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!”…

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…

Update from 48° North

48° North and the Northwest Maritime Center hold inclusion and equality as core values. We believe in our mission, that people are made more compassionate and resilient when they connect with the powerful experiences of the…

Seattle’s Margaret Pommert Honored with BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

A Local Force for Sailing Good Receives Well-Deserved National Recognition Margaret Pommert is a dear friend, a 48° North contributor (most recently for her widely-read collection of stories and lessons from overboard…

Remembering PNW Legend, Doug Fryer

Doug Fryer was a giant of Pacific Northwest sailing. Sail on, Doug, you will be missed. In April 2020, the Pacific Northwest sailing community lost a legend. Much could be, and has been, written about Doug Fryer's prolific…

Essay Contest Winner: The Meaning of May

For adventures and good fortunes large and small, the meaning of May is being thankful. The following is our winning entry for our first-ever (to our knowledge) 48° North Essay Contest. The essay prompt was simply: What does…

Key Takeaways from US Sailing Leadership Forum

US Sailing Experts Share Ideas About Safe Sailing and Explore Cautious Steps Toward Reactivating Local Sailing Events, Regattas, and Junior Programs US Sailing is one of those enigmatically versatile organizations. It can be…

Letters to the Editor for May

Letters to the Editor is a regular feature in our print magazine. This month, it's available right here at 48north.com. Trivia Date Correction G'day, Joe, On the same day 48° North April 2020 popped into my inbox, I happened…

All in The Same Boat: Living Aboard During COVID-19

For Those Who Were Already Living On Their Boats, Staying At Home Has Perks That Outweigh The Challenges When was the last time you laid on your back and looked up at the sky watching puffy clouds float by? Just the other…

Graduating Senior Sailor Shoutouts, Part 1

Sending Senior Sailors of NWISA 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 own…