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…

Fun With Friends: 48° North Cruising Rally 2021

This article, co-written by Chuck Skewes and Joe Cline, originally appeared in the September 2021 issue of 48° North. Since 2018, 48° North has partnered with Ullman Sails to put on a cruising rally in the islands of the…

Full Send to Point Roberts: Northern Century 2021

Billed as the "toughest race you'll ever love", Anacortes Yacht Club's Northern Century saw its racers get around the challenging 100-mile course quickly this year. Northern Century is growing up. What started as a fledgling…

Seeking to Understand more about the Crew Overboard Tragedy at Race Week

This article was originally published in the August 2021 issue of 48° North.  Sailors, racers in particular, are a small community. I have only written these words one other time: a local racer lost his life on the water. A…

BC Boat Show at Port Sidney Returns in Late September

The BC Boat Show at Port Sidney Marina has grown to become the largest in-water boat show on Canada's west coast. Around the region, boaters and those in the boating industry are celebrating the return of in-person boat…

Boat Test: Lagoon 42

48° North Editor, Joe Cline, puts the sails up on the Lagoon 42 — one of the latest evolutions of technology, comfort, and sailing performance in the world of cruising catamarans. "Man, this thing is effing massive." I…