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VOL. 33 • NO 6 •June 2015

Broad Reachings

Mixed Nuts The 2015 Oregon Offshore by Eric Rouzee It never ceases to amaze me what we sailors will do for fun. Offshore racing fun, especially. And what I wouldn’t give to have been a fly on the wall when someone first came up with the idea for something like the Fastnet Race. I can hear the conversation now, probably over a few pints of bitter. “Hey, I’ve got idea,” says Sailor #1. “Let’s get some guys and race from Cowes out around Fastnet Rock and back to Plymouth or somewhere! C’mon, it’ll be fun!” To which Sailor #2 would answer, “Why not? Sounds like bloody right fun, mate! I haven’t been

cold, wet and heaving over the lee rail in years!” Enter the Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race. If you’re a regular reader of this column, you no doubt know the specifics: a starting line at buoy 2 outside the Columbia River Bar, up the Washington coast, round lovely Cape Flattery, then 40 miles (give or take) to Race Rocks, followed by a 10 mile current-induced great circle route to the finish line at the breakwater of the Victoria Inner Harbour, which is then followed by

(Above) Displaying the hardware. Some of the Rage crew with a pile of pickle dishes. (Inset) We’re here! Rage finishes the 2015 Oregon Offshore in Victoria.

continued on page 10 Photo Credit: Oregon Offshore Race Committee

Destination... Cathlamet is a Boater’s Dream! Located between Longview and Astoria, Cathlamet was built on the water in a place once settled by Native Americans, and remained dependent on the Columbia River for transportation for nearly 100 years. Today there is a road connecting all the old waterfront communities on the northshore, but the river still defines this place. Sailors, fisherman, canoes, kayaks, yachts and mariners of all sorts have been coming to Cathlamet for years to enjoy the unique experience we offer. Cathlamet is an easy place to dock your boat. When you tie up at the “Full Service” Elochoman Marina and RV Park. As you leave the marina going up 3rd street you will find the local brewery-recently renamed River Mile 38 Brewery, open Fridays and Saturdays 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Give them a call, ahead of time, and they will open for yacht clubs and parties. You can be downtown on foot within a few strides and start your discovery of this intriguing little destination, filled with historical charm, wonderful eateries, and unique shops. On Main Street you will find our new Art Gallery, restored Cath-

lamet Hotel, and the landmark Pioneer Church, which has been restored and turned in to a place for art, shows, musicals, and weddings. (Call the Chamber for a schedule of events.) At the top of Butler Street you will find the home of Julia Butler Hansen—the oldest house in the county. Across the street is the historic Bradley House, once our town library. After you have explored town, make sure to check out the Wahkiakum Historical Museum where you will find displays of life as it was lived here in the pioneer days. On Broadway you can stop in our newest restored building the Scarborough, home of Captain Scarborough. This is the new home of Wahkiakum County Chamber and Visitor’s Information Center. Cathlamet has recently become the hub for many outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, hunting, camping, sightseeing, birding, and the marina has added five cabins for a comfortable stay beside the water. Here are some of the main attractions in Wahkiakum County—the only county in Washington without a stoplight; with unique recre-

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ational opportunities like and bike trails, and the most beautiful scenic drive along the lower Columbia River. Puget Island: Just across the bridge from Cathlamet, this island is home to many of the local commercial fishermen, and is sometimes called Little Norway. Take a drive on the outer loop to see wildlife and many scenic views. If you are interested in bicycling, Puget Island has many roads crisscrossing dikes and sloughs. Visit Buffington Park and take a ride on the new ferry to Oregon, the last passenger ferry on the lower Columbia. Visit the Puget Island Farmers Market Fridays in late

May to mid-October for fresh produce, crafts, and other county treats. Julia Butler Hansen Wildlife Refuge: Just west of Cathlamet, on a short drive or walk, enjoy watching the eagles, heron, swans, otters, elk and endangered Columbia River Whitetail Deer in their own 5,600-acre refuge. Kayak the many sloughs throughout the Refuge. Lewis & Clark: Wahkiakum County has one of the highest concentrations of Lewis & Clark Heritage Sites in Washington. Visitors may explore and experience the Lewis and Clark adventure at eight different locations. Skamokawa: Visitors can expe-

rience local history at the Redmen Hall River Life Interpretive Center and rent kayaks and canoes at Skamokawa Landing. Stop in Vista Park and photograph the large driftwood, camp and watch the large ships go by on the Columbia River. Grays River: Home to the oldest covered bridge over a public road in Washington; at 100 years old in 2005, the Grays River Covered Bridge is just a mile off the highway and is one of most popular photo spots in the county. There are terrific eateries as well, and a cozy riverfront tavern. continued on page 14



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2015 Opening Day

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Portland Yacht Club was the host club this year.

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Oregon Offshore 2015: It’s the Journey by Frank Colistro For those of you who followed the Oregon Offshore on the Race Tracker, a website which shows position, course and speed of every racing yacht, thanks to data transmitted by individual SPOT units assigned to each boat, you will see that, as of Sunday afternoon, the entire fleet, including our Cascade 36, Wy’East, is moored snuggly in Victoria’s inner harbor. In reality, we never made it to Victoria. She is moored in Port Angeles, anticipating a mid-day sail across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria for the start of the Swiftsure International Yacht Race, which begins on Saturday, May 23. For the crew of Wy’East, Offshore 2015 ended at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday night when we finally faced reality, fired up the diesel, and headed for Port Angeles, some 90 miles from where our then-current position. Local sailors are aware of a certain truism regarding prediction of weather on the Oregon and Washington coasts: while the predictions in the spring and the fall are often widely inaccurate, they always are spot on when the news is bad. In this case, the bad news predication for Offshore 2015, which started on Thursday, May 7, was that there would be little wind followed by even less wind, followed by no wind at all! The race started with a breeze blowing in the single digits on a sunny Thursday morning, and the wind speed remained in that general vicinity throughout the next 24 hours. Usually, although the entire fleet starts together, within hours of the beginning of the race, the fleet scatters so broadly that it is hard to keep track of any one other boat. This year, by contrast, while the A boats performed their usual high speed vanishing act from the starting area, the rest of us stayed closely together, trading tacks as we drifted up the Washington Coast. For Friday and Saturday, the biggest challenge for racers was avoiding sunburn. On Wy’East, hoping for the best but expecting the worst, we went to sea well supplied: lots of

