Galley Essentials: Fall Harvest Season in the Pacific Northwest

Now that the foliage on San Juan Island is revealing autumnal hues, I focus on the ever-changing landscape instead of gazing out wistfully across the blue Strait of Juan de Fuca. As reductions in both temperatures and…

The Right Boat

You probably know this type of boater; the person who has a hard time with commitment. This year they’re training in an Alden rowing shell, next year outfitting an Ericson 38 keeps them busy—until the following season, when…

A Small Boat, A Lot of Learning, & Big Time Fun

From the October, 2020 issue of 48° North Will and I met at the Marina Cafe, a spot known for its homemade pastries and strong cups of coffee. I had been talking with him about buying his boat for some time and had even gone…

Leaky Teaky Tiki – A Refit to Keep the Rain Out

Facing water intrusion, a cruising couple endeavors to refresh and reseal the teak decks of their trawler. "Leaky tiki" is a nickname for otherwise awesome trawlers with water intrusion issues. Our beloved 37-foot 1977 Puget…

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!”…