The Adventure We Got: PNWers Tackle the Fastnet 2021

This article was originally published in the September 2021 issue of 48° North. The whole adventure started with a call from my friend Mark Harang on a Friday night asking what I knew about sailing Beneteau 40.7s. Hadn’t I…

Full Send to Point Roberts: Northern Century 2021

Billed as the "toughest race you'll ever love", Anacortes Yacht Club's Northern Century saw its racers get around the challenging 100-mile course quickly this year. Northern Century is growing up. What started as a fledgling…

Anacortes Race Week Recap

This article was originally published in the August 2021 issue of 48° North.  Race Week 2021 in Anacortes had so many unbelievably good parts — it is a grand Pacific Northwest tradition in a great new venue and lots of us…

PNW Crew Gears Up to Do Fastnet Race in August

A group of Puget Sound sailors — including 48° North racing columnist, Stephanie Campbell — will soon head to the UK to compete in the world's largest offshore race, the Fastnet!  It all started with a call from my friend…

Salish 200: Fun in the Full Range of Breeze and Seas

J/125 Hamachi's owners, Jason Andrews and Shaun Dougherty, founded the Salish 200 race and share the story from the 2021 edition. Editor's Note: Fun fact not directly related to this story, Jason and Shaun are presently…

Grateful for 360 Miles of (Type-Two) Fun

Team Gratitude was one of 56 teams who challenged themselves in the inaugural WA360 Race from Port Townsend to Olympia to Point Roberts and back to Port Townsend. After much deliberation and possibly a dark-and-stormy or…

Seattle J/80 Owners are Sailing at Nationals and Worlds in Denmark

Three Seattle J/80 owners have combined forces to charter a boat and bring some of the fun J/80 fleet spirit in the Puget Sound region to world-level competition for the 2021 J/80 Danish National Championship and the J/80…

Raku’s Winning PNW Offshore Experience

Chris and Justin Wolfe share the story of their epic and podium-topping effort on the J/111 Raku in this year's PNW Offshore Race from Ilwaco to Port Angeles. Formerly known as the Oregon Offshore Race, the new Pacific…

Glorious Ballard Cup: An Ode to Beer Can Racing

Sailing is great. Sailing with friends is even better. Sailing with friends as part of an amazing community is best of all! If there's one thing to know about me, it's that I love, LOVE, racing sailboats. I've been doing it…

WA360 Day Four Feed

We're going to see WA360 finishes today in Port Townsend! Check back for periodic updates from our sailing buds on the race course. What fun this has been and still is! If you're just tuning in, be sure to explore our feeds…