Dinghy Decisions – Choosing a Tender for A Small Boat

As I moved to an anchoring mindset with my 1985 Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20, Sampaguita, I was going to need a dinghy. The main questions? What would it be, and where would I store it? At 20 feet, the storage space above and…

Video: Team American Magic AC75 “Patriot” Capsizes While Racing in New Zealand

Watch as American Magic's AC75 Patriot capsizes in a strong gust of wind while leading around the final mark of the race during the PRADA Cup Round Robins in Auckland, New Zealand. Here's a full report of the incident from…

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Seattle Boat Show Connected Experience 

The 2021 Seattle Boat Show Connected is almost here, get organized for the big dance! “Start Online. End up on the water.” The tagline for the new approach to this well loved event pretty well sums it up. The Seattle Boat…

Andy Cross and Jamie Gifford Talk Cruising Sails on The Morning Muster Podcast

Recently, 48° North columnist Jamie Gifford and editor Andy Cross sat down with Ben Carey from The Morning Muster podcast to chat about cruising sail choices and setups. Their in depth discussion about choosing, maintaining…

Two New Virtual Boating Classes Aim to Help Boaters Gain Knowledge & Confidence

The Deception Pass Sail & Power Squadron recently announced two new virtual boating courses starting in February 2021. The first is a FREE seminar called "Partners in Command", that teaches first mates and less…

The Pacific Northwest Offshore Race is ON for 2021!

Organizers of Pacific Northwest Offshore (formerly the Oregon Offshore) have announced that the 2021 race is on and scheduled for June 10-13. 48° North was encouraged to hear the news that CYC Portland and Schooner Creek…

Seattle Boat Show Connected Coming January 28-31

The new virtual event does what the boat show always has — connect shoppers with 160-plus exhibitors, link learners with experts, and help the boatless find boats. "Start Online. End up on the water." The tagline for the new…

America’s Cup World Series Takes Flight

For the first time, the foiling monohull AC 75s lined up against one another in Auckland, NZ, kicking off a four-month run of races leading the the America's Cup Final match race in March 2021. Whether it’s racing on Puget…

U.S. Coast Guard Survey Offers Heaps of Data on Recreational Boating

The U.S. Coast Guard recently released their national survey on recreational boating, which helps shape national boating safety policy.  SPRINGFIELD, Va., Dec. 14, 2020 – An all-encompassing report on recreational boating…

The Dreaded Christmas Cruise

From the December 2019 issue of 48° North. The grinchiest of pooches, Barfy the Boat Dog, might burst your yuletide bubble... or not. This twinkly, tinsel-draped, hull-decking holiday can jingle all the way to hell, as far…