An Epic Race: Transpac Results

Jiří Šenkyřík crossed the finish line first! Sailing three minutes short of 13 days, Jiří came in second overall (for corrected time) in the race from San Francisco to Hawaii. “When I radioed, the race committee and Bri met me in a small boat—it was a surprise to me to see my...

Fire Safety

Gabe Woods of FireMaster is back to service & supply our fire extinguishers. The recharge fee is $15, or you can buy new fire extinguishers for $50. Saturday July 30—from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.—at the foot of Issaquah. Fire extinguishers require routine care and maintenance. When used properly, a...

Issy Goes Home

  On June 17th Issy was released into the Pacific Ocean, at Chimney Rock, alongside 11 other very plump and healthy harbor seals with whom Issy had been spending lots of time—at the Marine Mammal Center —these past 3 months. As I opened the crate to let him out, he...

A Solo Sailing Race to Hawaii

On July 2, Issaquah resident Jiří Šenkyřík set sail, racing across the Pacific ocean to Hawaii – solo. The Singlehanded TransPac 2016, the 20th edition, is a race from San Francisco (Tiburon) to Hanalei, on the north shore of Kauaʻi. This year, 22 men and one woman are participating, using...

Issy Release Imminent

After about three months at The Marine Mammal Center, Issy is ready for his big release into the Pacific, this Friday June 17. He is fat, healthy and ready to go, along with six of his buddies. Stay tuned for the story and pictures of his release. Links to previous...

Five Facts About Canada Geese

  Late April and early May is breeding season for Canada Geese (Branta Canadensis). Those cute little goslings seen wandering around East and West Piers will soon grow into 15 to 20-pound creatures that will live for as long as 20 years. Here are five facts to keep in mind...

FHA Board Meeting Notes – Feb 8, 2016

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD HAS BEEN DOING, HERE’S A BULLET LIST OF THE IMPORTANT AND INTERESTING THINGS THAT HAPPENED AT THE february 8, 2016 BOARD MEETINGS: Issaquah Dock was applauded for the number of renewals that have come through recently. All Dock Reps were given current reports so...

2016 FHA Meeting & Party in Pictures

  The 2016 Annual FHA Meeting kicked off with an overflow of people craning to hear the updates from our elected officials. Is it possible we’ve outgrown the Bay Model, much as we love the place? The full report will appear in the next Floating Times, due out mid-April. The...