Category: Throwback Thursday

#TBT: An Unexpected Danger

From the November 2001 issue of 48° North by Fran Fisher Before our cruise my husband Dwight and I, like all novice passage makers, concerned ourselves with equipping our boat against all the things that the book-writing experts and cruising magazines warned us about; dangerous storms and heavy seas,...

TBT: Cat Got The Cup?

From the March 1988 issue of 48° North by Larry Edwards And it’s aaaaa…. catamaran! A catamaran? In the America’s Cup? Well, probably. Of course it could be a trimaran. A trimaran!! How in God’s name could a #*&$* multihull be allowed in to sail for the Auld Mug? George Schyler must...

# TBT: INCIDENT REPORT #1031004315634

On 31 October, 2001 from 2030hrs to 2050hrs The United States Coast Guard received a transmission from a 406Mhz EPIRB device registered to the vessel Ninia. Ninia is a 34’ sloop rigged sailing vessel, white, registered to James L—and home ported in Seattle, Washington. While the transmission period was brief,...

#TBT: The World is My Kibble

First dog to sail around the world
“How many dogs do you know who’ve sailed non-stop around the world?” From the August 2008 issue by Darek Jezierski   If a sea going 15 month old Jack Russell Terrier could speak, he would have inevitably asked you the above question after stepping off the 56’ long Mikado...

#TBT: Journey To The Broken Group

A father-son team makes lasting memories on an adventure from Commencement Bay to a wilderness  accessible only to the intrepid boater. by Raymond A. Baetke For three weekends my son took me sailing on Puget Sound to prepare us for a two-week vacation trip.  Our destination would be the...

#TBT: “Two-Six, Heave!”

HMCS Oriole Canada’s only navy sail training vessel – teaches seamanship and Spartan living to those who hope to one day command modern warships. Story and Photos by Erik Manchester Two-Six, HEAVE! The perpetual cadence focuses power to sheets and halyards. The combined effort of crewmembers, who often sit...