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Most Exclusive Yacht Clubs in America

Most Exclusive Yacht Clubs in America Published on July 5th, 2016 If you’re looking for a place to dock that new yacht of yours, you can’t go wrong with any of the 11 most exclusive yacht clubs in America. Owning a yacht is the ultimate show of...

R2AK: The Success of Failure

R2AK: The Success of Failure The Race to Alaska (R2K) is a unique 750-mile marathon open to all forms of non-motorized craft. Entrants can have no support of any type; it’s like the Iditarod but on a boat. Avoid drowning, freighters, killer whales,...

1st Joint MSAR Academy

Oak Harbor, WA -  In what is being referred to as "The Great Experiment,"  the Marine Search and Rescue divisions of the Island County and Guemes Island joined forces for joint operations training.  Primarily an all-volunteer organization, new...

WMRT Live &Newport Race Schedule

2016 World Match Racing Tour OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, NO ADMISSION FEE FREE PARKING AT FORT ADAMS STATE PARK High-speed Racing within yards of shoreline at Fort Adams 20 Teams of the top match racing sailors Live narration and play-by-play ...

TESTED: H2Out Air Vent Dryers

The best way to keep moist marine air out of your fuel tanks is with H2Out Air Vent Dryers. Available in 2 sizes at

Boat US celebrates 50th in Port Townsend, WA

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash.– It was 50 years ago that Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) got its start as the result of one man’s desire to make recreational boating better for boaters, sailors, and anglers. To celebrate this milestone, the...

TESTED: SOS Distress Light

Never buy flares again with the SOS Distress Light! Pacific NW Boater TESTED. Just $99.95 at

Port Townsend Yacht Club Boat Parade

Port Townsend Washington hosted this years PTCY boat parade under clear and sunny skies with 25 boats participating.

Broughtons Aerial Samples

During the summer of 2016, the crew of Pacific NW Boater joined a Waggoner Guide flotilla to the Broughton archipelago in British Columbia (see the Cruising Outpost magazine article "Broughtons and Back" in our Features Channel). The entire trip is...

Broughtons and Back

Published in the Spring 2016 issue of Cruising Outpost magazine, this 6-page article recounts the flotilla part of our 800-mile trip to the "Broughtons and Back".

Reid Harbor - WA State Parks

A Pacific NW Boater video cruising guide to Reid Harbor on Stuart Island State Park. In addition to having a dock available year 'round, Reid Harbor has offshore floats, plenty of mooring buoys, great hiking, picnic and camping areas. Water is...

Sucia Island

A Pacific NW Boater video cruising guide to Sucia Island State Park. Long considered the "Crown Jewel of the WA State Marine Park System", 564-acre Sucia offers six distinctly different bays and coves: Echo Bay, Ewing Cove, Fossil Bay, Snoring Bay, Fox...

Pleasant Harbor

Located on the West side of the Hood Canal, Pleasant Harbor is a beautifully protected facility adjacent to the Olympic National Park with dramatic mountain views. The marina began operations in the mid 1950’s and quickly became recognized as one of...

TESTED: H2Out Space Dryers

Help keep mold and mildew under control aboard your boat with H2Out Space Dryers. From $25.99 at

Latitudes & Attitudes TV - San Juan Islands Share-the-Sail

A special never-before-aired episode of Latitudes & Attitudes TV. Made during a "Share-the-Sail" flotilla in the San Juan Islands, this would have aired in the television show's 6th season. While Latitudes & Attitudes magazine and TV show is...

TropRocker Dave Calhoun

Dave Calhoun is the Pacific NW's only true TropRocker. Book a gig with Dave or buy his CDs at his website:

Dockside Solutions

Dockside Solutions is more than just personalized mail service for boaters. If you are moving, working, or traveling abroad, traveling for an extended period, cruising, RV'ing, fishing or you just don't have enough time or energy to deal with your mail...

TESTED: Wallas Diesel Heater Install

Five and a half years ago we installed a new Wallas 40Dt Diesel Forced Air Heater. The installation was straightforward and easy, and we are still very pleased with the Wallas' performance.

Port of Poulsbo

The Port of Poulsbo is one of the most popular places for boaters to visit in Puget Sound. The marina is part of downtown Poulsbo - also known as "Little Norway". Visiting boaters enjoy a clean, well run marina and a multitude of shops, galleries and...

Pierre's Echo Bay

Pierre's Echo Bay Lodge and Marina, centrally located in the Broughton Archipelago, is considered by many to be the Broughton's social, cultural and commercial capitol. Special events such as Pierre's Saturday night Pig Roasts and prime rib nights are...

Patos Island - WA State Parks

Patos Island State Park is located northwest of Sucia Island. This Washington State Park is accessible only by boat. Remote Patos Island offers outstanding views, just two mooring buoys, a gravel beach for landing dinghys, campsites and restrooms....

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