Life in 240 Inches

Living Aboard a Flicka From the May 2019 issue of 48° North. The Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20 has a reputation as a well built, good sailing, bluewater sailboat. Most sailors will be familiar with the design. In spite of, or…

Essay Contest Winner: The Meaning of May

For adventures and good fortunes large and small, the meaning of May is being thankful. The following is our winning entry for our first-ever (to our knowledge) 48° North Essay Contest. The essay prompt was simply: What does…

A Flicka Sails Herself

Finding the sweet spot for balance on a 20-foot Flicka A boat that wants to achieve balance is motivating, fun, and easy to sail. An endearing quality of Sampaguita, my Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20, is her willingness to steer…

A Flicka Goes to the Sunshine Coast

As the summertime approaches in the Pacific Northwest, I am reminded of my first Canadian single-handing expedition in Sampaguita, a 1985 Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20, to the Sunshine Coast. I had read about the cruising…