bay, are impressive and it’s clear he has a brilliant sailing future ahead of him. Second was Sammy Farkas and third was Alex Zaputil. Optis remain the fleet of choice the world over, and both in the US and particularly Europe, major regattas draw many hundreds of boats. It’s great to see active fleets here in the Northwest. by Kurt Hoehne results on page 82 79


West Vancouver Yacht Club

Pumpkin Bowl Regatta

decision proved correct as the winds were being recorded at 31 knots, by 4:00 at 35 knots and finally at 5:00 at 38 knots. All ferry services were cancelled for the evening. The Opti Green fleet remained in the club carving pumpkins and model boat building. During the evening meal, we were all entertained by storm action in the yacht basin. The club provided the evening meal for over 200 people and the after dinner entertainment was provided by Mike Harrington in the form of “Riddles and Math Problems� for the older sailors. A movie was shown to the younger ones. Sunday morning saw a much gentler day. At 10:00 am winds were down to 19 knots at the local Top photo by Neil Carroll Center photo by Kerry Phillips

hat do you do with 114 W volunteers, 140 registered boats, 200 hats from Mercedes Benz, 19 pounds of pickles, 168 pounds of apples, 1800 pieces of candy, 22,000 feet of line and 26 anchors? It must be the West Vancouver Yacht Club 2016 Pumpkin Bowl Regatta! Pumpkin 2015 was a weekend of completely calm weather leading to much loss of hair amongst the regatta organizers. Pumpkin 2016 also caused hair loss and wrinkles, but in the other direction. British Columbia and the Northwest were given, by nature, three tremendous storms,

each one worse than the previous one over the days leading to the regatta. The third final one was forecasted to hit us on the Saturday afternoon. At 10:00am the wind was from the east at 19 knots...with increases forecasted. Adaptations were made to the sailing schedule and the athletes were pulled off the water earlier than usual. Some groups did not sail due to the conditions. By 3:00 pm, this photo by Hank Schut

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lighthouse and by 3:00 pm we had gentle zephyrs of 17 knots! As a result, the regatta was able to provide over 40 races for the weekend. We would like to thank all the sailors who came to the event. Special thanks should go to those from Seattle and Alberta. For the Alberta people, the regatta provided a contrast to sailing in the prairies. The event organizers did an outstanding job in working with the challenging conditions. Without volunteers, the regatta could not have been a success. It would be impossible to run a regatta of this size without the assistance of groups willing to sponsor us. Our thanks go to our sponsors for their continued assistance with Pumpkin. by Bev Parslow and edited by PeterLissett results on page 82


Since its introduction in 1993, the Melges 24 class has always boasted highly competitive regattas that attract excellent sailors from both Corinthian and professional ranks. The 72 boats that attended the recent World Championships in Miami, FL, exemplify this high quality of sailors and sailing. Plainly put, the fleet was stacked, and included many of the Pacific Northwest’s top sailors, including Jonathan McKee, Jeff Madrigali, Ian Sloan, and Matt Pistay. Matt stopped by 48°N Headquarters after the event to give us the full download. “I was sailing my boat, #547, which I had chartered to New Jersey sailor, John Brown, and his Blind Squirrel team,” says Matt. “We had sailed together three times in 2016 to prepare for this event, at Key West Race Week (which we won), another Miami event in the spring, and the Melges 24 Nationals at Lake Geneva, WI. We had things pretty dialed, but we made some adjustments to crew duties right before worlds. The other pro on the boat, Kevin Jewett, was the strategist and tactician, and I was responsible for boat speed, sail trim, and boat-on-boat tactics.” The first thing Matt told me about the regatta is how much fun everyone had sailing the boat in the ocean. The conditions were uniquely Miami, with warm breeze ranging from 6-22 knots. Even with light wind, the water was never flat. He said, “Even in marginal planing conditions the waves allowed for long surf rides. You could get a ton of separation by surfing better than the next boat. On our boat, the driver and spinnaker trimmer stayed seated on the downwind legs, while the other three of us tried to steer the boat with our weight. When we’d start to get on a wave, we’d run forward to try to catch it.” He also noted how the waves played in to upwind trim and boat handling. He said, “there was typically a good tack and a bad tack, given the wave direction. So, the upwind modes were really different. On the good tack, we were sailing a normal VMG point mode. But on the bad-wave-tack, we were really bow down in fast forward mode. We were doing seven knots through the water

