Championship of Champions – Tight Racing in Tight Quarters

Seattle Sailors and Moore 24 National Champions, Ben and Jennifer Braden headed down to California to tangle with some of the nation's best. To qualify for the US Sailing Championship of Champions, a sailor must win a…

Taking Refuge in Canada

When an emergency stop is required inbound from Hawaii, an American couple finds shelter across a closed border From the October, 2020 issue of 48° North. Five hundred lonely miles west of Cape Flattery, the sickening sound…

MY BOAT | A cruiser’s dream, the Nauticat 39 ‘Polaris’

My Boat shares the stories of your beloved boats from around the Pacific Northwest The dream of buying a cruising boat and setting off for adventures up and down the Inside Passage and across blue horizons is a powerful one.…

Washington Sea Grant Hosting Virtual Marine Weather Workshop November 14

Learn to read the weather before you head out on the water. Washington Sea Grant and Jefferson County WSU Extension are co-sponsoring a Marine Weather Workshop on Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Topics to be…

Loving LoCo: 5 Hidden Gems of Cruising the Lower Columbia

I mean Lower Columbia, not loco like crazy. Though if you own a small boat and don’t visit LoCo, you may be crazy. There’s always something to see, to like, to love. Here are my top five of a recent trip. #5 Working, or…

Artist’s View for October – Stubby Rose Anemone

A Flower of the Salish Sea Anemones are predatory sea animals named after land-based flowering plants of the buttercup family. They really do look like flowers! Some can move around, most remain anchored in one place,…

New Bellingham Dockside Market Brings Fresh Catch Straight to You

Bellingham SeaFeast is joining forces with local fishermen, the Port of Bellingham, and the Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County to launch the Bellingham Dockside Market. Bellingham Dockside Market will serve as…

How have we never been here before?

Rediscovering a sense of surprise and wonder while cruising close to home From the October, 2020 issue of 48° North. I’m a little embarrassed to admit we’d never really heard about Watmough Bay near the southeast tip of…

Rendezvous Internet Setup for 2020

I am constantly making updates and changes to my internet system on board Rendezvous, but I do usually settle on a stable system that I go back to when I am not testing, or when I have guests aboard. This is that system for…

The importance of making a good first impression when sailing

As all sailors soon figure out that proper style is a vital ingredient to sailing, here are two true tales of style from the archives. Making an unforgettable impression on your advance sailing instructor. Making A Good…