Category: Throwback Thursday

#TBT: The Temptress

From the November 2001 issue of 48° North by David Hunt She was a wooden cutter rigged sloop of very classic lines who quietly reached her little boom through the cage towards me, tempting me with promises of safe passages, sweet sunsets, and adventure-memories for life ~ if I would only adopt her and take her...

#TBT: Guidelines for Rounding Marks

 by David Dellenbaugh Mark roundings almost always present a challenge because they bring lots of boats together in unique and constantly changing situations. Fortunately, no matter what kind of boat you’re sailing or which mark you’re going around, there are some guidelines you can use to help get you...

#TBT: Man ‘o Man ‘O War!

From the January 2007 issue of 48° North by Warren Miller The water is a warm, tropical, 78°.The wind is in the four square meter sail range and I’m Windsurfing off of Sugar Cove, about a half a mile Paia side of Sprecklesville, Maui. Lucky? You bet. Because there are very few...

#TBT: Spectacular Deception Pass

From the May 2006 issue of 48° North by Jo Bailey ad Carl Nyberg Undoubtedly the most outstanding waterway in the Pacific Northwest, this two mile long swift running narrow passage is a challenging route with breathtaking views of forested bluffs as waters swirl beneath your boat. This awesome channel is...

#TBT: The Squactopus

From the March 2003 issue of 48° North by Gary Frankel If you found a truly alien intelligence, would you recognize it? We can teach parrots to talk, dolphins to jump through hoops, and apes to use sign language. But is that really intelligence, or just an example of people rewarding...

#TBT: Accidental Art

From the July 2012 issue of 48° North by Tony Allport I won’t repeat what I was muttering as I scrambled down the ratlines, but pirates might have held me in high esteem had they been in earshot. It was a humiliating descent and the crowd gathering on the pier made it...

#TBT: Recapturing Youthful Visions

“Kendrick Isle” departing Degnen Bay. From the February 2009 issue of 48° North by Chris Banner February 2009 Many older males recapture their youth by buying sports cars. I wanted to recapture my youth, but not with a sports car – I wanted a sailboat again. I wanted to experience the vitality of...