Vic-Maui Race Registration Open, 3 Free Seminars Upcoming

Registration for the 2022 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race opened on January 15th and within a few days, four boats committed to the race, while several other registrations are progressing. With a 25-boat maximum, those…

Exploring Local: Kilisut Harbor

Making the most of a pandemic holiday, I did what sailors do — I sailed. I left Boat Haven late Friday morning bound for Scow Bay, at the southern end of Kilisut Harbor. A Gale Warning had been declared for the evening, with…

The New US Sailing Racing Rules App is Ready for Download

When it comes to The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024, US Sailing is making them available whenever and wherever you are. US Sailing's premier Racing Rules App ensures you have access to the rules at all times. Features…

Ode to the Iron Genny

Lessons Learned Cruising From the February 2021 issue of 48° North. Sailboats! Most of our cruising boats come equipped with noisemakers below deck: the so-called “Iron Genny” comes into service at times when it’s impossible…

SYC Cancels Opening Day Festivities for 2021

While we boat year-round in the Pacific Northwest, Opening Day is a regional tradition that many mariners look forward to every spring. A big part of these festivities is the Seattle Yacht Club's Opening Day celebration on…

How To: Smooth Reefing for Smooth Sailing

From the January 2021 issue of 48° North. Winter winds are here! It’s something to celebrate, but also something that requires special readiness. Being able to reduce sail to maintain better control of the boat is, of…

British Columbia Acquires More Land for Octopus Islands Marine Park

B.C. Marine Parks Forever Society secures donations to purchase a 50-acre island in Octopus Islands Marine Provincial Park. If you're ever been to British Columbia's Octopus Islands, you know how magical and serene this…

My Boat: 2012 Moody 45DS Happy

From the February 2021 issue of 48° North. Sometimes, a sailor’s hunt for the ideal boat can take mere days. More often than not, though, it takes much longer. And every once in a while, it’s a combination of both. The…

Buying a Bluewater Sailboat During the Pandemic

A Complicated Delivery, An Unplanned Adventure, and One Family’s Maiden Voyage From the January, 2021 issue of 48° North. In March 2020, the Coronavirus hit our hometown of Nelson, British Columbia, and an isolated…

The Riveting Final 24 Hours of the Vendée Globe

The premiere solo round-the-world race came down to the wire after 80 days alone at sea. On Tuesday evening, your author reached out to our faithful editor to suggest a wager on the finishing order for the top four of this…