Category: Throwback Thursday

#TBT The “Inner” Inside Passage

While one cannot entirely avoid Johnstone Strait, there is an alternative route on the Inside Passage that is more protected, intimate, and scenically diverse. Sailors heading north to Alaska or exploring upper coastal British Columbia must reckon with Johnstone Strait, a 54 mile-long and often two-mile wide wind tunnel...

#TBT: The First Great Ocean Race

Ocean Race between the “Henrietta,” “Fleetwing” and “Vesta” – The start. Drawing courtesy of “Scribner’s Monthly” an illustrated magazine for the people, from May 1872 to Oct. 1872 From the January 2001 issue of 48° North by Hewitt R. Jackson The first Trans Atlantic Yacht Race was sailed during...

#TBT Never a Dull Moment – May 2002

Peter Kiidumae’s “Life in the Creek” series celebrates the wildlife living in False Creek in the heart of Vancouver, B.C. by Peter Kiidumae Tell someone for the first time that you live on a boat, and the inevitable question you get is “What is it like?” The short answer...

#TBT STOP SCREAMING AT ME!!!

The Ski Film Guru Recounts  His Electrifying First Sail by Warren Miller This article was originally published January 2004 With fear in my heart and butterflies in my stomach, I watched the marina hoist operator lower my brand new Pacific Catamaran into the Redondo Beach Marina. I had sailed...