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…

An Invitation for Inclusion in 2021: Reviewing the Women’s Panel from US Sailing’s DEI Series

48° North friend and contributor, Jennifer Harkness, not only gives us an excellent rundown of US Sailing's DEI Women's Panel... she moderated it! Please take her words to heart (and action). EDITOR'S NOTE: The full video of…

What Will You Do This Year?

Letter from the editor from the January 2021 issue of 48° North. 2021, we’re counting on you! If ever we needed a fresh start, it’s this new year. The burning desire to turn the page is evident even among we sailors and…

Jingle Sails

From the December, 2020 issue of 48° North To the tune of "Jingle Bells" (verse) The pressure’s dropping low, And sun lights up the sky. They say it’s gonna blow, So let’s go for a ride. Well, sure, it’s Christmas Eve, The…

‘Twas the Storm Before Christmas

From the December 2017 issue of 48° North.   Blustery cloudbanks and blistering cold, Praying the spring lines and deck cleats will hold, The rigging is singing and clanging aloft As my holiday light strings try not to…

Galley Essentials: A Winter Kayak to Henry Island

An offseason kayaking trip to Henry Island pairs well with some delicious dishes. Splish, splash, splish, splash is the recurring rhythmic sound emanating from my paddle blade as it dips into the cool water. I pull the blade…