Category: Race Reports

The Destination Wedding Principle

For many regattas, participant numbers are a shadow of their former glory. However, there are two events with a similar racing format that have been selling out (SELLING OUT!) for the past few years in our area: Orcas Island Yacht Club/Friday Harbor Sailing Club’s Round the County  and Sloop Tavern...

Top 25 Sailboats of 2015

Fisheries Supply again joins 48° North in recognizing the high level of racing here in the Pacific Northwest. Tracking the racing results of selected series from Olympia, Washington to Vancouver, B.C., our Top 25 rewards not just the occasional bullet, but participation and consistent, top-notch sailing. This year, William...

Old Grand-Dad Goes Sailboat Racing

Three Tree Point YC Duwamish Head Race 2016 It was a calm, slow morning. Old Grand-Dad woke up with a sigh and a smile, feeling aged but excited for the day ahead. Today was a special day because Old Grand-Dad had been invited to join the crew of Nefarious...

Farr 30 World Championships Grace Puget Sound

With an ever-growing Farr 30 fleet in Seattle and almost as many boats in nearby Canadian waters, it slowly began to make sense that Seattle might just be the perfect next venue for the Farr 30 World Championships. The Worlds traditionally switches continents from year to year between Europe...

Race To Alaska 2015

R2AK: Why It’s So Cool I’m not exaggerating when I say this: With the exception of the foiling boats and close racing of the San Francisco America’s Cup, I believe the Race to Alaska (R2AK) is the coolest thing that’s happened in sailing since I’ve worked in the industry....