Senior Sailor Shoutouts, Part Five — Seattle

Sending More PNW Graduating Senior Sailors Off To Exciting New Adventures As is true for student athletes in any high school sport, senior year is steeped in tradition for sailors around the Pacific Northwest. Each team has…

Second Growth Wilderness on the Columbia

From the August 2020 issue of 48° North Shantyboat legend, Harlan Hubbard, once wrote of yearning to settle down in "some backcountry beyond the road's end, long ago abandoned or passed over by the expanding world, a…

Working Aboard

The Challenges and Rewards of a Floating Office From the August 2020 issue of 48° North. We had successfully transited a series of rapids in British Columbia’s Cordero Strait en route to Southeast Alaska two summers ago when…

Video | The Unknown Sea: A Voyage on the Salish

Join the crew of the Orion on a voyage to learn the true meaning of the Salish Sea Find out more about Orion and Deep Green Wilderness at deepgreenwilderness.com

Solstice 2020 on the Columbia River

Inspired by the memory of ideal conditions, I summoned the members of the Portland Sail & Oar League for a summer solstice messabout on the Columbia River. “I’m itching to get out on the river and enjoy the longest day…

Discovering The Gorge

The Birth of Small Boat Racing at Cascade Locks From the August 2020 issue of 48° North After a day of sailing or weekend of racing at the Columbia River Gorge, more than a few enthusiastic sailors have come off the water…

USCG Patrolling San Juans, Encouraging Boaters to Be Whale Wise

The Coast Guard is Reminding PNW Boaters to be Aware, Conscientious, and Informed The Coast Guard is encouraging all mariners to be vigilant on the water, and to follow all rules and regulations protecting our Pacific…

Women at the Helm Regatta: The Best Part of Seattle Summer Racing in 2020

The inaugural Women at the Helm Regatta was held on the waters of Shilshole Bay last weekend. It was special event, for all the reasons! From Women at the Helm Regatta mastermind and skipper of the Olson 25 "O", Jennifer…

Galley Essentials: Let’s Go Sprouting

If you’re considering growing your own food or creating a “tiny plant garden” there’s not much that’s more uplifting, rewarding, easier, faster, or nutritious than growing sprouts and microgreens.  Sprouts provide health…

A Mark Rounding Gone Bad

Twelve Thunderbirds showed up Wednesday July 8th, a sunny evening with a steady breeze, to join the joy and exhilaration of one design racing on Port Townsend Bay. Is there more fun to be had in this Victorian seaport arts…