Melges 24 Worlds

Photo by Pierrick Contin courtesy of US Melges 24 Class Association in that mode. We were playing the outhaul a lot, we’d ease it off to point higher and flatten when we needed speed. We were really twisting our sails too, and all the top boats were using more tension on our lower shrouds than normal.” In a fleet that big, the starts were truly key. Getting off the line clean lyand with a lane was super important, but being on the correct end of the line was too, because the start line was half a mile long. The starts and wave conditions did create a lot of separation throughout the fleet, but there were good battles all the way through the fleet. Matt told me, “The top 20-25 boats were really tight, finishing pretty much every race within 3-5 minutes of one another. There were bigger gaps from there, but everybody had someone to sail against, and I think all the boats had an awesome time.” The newly crowned M24 World Champion is Conor Clarke’s Embarr from Ireland. They won the regatta going away. I asked Matt why Embarr was so fast. He said, “Well to start with, they had the members of the US Men’s Olympic 470 team driving and calling tactics! They spent a lot of time in the boat preparing for the regatta, and the 470 guys spend so much time training in Miami, they know the venue like the back of their hands. I will say, however, that they www.48North.com

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were really aggressively using dinghy techniques even though it’s a keel boat. It’s becoming more prevalent throughout the fleet, but they were throwing the boat around, sailing dynamically in the waves, steering with their weight and with the helm. I’d say more than the others, and it was obviously working.” While first place was decided early, the rest of the podium was up for grabs right to the very end, with the Italian team, Maidollis 3, taking second and Full Throttle from Wisconsin finishing third. Jonathan McKee was calling tactics for another Olympian, Bora Gulari, who competed in Rio on the Nacra 17. Their team, West Marine Rigging, had a podium spot until they unfortunately got a Black Flag penalty in the last race and dropped to fifth. Matt’s Blind Squirrel team ended seventh. Several boats from our region were sailing: Kevin Welch’s Mikey, based in Anacortes, finished 16th. Duncan Stamper ’s Goes to Eleven, based in Victoria, BC, finished 39th, and Brian Tyrell’s Scruffy, based in Benton City, WA, finished 60th. There are some big Melges 24 events coming in the next couple of years, including the North American Championship in the Gorge in 2017 and a World Championship in Victoria in 2018! by Joe Cline 81


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Vendée Globe Day 40 Race Report: As I write this, the fleet of 29 starters has been whittled down to 21 men who are battling their way through the Southern Ocean spread out over 6,500 miles between South Africa and the date line east of New Zealand. In the lead is Armel Le Cléac’h, 5000 miles ahead of Brit Alex Thomson who is 865 miles ahead of third place (Jérémie Beyou). This is not a surprise, both men were clear favorites before the start - Le Cléac’h, having finished second in 2008-9 and 2012-13, with Thomson in third last time around. The first three are all racing foil-assisted 60' yachts - a new development for Vendée Globe 16-17. However, Thomson's Class 60 Hugo Boss is seriously handicapped by a broken foil. He was in the lead on Day 13 when he hit something while sailing at 24 knots - just after logging a record 531 miles in 24 hours. With the starboard foil no longer functional, he has been slower than Banque Populaire when reaching in a strong breeze and going to windward. In the early stage of the race, from France south to the equator, a dozen skippers managed to keep up the pace, with the rest having smaller budgets, older boats and more concern for preserving their gear for the long haul. But for the leaders and their corporate sponsors, the chance to win the greatest prize in singlehanded sailing meant pushing these carbon fiber foiling machines to the absolute limit. The speed of the newest boats was clearly demonstrated when the first three boats passed close to the Kerguelen Islands—the remote French territory between South Africa and Australia. The French Navy had a frigate in the area that sent its helicopter up to get a closer look. The video showed the incredible sight of these 60 footers rail down under reefed mains and reaching jibs making 20 knots while the skipper casually waved to the aircrew. It was the kind of performance you might hope to see in Washington once a year when a squall blew through a big boat regatta—but these guys were going around the world at this pace. That is why the first four boats are on schedule to break the

