Even Unfinished, Northern Century Delivers

It is meant to be hard... And Fun! Northern Century (N100) might be the toughest race you’ll ever love. Hosted by the Anacortes Yacht Club on August 14-16, 2020, the N100 course starts in Fidalgo Bay on Friday evening and…

RS Aero Pacific Coast Championship

An incredible fleet and singlehanded racing at its best made for a near-perfect weekend in Cascade Locks The fleet is full of accomplished sailors, including multiple Olympic medalists. Yet it's still a great fleet for all…

Fingers Crossed for the 33rd annual Round the County Race

Round the County organizers are hoping to run the 33rd annual race with modifications for Coronavirus The Orcas Island Yacht Club and the Friday Harbor Sailing Club are aiming to get the 33rd annual Round the County…

Discovering The Gorge

The Birth of Small Boat Racing at Cascade Locks From the August 2020 issue of 48° North After a day of sailing or weekend of racing at the Columbia River Gorge, more than a few enthusiastic sailors have come off the water…

Women at the Helm Regatta: The Best Part of Seattle Summer Racing in 2020

The inaugural Women at the Helm Regatta was held on the waters of Shilshole Bay last weekend. It was special event, for all the reasons! From Women at the Helm Regatta mastermind and skipper of the Olson 25 "O", Jennifer…

Learning to Fly

Stories of Going from Sailor to Foiler From the April 2019 48° North issue For many of us, sailing is about constant learning. We learn trim, navigation, systems, storm tactics, provisioning, and, above all, seamanship.…

Happy Father’s Day to My Three Sailing Dads

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, including the Three Sailing Dads celebrated in this article Of all the likely phrases you may hear shouted at you over the loud music of a college party, “Your dad is so cool!”…

Video: PTSA Midsummer Racing Series Returns

The Port Townsend Sailing Association has begun their Midsummer Phase 2 Shorthanded Series and have been making videos from each race. Check them out here.  

Remembering PNW Legend, Doug Fryer

Doug Fryer was a giant of Pacific Northwest sailing. Sail on, Doug, you will be missed. In April 2020, the Pacific Northwest sailing community lost a legend. Much could be, and has been, written about Doug Fryer's prolific…

Sailors for the (Salish) Sea: Experiences Running Clean & Green Regattas

Tips and Ideas to Help Your Club Run Cleaner Regattas As sailors, we are naturally stewards of the seas. The ocean is our playground, training facility and race course, and the basis of all life on earth. It provides…