Epic Journey…

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Day One — Anacortes to North side of Saddlebag Island Day Two — North side of Saddlebag Island to Pelican Beach on Cypress Island (via East side of Guemes Island crossing Bellingham Channel) Day Three — Pelican Beach on Cypress … Read More

Journey is almost here!

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Excitement is in the air as we prep for Journey beginning on Monday!  We inventoried all of the overnight gear (stove, sleeping bags, galley gear, safety equipment, etc) for a majority of the day.  We also hauled out Townshend (with … Read More

Bravo Sailors!

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

We are getting so dialed in our sailing skills and teamwork! The crew is excited for the journey which is coming up in less than two weeks! Today we planned our possible route and went over our personal gear list … Read More

Journey planning and Squall drill

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

We are continuing to plan for the four-day journey happening in May and part of the preparation includes safety awareness and drills.  We performed a squall drill today which involved counting off for roll-call, having a ‘buddy’ to help don the … Read More

A rowing destination – The Tower

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

Today we had a nearly full class in attendance.  We took advantage of our full boat to gather information about tide, weather, and distance across Port Townsend Bay to the Tower (“marker” by  Kilisut Harbor entrance on chart 18464).  Our … Read More

A day of rowing practice

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

We welcome Mary d’Arcy to the Bravo Team!  Now we have nine team members: Mary d’Arcy, Ben Wilson, Audrey Drake, Rachel Doan, Gabe Hefley, Hunter Newton, Anika Avelino, Zinnia Hansen, and Isabelle Harvey. Today we focused on synchronicity.  After a … Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Sailing

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

What a fantastic day out on the water. The sky was blue, the wind was perfect and the mountains were out in snow capped glory! Our crew was festive in green and celebrated Nancy’s birthday with a rousing version of … Read More

Windy days

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

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 sail … Read More

To Boat or not to Boat?

Nancy IsraelAll, Bravo Team, Youth Programs

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 … Read More