Video: Team American Magic AC75 “Patriot” Capsizes While Racing in New Zealand

Watch as American Magic's AC75 Patriot capsizes in a strong gust of wind while leading around the final mark of the race during the PRADA Cup Round Robins in Auckland, New Zealand. Here's a full report of the incident from…

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Seattle Boat Show Connected Experience 

The 2021 Seattle Boat Show Connected is almost here, get organized for the big dance! “Start Online. End up on the water.” The tagline for the new approach to this well loved event pretty well sums it up. The Seattle Boat…

Worn Out: Active Cruising and Gear Lifespan

Lessons learned from years of cruising about onboard gear and how it runs its natural course. What do galley stoves, outboard engines, and winch handles have in common? They’re all sold at boat shows, and they all sink if…

Destination: Home

I felt the ship dock with a gentle bump, then the engine shut down. A moment later, shouts reverberated through the metal hull, “Home! We’re at Home!” I lay in my bunk in the dark, puzzled. Home — for both me and the ship —…

An Invitation for Inclusion in 2021: Reviewing the Women’s Panel from US Sailing’s DEI Series

48° North friend and contributor, Jennifer Harkness, not only gives us an excellent rundown of US Sailing's DEI Women's Panel... she moderated it! Please take her words to heart (and action). EDITOR'S NOTE: The full video of…

Andy Cross and Jamie Gifford Talk Cruising Sails on The Morning Muster Podcast

Recently, 48° North columnist Jamie Gifford and editor Andy Cross sat down with Ben Carey from The Morning Muster podcast to chat about cruising sail choices and setups. Their in depth discussion about choosing, maintaining…

Two New Virtual Boating Classes Aim to Help Boaters Gain Knowledge & Confidence

The Deception Pass Sail & Power Squadron recently announced two new virtual boating courses starting in February 2021. The first is a FREE seminar called "Partners in Command", that teaches first mates and less…

The Pacific Northwest Offshore Race is ON for 2021!

Organizers of Pacific Northwest Offshore (formerly the Oregon Offshore) have announced that the 2021 race is on and scheduled for June 10-13. 48° North was encouraged to hear the news that CYC Portland and Schooner Creek…

What Will You Do This Year?

Letter from the editor from the January 2021 issue of 48° North. 2021, we’re counting on you! If ever we needed a fresh start, it’s this new year. The burning desire to turn the page is evident even among we sailors and…

Close to the Water: Fun Stinks

As a kid, I loved our family’s banana-yellow speedboat. It was the most typical fiberglass outboard boat you could buy in those days, but it was my ticket to fishing, knee-boarding, camping, and just zooming around. I…