Wy’East crew Mary Fastnet Hartel, Jim O Rourke, author, Boby B Beausoliel, Pete Casey Jones Cozzi and Sam Oz Oswald. Photo credit: Oregon Offshore Race Committee

water, food and fuel. This plan made the three days spent at sea a pleasant cruise. We traded lack of wind for beautiful starlit nights, mystical hazy sunrises, and outstandingly warm days, at least for the Washington Coast. We were particularly impressed with the crew of Evermoore, a Moore 24, who spent the same amount of time out there in a little boat with no head room, an outboard motor and probably a lot of sandwiches. Along with Nancy and Steve Rander’s Wylie 70, Rage, they were the only boats to finish. There is that old saying about the journey being more important than the destination. This truly was the case for Offshore 2015. Given the mild conditions, everybody aboard Wy’East got a chance to drive as much as they wanted. Thus, the voyage became a major skill building adventure for our newer crew members. This afforded us older crew the opportunity to do what we enjoy doing most at sea; eating, sleeping and telling sea stories. We finally decided to pull the plug on the event Saturday night. Rather than being disappointed that we were not going to finish, skipper and crew of Wy’East realized that these three days were probably the most enjoyable cruise up the Washington Coast any of us had ever experienced. The light conditions enabled us to sail close to Washington shore to enjoy its rugged beauty. We got to spend three nights at sea, which enabled new crew to experience the other worldly beauty of the ocean at night. Since there was absolutely no way in the world that any of us could finish—there was no sense of loss, so the old saying was born out by Offshore 2015. It really was all about the journey.

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Dale’s Corner



by Dale Waagmeester

The Development of Membrane Fiber Layouts Part II Last month we took a long look at the development of the tape/fiber layouts of Membrane sails; the whys and wherefores behind the directional paths of the Dale tapes/fibers through- Waagmeester out the body of the sail. We saw how the original layouts were simple and quite logical. Unfortunately, they were insufficient for sail longevity and wide range performance. We also saw how these layouts further evolved into today’s thinking and how these updated fiber layouts offer much better performance than their predecessors. (If you have not read last month’s column, it would be worth your time to track down a May 2015 issue of Freshwater News in order to bring yourself up to date on this discussion so that the rest of this column makes sense to you.) Today we are going to cover some of the offshoots and variations of the final thread load path that we discussed last month. As mentioned in that column, please be aware that each “path” shown in these diagrams represents 10 to 12 individual fibers laid down on the sail, and the number of paths has been reduced drastically in these diagrams for printing clarity. Figure 1 shows a fiber layout that is very similar to the original “Old” layout that was shown in last month’s article. The difference in this newer version is that the clew to head group does not terminate at the apex of the head, but rather the upper end of the yarns are spread down across the upper section of the luff. Similarly, the tack to head group does not terminate at the apex of the head, but instead the upper end of the yarns are spread down across the upper part of the leech. This results in a lot of “X-scrim” yarns in the head area which better reduce shearing stresses which can cause delamination and wrinkles. There are two problems with this layout, however. First, similar to last month’s final fiber design, the open “window” of no fiber that is in the lower middle of the sail is a concern. Theoretically this is a low load area of the sail and no threads are particularly necessary in that area when the loads are evaluated in a static situation. However, when sailing in lumpy water or when changing lead positions, the load map changes from the thread layout we see here. This can cause structural problems in the sail. Also, while there is a nice X-Ply effect in the head area, there is no direct radial component coming out of the head. It is quite clear that some secondary loading thread groups are necessary. Figure 2 shows that the tack to head group (now more of a tack to leech group) has been altered to come down the full length of the leech, adding fibers to the lower section to close off the “window” and to add more secondary load strength. Figure 3 shows that the same thing has been done on the clew to head group (now clew to luff). The bottom of the group has been filled out to come down to the tack which, again, covers the “window” in the middle of the sail, and adds secondary load reinforcement. Figure 4 displays all of these groups together. No more window in the lower middle of the sail and much more secondary load reinforcement.

