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Showdown On The Sound!


  • Northwest Maritime Center 431 Water Street Port Townsend, WA, 98368 United States (map)
  TEAM ARTFUL SAILOR: Emiliano Marino & TEAM GEEZER: Marty Loken

TEAM ARTFUL SAILOR: Emiliano Marino & TEAM GEEZER: Marty Loken

The Artful Sailor is sponsoring two fabulous teams in the Northwest Maritime Center’s Seventy 48, human-powered boat race from Tacoma to Port Townsend, WA.

  • Race starts in Tacoma: 5:30pm, June 11, 2018

  • Race ends in Port Townsend by: 6:30pm June 13, 2018

The Artful Sailor Whole Earth Nautical Supply has entered the redoubtable and irrepressible, Emiliano Marino, rowing TASWENS (pronounced: tahs'-vens) a 15.5’ Bolger Gloucester Gull dory as TEAM ARTFUL SAILOR in a grand Showdown on the Sound: Northwest Maritime Center’s Seventy 48, (70 miles - two days) human-powered boat race from Tacoma to Port Townsend, WA., on June 11, 2018.

  TASWENS - Team Artful Sailor’s entry in the Showdown

TASWENS - Team Artful Sailor’s entry in the Showdown

The Artful Sailor is also sponsoring, the equally formidable small craft expert, Marty Loken, rowing a Colin Angus Oxford Wherry as TEAM GEEZER.

Marino plans to row down to Tacoma in time to race back with Loken: two venerable mossbacks with traditional craft amidst a crowd of mostly youthful fast-pacers pulling, paddling and pedaling contemporary craft. They all take off in the Foss Waterway, by the Museum of Glass and wend their way to Port Townsend for the finish; a Ruckus party on City Dock to conclude the Seventy 48 and celebrate the next day’s Race to Alaska.

  Team Artful Sailor (Emiliano Marino) and Team Geezer (Marty Loken) brothers in oars, ready to row!

Team Artful Sailor (Emiliano Marino) and Team Geezer (Marty Loken) brothers in oars, ready to row!

Wear your support of Team Artful Sailor and Team Geezer with an Artful Sailor T-shirt!

The Showdown on the Sound promises to be a thriller!

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Earlier Event: April 7
April Art Walk Exhibit
Later Event: July 7
July Art Walk Exhibit