Busy boat shop and June plans

We have been very busy these past few months causing us to be slow in updating this BLOG and our forum; BUT over the past months there have been MANY posts on our Facebook and Instagram feeds (LOTS of pictures on Instagram).  There are also updates on our Twitter account.  For day-to-day Sage Marine activities these ‘social medial sites’ are a great way for you to see what we are up to.

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So what have we been busy with? Boat building and boat fixing!  New Sage 15s and SageCats are going out the door every couple of weeks in addition to Sage 17s.

In addition to building new boats we are are busy helping folks get their older boats ready for the sailing season …

… including assisting a Race to Alaska team preparing their Jerry Montgomery design for the run north from Port Townsend to Ketchikan.

This week Dave, the one typing this post, will be putting together a prototype Sage 15/SageCat electrical system.  Follow along as the system goes into the boat and the testing happens during the Puget Sound June Cruise.

This upcoming month, June 2017, Dave will be on the road and showing a SageCat on the Sage Marine West Coast Tour.  I you would like to see the boat please let us know (info@sagemarine.com & 800-621-1065).

I will be updating the social media feeds during my travels. Besides general SageCat showing I will also be taking a multi-day cruise around Northern Puget Sound.  My crew during the trip, and copilot while driving, will be the sailing & road tripping cat Momma Kitty.

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Momma Kitty in the cabin of Sage 17 001 AIR BORN after crossing the Strait of Juan de Fuca during the first leg of the 2015 Race to Alaska.

 

Sage Marine June 2017 West Coast Tour

A SageCat will be at the start to Race To Alaska in Port Townsend, WA. The 4-to-5 days prior to 8 June ’17 if you would like to go for a demo sail let us know – info@sagemarine.com or call 800-621-1065.

After the start to Race to Alaska we are still looking at making stops along I-5 to ‘show off the boat’. Let us know if you would like us to stop so you can take a look, and if near water, launch the SageCat and go for a sail.

At this time interest has been shown for the boat to stop in North Seattle, Portland, OR, and San Francisco Bay. Are there other locations along I-5 we should stop? Tacoma, WA? Olympia, WA? Fern Ridge, OR.? Nothern CA? Monterey Bay, CA? Long Beach, CA? San Diego, CA?  The ‘I-5’ dates will be the middle/late June 2017.

Whom would be interested? Respond here, send an email to info@sagemarine.com or call 800-621-1065.

Sage 17 in Tempe, AZ

Looking forward to doing a Sage 17 and Race to Alaska (R2AK) presentation this evening, 21 February ’17, for the Lake Pleasant Sailing Club in Tempe, AZ.

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Sage 17 AIR BORN sailing on Lake Pleasant, AZ.

The 2017 Wrinkleboat ran-tan is now in the record books.  Race details will be shared in a few days.

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Race to Alaska 2017

The Northwest Maritime Center has announced that the 3rd running of Race to Alaska will begin on 8 June 2017 in Port Townsend, WA –

 

Sage Marine is excited to support this great event!  Here is a short video, shared here for the first time, of Sage 17 AIR BORN following the 2015 fleet across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria, BC, when Dave was greeted by some beasts from the deep –

prototype Sage 15 sloop ready for demo sails

The prototype Sage 15 sloop ASOLARE is in Port Townsend, WA, to take part in the Race to Alaska pre-race activities and take folks on demonstration sails.

If you would like to go for a sail, between 21 June and 24 June, 2016, in Port Townsend, WA, send a note to info@sagemarine.com.  Dave will get back in touch with you and arrange a day & time.

A great article about Race to Alaska

One of the 2015 event posters.

One of the 2015 event posters.

Sage Marine was proud to be one of the 2015 Race To Alaska sponsors and looks forward to the 2016 race (again a sponsor).

This article by Outside Magazine is one of the best I’ve read about the race  –

The Greatest Boat Race Ever (Dreamed Up Over Beers)

The rules: Pilot a boat 750 miles from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska—no motors allowed. The prize: $10,000 nailed to a piece of wood. The result: Seven capsizings, four lifesaving Big Macs, one dramatic coast guard rescue, and a cast of oddball adventurers who reclaimed the salty heart of ocean racing.

read the full story –

http://www.outsideonline.com/2026611/greatest-boat-race-ever-dreamed-over-beers

Here is a link to my prior post about the 2015 event –

https://sagemarineblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/07/in-victoria-bc/

Links to my videos of the crossing –

– Dave