PNW Hero: Sarah Hanavan

Growing a yacht club youth program from 4 participants to more than 60 in four years; coaching her high school racers to achieve the highest-ever finish for a Northwest team at a Mallory Cup Fleet Racing National…

Happy Father’s Day to My Three Sailing Dads

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, including the Three Sailing Dads celebrated in this article Of all the likely phrases you may hear shouted at you over the loud music of a college party, “Your dad is so cool!”…

Look to the Water

Finding inspiration in how maritime right-of-way rules determine privilege I have been reflecting on the notion of privilege recently, and the ways I may have been a recipient or beneficiary of privilege without recognizing…

Life in 240 Inches

Living Aboard a Flicka From the May 2019 issue of 48° North. The Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20 has a reputation as a well built, good sailing, bluewater sailboat. Most sailors will be familiar with the design. In spite of, or…

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…

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…

Essay Contest Winner: The Meaning of May

For adventures and good fortunes large and small, the meaning of May is being thankful. The following is our winning entry for our first-ever (to our knowledge) 48° North Essay Contest. The essay prompt was simply: What does…

Sooty Shearwater: Artist’s View for May

Sooty Shearwaters Are Among The World's Greatest Travelers Perhaps you’re dreaming about voyaging to Barkley Sound or down-the-outside sometime soon. Whether it’s this year or next, when you’re out there, keep a sharp watch…

All in The Same Boat: Living Aboard During COVID-19

For Those Who Were Already Living On Their Boats, Staying At Home Has Perks That Outweigh The Challenges When was the last time you laid on your back and looked up at the sky watching puffy clouds float by? Just the other…

Announcing a NEW 48° North Essay Contest!

Share Your Story, Enter to Win! Here at 48° North, we love it when boaters of all stripes submit stories to share with this community. It is never-ending fun to hear about your adventures and ideas, your boats and boaty…