Vendee Globe Two Classes in the Vendee Globe— One for Speed, the Other for Survival

photo courtesy of Vendee Globe mythical 80-day barrier - if they can keep their rig together. One of them is a non-foiler in fourth place on the winning yacht from the last race. So far only one mast has broken—forcing Kojiro Shiraishi, the first Japanese entrant out. With 2/3 of the rig still standing he was still able to set plenty of sail to steer east to Capetown. Higher Speeds Means More Risk from Flotsam All six sailors with foiling boats can pull them back into their slots to stop them pounding, but beyond that, there is no way to repair or replace them. Sebastian Josse was forced to retire when, in third place, his foil was slammed in a wave trough and broke its internal housing sleeve. This was fairly predictable, but the other five retirements were all caused by broken rudders and damage to the canting keel hinge-pin and frames. The fleet’s kick-up rudders have reached a high level of sophistication and the keel fins are now all solid steel—so this does suggest that at the higher average speeds and growing amount of flotsam in the oceans, there is no way these lightweight hulls can withstand the shock of impact. This was brought home by Kito de Pavant, who has now failed to finish three consecutive Vendée Globes. The first two were near the start and close to Europe, the third was in the deep south, but fortunately near the Kerguelen Island where another www.48North.com

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French ship, this time a supply vessel, plucked him from his boat as water was rising in the cabin! More skippers we are following are: Nandor Fa - 11th, age 63: Spirit of Hungary (4120 miles to leader). The indefatigable Hungarian skipper, who designed and built his boat for the Vendée—for the second time. Conrad Coleman - 12th, age 33: Foresight Natural Energy (4567 miles to leader). Originally from New Zealand, Conrad grew up in a family of keen sailors. At the age of 15, he moved to the States, where he studied economics, before setting up his own firm making titanium bikes. In late 2008, he moved to Lorient, where he still lives today. He discovered solo ocean racing through the Mini Transat. In the following year, he tackled the Route du Rhum in Class40 then stayed with the class in the Global Ocean Race, the double-handed race around the world with stopovers. He won four out of the five legs and was the overall winner. Rich Wilson - 17th, age 66: Great American IV (5019 miles to leader). At the age of 58, he was the oldest competitor in the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe. Aboard an older boat, launched ten years before the race, he fought hard to overcome the gales and some serious damage. He reached les Sables d’Olonne in 9th place after 121 days. by Peter Marsh 83


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30’ Etchells 22 71 79 30’ Fisher 30’ Fisher PH Sloop 75 30’ Henderson 97 30’ Hunter 79 82 30’ J/30 30’ J/95 16 72 30’ Yankee 30’ Bystedt 74 30’ Catalina 87 30’ Catalina 78 30’ S2 Center Cockpit 83 30’ S2/Becker CC 77/08 31’ Beneteau Platinum 13 31’ Beneteau Platinum 16 31’ Cape George 12 31’ Cape George hull ~ 31’ Herreshoff 83 31’ Beneteau O 16 31’ Hunter 84 31’ Maxi 100 83 32’ Bavaria Cruiser 15 32’ Beneteau 323 07 32’ Bob Perry Custom 02 32’ Catalina 320 94 32’ Ericson 85 32’ Ericson 85 32’ Gulf 90 32’ Jeanneau Sun Fast 09 32’ Anastasia 78 32’ Gulf Pilothouse 83

~ 5,950 D 30,000 D 74,900 G 42,000 D 23,450 D 17,000 D ~ D 32,900 D 14,900 D 23,500 D 14,000 D 17,500 D 39,900 D 115,000 D 139,900 D 67,500 ~ ~ ~ 25,000 D Call D 16,900 D C34,900 D C134,900 D 78,000 D 35,000 D 49,000 ~ 31,900 D 35,000 D 37,500 D 109,900 D 34,900 D 55,000

