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Who’s Sailed the Pacific Northwest?

We’ve sailed in Pacific Northwest waters enough to know that they comprise one of most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. With mazes of forested islands, sheltered anchorages and picturesque waterside towns, the San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound region all score high marks as some of our favorite places for summer sailing getaways. That said, we certainly don’t consider ourselves to be experts on the Northwest, so we’re looking for a little help from readers like you.

Summer days in the islands are often sunny and warm. In fact, as Northwest sailor Lani Schroeder demonstrates, it can even get hot enough to work on an all-over tan.

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As you may have noticed, it’s become a tradition to feature the Greater Puget Sound region in the January charter section of Latitude 38 magazine, as that’s the ideal lead time for booking summer charters. So if you have tips and/or insights about particular places, activities or itinerary strategies we’d love to hear them. Please shoot us an email — if possible, with a few of your best photos attached.

It’s also a great area for family fun. Haydon Stapleton shows off a discovery made while perusing tide pools at low tide.

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Latitude 38 is all about people who sail and their experieces, both on the West Coast and beyond. So, as always, your input will be greatly appreciated.

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