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…

Rally Reflections Part One: Sailing to Sucia

Take a Trip Back in Time to Last Year's 48° North Cruising Rally (formerly called the Cascadia Cruising Rally) It’s natural to hop in the time machine right now—fly off to carefree days of travel, exploration, and…

A Personal Apology from Managing Editor, Joe Cline

A personal apology from 48° North Managing Editor, Joe Cline: I am here with cap-in-hand to admit, and apologize for, my error in judgment. As we built towards our press date on the April issue, the world was in an…

Please Stay Home – We’ll Send 48° North Directly to You

There's Still Time To Subscribe and Have the Upcoming April Issue Sent Directly to You! Click here to Subscribe Now First and foremost, I want all our readers to know that the crew of 48° North is thinking about you as we…

Dog-Friendly Destinations

Around Puget Sound Gig Harbor Charming Gig Harbor is a wonderful stop on any cruise. With multiple guest moorage options and anchoring space to boot, there is a spot to be found and some fun to be had in Gig Harbor for most…

Sirius 40 DS Boat Review

48° North Tests the Stout, Twin-Keeled Bluewater Cruiser The Sirius 40 Deck Saloon (DS) just made its North American Boat Show debut in Seattle in January, and I have to admit, it had not been on my radar. It certainly is…

Destination: Kimball Preserve

The view from the Sirius 40 DS in Kimball Preserve A Winter Cruising Discovery Who among us doesn't love the archipelago of the San Juan Islands for its treasure trove of explorable nooks? There's plenty of reason to see…

Vancouver International Boat Show is Underway

Boats on Display in Beautiful BC The third and final boat show of our regional "Boat Show Season" is underway at BC Place and Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia. 48° North made the trip across the border to…

Education and Inspiration at US Sailing Coaches Clinic

Former college varsity coach, Blaine Pedlow, discusses coaching techniques for team sailboat racing. Photo courtesy of Andrew Nelson. Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Sailing Coaches On February 1, 2020, 80…

Chasing the Speed Record: Dan Kaseler’s World Record Sail Design Experience

An Interview with Dan Kaseler Most of the Pacific Northwest sailing community knows Dan Kaseler as an accomplished sailboat racer and the busy entrepreneur owner of Raptor Deck and the local Quantum Sails loft. What many may…