October 2016 - Featured Articles

NW Sailing // Jan Anderson

Into the Groove

For the competitive sailboat racers in Puget Sound, fall means game time. But what about those of us who are just starting out and want to break into the seemingly insular racing community? Racing columnist Doug Hansen provides insider tips for the aspiring racers out there in this feature.

Astoria Bridge

Weather of the West

Contributor and professional delivery captain Chris Couch delves into the details of West Coast weather. We boat in a beautiful but sometimes unforgiving place, and ignorance helps no one.

Colman Dock Circa 1913, Courtesy UW Archives

Legacy of the Mosquito Fleet

Before the ferry system, there was the private Mosquito Fleet. This hodgepodge collection of mostly steam-powered boats kept Puget Sound connected (for a price!). Written by Peter Marsh.

Shop Class to the Rescue

America faces a crisis on two fronts: college graduates in debt and a lack of skilled labor. Is the solution to get kids back in shop class? Columnist Peter Schrappen dives in.

Port Townsend // Photo by Norris Comer

Ports of Call: Port Townsend

Port Townsend, we salute thee! We take the looking glass to “The City of Dreams” in this month’s Ports of Call. If you’re into all things marine, this is a pilgrimage you need to take.

Kruger Propeller Crew

Ask the Experts: Propellers

We turn to the world-renown propeller experts at Kruger and Sons Propeller in Seattle for this iteration of Ask the Experts. Have you properly fitted your prop? If you haven’t, you’re paying big.