WA360 Day Two Feed

WA360 racers are 24+ hours into a run that has had a lot less wind than any sailors would have hoped. The human powered boats are crushing it, and the sailors are getting a serious workout on their various propulsion…

WA360 Day One Feed

Stay tuned — we'll be posting updates from some of the amazing folks that began the new WA360 Race today! There are a number of great ways to follow the WA360, which began at 6:00 a.m. today in Port Townsend, and we hope…

NW Maritime Center Races — Seventy48 and WA360 — Begin in the Next Few Days!

The human-powered Seventy48 race begins tonight in Tacoma, and the new and epic WA360 race begins in the wee hours this Monday in Port Townsend! Here's how to find out more and follow along.

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…

Video: Reliving R2AK 2019 with Team Sail Like a Girl

Even though the Race to Alaska is a no go this year, it has been fun to relive races of years past via the R2AK Time Machine. Here's a look at how Team Sail Like a Girl pedaled and sailed their way north in 2019.  

How R2AK Changed My Life

Not your average race, R2AK has a habit of changing lives. As Team Bunny Whaler's Nate Rooks explains, "I was different after R2AK. Not just the deep tiredness and missing 15 pounds, but a sense of inner peace I'd never…

Looking for laughter and inspiration in these trying times? Watch this.

Sitting at home or on your boat and looking for something to watch? This is one of my favorite sailing documentaries, which follows the life of a charismatic sailor and his unconventional voyage around the globe. A must see…

Unlocking the New R2AK Puzzle

One Change, So Many Options From the March issue or 48° North, photos courtesy of Drew Malcolm When Race to Alaska (R2AK) teams hoist their sails outside of Victoria Harbour on June 11, 2020, some of them will be faced with…

A Different Kind of Arctic Expedition

Researching ice and waves aboard the Sikuliaq Before the summer of 2018, spending time in the Arctic had never been on my radar. I really like the sun, I don’t like wearing shoes, and my hands get cold much too easily. But…

Video | Team Shut and Drive’s Race to Alaska experience

Team Shut and Drive brought a Figaro 2, and a ton of sailing and cycling experience up from the Bay Area to contest the 2019 Race to Alaska. They didn't win the 10 grand or coveted steak knives, but from highs to lows, their…