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33’ Alerion Express 33’ Dragonfly 1000 33’ Hans Christian 33’ Hunter 33 33’ J/100 33’ J/100 33’ Legendary Yachts 33’ Nauticat 33’ Nauticat 33’ Pearson 33’ Roughwater 33’ Tartan 101 33’ Carter 33 34’ Aloha 34’ Bavaria Cruiser 34’ Beneteau 343/352 34’ Beneteau Oceanis 34’ C&C 34 34’ Cal 34’ Catalina 34’ Catalina 34’ Crown 34’ Dufour 34’ Ericson 34’ Gemini 105M 34’ Hans Christian 34’ Hunter 34’ Hunter 34’ Irwin Citation 34’ Islander 34-2 34’ Pacific seacraft

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D 215,000 D 120,000 D 99,950 D 89,900 D 74,000 D ~ D 180,000 D 49,000 D 65,000 D 24,900 D C39,900 D 195,000 D 21,500 D C35,900 D CALL D 89,900 D 139,000 D 24,900 D 29,000 D 49,000 D C114,900 D 24,995 D C42,900 D 49,000 D 91,000 D 77,990 D 25,000 ~ 25,000 D 22,900 D 39,900 D 74,000

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Yr Aux Price

34’ Pacific Seacraft 34 89 79 34’ Sabre MK1 78 34’ TartanT34-C 34’ X-Yachts X-342 89 34’ Taylor-Rhodes 54 35’ Allied Seabreeze 71 35’ Bavaria Exclusive 99 84 35’ C&C 35 MKIII 35’ Carroll 1D35 99 35’ Catalina 355 16 35’ Cooper 353 81 35’ Endurance 84 35’ Ericson 70 35’ Ericson MkII 69 35’ Fuji 35 77 35’ Hinterhoeller 81 35’ Island Packet 01 35’ J/105 98 35’ J/109 06 35’ J/35 84 35’ Morgan 82 35’ O’Day 86 35’ Pearson 70 35’ Salona 35 16 35’ Beneteau First 35 11 35’ Beneteau Oceanis 16 35’ Ericson 35-2 71 36’ Bavaria 12 36’ Beneteau 361 01 36’ Beneteau Evasion 92 36’ C&C 34+ 91

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Yr Aux Price

36’ Cape George 36’ Cape George 36’ Cape George 36 36’ Cape George hull 36’ Cascade 36’ Cascade 36 36’ Catalina 36’ Catalina 36’ Catalina 36’ Catalina 36’ Catalina 36’ Freedom Yachts 36’ Gozzard 36’ Islander 36’ Islander Cutter 36’ Jeanneau 36’ Morgan 36’ Solaris Sunrise 36’ Union 36 Cutter 36’ Union Cutter 36’ Cascade 37’ Bavaria Cruiser 37’ Beneteau First 375 37’ Beneteau Oceanis 37’ C&C 37’ Chance 37’ Cooper PH 37’ Crealock 37’ Endeavour 37’ Hunter 37’ Hunter Legend

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150,000 109,000 67,000 ~ 29,500 25,000 30,000 48,500 69,000 39,900 90,000 45,000 129,000 49,000 28,000 73,000 40,000 99,500 49,500 34,900 39,900 CALL 59,500 227,500 42,500 34,900 84,500 82,000 27,900 49,900 54,900

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34' CAL '76.........REDUCED TO $27,400

35' O'Day '86.............................$45,000

36' Catalina '89.......................... $48,500

36' Islander Cutter '72............... $28,000

36' C&C 34+ '91........................ $89,900

38' C&L Marine MS '83.............. $64,500

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42’ Colvin Gazelle '10 .............. $29,990

42' Bavaria '99......................... $164,900

78' Stephens Motoryacht '70... $250,000

46' Nielson Trawler '81............ $299,000

44' DeFever Motor Yacht '83... $139,900

44' Tollycraft Motoryacht '88... $149,000

44' Gulfstar Motoryacht '78....... $95,000

42' Grand Banks Classic '87..... $199,000

35' Fibercraft Pilothouse '00.... $149,000

32' Maple Bay Trawler '01........ $109,000

30' Bertram Flybridge '84.......... $44,000

28' Cutwater '15...................... $179,000

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47’ Beneteau “First Light”

48’ Custom Schooner “Grail”