What if we make a hybrid of one of the groups shown from last month and one from this month? What if we take last months tack to head group, which does a very nice job of radiating fibers out of the head, and filled in the bottom of the group with secondary load yarns, similar to what we did in Figure 2? The results can be seen in Figure 5. Add this new group together with the tack to clew group and the clew to luff group and we have a pretty nice looking new fiber layout. See Figure 6. Of course, we don’t want to get overly crazy with fibers since there is a fine line between not having enough strength in the sail to handle the loads versus making the sail overly heavy with additional fibers. Speaking of additional fibers, Figure 7 shows some other fiber layouts that are seldom seen around here. They are shown together here just to save space in the paper; they aren’t necessarily used simultaneously on a sail. The circular paths at the corners are meant to fight compression in those areas. The idea is that under high loads the corners can “collapse”, meaning that the edges get closer together as the corners are point loaded, which can cause wrinkles. When used in conjunction with the primary load fibers in a sail, these compression groups form an X-scrim effect that help address the compression loads in a sail, as well as acting like an X-Ply scrim, which eliminates the need for having the X-Ply in the membrane scrim itself, allowing the sail to be lighter. These circular paths can be limited to just a few rings around a corner as shown, or they can radiate out over the entire sail, like ripples on the surface of water. I see very little use of compression rings in the US, but they seem to be used a fair amount in Europe. The other path pattern in Figure 7 is used as a roller reefing reinforcement on a furling genoa. This is typically used on larger boats, where the luff loads on a partially furled sail can be fairly high. Please note that these different fiber groups will always be used in conjunction with the primary load fibers and not alone. Figure 8 shows some fiber groups that are typically seen on mainsails, although they can be used on smaller headsails as well. The Cunningham group is made to strengthen the path between the clew and the Cunningham. You can clearly see the group of Cunningham fibers in Figure 8. You can also see the layout of fibers that reinforce each row of reef points. There are fibers stretching in a straight line from the reef tack to reef clew, as well as more fibers arcing above the straight fibers in order to disperse the load up into the sail body. Finally, Figure 8 shows some Batten Bands that add reinforcement along the leech battens. These are typically used on larger sails, but you sometimes see them on small boat sails as well. Now when you look at the “string” sails that you see on the water you will not be so confused about what all those fibers are doing as they fan out in all directions, and from all corners. Rest assured, however, that eventually you will see some fiber layouts that you don’t see represented here. Such is the nature of sailmaking...

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In the Galley with Capt. Sandra Thoma Spring Passage Red Beans and Rice Tranquility ran like a horse back to the barn. She ran away from the boat yard, back to the wide, open water. The two of us ladies, sailor and ship, ran with the current on our stern, back to seabirds with funny little orange feet, islands that are scarcely bigger than rocks, and wind-studded, wide stretches of water. Tranquility made a steady 8 knots out of Bellingham Bay. I turned south, and the speed dropped to 5.5 knots. The course I’d plotted would take us south of Sinclair Island. From there it would be a straight line to Obstruction Pass. The handy-dandy yellow arrow on my chart-plotter, however, told me the current between the two islands was running against us. I took a chance, and headed north around the top of Sinclair instead. Tranquility immediately picked up 2 knots. I opened the mainsail to a light northwest breeze and picked up another half a knot. Then magically, I am not making this up—a pod of dolphin appeared off the bow, surfaced and blew and swam along the port side. I turned to watch their departure, gray dorsal fins breaking the water against the tremendous

white backdrop of Mount Baker. The trip to Deer Harbor, Orcas Island marked a milestone on the helical path of my sailing life. Almost 10 years ago I sailed these waters with two of my closest girlfriends, and an instructor-skipper on a chartered sailing vessel. I was the reluctant third, signed on to round out the max number of crew, and make the charter affordable. I was recently divorced, nearly broke, and insecure in all aspects of my life. I had “the moment” on that trip. Nearly anyone who has watched a sleepy orange sunrise after a long night at the helm on the blackness of the sea, or watched the stars rise over the vast, upside down globe of the horizon knows what I mean. It’s the moment when you know with complete and utter certainty that whatever obstacles you had to overcome, whatever challenges, personally, financially, physically, to be there, this is exactly the place you were meant to be. It’s the moment when the sea claims you as one of her own. After that moment, white sails, the rush of salt water and open horizon are part of your soul. There is no going back. Ever. On that trip to earn my bareboat certification, I learned that I knew a lot more than I thought I

did, that I was much more capable that I thought I was, and that I still had a wide, ocean of things to learn. At that time, crossing Rosario Straits, even on a charter with a skipper, seemed like a big deal. Crossing it by myself, on my own boat was unimaginable. Yet here I was, plotting a course past Sinclair Island, just my boat and I. The auto-helm was making a steady course, there were no other boats on the water, and we were still miles away from the bulk of Orcas Island, so I popped down below to refill my coffee, splash in some creamer and get a blueberry scone. I’d brought charts to study and a book to read, but it was more than enough entertainment to sit cross-legged in the cockpit, Tranquility my companion, the wide, open water, sea-birds with the funny little orange feet, the line of red navigation buoys marking our progress. There was absolutely nothing exciting about it, and I was having a blast. What felt like minutes later, we nosed in to Obstruction Pass. A schooner greeted us on her way out to the straits. I let out a whoop and did a happy dance in the cockpit. Tranquility and I were home. Before we left Portland, I’d made a dish of red beans and rice and packed fresh fruit for lunch. I’d

been prepared for a much longer trip. Here we were, almost back to the barn, and it wasn’t even noon. Lunch would have to wait in any case, because now I had to pay attention to ferry traffic and fleets of boats heading out towards the straits we’d just crossed. The trip Roy and I took to Mexico in February left me with a yen for food from south of the border—the food of my youth growing up in the central valley of California and Puerto Rico. I thought Red Beans and Rice would be a perfect rib-warming meal for a spring passage. I made it ahead so it would be easy to heat up, as I was single-handing.

Spring Passage Red Beans and Rice 1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin 1 small yellow onion, peeled and sliced thin

½ Padilla pepper, seeded and sliced thin 1 can red kidney beans, drain most but not all the liquid Optional - Flank steak or chicken, finely sliced and seasoned in chili powder 1 cup cooked brown rice, or fresh, warmed blue corn tortillas Heat oil in a large, deep pan. I’ve been using avocado oil lately. It is a healthy option, and heats well. Toss the vegetables in the hot oil and sauté until just soft. Turn the heat up a bit and add it meat. Cook quickly so it’s a bit crispy and the vegetables don’t over-cook. Add in the beans. Stir until well mixed. Serve over rice or with tortillas. I added some al fresco Mexican cheese, but traditional dishes do not add that.

