WA360 Day One Feed

Stay tuned — we'll be posting updates from some of the amazing folks that began the new WA360 Race today! There are a number of great ways to follow the WA360, which began at 6:00 a.m. today in Port Townsend, and we hope…

The Duck Still Floats — One Sailor’s Return to Wonderful Duck Dodge

After a year off, Seattle's most illustrious night of sailing and silliness is back! In early May, the Duck Dodge committee dusted off their flags and headed to the water for the first official Tuesday night race on…

Fal Joslin Race/Cruise — Great Times Between the Sand Traps

Port Madison Yacht Club's spring trip to Port Ludlow and back delivered good times to boats of all sizes and speeds, along with a few tactical puzzles to solve. What a stellar weekend for the annual late spring overnight…

Windermere Regatta 2021 – A Motherlode of Fun

Varied racing in tight fleets in a beautiful venue on Mother's Day Weekend. Windermere Regatta 2021 was held on Mother’s Day weekend for the first time ever. With a rebound in sailing regattas after a sparse 2020, the…

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…

Fluky and Fun: SYC Vashon Island Race

Every circumnavigation of Vashon Island holds some intrigue, and this year's second installment of the Seattle Yacht Club Tri Island Series was no different. Unlike many Vashon races, though... it was a mostly sunny, mostly…

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…

East Sound Spring Regatta: A New Tradition Rounds Into Form

When Orcas Island Yacht Club's East Sound Spring Regatta was created back in 2018, there were no guarantees it would become the perennial favorite that it is today. 2021 brought another resounding success... even rain 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…

Racing for a Great Cause, STYC’s Blakely Rock Benefit Race Doesn’t Disappoint

Since 1981, the wily bunch at the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club has been running what has turned into a Puget Sound classic — the Blakely Rock Benefit Race. Impressively, 94 boats registered in 2021 and competed in what was…