A sporty day on the water for Snowbird Series Race 4

Shilshole Bay Yacht Club Race Chair, Ben Lobaugh, checks in with a report from last weekend's Snowbird Series race... Tough conditions greet racers for conclusion of Shilshole Bay Yacht Club's Snowbird Series Saturday was an…

Adding docking and engine room cameras to Rendezvous

The ins-and-outs of adding cameras to your boat One thing I found early on with Rendezvous is that a camera on the side of the boat seemed like a pretty important thing to have while docking. I’ve had a system in place now…

PNW-Based 1D35 SUCH FAST Finishes PV Race 2nd in Class

Pacific Northwest based SUCH FAST Sails into Puerto Vallarta Second in Class We'll look forward to connecting with the Pacific Northwest based Such Fast crew as soon as possible, but for now, they're catching up on some much…

Product News March 2020

From the March issue of 48° North AnchorRescue II AnchorRescue II anchor recovery system Scanmar International recently announced the redesign and launch of the AnchorRescue II anchor recovery system. Allowing mariners to…

Unlocking the New R2AK Puzzle

One Change, So Many Options From the March issue or 48° North, photos courtesy of Drew Malcolm When Race to Alaska (R2AK) teams hoist their sails outside of Victoria Harbour on June 11, 2020, some of them will be faced with…

How Coronavirus is Impacting Totem’s Plans

Longtime Cruising Columnists, Behan and Jamie Gifford, Share How Coronavirus is Affecting Their Impending Passage Plans Totem’s bow floats high thanks to the anchor and ground tackle that lies on the concrete dock just…

Center for Wooden Boats Hires New Executive Director

With the retirement of Brandt Faatz, Josh Anderson steps into new role The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) Board of Trustees recently announced that Josh Anderson will take the helm for the organization on April 1. An…

Gates of the Inside Passage

Tips for Safe and Happy Transits As we motored through Dent Rapids, the VHF radio chirped to life. “When are we going to get to the rapids?” a flotilla participant asked. Having just passed through Yuculta Rapids, Gillard…

Sirius 40 DS Boat Review

48° North Tests the Stout, Twin-Keeled Bluewater Cruiser The Sirius 40 Deck Saloon (DS) just made its North American Boat Show debut in Seattle in January, and I have to admit, it had not been on my radar. It certainly is…

Sonic’s Lessons: Recommendations from Overboard Rescues

Scott Smith Shares Overboard Rescue Experiences from TP 52 Sonic Editor's Note: In the Pacific Northwest racing scene, it's hard to think of a sailor more respected than Scott Smith. When I first started sailing with…