Broad Reachings...continued from page 1 hot towels and champagne from the race committee. In between buoy 2 and the bottles of bubbly are 193 miles of sometimes inhospitable coastline, winds that range from non-existent calms to total screamers (more often than not straight out of the Gulf of Alaska), and seas that can be everything from mirror-like finishes to survival conditions. Fun stuff, right? That last paragraph more or less describes the 2015 version of this now-classic Northwest yacht race. The start date, May 7, dawned with decent winds but spotty promises of continued breezes for the 13-boat fleet. I was fortunate enough to be onboard Steve and Nancy Rander’s Wylie 70 Rage when we headed out of the Astoria West Basin early to beat the low end of the ebb tide. After waiting for the Bar to mellow, more or less, we headed out for the crossing. I can’t honestly say that it was the craziest Bar crossing I’ve ever made, but it was definitely interesting, made all the more so by

the fact that we had two or three crew members on board who’d never done it. Yep, more fun stuff! Out at buoy two, we had pleasant conditions and 10-15 knots of breeze for the start, and really, for the rest of the day and well into the first night. Some boats opted to head offshore, while on board Rage, we took an inshore tack, hoping to catch some predicted winds close to the beach. And initially, both moves worked pretty well, as we found out when Riva, Scott Campbell’s J/46, crossed ahead of us a few hours into the race. I can’t speak for the entire fleet, but onboard Rage, we experienced pretty good winds all Thursday and into early Friday morning. Seas on starboard tack were a little choppy, to say the least, but port tack, where we were logging the bulk of our Velocity Made Good, was reasonably comfortable. And then the REAL fun started. Somewhere around 0700 on Friday, the wind gods decided that they’d had just about enough, and wher-

ever they went, it wasn’t where the fleet was. On Rage, we were working just to keep moving, and from the post-race conversations I had with other crews, we were actually getting the best of whatever was out there. Which by the way doesn’t mean we weren’t experiencing our share of anxiety, particularly in the form of one persistent sail on the horizon off our stern. Assuming it belonged to Riva, we ramped up our boat speed efforts, but to no avail. That annoying sail just kept getting bigger. Countless sail changes, reconsidered tactics, heavy sighs and muttered profanities failed to keep Riva from getting closer and closer with each passing minute. Even the exasperated declaration by one crew member that we must be the worst sailors on the planet (he didn’t use those exact words) didn’t help. Riva had apparently found their own personal winds to power that beautiful overlapping genoa, and we were at a loss to come up with a remedy. And then we received a reprieve. As Riva continued to reel us in, one of the crew asked what I thought was nothing more than a desperate, wishful-thinking sort of question. “Do they even have a headsail up?” Bingo. Turns out it wasn’t Riva making a move to pass us, it was Tom Kelly’s J/122 Anam Cara, and no, they weren’t flying a headsail. Instead, they were motoring for Port Angeles, having lost their electrical system, and presumably no way to pump water, run instruments or keep beer cold. Our suggestion, as they passed us, to donate whatever cold beverages they might have left,

went unheeded. Meanwhile, the crew’s various analogies as to the sort of relief we were feeling when we figured out who was catching us aren’t printable here, but trust me, they were accurate. The rest of the fleet was contending with their own problems, not the least of which was simply no wind whatsoever. The most troubling had to be on board Frank Noragon’s C&C Cool Change, where they were facing a far more serious structural breakdown. Somehow, the door to the head managed to lock itself, with no one inside. Only by employing inventive use of a screwdriver and, presumably, someone’s shoulder did the situation not evolve into something far, far more desperately critical. Meanwhile, back on Rage, we actually started to pick up what could pass for decent winds as we closed in on Cape Flattery. At 2000 hours, we made the turn around that classic landfall, and started working our way into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, actually managing to put some nice miles behind us well into Friday night and Saturday morning. Right up until we were clipped once again by no wind. We again worked our way through the calms, picked up some light air as we approached Race Passage, and made that transit against the growing ebb tide which, if you’ve experienced it, can get pretty lively from time to time. A few more miles, and we were FINALLY across the finish line at the Inner Harbour breakwater. A quick stop at the customs float aside, we headed for our slip at Ship Point in front of the Empress Hotel,

where an impromptu boat party broke out, one of the better ones I’ve attended. And that’s saying something. Unfortunately, getting the rest of the fleet in was problematic, and Rage ended up not only taking First to Finish, but First in Class and First Overall. And in one of those weird twists that only light air can produce, Rage also took the Old Salt Award, annually given to the boat that finishes LAST within the time limit. The only piece of sailing hardware with my name on it that I thought would NEVER have Steve Rander’s as well. These things can’t be explained, only accepted. Other than Rage, the only boat to successfully finish was Rhys Balmer’s Moore 24 Evermoore, taking first in the PHRF “C” fleet on a course shortened to the Duntze Rock buoy at the entrance to the Straits. Such is life offshore with little wind. That night was the usual great Victoria social scene, followed by the traditional crew breakfast at John’s Place. After the Royal Victoria Yacht Club once again put on a fantastic post-race barbecue for the fleet, it was time to catch the Coho back to the states and head home. Irony of ironies, during the crossing I checked Sailflow and saw that Race Rocks was reporting winds of 39 knots. Which certainly made for a spicy ferry ride, although we certainly could have used some of that about 36 hours earlier. But what fun would that have been?

