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August 18, 2011

Sitting it out

Wednesday evening drew many crews for racing on Fidalgo Bay, but at least one sailboat decided to sit this one out.

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April 10, 2011

Old & new

A new view from an old vantage point. New in the foreground at Seafarers’ Memorial Park is the rock breakwater. In the background are sailboats, the shore of Guemes Island and the tip of Cap Sante. The location where this … Continue reading

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March 11, 2009

Lake sailing

Maurice Fink and Joe Gleason are among 10 or 12 owners of the “Soling 1 meter,” a semi-scale remote control sailboat modeled after the Olympic sailboat. Fink (holding boat) and Gleason spent part of Wednesday afternoon at Heart Lake, but … Continue reading

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August 15, 2007

Summer sail

Wednesday evening was beautiful … a great night to sail on Fidalgo Bay. Wind was lacking, but everyone who gathered for the weekly race went home a winner.

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July 8, 2007

Racing to sailboats

A city parks and recreation department staffer races out to re-join young sailors after running one of the teens in to Cap Sante Boat Haven. Young sailing students applied their new skills on a windy afternoon that provided both challenges … Continue reading

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June 27, 2007

Barely Baker

Students from an Anacortes Park and Recreation class sail toward Cap Sante, with a barely visible Mt. Baker looming on the horizon.

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May 9, 2007

Littles sail by

Small training sailboats from the Anacortes Parks and Recreation Department sail by Anacortes Marina.

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June 5, 2006

Minutes from home

Today’s photograph is uploaded from my laptop computer, where I have stored some of my favorite Fidalgo Bay photographs from a recent Anacortes Yacht Club sailing event. Mt. Baker’s been in and out of cloud cover in recent days, but … Continue reading

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September 22, 2005

Summer’s end

These sailors motored up Guemes Channel over the past weekend, making the most of remaining summer days. The shore of Guemes appears in the background.

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August 4, 2005

Big and small

It was interesting Wednesday evening to see a one-person sailboat glide across Fidalgo Bay with Mt. Baker and a massive oil tanker in the background. The tanker brought a shipment of crude oil to the Shell Refinery.

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May 13, 2004

Sailin’ away the afternoon

From my living room window I counted at least a dozen boats, their sharp white sails standing in stark contrast against the deep blue water and moody skies above. With a few minutes to spare before we left for Whidbey … Continue reading

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March 12, 2004

Sailors at play

I’ve only been “skipper” of a small sailboat once in my life, but that doesn’t mean I can’t take vicarious pleasure from real sailors doing their thing in Fidalgo Bay. Six or seven small boats were just sailing back into … Continue reading

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