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Cruisers should care about performance sailing

There’s a problem: many cruisers think that sailing performance isn’t important. Hey, cruising is about slowing down, right?! But dismissing performance is poor seamanship. After some years of listening to cruisers disregard performance and gripe about slow passages, it dawned on me that confusion is to blame. Our good friend William demonstrated this last year during a […]

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Shannon and crew racing her San Juan 24 "Pig War" in Bellingham in 1976.

Why I love the Race to Alaska

Why do I love the R2AK so very much? To me, it’s obvious. Frank Morris, born in Seattle in 1907 on Three Tree Point, Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard, author of the first chartbook in the Pacific Northwest: The Marine Atlas (Olympia to Skagway), owner of the Marine Finance Corporation that financed and insured boats, […]

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