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…

New Craze: Wing Foiling

“The least expensive and simplest way to foil on Puget Sound.” When somebody like Dalton Bergan, one of Seattle’s most accomplished sailors, enthusiastically talks your ear off about a new watersport that has captivated him……

WA360 Day Four Feed

We're going to see WA360 finishes today in Port Townsend! Check back for periodic updates from our sailing buds on the race course. What fun this has been and still is! If you're just tuning in, be sure to explore our feeds…

WA360 Day Three Feed

As we move into day three of WA360, we've seen the distance between the two human-powered leaders and nearest sailboats close; but the sailors still trail. The race's biggest decision — Swinomish Channel or Deception Pass —…

WA360 Day Two Feed

WA360 racers are 24+ hours into a run that has had a lot less wind than any sailors would have hoped. The human powered boats are crushing it, and the sailors are getting a serious workout on their various propulsion…