Safety Equipment Requirements for Sailing and Racing the Salish Sea

By Roland Nikles Thunderbird 1177 “Falcon” More than seven million people live in the Salish Sea basin, which contains two of North America’s most vibrant and growing cities. We spend most of our time in a built world, in…

A sporty day on the water for Snowbird Series Race 4

Shilshole Bay Yacht Club Race Chair, Ben Lobaugh, checks in with a report from last weekend's Snowbird Series race... Tough conditions greet racers for conclusion of Shilshole Bay Yacht Club's Snowbird Series Saturday was an…

PNW-Based 1D35 SUCH FAST Finishes PV Race 2nd in Class

Pacific Northwest based SUCH FAST Sails into Puerto Vallarta Second in Class We'll look forward to connecting with the Pacific Northwest based Such Fast crew as soon as possible, but for now, they're catching up on some much…

Sonic’s Lessons: Recommendations from Overboard Rescues

Scott Smith Shares Overboard Rescue Experiences from TP 52 Sonic Editor's Note: In the Pacific Northwest racing scene, it's hard to think of a sailor more respected than Scott Smith. When I first started sailing with…

Sowing the Seeds of Speed While Fostering Fun

Influential Coaches & the High School Sailing Boom From the February issue of 48° North On a misty Saturday afternoon, I sit with one of the local island families in the Orcas Island High School gym watching their…

Big Pacific Northwest Presence for Pac Cup

Pacific Cup boasts a BIG Pacific Northwest Contingent of Registrants for 2020 Dark gray clouds flying swiftly toward the straits and a deepening low kicking up some hefty southerly chop on Puget Sound each make summer seem…

Video: A Wild Ride Aboard “Goes to 11” at Toliva Shoal 2020

The Antrim 27 Goes to 11 sure had a blast at this year's Toliva Shoal Race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye1fnavq6pg&feature=youtu.be Goes to 11 skipper, Jeremy Bush, sent us this great video capturing their team's…

Seattle’s Dick Rose Awarded US Sailing’s Harman Hawkins Trophy

A Champion of Sailing in the Pacific Northwest Gets National Recognition for Achievements The annual US Sailing Association Award winners were celebrated on Thursday evening February 6, 2020, aboard the USS Midway in San…

Righting Moment Augmentation in Modern Sailing Yachts

In the last year, two major events in the Pacific Northwest crowned champions that sailed vessels utilizing a system of enhanced or assisted ballast—Team Angry Beaver won Race to Alaska aboard a canting-keel Schock 40; and…

48° North’s Top 25 Sailboats of 2019

With a mix of distance and around-the-buoy races, as well as single-race events and multi-race regattas, the qualifying races for 48° North’s Top 25 are a good representation of Pacific Northwest racing. Scoring is on a…