Galley Essentials: Spuds in Spitsbergen

The first throwback of Galley Week is one of Amanda's favorite culinary memories... What to do when the officers welcoming you to a remote Norwegian port give you a giant bag of one overstocked ingredients? Magdalene Fjord,…

Galley Essentials Column Wrapping Up After 16 Years

This post kicks off Galley Week, in which we will share a few favorite Galley Essentials from over the years, as well as Amanda's final column in this illustrious series. Help us celebrate Amanda and wish her well! Amanda…

Editorial: Spring Makes the Sailing Heart Fonder

From the April 2021 issue of 48° North. Spring boating is abuzz with evident joys. With the change of seasons comes a pervasive sense of excitement for boating’s high season that makes every trip on the water feel like a…

Farewell Lifeline Netting, You Were a Win-Win

At this point 7 years ago, Porter was on the verge of his first birthday and in the preceding few months had become increasingly mobile aboard Yahtzee. Holding onto the settees and cockpit coaming to stand up and take small…

View 48° North Columnist’s Artwork at Portland’s Lincoln Street Kayak & Canoe Museum

Present Tense: An installation by SE Portland sailor and artist Bruce Bateau goes on display at the Lincoln Street Kayak & Canoe Museum in Portland, Oregon April 3-31, 2021. Bruce Bateau has been seeking communion with…

Artist’s View: Giant Green Anemone

Here's a digital-only installment of Larry Eifert's column, Artist's View: Secrets of the Salish Sea. This one is about one of the largest local anemones. There are many anemones in the Salish Sea, but this one is one of the…

Live Long & Sail On

Is it Time For a Drysuit? From the March 2021 issue of 48° North. On my first real camp-cruising expedition, I had grand ambitions. With three weeks off from work, and having escaped parental responsibilities, my destination…

Accepting ALL Sailors – US Sailing LGBTQ Panel

Skipper Jenn discusses important stories and ideas shared during US Sailing's Panel with LGBTQ sailors, as well as her own experiences. I was a bit shocked and a lot thrilled to hear that there would be a US Sailing LGBTQ…

Who Rescued Whom?

Refitting a Lightning for cruising and adventure racing From the February, 2021 issue of 48° North. Why does one take on a boat project? Why make a difference in an at-risk boat’s life? I've asked myself that many times. And…

Galley Essentials: Stories from the Galley of Kiana

I came across Alie and Ben through social media sites and after enjoying their posts I asked her if she’d share her onboard experiences of galley life. I have been sailing for one year almost exactly while Ben has been…