In this story in Northwest Yachting Magazine about boats and beer, Greg Van Belle is making us want to relocate to the Puget Sound.
It had been a long day. Our maiden trip on our new boat was a delivery from Olympia to Everett, and if all had gone to plan we would have been riding a nice ebb current north through the narrows, getting us all the way home in one long push.
But all hadn’t gone according to plan. Some issues over getting the keys from the previous owner, some last-minute questions about the boat’s systems, a little extra time getting the boat provis…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Libation Liberation, Editor
Stephan Baker wins Optimist US Nationals:
Three hundred seven boats competed in the 2017 Optimist US National Championship, held July 31 to August 3 in Norfolk, VA. Dominating the 103-boat Gold Flight was Stephan Baker, posting all first places in the 7-race finals to take the title. The girls filled the remainder of the podium with Charlie Leigh in second and Girls National Champion Vanessa Lahrkamp in third. Details.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Stephan Baker wins Optimist US Nationals, Editor