Category: Throwback Thursday

Springtime Sailing in Alaska

From the January 2003 issue of 48° North by Rick Fleischman Alaska in March and April may not sound like too much fun but with the right equipment you can have a great spring sail!  Last year we left Sitka in late March aboard our Catalina 50, Bob, on a “Baranof Island to...

#TBT: The Pelicans are Back

Pelican Taking Off by Larry Eifert
Illustrations and article by Larry Eifert from the November 2007 issue of 48° North. A few months ago I was sailing Sea Witch out of Port Townsend, out towards Point Wilson where there’s often better wind. Suddenly, there it was. Near the Number 2 bell buoy, a large brown...

TBT# Wawona’s Last Story

From the April 2009 issue of 48° North by Gary Frankel Everyone knew the Wawona. Well, they probably wouldn’t recognize the name. But if you said “that crappy old rotten sailing ship at the south end of Lake Union,” then they knew the Wawona. That old ship had been sitting in...

#TBT: Trekka Sails Again

From the October 2005 issue of 48° North by Shirley Hewett After 25 years on shore, one of the world’s most famous yachts returned to the water in Victoria Harbour for the June Tall Ships 2005 events. With her builder John Guzzwell at the helm, the 20-foot yawl Trekka was reunited with...