June 2015

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by Ken Tennefoss The island Portland is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. From its mild climate, reputation as a foodie’s paradise, and easy access to great outdoor activities, Portland is fast becoming a destination city. Contributing to its appeal is having two major rivers, the Columbia and the Willamette, running through it. Even if you are not a water enthusiast, there is an appeal to living near the water. From grand vistas with Mt. Hood in the background, to dozens of sailboats plying the breeze, their white sails in contrast to the blue of the Columbia, there is a serenity seldom found elsewhere. Nowhere is this truer, than on Portland’s Hayden Island—an area that many Portlanders are unfamiliar with. Located on the banks of the Columbia River, the island offers an upscale residential area, a luxury hotel, restaurants, a thriving marina district with high

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wards the building, you get the feeling that this is much more than just an apartment complex. Everything about the exterior shows that extra thought and care were taken to combine a palette of earth tone finishes with a modern artistic design. The combination is pleasing to the eye and upon entering, the building embraces you and says

“welcome home.” Owner, Mike DeFrees has visited many great residential resorts “I took notes of amenities and incorporated the best of the best into Yacht Harbor Club” he told me. “My vision for Yacht Harbor Club is to be a 5-star resort community in-line with the world’s top five resorts, offering un-paralleled crea-

ture comforts to residents. When we built this, we did it right. We didn’t spare any cost” he added. The ground floor houses amenities you would expect at a high end resort, underground parking, 24hour security, concierge service, a state of the art work-out center ofcontinued on page 13

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Oregon Yacht Club...since 1900 by Bob Hume (47 year resident/member and unashamed promoter) Picture this, an urban waterfront lifestyle with a wildlife refuge in your backyard (Oaks Bottom) and a postcard front yard with 130 degree views of Willamette River activity. Toss in Ross Island and Portland skyline views and… well, you get the picture.Oregon Yacht Club has been an anchor tenant of

the Sellwood neighborhood since 1900, originally incorporated as a sailing club and now a community of 39 floating homes. We are the second oldest river settlement on the West Coast. Our floating home community has provided a river experience to thousands of Portlanders and visitors from around the world. That river experience can be physical—kayaking, sailing and fishing seem to trump power boat-

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ing these days—or social. Summer deck parties and BBQ’s, often with live music, get top billing—blues and jazz anyone? But quiet chats and strolls along the dockway, a glass of wine in hand, looking at the flowering gardens and houseboats can be equally satisfying, especially if a sighting of a deer, otter or eagle on the wing is included. Wood ducks, mallards, and Canada geese glide by our decks, followed by their latest broods, and Purple Martins wake us with their melodic dawn songs. The lazy days of summer slide into fall—the river face a silver gray mirror with fog rising from the surface, the West Hills a distant Japanese painting with clouds trapped in the evergreens, punctuated by flames of red and orange. Winter rains on the white-capped chop of the river, and with the first shoots of spring out come the power washers and gardening gloves, readying once more for those heady summer days when we experience urban living at its best and no one needs to go on vacation because we are already there. We are the only moorage with slip share rights on both sides of the dockway, our shore sides used for guest tenders, workshops or boat storage. We are also fortunate to own about two acres of car and boat parking areas and an additional six acres of wooded uplands, trail accessible and maintained with a cooperative effort of OYC members and crews from the City of Portland’s Watershed Revegetation Program. Thanks to this teamwork we have a healthy ecosystem of native

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plants, trees and birdlife. Grab a book, find a bench and enjoy our woodlands. The Oregon Yacht Club has location, location and location. Equally noteworthy is the range of designs seen in our floating homes, styles from Victorian to cuttingedge modern. We have been featured in national cable TV documentaries as well as a location for one episode of “Portlandia.” Our moorage has been used for Portland floating home code (Title 28) inspection training and we have been noted for an excellent fire suppression system—ironically, a very important element in river living. The most important part of our floating community, as in any community, is the people that live here. As in any small town we have our differences, but we are fortunate to have a self-management system that has survived disagreements. We are river people after all, and we govern ourselves quite well. We

participate in the Sellwood-Moreland Improvement League, the Waterfront Owners and Operators Association, and are certified members of Oregon’s Clean Marina Program. Our shareholders are active volunteer participants in our various governing committees and some members actually leave the moorage and go to work everyday. But no matter how long we’ve been here we each feel the magic when we leave our car and the land and walk down the ramp of the moorage. The air seems fresher and the noise and bustle of the city is left behind. While diversity is honored at OYC we do have common ground in our river. We all want the best river experience possible. Here we have it and you can too. our last unencumbered slip share is up for sale. Check us out at We’d love to have you for a neighbor!

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St. Helens, OR recall the era of steam-power on the local rivers as a static exhibit open to the public, the 219' Portland is once again fully operational and Coast Guard-certified, after years of work and mechanical repairs to the boiler and steam engine. All the high-pressure machinery and safety equipment has

passed the inspector’s stringent tests and the 68-year old tug can carry up to 100 passengers. So this year, the Oregon Maritime Museum has scheduled a regular monthly cruise from May to October, and Freshwater News was invited along on the May outing of continued on page 15

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by Peter Marsh It’s safe to assume that everyone who reads this paper has seen the Oregon Maritime Museum’s historic steam-powered sternwheel tug Portland, it’s been moored on the downtown waterfront for over 20 years. It’s actually visible from I-5 but only for a few seconds—when you should be watching traffic! But I wonder how many boaters or history fans really appreciate its significance? Thousands of people walk past it while viewing the Rose Festival fleet or attending other waterfront fairs, and might think it's some kind of theme park project, but the truth is far more remarkable. It’s the last boat of its kind built in North America and the last one still in operation. How it survived the march of progress after retirement in 1981 and was re-built from the deck up in 1991-93 is a fascinating story of local people organizing to save this iconic vessel. Not only does it


