Three Sheets Northwest: Spring Surprises in the San Juans

We pulled into Rosario Resort on a gloriously warm Thursday afternoon and saw something we hadn’t expected to see — an almost empty marina. I walked up the dock as a group of geese and goslings swam in the shallow water…

The Northern Century Race is ON!

Anacortes Yacht Club invites all PNW sailboat racers to come out for the Northern Century Race, August 13th - 15th. Billed as “the hardest race you’ll ever love”, the 100 mile event features sailing under the August stars…

Thank You For Teaching Me to Row

For Love of the Water and Family… And Sharing it with Others Over the power of the wind and the rhythm of the waves pushing Yahtzee westward away from the coast of Central America, the buzzing phone in my pocket pulls me…

National Sailing Hall of Fame Announces 2021 Class

The National Sailing Hall of Fame recently announced its inductee class for 2021, and two PNW sailing greats made the list — Carl Buchan and Dick Rose. “The remarkable achievements of this year’s class exemplify excellence…

Artist’s View: Steller’s Sea Lion

Being an artist of nature, I often wish I could get more up close and personal with the critters I paint, especially the big ones. I did this with a Steller Sea Lion a few days ago, and it was a rather amazing experience. I…

Destinations: Discovering Puget Sound, Part 2

Here's our latest destinations feature from Lynne Picard of SalishSeaPilot.com, — the second in a three-part series on cruising Puget Sound, this installment covers the waters around Seattle and Bainbridge Island. This photo…

Seattle J/80 Owners are Sailing at Nationals and Worlds in Denmark

Three Seattle J/80 owners have combined forces to charter a boat and bring some of the fun J/80 fleet spirit in the Puget Sound region to world-level competition for the 2021 J/80 Danish National Championship and the J/80…

Respectful Play, So We Can Stay in Andrews Bay

Lake Washington's only overnight anchorage, Andrews Bay, is a vibrant summertime scene with boats and revelers congregating, often in large numbers. The bay's neighbors have raised concerns about noise and wake, so it's…

Close to the Water: Missing Kelp in South Puget Sound

Kelp loss South Puget Sound is real and, despite the odds stacked up against it, boaters and scientists aren't giving up hope. If you hiked to see those towering giants, the coast redwoods-and all you found were a few ferns…

Diesel Deep Dive: Is Your Engine Sending Smoke Signals?

This article originally appeared in the June 2021 issue of 48° North. In the 1890s, Rudolf Diesel created the first compression ignition oil-burning engine, and it was was large, heavy, smoky, and slow turning. While the…