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. 

Salish 200: Fun in the Full Range of Breeze and Seas

J/125 Hamachi's owners, Jason Andrews and Shaun Dougherty, founded the Salish 200 race and share the story from the 2021 edition. Editor's Note: Fun fact not directly related to this story, Jason and Shaun are presently…

Grateful for 360 Miles of (Type-Two) Fun

Team Gratitude was one of 56 teams who challenged themselves in the inaugural WA360 Race from Port Townsend to Olympia to Point Roberts and back to Port Townsend. After much deliberation and possibly a dark-and-stormy or…

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…

Seattle J/80 Owners are Sailing at Nationals and Worlds in Denmark

Three Seattle J/80 owners have combined forces to charter a boat and bring some of the fun J/80 fleet spirit in the Puget Sound region to world-level competition for the 2021 J/80 Danish National Championship and the J/80…

Raku’s Winning PNW Offshore Experience

Chris and Justin Wolfe share the story of their epic and podium-topping effort on the J/111 Raku in this year's PNW Offshore Race from Ilwaco to Port Angeles. Formerly known as the Oregon Offshore Race, the new Pacific…

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…

WA360 Day Four Feed

We're going to see WA360 finishes today in Port Townsend! Check back for periodic updates from our sailing buds on the race course. What fun this has been and still is! If you're just tuning in, be sure to explore our feeds…

WA360 Day Three Feed

As we move into day three of WA360, we've seen the distance between the two human-powered leaders and nearest sailboats close; but the sailors still trail. The race's biggest decision — Swinomish Channel or Deception Pass —…

WA360 Day Two Feed

WA360 racers are 24+ hours into a run that has had a lot less wind than any sailors would have hoped. The human powered boats are crushing it, and the sailors are getting a serious workout on their various propulsion…