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Drop Anchor Brewery in Cathlamet Becomes “River Mile 38 Brewing” One year ago, when Drop Anchor Brewery opened in Cathlamet, Washington, they created quite a splash in the Southwest Washington area for great beer and community involvement in Wahkiakum County, population 4,000. But they never dreamed that their success at brewing and distributing quality, fresh, local beer would attract the attention of the West Coast’s oldest and largest brewery—Anchor Brewing Company of San Francisco (population 852,000). The Californian brewers, better known as Anchor Steam Beer, became aware of Drop Anchor after the little, local brewery turned up in over 60 locations in Washington. Anchor Brewing claims their trademark grants them the exclusive use of the word “Anchor” in the beer industry. “Anchor Steam felt their customers could get confused when Drop Anchor bottles or cans and our beer are on the shelf next to each other. They are forcing us to change our name,” said Richard Erickson, managing partner. “I guess it is a compliment that we have gotten their attention,” he added. “We are a small, microbrewery in a very small town that takes a lot of pride in quality and consistency. I think that is why we are growing so fast. Our top three beers, Broken Hose Amber Ale, Fog lifter Scottish Ale, and Hard Over Hefeweizen have been very consistent in sales. And our Provocative Porter is steadily

gaining ground too. Once a business puts them on tap they normally keep them on tap or add them to their rotation of micro beers.” To prevent legal action, the search for a new name began with the help of a trademark attorney and input from their founders. "Brewery and beer names are very competitive and it’s quite a chore to find one that is not trademarked,” Erickson explained. After several months, they proudly announced they had chosen “River Mile 38 Brewing Company”—a name that ties them to the Columbia River and the Cathlamet Marina where they are located—38 miles upstream from the mouth of the Columbia River.” On May 16, Drop Anchor Brewery held their one year anniversary party at the brewery and announced their new name to all their supporters, founders, and the beer world. “We are very excited about our future," said Andy Lea, Brewer and Production Manager. “We are doing what we lovemaking good beer to share with

family, friends, and customers. We are now sharing it with beer drinkers throughout Southwest Washington and as far North as Olympia.” “This is a small bump in the road that actually many new breweries have to deal with. It is becoming more of an issue as the number of breweries grow. For us, nothing has changed, just the name on the building,” said Jeff Seawell, Sales & Marketing Manager. “The future is bright for our brewery; not every new business gets so much attention. This rebranding has become part of our journey and with help and support from our loyal customers, our young brewery and our community will grow and prosper. Come visit River Mile 38, stay for a beer, and enjoy this beautiful part of Washington on the Columbia,” Erickson said. 285 3rd Street, Cathlamet, WA 98612, 360-355-4662

Cathlamet...continued from page 1 Deep River: On the west edge of the county, stop and make sure you see the perfectly restored Deep River Pioneer Church. It has never had electricity; and is still used all summer. If you visit on Sunday afternoons you will be treated with music and a free service.

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Silent Running..continued from page 13 the year to experience the pleasure of cruising the Willamette under steam power. For this trip back in time, the passengers all arrived by 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, but the engine room crew had been on the job for 2-3 hours by then, slowly warming the boiler—an accepted part of life during the era of steam power. Full pressure was achieved, the gangplank withdrawn, a safety briefing given, and the mighty 25' diameter wheel began to slowly rotate. The deck crew carefully cast off four heavy warps, under the expert direction of Captain Clark Caffall. He is an experienced local towboat operator who has accepted the challenge of learning to operate the Portland’s unique propulsion system, under the watchful eye of Captain Jack Taylor, a retired captain river pilot, and World War II navy veteran who commanded the tug during the 1970’s and again after the restoration in the 1990’s. His next task was to navigate through the Morrison, Broadway and Steel bridges, which opened promptly in response to the unmistakable sound of the tug’s steam whistle. (The tug is 56 feet tall from waterline to top of stack.) At a leisurely 7-8 knots we passed silently downriver—even the engine room is quiet, for a steam engine emits nothing more than a modest hiss as it goes about its work, with no vibration whatsoever. We passed grain ships loading for faraway destinations in Asia, then Vigor’s Swan Island Shipyard where the new 960' dry dock has already lifted several big ships and work on the navy supply ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) is ongoing. On the opposite (west)

bank, the Gunderson slipway was filled with a huge 578-foot tank barge—one of the largest in company history, which looks ready to be launched sideways into the Willamette—a sight I have yet to witness... Then through St Johns and under the last bridge on the Willamette, which never fails to astound with its classic design. Next was a car carrier, a boxy ship whose design could never be called anything but “functional!” An unexpected hazard was a large fleet of sports fishermen who appeared to be participating in a tournament on this gray day. Closer to Kelly Point and the Columbia River, the terminals themselves are worth a closer look, as you try to discover what cargoes they handle. Some I recognized were the scrap iron dock, Georgia Pacific paper products warehouse, a barge bringing limestone from British Columbia, and the last one (next to the Slough) another wheat silo. As we turned around in the Columbia, we could see the empty container dock at Terminal 6, and the Washington riverbank at Frenchman's Bar. On the return trip, a selection of sandwiches and fruit was served, I was able to spend some time in the pilot house watching Captain Caffall work a long brass lever that signals the steam-powered steering engine to turn the seven wooden spade rudders: four in front of the stern wheel and three on the aft end supported only by a single beam that protects the wheel from damage. The captain was soon fully occupied when the Steel Bridge operator informed him by radio that

