Eight Bells: Steve Ward

Remembering and honoring the life and influence of a beloved sailor, writer, friend, and father. When Steve started contributing to 48° North in 1988, he kept pages turning with the fictional series "Adventures of Boomer…

No More NWICSA: A Shift for College Sailing in the Region

Elected in 2021, Northwest Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NWICSA) Undergrad President Anna Morrow took over a conference in limbo at the end of a season impacted by remote learning, canceled competitions and minimal…

Spotted on the Sound: MarkSetBot

Sailboat racing is a popular pastime on the waters around Seattle and Western Washington. Especially during summer, fleets of sailboats congregate on weeknights and weekends for organized races, often using inflatable buoys…

The Argon Collective

"Argon" owners Jasmine Wornstaff, Sam Morin, Libby Borchert, and Calla Ward {left to right} enjoy Lake Union with Jasmines sister, Jessica Going sailing starts with a decision. Going sailing starts with a decision. A…

Advice for a new sailing crew

It’s an exciting day! Today we celebrate the new co-owners of Argon, a 1979 San Juan 24 moored on Lake Union in the heart of Seattle. Like many new boat owners, these four women are at an exciting moment where they have a…

Why I named my boat ‘Capi’ (Hint: Think “Curve of Time”)

I’ve owned Capi, a 1994 Catalina 34, for exactly one year. I spent the year before that searching for a boat. I looked at dozens of boats online and checked out more than 15 in person before finding Capi in Oak Harbor, WA.…

Beyond Fun: A Panel Presented by Northwest Women in Boating

Now in it’s 12th year and taking place on January 31, Women’s Day at the Seattle Boat Show featured the all-day Boat University course designed specifically for female boaters. There were also free seminars with numerous…

Women's Day at the Boat Show

Captain Margaret Pommert is talking about diapers but there isn’t a woman in the room giving babies much thought. The attendees of this week’s sell-out Women: Dock, Diesel, Navigate, Crew Overboard Boat Show University…

Important Inspiration at “Women in Boating” Panel

A competitive rower, a commercial captain, a maritime tradeswoman, a lifelong learner, and a cruising author; the women of the 2017 Northwest Women in Boating panel lead inspiring lives both on and off the water. Coinciding…