Local Sailing Couples Share their Love, and Advice, on Valentine’s Day

We all know that love can be complicated — add boats and sailboat racing to the mix and the complexities can seem daunting. Of course, it can give us something truly special! Racing with the person you love can be…

An Enduring Sailmaking Legacy in a New Era

A legendary sailmaker passes the torch to a Port Townsend maritime trades collective. This article was originally published in the February 2022 issue of 48° North. For a time, it seemed that one of Port Townsend’s most…

The First Things to Know About Sailing

The following is Joe's Editor's note from the February 2022 issue of 48° North.  As many of you know, my wife, Kaylin, and I welcomed our first child in mid-December. Baby Rowan is the best — she’s so sweet, she eats like a…

The Four Lessons from a 10-year Refit

This article was originally published in the January 2022 issue of 48° North. It was a miserable February day in 2012, a gray slush dripping from the leaden sky as my wife, Deborah, and I walked carefully down the dock at a…

Doctor Agua: Resolving to Sail More in the New Year

Let’s face it, experiencing 2021 was like drinking bilge water. With the never ending coronavirus, social justice challenges, politics, a global climate crisis, and jam packed waterways, there were times I couldn’t muster…

‘Twas the Storm Before Christmas

Over the years, 48° North has decked the hulls with a variety of boating related yuletide joy. Since it's that season again, we're digging into the vault with some stories of holiday's past to help get you in the spirit.…

A Very Dinghy Christmas

Over the years, 48° North has decked the hulls with a variety of boating related yuletide joy. Since it's that season again, we're digging into the vault with some stories of holiday's past to help get you in the spirit.  In…

Jingle Sails

Over the years, 48° North has decked the hulls with a variety of boating related yuletide joy. Since it's that season again, we're digging into the vault with some stories of holiday's past to help get you in the spirit.…

Finding Our Happy Place: Reflection on the First Year of Boat Ownership

This article was originally published in the December 2021 issue of 48° North. A predictable, and predictably daunting, part of boat ownership — haulout. Sailing means something different to everyone — from sunny days in a…

Tech Talk with SeaBits: Working Remotely from the Boat

This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of 48° North Working remotely from a boat has been around for a long time, but in the last few years has become very popular. Technology has continued to…