he would have to wait 15 minutes or more for two trains to pass. He rang the old-fashioned telegraph to tell the engine room to go astern slowly and the wheel reversed direction—though I probably wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't overheard the conversation. We arrived at the mooring barge ready for the final test of the captain's skill, docking in a slight ebb current with hundreds of people watching from the riverwalk, where the funfair was now in full swing. He stopped the wheel and continued to drift forward for more than a minute until parallel with the barge, then nudged the bow over with a few turns of the wheel and the bow line was made fast. The current carried the tug alongside and the first excursion of the year was over. I believe about four hours had passed, but I had lost track of time. Before we debarked, I had a chance to talk to Ron Youngman, who was a Coast Guard officer and surveyor, is the volunteer supervisor responsible for the Portland’s mechanical systems. He succinctly describes the old boat as being obsolete before it was launched: an anachronism even in 1947 that a handful of ultra-conservative pilots managed to pressure the port into building. Their lack of foresight became a treasure for future generations of Portlanders, thanks to the vision of the dedicated volunteers who saved the boat and those who now keep it running. The summer schedule is June 20, July 18, August 16 (2-hour cruise), September 19, Oct 17. The cost is $75 for adults, $35 for children. The August trip is $40/$20.

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64' Custom Boathouse 1985 $75,000. 64' X 31' X 19'6" high electric door. Interior 55' X 16' X 19'6" high electric doorThe electrical system is 120v X 240v with a 100 amp electrical panel. Both 30 amp and 50 amp cord plugs are available..Water Space Rights are included in the price ( 2262 sq. ft.), and Membership Application to Columbia River Yacht Club is required for a non-member purchase. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

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Columbia Ridge Marina- Custom Built home By Marc Even. Warm Contemporary with River &Mt Hood Views. Designed for the slip, this home offers about 2500 sf and outdoor entertaining to its fullest. High end finishes, Room for Boats and water toys.Please take the photo tour Offered at $699,900. RML# 15448923. Please call Susan Colton for a private showing 503-936-0161

1845 N Jantzen Ave

1849 N. Jantzen Ave.

1bd/1ba This well-maintained sunny cottage . Forced air heat and open floor plan. Good floatation. Slip ownership & low HOA. Can moor 25’ boat. $218,000. Buy Slip only: $95K. Gated Private moorage. Call Jane.

2BD/1BA + Office. Beautifully renovated. Hi ceilings & Brazilian Cherry flrs., gas firepl. Lg boat well! Slip ownership , low HOA. $288,000. Call Jane.

531 N Bridgeton Rd #6

559 NE Bridgeton Rd #1

19609 NE Marine DR H-1

1BR/1BA Wonderful outside slip w/great views. Large swim float. Vaulted w/open flr plan. Immaculate w/brand new carpet. This home is a true gem. $198,000 Call Sue

2BD/1BA Light & bright cottage w/open ceilings, skylights; loft w/extra storage. Lrg swim float. In desirable Bridgeton area. Small/private moorage. $168,000. Call Jane.

2BD/2BA Outside slip with lovely views.. Hdwd flrs, gas firpl, New kitchen w/high end appli, custom cabinets. Many updates including logs & stringers. Huge 45’ boatwell w/ storage & wkshop. Pristine, gated moorage. $199,900. Call Sue.


HAYDEN ISLAND WATERFRONT HOME - Contemporary 3BD 3.5 BA. 3700 SF. Private Courtyard Entry, En-Suite Master, Granite, CCTV, Solar-heated Pool. Steps to Yacht Club. Boat Slip Available. $1,585,000. Photos: RMLS 15434736 Kerrie McCarty 503939-3707

6901 SE Oaks Park Way #19

14591 NW Larson Rd #2

2bd/1.1ba Waterfront property at its best! Custom designed home has spectacular river views in prestigious OYC. Flr to ceil windows, vaulted ceil., great updates. Gas frpl, granite cntrs, Slip ownership w/3 swim floats incld. Kayak, sail, fish. $648,000 Call Jane

2BD/2.1BA 2450 sq ft. Custom built, spacious and beautiful, this home has too many features to list. Lrg windows optimize spectacular river views. Mstr Bdrm has balcony & sitting alcove. Concrete float w/space to moor a boat. Highly desirable, gated moorage. Slip ownership included. $699,000. Call Jane.

SOLD 17537 NW Sauvie Is. #47 Spacious Large, 2 bed/ 1 ba Unobstructed river views! Vaulted, Gas fireplace in Livingrm leads to covered deck. Master has deck and gorgeous views! Second floor open deck with rustic cabin for fun. On green desirable Sauvie Island—close to downtown! $249,000. Call Jane.

173 NE Bridgeton #8

1837 N. Jantzen Ave.

Custom home built in 2000. 2 bd/ 2ba Soaring ceilings, huge windows—open and light! Slip included in Sale, low HOA. In desirable Bridgeton area, easy access in all directions. $329,000 Call Jane.

1BD/1BA 740 sqft. Cute, cozy, & immaculate, this home has been totally remodeled in ’06 & updated in ’09. Quality and attention given to the details. Exceptional home for a get-away or full-time living. Slip ownership & lrg swim float included. Low HOA. $229,000. Call Jane.

SOLD 1815 N. Jantzen Ave.

2915 NE Marine Dr. G-4

27448 NW St. Helens #400

Nice sized slip (31’x64’) in lovely location for sale. Build & bring in, or buy a home and move it to this desirable gated & private moorage. Low HOA covers water, sewer, garbage, parking, security & more. Conveniently located near shops. $110,000. Call Jane.

