Red Light, Green Light — Islands Race 2021

Convergence zones, varied conditions, and numerous lead changes in this Southern Sound Series finale. If you missed out on the 2021 Islands Race, you missed a doozy! Tom Davis, who was out racing on the J-35 Flicka, put it…

A Most Fabulous Day For Sailing – Girts Rekeviks Memorial Race

Anacortes Yacht Club's racing season kicked off with their annual point-to-point event that honors beloved community member, Girts Rekeviks. Racers take to the waters of Fidalgo Bay for an unexpected breezy and sunny day.…

Go Big! Maybe.

From the March 2021 issue of 48° North. The key to winning the Shaw Island Winter Classic is often to hoist first and douse last — go big! Racing around an island means there usually isn’t a turning mark, someone just…

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…

Vendee Intrigue: Fleet Tries to Skirt Tropical Storm Theta

I've got a serious case of Vendee Globe Fever! Man, I may be a little late to the party here ... but I've never been so interested in the Vendee Globe Race. There are so many layers to it, and literally scores of articles…

Championship of Champions – Tight Racing in Tight Quarters

Seattle Sailors and Moore 24 National Champions, Ben and Jennifer Braden headed down to California to tangle with some of the nation's best. To qualify for the US Sailing Championship of Champions, a sailor must win a…

Women at the Helm 2 — Going the Distance

When a new regatta is met with incredible success and enthusiasm... what do you do? Do it again, but this time go further! After the first Women at the Helm Regatta (WATH1), the Shilshole Women Sailors Group (SWSG), co-led…

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…

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…