Rainy But Fun, Windermere 2022 Didn’t Disappoint

Windermere 2022 provided great sailing, lots of laughs with friends, and truly apocalyptic rain. North end sailors converged upon Anacortes for a fun weekend that included several buoy races, a lap around Vendovi Island,…

Unexpected Course, Unexpectedly Pleasant: CSS #2

Adding a new twist in 2022, CYC Seattle's second event of their season-starting Center Sound Series didn't have a set course. Things started slowly and picked up from there for what turned into a great day of sailboat…

Delightful Duwamish Head

The 2022 Duwamish Head race delivered with sunny skies and more than enough wind to get around the course. What a day to be alive! Winter sailing is just like summer, if you put on an extra layer and a good hat. Any way you…

The Adventure We Got: PNWers Tackle the Fastnet 2021

This article was originally published in the September 2021 issue of 48° North. The whole adventure started with a call from my friend Mark Harang on a Friday night asking what I knew about sailing Beneteau 40.7s. Hadn’t I…

PNW Crew Gears Up to Do Fastnet Race in August

A group of Puget Sound sailors — including 48° North racing columnist, Stephanie Campbell — will soon head to the UK to compete in the world's largest offshore race, the Fastnet!  It all started with a call from my friend…

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…