2017 Liberty Bay July 3rd raft up

November 26, 2017

The July 3rd fireworks event in Liberty Bay is the single most looked forward to event of the year for me. Hundreds (maybe thousands) of boats descend on Liberty Bay for one of the better fireworks displays around. Boats come in groups and raft up (tie together) or singly. This year I was excited to

2016 Liberty Bay July 3rd raft up

July 4, 2016

Last year I went to Liberty Bay with the Shilshole Bay Yacht Club (SBYC) for the July 3rd raft up event. Liberty Bay is in Poulsbo, WA and is a large bay that allows overnight anchoring. Each year Poulsbo puts on a fireworks show for all the boaters. Last year’s event was so much fun that

Today I ran my first sailboat race!

March 19, 2016

Today was the final race in the Shilshole Bay Yacht Club (SBYC) Snowbird Series, and I had the honor of running the race. In 2015 I started racing with Joe Bozick on his Sweden 36, Breeze. Joe pushed me hard understand the ins and outs of sailboat racing, and after joining SBYC, urged me to

Liberty Bay July 3 raft up

July 4, 2015

I was invited to a Shilshole Yacht Club rafting event in Liberty Bay on July 3rd by Joe Bozick, an ex-commodore. Hundreds of boats gather on the 3rd and celebrate our nation’s independence. I had never been to a rafting event before so I read up on how to raft, loaded extra bumpers and line