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…

WA360 Day One Feed

Stay tuned — we'll be posting updates from some of the amazing folks that began the new WA360 Race today! There are a number of great ways to follow the WA360, which began at 6:00 a.m. today in Port Townsend, and we hope…

The Duck Still Floats — One Sailor’s Return to Wonderful Duck Dodge

After a year off, Seattle's most illustrious night of sailing and silliness is back! In early May, the Duck Dodge committee dusted off their flags and headed to the water for the first official Tuesday night race on…

48° North Boat Test: Aspen C100

This article originally appeared in the May 2021 issue of 48° North. There’s only one way to start this. Deep breath. To my knowledge, this is the first powerboat review that 48° North has ever done. Stay with me… I often…

Fluky and Fun: SYC Vashon Island Race

Every circumnavigation of Vashon Island holds some intrigue, and this year's second installment of the Seattle Yacht Club Tri Island Series was no different. Unlike many Vashon races, though... it was a mostly sunny, mostly…

PNW Hero: Dick Rose – Part 2

From the April 2021 48° North Issue. Around the Pacific Northwest, heroes come in many forms, and 48° North is excited to honor some of them in this series. Here is part two of an interview with Dick Rose, a man many think…

Galley Essentials Column Wrapping Up After 16 Years

This post kicks off Galley Week, in which we will share a few favorite Galley Essentials from over the years, as well as Amanda's final column in this illustrious series. Help us celebrate Amanda and wish her well! Amanda…

Editorial: Spring Makes the Sailing Heart Fonder

From the April 2021 issue of 48° North. Spring boating is abuzz with evident joys. With the change of seasons comes a pervasive sense of excitement for boating’s high season that makes every trip on the water feel like a…

PNW Hero: Dick Rose – Part 1

Around the Pacific Northwest, heroes come in many forms, and 48° North is excited to honor some of them in this series. Here is part one of an interview with Dick Rose, a man many think of as “The Rules Guy” but whose…

48N Editor Andy Cross Wins Boat Writers International Award!

Our own Andy Cross wowed a panel of judges in Boat Writers International's annual contest, winning first place in the coveted Boating Adventures category. Congrats Andy! Andy Cross. I'm truly proud to report this good news…