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…

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…

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…

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…

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…