In Defense of Imperfect Races

To hear some of us racing sailors, you might think that anytime we aren’t sailing our boats in 80-degree sunshine and trade-wind breezes with our dearest pals, it’s hardly worth it. You’d think that we all sail in huge,…

The First Things to Know About Sailing

The following is Joe's Editor's note from the February 2022 issue of 48° North.  As many of you know, my wife, Kaylin, and I welcomed our first child in mid-December. Baby Rowan is the best — she’s so sweet, she eats like a…

Frigid Digit 2022: Chilly Dinghy Fun

In addition to boasting some top-flight dinghy racing, Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle’s Frigid Digit 2022 lived up to its name — it was cold! The late January stalwart saw two days of racing in varying conditions, and…

‘Twas the Storm Before Christmas

Over the years, 48° North has decked the hulls with a variety of boating related yuletide joy. Since it's that season again, we're digging into the vault with some stories of holiday's past to help get you in the spirit.…

Jingle Sails

Over the years, 48° North has decked the hulls with a variety of boating related yuletide joy. Since it's that season again, we're digging into the vault with some stories of holiday's past to help get you in the spirit.…

TBT: A Thanksgiving Rip

In honor of turkey day, here's a little sail tale for you to gobble gobble. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! This was my editor's letter all the way back in the November 2014 issue.  Happy November, friends! I’ll be…

Electric Philosophy: A New Solar Electric Powercat Sails on the Sun

The Concept, Design, and Application of a New Solar Electric Powercat. In each hull of this powercat, you can access the astounding battery banks, as well as the electric drive and tanks. Ed and Eileen Pauley launched their…

SYC Grand Prix 2021

Sailors attending Seattle Yacht Club's Grand Prix Regatta enjoyed three days of diverse and exciting racing in varied conditions. Sails got worked. Foulies got tested. New names were etched into Seattle Yacht Club’s shiny…

Big Fall Fun: PSSC Big Boats

The full gamut of Seattle conditions were on offer for the large fleet of keelboats enjoying one of the season's biggest regattas. Corinthian Yacht Club’s Puget Sound Sailing Championship is an autumn institution. The first…

A Real Live Boat Show: Boats Afloat is Underway!

The show at South Lake Union is going great, and runs through this Sunday evening. Walking through the entry gate, you could almost forget that it had been so long. The familiar sights, sounds, and exhibitors of the…