Category: Sea Stories

She’s Got the Helm

This article, by Lisa Cole, is from the March 2015 issue of 48° North. It came down to a simple choice – Did I want to learn to skipper the boat myself, or did I want to sell her? This was one of the most challenging decisions in the...

Stepping Up

Making the Leap from a Trailerable Sailboat to a Mid-Sized Keelboat Here’s a new online-only article from frequent 48°N contributor, Rich Johnson. Rich and his wife, Becky, recently made the choice to upsize their cruising vessel and expand their horizons. This is the first in a series on that...

Another Brush with Mortality

We’ve all done some dumb stuff.  I know I have.  In the following story, the author dodged a bullet, and I believe he knows it, even though he regales us with the tale in a light-hearted tone.  There’s plenty of stuff in here you may identify with and/or learn from.  It’s best to be...

The Art of the Delivery

From the March 2016 48° North Sailing season is starting this month. And with the exception of the hearty crews that participated in the South Sound Series or the Shaw Island Winter Classic, this also means the start of the sailboat delivery season. Delivery skippers and crews are a diverse...