Ready… Go! Jumping Off for Extended Cruising

Congratulations, you’re making the leap or are seriously scheming how to do so. After many happy long weekends and blissful week-long cruises in local waters, you’ve successfully secured a month or a summer or maybe even…

Thanksgiving Aboard

Rewarding No Matter Where You Go or What You Eat The sweet smell of pumpkin pie wafted through the cabin and out of the companionway as Jill hoisted the tasty dessert up to me. Admiring it, I gently placed it under Yahtzee’s…

Predicaments in Paradise

Since buying our 1984 Grand Soleil 39, Yahtzee, in Seattle in 2012, our family has cruised over 15,000 miles from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska, south through Mexico, Central and South America, and now in…

#TBT: Fall Cruising Adventures – Circumnavigating Fidalgo Island

In our latest Throwback Thursday, 48° North Editor Andy Cross takes a look down memory lane at a classic fall cruising adventure around Fidalgo Island. “Why not go down to Deception Pass?” my buddy Mike asked as I took a…

Editor’s Letter: The Joys of Summer Boating in the PNW

Eleven years ago this month, my wife Jill and I finalized the purchase of our beloved 1984 Grand Soleil 39 on Lake Union and couldn’t have been more excited. Starry-eyed youngsters, we celebrated with beers on the patio of…

A Tale of Two Passages: Colombia>Aruba>Curaçao

We've owned the good ship Yahtzee for 11 years now and, with all the passages in our wake and the places we've been, our family has learned a lot about life and the realities of living aboard a traveling sailboat. Besides…

Lazy Days in Greenway Sound

Greenway Sound should be on your list of places to visit…

Guest Dock: Hurry Up and Wait… For a Weather Window

The latest update from 48N Editor Andy Cross and the fun-loving crew of SV Yahtzee, who started in the PNW and are now in Colombia.