PNW Hero: Sarah Hanavan

Growing a yacht club youth program from 4 participants to more than 60 in four years; coaching her high school racers to achieve the highest-ever finish for a Northwest team at a Mallory Cup Fleet Racing National…

Test Sailing the RS 21

48° North Boat Test From the May 2019 issue In 2018, the British small boat specialists, RS Sailing, came to market with a new keelboat that has been generating a lot of excitement; and now it’s come to the Pacific…

Look to the Water

Finding inspiration in how maritime right-of-way rules determine privilege I have been reflecting on the notion of privilege recently, and the ways I may have been a recipient or beneficiary of privilege without recognizing…

VIDEO: Tucker Thompson America’s Cup Update

I originally got to know Tucker Thompson when I had the opportunity to interview him to for 48° North prior to the America's Cup in Bermuda. Tucker is extremely active in the America's Cup scene—he's a former Cup sailor, the…

Restarting the Magazine Machine for June – Classified Deadline on Tuesday!

We are back to printing 48° North in June, and deadlines for Classifieds and Subscriptions are this week! For a host of pandemic-related reasons—from reduced advertising revenue to concern for delivery contractors, from…

Key Takeaways from US Sailing Leadership Forum

US Sailing Experts Share Ideas About Safe Sailing and Explore Cautious Steps Toward Reactivating Local Sailing Events, Regattas, and Junior Programs US Sailing is one of those enigmatically versatile organizations. It can be…

Catalina 425 Boat Review

A Sail Test On An Award-Winning American-Built Cruising Boat From the April, 2020 issue of 48° North My first crossing of the Strait of Juan de Fuca was aboard a wing-keel Catalina 42 that bounded comfortably in…

What Makes For A Good First Offshore Experience?

In this interview with Chuck Skewes, we discuss specific criteria to create enjoyable first offshore experiences. The allure of the ocean is inescapable for many sailors. Yet for those considering their first foray offshore,…

A-Sail Luff Curl: Sometimes, Always, Never?

An Interview with Sailmaker and Sail Designer, Dan Kaseler "I'd guess people are over-trimming their spinnakers as much as 80% of the time." After a few recent races with very smart sailors who were asking an asymmetrical…

Rally Reflections, Part Two: The Real Business of Living

The big bay of the Crown Jewel. Exploring the Crown Jewel Sucia Island is both well known and well loved, and is commonly referred to as the "Crown Jewel of the San Juan Islands". It is a favorite among savvy cruisers and…