What’s life like on passage?

From Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska, all the way south to Mexico and Central America, one of the things I've always enjoyed about writing this blog (going on 7 years!) is that I get to share our family's…

Staying Afloat: On Zodiacs, Zinfandel and Buoyancy

When it comes to the attributes of buoyancy, most boaters have some awareness of their vessel's displacement, ballast, and draft, as those concepts pertain to their ship’s navigation and handling. As the confidence in their…

Remembering Laurie Davidson: World Renowned Yacht Designer with PNW Ties

This article was originally published in the December 2021 issue of 48° North. Title image courtesy of The Designers Institute of New Zealand. The world has lost an important yacht designer with the recent passing of New…

CYC Turkey Bowl — Intergenerational Dinghy Goodness

Sailors of all ages came to the waters of Shilshole Bay for some small boat racing fun. Corinthian Yacht Club’s Turkey Bowl is always one of the coolest regattas of the year, and it seems to be getting cooler. Seattle’s…

All-Women Team on J/105 Creative Bring Collaborative Spirit to Round the County

Good times, team work, and a focus on the journey for the women sailing J/105 Creative in the storied November distance race. Round the County (RTC) is an iconic race in the Pacific Northwest, covering approximately 76 miles…

RAVEN Takes Flight: Breathing New Life into an 88-year-old Motorsailer

This article was originally published in the December 2021 issue of 48° North. RAVEN under sail with the original rig and canvas. I thought I was done with old-boat restoration. But three years ago this month, while living…

Artist’s View: How Birds Keep Warm in the Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside. But compared with some other places — the Arctic, Alaska — the Salish Sea has a fairly balmy winter. So balmy that many thousands of birds migrate here to spend winters in relative comfort. It’s…

TBT: A Thanksgiving Rip

In honor of turkey day, here's a little sail tale for you to gobble gobble. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! This was my editor's letter all the way back in the November 2014 issue.  Happy November, friends! I’ll be…

Tech Talk with SeaBits: Working Remotely from the Boat

This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of 48° North Working remotely from a boat has been around for a long time, but in the last few years has become very popular. Technology has continued to…

November Products News

This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of 48° North   » SealSkinz Waterproof Socks Sailors can agree there’s nothing worse than wet, cold feet when you’re on water — which can lead to numb…