Ship's Log

Windy days

Thursday's wind storm wreaked havoc all along Western Washington.  Cliff Mass' Weather Blog is an incredible resource.  Check it out if you've never done so.  Power was out at Point Hudson for most of the day Thursday.  WSU Extension, Hasse's ...

To Boat or not to Boat?

Francis Beaufort, 1805, an Irish Royal Naval Officer created this scale to relate wind speed to observed conditions.  Today when Bravo students arrived, it was a Force 5 (more wind speed in knots than the Coast Guard allows for us to go ...

Blue sky sailing aboard Townshend!

Today was a beautiful sailing day aboard Townshend.  Before leaving the dock we had a group building initiative where some folks could see, others could talk and another couldn't see -- this activity is called "Monkey See, Monkey Do."  We ...

Foul weather day and a guest teacher!

Kelley Watson was a substitute today for Nancy Israel (on vacation).  Even though the wind was blowing a Force 6 on the Beaufort Scale (determined by our students at the beginning of class) and we couldn't go out on the water, ...

Townshend is launched and Bear is hauled out!

Today was a big day for longboats!  We launched Townshend and hauled out Bear.  We're excited to get back on the water to prepare for our Journey in May, a four-day longboat trip up to the San Juan Islands.  Thank ...

Final Townshend Maintenance Day!

The boat needed one more day of maintenance. Our crew went right to work on various green painting tasks including the floorboards, sheer strake and rudder. We also prepped for and did some varnish work.  It looks fantastic! Re-launch will ...