Jim Depue Memorial Race — Doing What Sailors Do

Kicking off the West Sound Sailing Association series, the Jim Depue Memorial Race offered varied conditions, and an abundance of camaraderie and good spirits. In remembrance of long time Port Madison Yacht Club member, Jim…

Vic-Maui Race Registration Open, 3 Free Seminars Upcoming

Registration for the 2022 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race opened on January 15th and within a few days, four boats committed to the race, while several other registrations are progressing. With a 25-boat maximum, those…

The New US Sailing Racing Rules App is Ready for Download

When it comes to The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024, US Sailing is making them available whenever and wherever you are. US Sailing's premier Racing Rules App ensures you have access to the rules at all times. Features…

The Riveting Final 24 Hours of the Vendée Globe

The premiere solo round-the-world race came down to the wire after 80 days alone at sea. On Tuesday evening, your author reached out to our faithful editor to suggest a wager on the finishing order for the top four of this…

Video: Team American Magic AC75 “Patriot” Capsizes While Racing in New Zealand

Watch as American Magic's AC75 Patriot capsizes in a strong gust of wind while leading around the final mark of the race during the PRADA Cup Round Robins in Auckland, New Zealand. Here's a full report of the incident from…

The Pacific Northwest Offshore Race is ON for 2021!

Organizers of Pacific Northwest Offshore (formerly the Oregon Offshore) have announced that the 2021 race is on and scheduled for June 10-13. 48° North was encouraged to hear the news that CYC Portland and Schooner Creek…

R2AK 2021 Canceled, But the News Isn’t All Bad…

There's no other way to break the news than to just say it: Race to Alaska (R2AK) 2021 has been canceled. Being a R2AK alumni and finisher in 2018, it's particularly disappointing to me because I know how amazing the race is…

Racing Rules Changes for 2021

From the December, 2020 issue of 48° North. In addition to saying “good riddance” to 2020, on January 1, 2021 we get to say “hello” to a new version of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). The RRS are updated every four years…

America’s Cup World Series Takes Flight

For the first time, the foiling monohull AC 75s lined up against one another in Auckland, NZ, kicking off a four-month run of races leading the the America's Cup Final match race in March 2021. Whether it’s racing on Puget…

2021 Swiftsure International Yacht Race Canceled

We certainly understand and respect the decision — but like the organizers, we're disappointed that the 2021 Swiftsure International Yacht Race has been canceled. The Swiftsure International Yacht Race is circled on most…