Raced a Minto dinghy in the Dock Dodge- near tragic ending!

July 16, 2019

My buddy Robert comes down from Canada every year to volunteer at the Footloose Disabled Sailing Blake Island trip. Along the way, Robert participates in the famous Seattle Duck Dodge sailboat race in my 9 foot Minto sailing dinghy. This year I was able to get out with him.   The theme of the race

Meet the Minto- Martha

November 5, 2017

It seems that each year I add a new boat to my growing fleet and 2017 is no exception. I am excited to announce the latest member of the fleet, a Minto that Alix has named Martha. The Minto is a 9 foot (2.7 meters for my Canadian friend Robert) sailing/rowing dinghy. It was first

July 24, 2017 Race Report – NRN

July 24, 2017

Race: Ballard Cup Series III Race 1 Course in Shilshole: NRN Crew: Ben L, Robert K, Jeff, Mike, Robert Dall Winds: 6-13 knots (guesstimate) Average Speed: 5.6 knots Placement: 4th in class 4th in series 45th overall Results Link This was a tough race from the very start. The race committee had a snafu after

It takes an (international) village… Zippey’s 2016 haul out

July 1, 2016

As I write this I am happily anchored in Liberty Bay with my yacht club. It was a hard push to get here but the effort, stress, and exhaustion of the past few weeks has been worth it. Zippey was far far far overdue for a haul to replace the bottom paint. Last time I