About Us

Welcome to Three Sheets Northwest.

Three Sheets is the brainchild of two former longtime journalists, Marty McOmber and Deborah Bach, who each spent more than a decade toiling at and writing for publications including The New York Times, The Seattle Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

As boaters and journalists, we noticed that our region lacked — and needed — an online publication bringing daily news and other information to Northwest boaters. So in January 2009, we launched Three Sheets Northwest.

Our site provides news, community and resources for boaters in the Northwest. Drawing on our combined 30-plus years of journalism experience, we provide high-quality coverage and stories you won’t find in other boating publications, as well as links to other boating blogs from around the region. In an effort to create an online hub for Northwest boaters, we also offer a full suite of social networking features that allow readers to connect with others who enjoy their passion for boating.

We sometimes miss the insanity and chaos of a newsroom. This site is sort of like running our own newspaper, except the deadlines are self-imposed. We strive to bring a high level of professionalism to our reporting while not taking ourselves too seriously. Boating is about having fun, and we like to eat, drink and swear, well, like sailors.

Three Sheets Northwest has attracted a loyal and growing readership of local boaters who are increasingly helping to drive our coverage. We welcome your input and encourage you to use the comment section below each story to share your thoughts with us and other boaters around the Northwest.

We also hope you’ll send us your story ideas and tips.

Have a question? See something we should cover? Know of a special boat or boater? Shoot us an email via the contact form below.

See you on the water.

Marty and Deborah

The crew:

Marty McOmber | Editor

Deborah Bach | Editor

Andy Cross | Managing Editor

Lily Winston Churchill | Cat

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