Baby Onboard: Anacortes Sailing Community Bundle of Joy

The Anacortes sailing community gains a new sailor While the 2020 sailing season has been a little different this year between online events and masked races, the community and joy that sailing brings is still alive and…

Galley Essentials: Seven Efficient Galley Gadgets, and Recipes to Match

I delight in efficient galley gadgets, so I’d like to introduce you to Morgan’s review of onboard essentials plus some great recipes she’s eager to share. A few years ago, she and her husband downsized, sold their home in…

Depoe Bay, Oregon named “Best Harbor in the U.S.”

Congratulations to Depoe Bay! Beautiful Depoe Bay, Oregon. (Photos courtesy of USHarbors.com) The tide and weather site, US Harbors, recently announced the winners of their "Best Harbor" contest — and quaint PNW harbor Depoe…

Artist’s View for July: Tracks in the Sand

If you can identify the tracks, you know know which furry friends visited the beach recently. Land your boat or dinghy on a sandy beach and you’ll probably soon see animal tracks in the sand. The most common are dog, bobcat,…

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…