TBT#: Head Out for Some Winter Cruising

From the February 2008 issue of 48°…

Close to the Water: Cruising With My Mate

Sailing Luna westward through the San Juan Islands on…

Close to the Water: Finding Awe in the New Year

As boaters, we get to see the world from a unique perspective. We arrive in cities or towns by water, taking in the view of cliffs, trees, and mountains rising from the earth. Out on a bay, river, or lake, the glint of the…

A Weekend Cruise with the Whole Family

The author enjoying local sailing. "Hold…

Thanksgiving Aboard

Rewarding No Matter Where You Go or What You Eat The sweet smell of pumpkin pie wafted through the cabin and out of the companionway as Jill hoisted the tasty dessert up to me. Admiring it, I gently placed it under Yahtzee’s…

Dancing Bear Magic

A passage from Haida Gwaii to Tofino brings big winds, seas and learning opportunities.

Transformation and Therapy for Veterans on the Sea

The author, relaxed at the helm of his Cooper 416 while…

Predicaments in Paradise

Since buying our 1984 Grand Soleil 39, Yahtzee, in Seattle in 2012, our family has cruised over 15,000 miles from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska, south through Mexico, Central and South America, and now in…