What Will You Do This Year?

Letter from the editor from the January 2021 issue of 48° North. 2021, we’re counting on you! If ever we needed a fresh start, it’s this new year. The burning desire to turn the page is evident even among we sailors and…

Steve Callahan: Part Two

Voyaging and Survival Philosophy From the December 2020 issue of 48° North. Steve Callahan has spent his life around boats — sailing, voyaging, building, designing, and writing about it. He is best known for surviving 76…

Beneteau Oceanis 30.1

A 48° North Boat Test From the November, 2020 issue of 48° North. I’ve been excited to get out on the new Beneteau 30.1 for a while now. In large part, my interest is driven by an appreciation for this size of “entry-level”…

FOR YOUR BOAT’S SAKE

When my younger sister and I were kids, our parents took us on a cross-country skiing vacation in northern Minnesota. During that trip, they worked with a local resort to set up an opportunity for us to go dog sledding.…

Steve Callahan: Part One of An Interview with the Author of Adrift

From the November 2020 issue of 48° North 48° North: Steve Callahan may be familiar to many 48° North readers. He’s the award winning author of the book, Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea. He is renowned as an expert about…

Vendee Intrigue: Fleet Tries to Skirt Tropical Storm Theta

I've got a serious case of Vendee Globe Fever! Man, I may be a little late to the party here ... but I've never been so interested in the Vendee Globe Race. There are so many layers to it, and literally scores of articles…

Seattle Boat Show Cancels In-Person Event, Debuts New Approach to Virtual Show

The 2021 Seattle Boat Show is not happening in person, but a new digital experience — Seattle Boat Show Connected — provides an intriguing alternative. In many ways, the writing was on the wall. Fifty-thousand person events…

Race Week Announces Change of Venue from Point Roberts to Anacortes

What PNW sailboat racer didn't feel Race Week's absence this year? The summer's pinnacle sailboat racing event will now take place in Anacortes in June 2021. Planning anything in the age of Covid is like racing in the…

Island Life 2020

A Potpourri Of Perspectives about Cruising in the San Juan Islands From the August, 2020 issue of 48° North. For many boaters around the Pacific Northwest, the San Juan Islands are the quintessential destination for summer…

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…