Get Ready to Raise Your Sails—Sailstice is Tomorrow!

The global celebration of sailing — Summer Sailstice — turns 21 tomorrow! Here are a few ways to participate and share the sailstice love.  In addition to being a new federal holiday in the United States (Juneteenth -…

Raku’s Winning PNW Offshore Experience

Chris and Justin Wolfe share the story of their epic and podium-topping effort on the J/111 Raku in this year's PNW Offshore Race from Ilwaco to Port Angeles. Formerly known as the Oregon Offshore Race, the new Pacific…

Kenai Peninsula Discovered

Adventure and solitude found in this stunning cruiser's playground. From the June 2021 issue of 48° North.  Reaching south out of Resurrection Bay past the Rugged Islands, a large easterly swell rolls from our port side, and…

MY BOAT | A Classic Racer-Cruiser, the Swan 391 OxoMoxo

This article originally appeared in the June 2021 issue of 48° North. For Doug Frazer, sailing started at a young age in a remarkably unconventional way when, in 1962, his dad bought a 36-foot wooden staysail schooner that…

Glorious Ballard Cup: An Ode to Beer Can Racing

Sailing is great. Sailing with friends is even better. Sailing with friends as part of an amazing community is best of all! If there's one thing to know about me, it's that I love, LOVE, racing sailboats. I've been doing it…

Mustang Survival Acquires Ocean Rodeo Dry Wear

With all the Seventy48 and WA360 shenanigans going on around the PNW recently, the news that Mustang Survival acquired drysuit company Ocean Rodeo is especially relevant. Ocean Rodeo's range of dry gear, and much of the…

Sail to Surf: One Passion Enables Another

This article originally appeared in the June 2021 issue of 48° North. Never leave two feral ‘tweenager’ kids in charge if you aren’t prepared for some mayhem. My good friend, Matt Nelson, and I were paddling over to the…

WA360 Day Four Feed

We're going to see WA360 finishes today in Port Townsend! Check back for periodic updates from our sailing buds on the race course. What fun this has been and still is! If you're just tuning in, be sure to explore our feeds…

WA360 Day Three Feed

As we move into day three of WA360, we've seen the distance between the two human-powered leaders and nearest sailboats close; but the sailors still trail. The race's biggest decision — Swinomish Channel or Deception Pass —…

WA360 Day Two Feed

WA360 racers are 24+ hours into a run that has had a lot less wind than any sailors would have hoped. The human powered boats are crushing it, and the sailors are getting a serious workout on their various propulsion…