Yankee Clipper heads out for sail training and a visit to Chief Seattle’s Memorial

Sea Scout Ship Yankee Clipper - Seattle, WA

The Yankee Clipper’s Eastside Peak Crew slipped the dock lines and headed though the Ballard locks last night.

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They’ll be loose on Puget Sound today doing a little sail training on their 73 years young vessel. The Boatswain’s float plan also calls for a stop in Suquamish to pay respects to Chief Seattle at his grave site memorial.

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After a few days of rain in Seattle, you have to like their timing.  The National Weather Service says conditions will be improving through the weekend.  Of course, for sailors in Seattle that’s a double edged sword.  As the high pressure fills in, the winds start to drop.

When you’re trying to get a 54 foot LOA, 73 year old, wooden gaff rigged ketch to dance on the waves of Puget Sound…it helps to have NOAA give you more than “… 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the afternoon.”


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