Orcas Island’s Chris and Justin Wolfe Representing U.S. in Mixed Offshore Doubles World Championship

The pair from Orcas Island — who race locally on their J/111 Raku and J/70 Mossy — applied, were selected, and are presently in Italy to represent the U.S. in the Mixed Doubles Offshore World Championship, which takes place…

The Adventure We Got: PNWers Tackle the Fastnet 2021

This article was originally published in the September 2021 issue of 48° North. The whole adventure started with a call from my friend Mark Harang on a Friday night asking what I knew about sailing Beneteau 40.7s. Hadn’t I…

Seeking to Understand more about the Crew Overboard Tragedy at Race Week

This article was originally published in the August 2021 issue of 48° North.  Sailors, racers in particular, are a small community. I have only written these words one other time: a local racer lost his life on the water. A…

Anacortes Race Week Recap

This article was originally published in the August 2021 issue of 48° North.  Race Week 2021 in Anacortes had so many unbelievably good parts — it is a grand Pacific Northwest tradition in a great new venue and lots of us…

The Northern Century Race is ON!

Anacortes Yacht Club invites all PNW sailboat racers to come out for the Northern Century Race, August 13th - 15th. Billed as “the hardest race you’ll ever love”, the 100 mile event features sailing under the August stars…

Glorious Ballard Cup: An Ode to Beer Can Racing

Sailing is great. Sailing with friends is even better. Sailing with friends as part of an amazing community is best of all! If there's one thing to know about me, it's that I love, LOVE, racing sailboats. I've been doing it…

New STYC/CYC Distance Race Set for Memorial Day Weekend

Brought to you by Sloop Tavern Yacht Club and Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle, the new 'Round the Sound' distance race kicks off on Sat & Sun, May 29th & 30th. STYC and CYC will jointly be putting on a long…

Adventure in Place: Previewing the WA360 Race

This article originally appeared in the May 2021 issue of 48° North. I’ll admit it, when I heard that Race to Alaska (R2AK) was being canceled for the second year in a row, I was a bit bummed. While I understood and…

PNW Hero: Dick Rose – Part 2

From the April 2021 48° North Issue. Around the Pacific Northwest, heroes come in many forms, and 48° North is excited to honor some of them in this series. Here is part two of an interview with Dick Rose, a man many think…

Race Ready Rigging Checklist

As the presenting sponsor of the SARC, PTR Rigging and Spars is committed to serving the racing community, helping increase knowledge and understanding, and improving every sailor’s experience on the water. This article from…