559 NE Bridgeton #A

2BR/1BA Special Boathouse combo w/hi ceilings; granite counters, bamboo flr. Great livability w/ open kit/din area. Oversized Travertine shower. Huge 40x16 boatwell w/18’ remote door. Fully furnished & move-in ready. $145,000. Call Sue.

3 bd/2ba plus large utility, enclosed boatwell, plus separate tender with workshop below and office above. 35 ft outside mooring. Fabulous views in all directions. Slip included! Private gated moorage. $425,00. Call Jane.

3BD/3BA 1800sf Built in ’06. Wonderful flr pln w/all the conveniences. 2 Mstr Suites w/balconies. Private moorage on desirable Bridgeton. $276.000. Call Jane.

Priced to sell $179,900, by owner 1805 Jantzen , slip ownership! Adorable 2 bdrm, move-in ready, open floor plan, 750 SF, steel stringers, $300 HOA. Dock your boat! 503-467-6772




Casselman’s Warf - Multnomah Channel. Floating home slips available. Inside slips for long term lease - $20,000 plus monthly maintenence fee. You are welcome to come and see if this is where you want to be. For information call 503-543-5183

27448 NW St Helens Rd #424

34326 Johnsons Landing B-10

2BD/2BA w/office, shop/utility. Great flr plan! Views in all directions w/decks. Recent updates incl gourmet ktch, granite, hrdwds, gas frplc. Outside slip incl. Low HOA. $429,000. Call Jane.

2bd/1.5 ba 3 levels of great living on Mult. Channel. Mid-level kitch w/Great Room & lrg deck. Uppr BR w/ balcony. 19' Boatwell w/remote. $199,000. Call Sue.

2630 N Hayden Island Drive #40

1677 N. Jantzen Ave

559 N.E. Bridgeton, #6

2BR/3 full baths. Fabulous home in desirable moorage. Slip ownership/2 car garage. 30’ boat well. Heat pump w/AC. Sunny & bright with wonderful potential. Price reduced $375,000. Call Sue.

3 bedrm/2.5 ba. Bright w/hickory flrs, granite, marble. Outside slip w/river views. Slip Ownership, low fee. 2 lrg swim floats. Can moor lrg boat. $399,950. Call Jane.

1bd/1ba End slip w/ big river views! Open w/bamboo flrs, slab granite counters, huge decks w/trex, steel stringers & more. Private moorage. $198,000. Call Jane.


Last Slip in Class Harbor! 3939 N Marine Drive #19. $85,000 for slip ownership located in desirable secure private moorage close to downtown Portland. HOA Dues $350/mo includes water, garbage, sewer, gate & commons. Room for 28’x40’ floating home, subject to HOA Bylaws Mike Smith 503-283-1711.

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1661 N. Jantzen Ave. 2 bd/1 ba Classic river home- huge spacious rooms, open bright. Separate finished tender included for office/ guest room. Oversized slip included in sale. Outside ship! Low moorage fees. $289,000. Call Jane.

23690 N.W. St. Helen’s U-82

430 N Tomahawk Island Dr.

3 BR/2 full bath, Outside Slip with views of Sauvie & Mtn, Master with large Balcony, Open Kitchen. New Low Price $211,000. Call Sue.

1BR/2BA Charming former firehouse. Rugged steel construction. Lrg kitchen w/island. Gas frpl and atrium windows in LR. Great views from outside slip. Room to moor your boat. $285,000. Call Sue.


27448 N.W. St. Helens #478

1939 N. Jantzen

2bd/2ba Spacious home, outside slip. Great views.Liv Rm w/Gas firpl, open kitch, Mstr suite w/gas firepl.Separate tender. Slip included! $329,000. Call Jane.

2BR/2BA Vaulted living rm w/gas frplc exits to lrg deck. Upper Master w/full bath & walk-in closet. Main flr has 2nd bedrm for guests/roommates. Gated moorage w/SLIP OWNERSHIP. Priced to sell at $182,000. Call Sue.

11644 N. Island Cove Lane 2br/1ba 2 story. Liv rm opens to huge deck. Upper Mstr Bdrm w/balcony. Tender house. Newer decking, great logs/stringers. Cozy living. $158,000. Call Jane.

SOLD 1893 N. Jantzen Ave.

23564 NW St Helens N-8

173 NE Bridgeton Rd., #20

2bd/2ba 1250 sq ft of charm w/lrg windows & great river view. Renovated w/Fir flrs, cedar sauna & lrg bath in master. Covered porches & cozy nooks. Slip ownership, Low HOA. $289,000. Call Jane.

3BR/2BA Totally remodeled inside & out! New heat pump w/AC,new windows,appliances & washer/dryer. New kitchen/bath granite. Steel stringers. Video at $245,000 call Sue.

2bd/2ba 1400+ sq ft of beautiful waterfront living. Updated kitch w/heated cork flrs., hrdwd flr, wood stove. Spacious decks, Huge Master suite w/sun deck. Awesome views! Close to shopping, easy access. $210,000. Call Jane or Sue.

18525 NE Marine Dr. D-2

221 N. Bridgeton

4BD/3BA Custom built by Marc Even. State of the art : simple elegance. Floor to ceiling windows. Gleaming wood flrs, Openness throughout. Multiple balconies & decks, including 3rd fl sunning deck. Slip ownership in premier Moorage. Moor 40’ boat. $575,000 Call Jane or Sue.

Studio/1bath Special studio home w/sleeping loft. Warm wood flooring, hrdwoods, lots of windows & skylights. Extra swim float. Located in popular Bridgeton community. $60,000. Call Sue.

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