Sail liStingS 68’ Nelson Marek ’84..........$245,000 54’ Roberts PH ’82 ..............$223,500 54’ Sparkman Stephens ’73 ..$195,000

46’ J Boat “Beauty”

48’ Custom Schooner ’86 .......$99,500 47’ Beneteau 47.7 ’05 .........$210,000 46’ J Boat ‘00......................$348,000 41’ Passport ‘90 ..................$159,900 54’ Sparkman & Stephens “Rosebud”

41’ Passport “Volare”

40’ Catalina 400 MK II ’05 ..$179,000 40’ Hinckley B-40 ’70 ..........$139,500 40’ Kalik ’80 .........................$55,000 40’ S & S Loki Yawl ’53 ..........$59,000

40’ S&S Loki “Irolita”

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47' Southerly 145 '86.. $199,000

46' Jeanneau SO 45.2 '00.. $189,000

45' Jeanneau DS '10..... $294,500

43' Jeanneau DS '03.... $198,500

43' Jeanneau DS '01.... $189,000 43' J/130 '98................$178,900 42' Nauticat PH '04..... $399,000

42' Jeanneau DS '06.... $194,000

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46' Jeanneau 469 '15.. $389,500 45' Jeanneau SO '06.... $240,000

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swiftsure yachts The logbook for January 2017 A ketch or a sloop? Which will you choose? Swiftsure Yachts presents two Olle Enderleindesigned Hallberg-Rassy 42s: Ostinato, a sloop rigged version and Angele, a ketch. Angele, formerly owned by John Neal and Amanda Swan-Neal of Mahina Expeditions, sailed to Antarctica and around Cape Horn and is well-equipped for long distance cruising. Ostinato has spent 18 of the past 24 summers in Alaska, returning to Puget Sound for the winter and stored under full boat cover. Rugged construction and respectable passage speeds (long waterline and ample sail area) make these yachts popular world cruisers – many have circumnavigated. They offer plenty of interior volume with nicely balanced storage and living space, and her low center cockpit provides great protection behind a hard dodger. Rugged, capable, and elegant, these sought after HallbergRassy yachts are favorites. Which will you choose?

Angele 1983 HR 42E $174,000

Ostinato 1986 HR 42E $225,000

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Beneteau First 44.7 • 2006 • $187,500

Lavranos 50 • 1990 • $194,500

price reduced

40 Caliber LRC • 1996 • $179,500

Shannon PH 60 • 2014 • $1,195,000

price reduced

Hallberg-Rassy 39 • 2000 • $239,000

48 J/145 • 2003 • $339,000

Shearwater 39 • 1990 • $198,000

Hylas 46 • 2000 • $310,000

Valiant 40 • 1977 • $79,000

Jeanneau 43DS • 2006 • $190,000

Passport 456 • 2004 • $375,000

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1977 Fuji 35 $45,000

1977 Downeaster 45 $78,000

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1989 SCEPTRE 41 - Bristol Interior! $180,000

1995 DRAGONFLY 1000 - Clean W/ Low Hr $120,000

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37’ Irwin CC 80 37’ Island Packet 370 08 37’ Jeanneau SO 37 01 37’ Pacific Seacraft 93 37’ Pacific Seacraft 81 37’ Tartan 3700 07 37’ Tayana 81 37’ Beneteau O 37 17 37’ Hunter 37 89 38’ Alajuela 77 38’ Alajuela 38 77 38’ Alerion Express 06 38’ Baltic 38 DP 85 38’ Beneteau Oceanis 17 38’ Buehler Grizly Bear 88 38’ C&C 115 06 38’ C&L Marine MS 83 38’ Cape George 91 38’ Catalina 01 38’ Catalina 00 38’ Coronet Elvstrom 79 38’ Hanse 385 14 38’ Ingrid 38 Cutter 76 38’ Moody CC 01 38’ Morgan 71 38’ Nauticat MS 85 38’ Nauticat MS 84 38’ Sabre 386 06 38’ Shannon 82 38’ Shannon Ketch 81

