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…

Galley Essentials: Fall Harvest Season in the Pacific Northwest

This installation of our former long-running culinary cruising column, Galley Essentials, from the November 2020 issue of 48° North still provides some delicious inspiration for a Thanksgiving meal — at home or aboard for a…

November Products News

ICOM M605 VHF Radio Not simply a VHF radio, M605 is designed to allow users the choice on how to set up the radio with up to three separate stations on the boat. Boaters can now add an exclusive complete display as another…

The Fast Lane on Golden Shores — Round the County 2022

Two days, 120 boats, 700 sailors, 65 miles... Another wonderful November circumnavigation of the San Juans. Round the County has my heart. The two-day trip around the San Juans hosted by Orcas Island Yacht Club and Friday…

Advanced First Aid & CPR/AED for the Mariner Courses

Our NWMC colleagues are partnering with Backcountry Medical Guides to offer advanced training relevant to all mariners, including those thinking about Seventy48 or Race to Alaska next year. These unique training…

Mischief Beyond Nakwakto Rapids

Leaving Allison Harbour in time to make the slack at Nakwakto. For more than 10 years, our 40-foot pilothouse trawler Mischief has been both our comfortable home-away-from-home and our magic carpet to new places. My wife…

Eight Bells: Remembering Brad Baker

Reflecting on a beloved Pacific Northwest sailor, friend, mentor, and co-founder of Swiftsure Yachts. Brad Baker will be missed by many who had the pleasure of knowing and sailing with him. Brad crossing the equator while…

Close to the Water: My Boat Crush

For some people, a friendly sailing community is a big part of the appeal of the Scamp. When I first saw a Scamp sailboat, I thought it looked like an oversized children’s bath toy. It seemed to bob around sitting too high…

Winter Hidey-Holes of the Salish Sea | Portland Island

With winter on the horizon, two things are bound to happen in the coming months in the Salish Sea: low pressure systems will sweep in off the Pacific Ocean bringing strong southerlies, and brisk northerlies will push down…

Transformation and Therapy for Veterans on the Sea

The author, relaxed at the helm of his Cooper 416 while cruising in British Columbia in early 2022. I find peace on the sea. As a Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan, this is a special thing for me and something…