Windermere Regatta 2021 – A Motherlode of Fun

Varied racing in tight fleets in a beautiful venue on Mother's Day Weekend. Windermere Regatta 2021 was held on Mother’s Day weekend for the first time ever. With a rebound in sailing regattas after a sparse 2020, the…

East Sound Spring Regatta: A New Tradition Rounds Into Form

When Orcas Island Yacht Club's East Sound Spring Regatta was created back in 2018, there were no guarantees it would become the perennial favorite that it is today. 2021 brought another resounding success... even rain and…

A Most Fabulous Day For Sailing – Girts Rekeviks Memorial Race

Anacortes Yacht Club's racing season kicked off with their annual point-to-point event that honors beloved community member, Girts Rekeviks. Racers take to the waters of Fidalgo Bay for an unexpected breezy and sunny day.…

Go Big! Maybe.

From the March 2021 issue of 48° North. The key to winning the Shaw Island Winter Classic is often to hoist first and douse last — go big! Racing around an island means there usually isn’t a turning mark, someone just…

North Sound Party Circuit Wrap-Up

Up north, we learned some valuable lessons this year during our first running of the North Sound Party Circuit, and we are happy to share them. The biggest takeaway: working together between yacht clubs works better and is a…

Even Unfinished, Northern Century Delivers

It is meant to be hard... And Fun! Northern Century (N100) might be the toughest race you’ll ever love. Hosted by the Anacortes Yacht Club on August 14-16, 2020, the N100 course starts in Fidalgo Bay on Friday evening and…