Port Townsend Sailing Association to Resume Limited Racing

Limited Racing to Resume Good news! Since Jefferson County has gone to Phase Two of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start plan we believe there is an opportunity to restart limited racing. Phase 2 allows for groups of up to…

PNW Sailors Head… EAST?

Stalwart Pacific Northwest sailors take an opportunity to change their lifestyle and formulate a plan to hop cross-country to explore the East Coast  Adventure. The sailor racing their boat around the world, the mountaineer…

VIDEO: Tucker Thompson America’s Cup Update

I originally got to know Tucker Thompson when I had the opportunity to interview him to for 48° North prior to the America's Cup in Bermuda. Tucker is extremely active in the America's Cup scene—he's a former Cup sailor, the…

Internet Aboard: Testing New Routers and Antennas

48° North columnist Steve Mitchell gives the latest on staying better connected aboard There has been a lot going on lately, and I wanted to provide an update on what I am working on and testing. My primary focus has been on…

Portage Pram Build: Stream Now!

Thanks for watching the Portage Pram live stream! As part of the Northwest Maritime Center’s array of maritime classes and programs, they live streamed a Portage Pram build. The class has ended, but you can re-watch…

Seattle’s Margaret Pommert Honored with BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

A Local Force for Sailing Good Receives Well-Deserved National Recognition Margaret Pommert is a dear friend, a 48° North contributor (most recently for her widely-read collection of stories and lessons from overboard…

#TBT: Trekka Sails Again

From the October 2005 issue of 48° North by Shirley Hewett After 25 years on shore, one of the world’s most famous yachts returned to the water in Victoria Harbour for the June Tall Ships 2005 events. With her builder John…

Galley Essentials: Recipes from a New Friend’s Galley

48° North columnist Amanda Swan-Neal checks in with Friday Harbor liveaboard Margot McKirdy to see what secrets her galley holds I recently met Margot McKirdy here in Friday Harbor, and not only was I delighted to discover…

Creating a Culture of Safety, A Skipper’s Responsibility

Essential safe-boating recommendations established by the Cruising Club of America’s Safety & Seamanship Committee The Cruising Club of America recently published guidance entitled “Creating a Culture of Safety: The…

Photo Essay: On the Water Under Covid

Editor's Note: The article below characterizes one boater's choices and observations. It references the reality that some individuals are not complying with social distancing guidelines as closely as others. Both 48° North…