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38’ Wauquize Hood 86 38’ Hans Christian 78 38’ Hunter O7 39’ Andrews 07 39’ Beneteau 390 90 39’ Farr 39 C/R 96 39’ Fast Passsage 78 39’ Folkes 87 39’ Hallberg Rassy 00 39’ Jeanneau 39i 08 39’ Jeanneau SO 11 39’ Nauticat PH 96 39’ Shearwater 90 39’ Beneteau 393 O2 39’ Jeanneau 39i 07 39’ Landfall PH 78 40’ Bali 4.0 Catamaran 15 40’ Beneteau Oceanis 11 40’ C&C tall rig 81 40’ Caliber 40 LRC 96 40’ Catalina 05 40’ Choate 82 40’ CS Yacht 88 40’ Fusion 40 12 40’ Hinckley 70 40’ Island Packet 99 40’ J/120 00 40’ J/120 98 40’ J/124 06 40’ J/40 J Boat 86

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January 2017 TTPYC Duwamish Head sss #2 H 7 8 SLF Seattle Laser Frostbite Series 14 SBYC Snowbird #3 15 SSYC Goosebumps Lake Union 21 STYC Iceberg Regatta CYCT Harbor Series #1 21 22 SSYC Goosebumps Lake Union 29 SLF Seattle Laser Frostbite Series 29 SSYC Goosebumps Lake Union February CYCT Harbor Series #2 4 Goosebumps Lake Union 5 SSYC 11 SBYC Snowbird #4 11-12 CYC/SLF Seattle Laser Frigid Digit Goosebumps Lake Union 12 SSYC 18 OYC/SSSS Toliva Shoal SSS#3 H Goosebumps Lake Union 19 SSYC 19 CYCE Frostbite Series PMYC Jim Depue Memorial WSSA #1 25 AYC Girts Rekevics Foul Weather 25 March CYC Blakely Rock CSS #1 H 4 CYCT Harbor Series #3 4 5 SLF Seattle Laser Frostbite Series CYCE Frostbite Series 5 CYC Scatchet Head CSS #2 H 11 GHYC Islands Race SSS #4 H 18 18 SBYC Snowbird #5 19 SLF Seattle Laser Frostbite Series CYCE Frostbite Series 19 CYC Three Tree Pt CSS #3 H 25 POYC Spring Shakedown WSSA #2 25 April Blakely Rock Benefit H 1 STYC AYC Tulip Cup 1-2 2 CYCE Frostbite Series CYCT Spring Single Hand 8 8-9 CYC PSSR (Small Boats) 14-15 WVYC Southern Straits H 15 WSCYC Rich Passage Ramble WSSA #3 16 CYCE Frostbite Series POYC Poulsbo Invitational WSSA #4 22 22 MSA Spring Regatta 22-23 CYC PSSR (Big Boats) H 29-30 SYC Protection Island Tri Island #1 H WSCYC Un Cruise Regatta 29 MAY 6 SYC 6-7 STYC OHYC 6-7 7 SYC CYCE 7 PYC 11-14 13 SYC POYC 13

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Weekday Series 4/4-9/19 BYC Tuesday Dinghy Series 4/5-8/23 BYC Keelboat Series 4/6-5/11 TTPYC Spring Series 4/12-8/23 CYCT Windseekers Series 4/18-9/12 CYC Lake Tuesday 4/19-9/13 CYC Lake Wednesday 4/19-9/13 CYC Sound Wednesday 4/20-9/14 CYC Sound Thursday 4/24-8/21 STYC Ballard Cup 5/9-9/5 Duck Dodge 5/24-6/28 CYCE Summer Series #1 5/18-6/8 TTPYC Summer Series 6/2-6/30 WSCYC Friday Series 6/2-7/28 STYC Take Your Time Fridays 6/15-8/10 EB Downtown Sailing Series 6/16-8/25 Kirkland Friday Night Series 7/12-8/16 CYCE Summer Series #2 8/4-8/25 SNW Friday Sail Fest Thank you to Catherine Picha who, for the past 16 years, has volunteered to collect and organize all the information from the clubs and create the Seattle Area Racing Calendar. Catherine will be working with 48° North to continue to provide this important information for sailors around the Salish Sea. Now Catherine will have more time to play on the race course, so thank her when you see her out there!

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