Happy Father’s Day to My Three Sailing Dads

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, including the Three Sailing Dads celebrated in this article Of all the likely phrases you may hear shouted at you over the loud music of a college party, “Your dad is so cool!”…

Honoring the Extraordinary Brion Toss

Rigger, Husband, Teacher, Friend … Honoring the Life and Memory of the Extraordinary Brion Toss It's cliche to say that they just don't make them like that anymore, but it's been something we've heard often and from many…

Love Thy Diesel

PART 1: A PROPER PRE-START CHECKLIST From the May, 2019 issue of 48° North. Whether it is the main engine or a generator, any engine has a checklist of things to go over in the course of normal operation, as well as regular…

Video: PTSA Midsummer Racing Series Returns

The Port Townsend Sailing Association has begun their Midsummer Phase 2 Shorthanded Series and have been making videos from each race. Check them out here.  

Senior Sailor Shoutouts, Part Four — Olympia

Sending Even More PNW 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 their…

Heaven On Earth

A family journey to a jewel of the Salish Sea, Princess Louisa Inlet From the May, 2019 issue of 48° North. Mention the name “Princess Louisa Inlet” to nearly any boater who has had the privilege of visiting its…

How R2AK Changed My Life

You can’t just heave-to in a 17-foot dinghy. Certainly not in a full gale. So when my brother, Cooper, yelled “We need to reef again!” I prepared for another head-to-wind thrashing. We were roughly halfway up Grenville…

A Trip Around Whidbey: Circumnavigating the Largest Island in Washington

Circumnavigation is a term typically used for rounding the entire globe – but it can also be used for simply rounding an island. Boaters here often say they circumnavigated Vancouver Island, because that’s a significant…

Interviews with Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor About Re-Opening

John Neal of Mahina Expeditions interviews representatives from Port of Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor Resort about their recent openings The rumors are true, the San Juan Islands are open! According to the San Juan County…

Look to the Water

Finding inspiration in how maritime right-of-way rules determine privilege I have been reflecting on the notion of privilege recently, and the ways I may have been a recipient or beneficiary of privilege without recognizing…