Jack and his crew of fellow Sea Scouts spent countless hours on the water, learning the art of rowing And the science of seamanship. They learned how to keep the boat steady in rough waters, how to work together to maintain speed and direction, and how to use their collective strength and skill to win races and flotilla competitions. And they learned more.
Sir Thomas Lipton, a knight so grand, in the tea trade made his name, His legacy in the Lipton Cup, added to his fame. From the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, to Seattle’s bustling bay, His influence on the sailing world, is still felt to this day. So here’s to Lipton, Geary, Monk, and the clubs that bear their mark, To the Spirit of Seattle, and the yachts that sparked a spark. In the annals of the sailing world, their stories brightly glow, A testament to the passion, that only sailors know.
In the heart of the Pacific’s grand expanse, Lie the Channel Islands, in a sunlit dance. Eight jewels of nature, each with a tale, Preserved and protected, against the gale. The islands stand strong, in the face of the fossil fuel storm, A beacon of hope, in its purest form. For the Channel Islands, in their silent plea, Remind us all, of how beautiful our world can be.
In French Polynesia, where the waters are pure, There are many places that are sure to allure. From Tahiti to Bora Bora, and Moorea too, There are sights and sounds that will leave you anew. UC Santa Barbara and Berkeley study the coral, While the University of Washington studies it moral. The marine life is abundant and unique, And the waters are pure, making it a haven for the meek.
Finally, Puerto Vallarta, A cultural and artistic town, With galleries and museums, And a nightlife that won’t let you down. But the real treasure of Banderas Bay, Is the beaches for snorkeling and play, With crystal clear waters and marine life, It’s a paradise that will take your breath away.
How does one sail a Leopard 46 catamaran from Tahiti to the Cook Islands? How long would it take? Assume the voyage would be close to cyclone season? What is noteworthy about the Cook Islands? How were the islands named? What is the history of the Cook Islands? Is it safe for an American to…
Uffa Fox was an English boat designer and sailing enthusiast, responsible for a number of innovations in boat design. His designs introduced planing hulls and trapezing to dinghy racing, which enhanced the popularity of the sport2. He was the first to develop a reliable rotating mast, and the first to embrace mass-production2. He was born…
Take a cruise of Seattle’s Elliot bay, Or ride a ferry to nearby bays. Watch the Ballard Locks in action, And enjoy the botanical garden attraction. Seattle, a city of endless possibilities, With so much to offer, it’s hard to leave with ease. From boat tours to coffee shops and beer gardens, Seattle is a city that never stops giving.
From Cortez Bay, we begin the quest. To Desolation Sound to find nature’s best. Misty Isles, our boat sets sail, with billowing sails we chart her trail.
The Discovery Islands region of British Columbia is a group of islands located at the northern end of the Salish Sea and the eastern end of Johnstone Strait, between Vancouver Island and the mainland coast of British Columbia, Canada3. Quadra Island is one of the islands. Here are some key points about the Discovery Islands:…