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…

Announcing a NEW 48° North Essay Contest!

Share Your Story, Enter to Win! Here at 48° North, we love it when boaters of all stripes submit stories to share with this community. It is never-ending fun to hear about your adventures and ideas, your boats and boaty…

Rally Reflections, Part Two: The Real Business of Living

The big bay of the Crown Jewel. Exploring the Crown Jewel Sucia Island is both well known and well loved, and is commonly referred to as the "Crown Jewel of the San Juan Islands". It is a favorite among savvy cruisers and…

Rally Reflections Part One: Sailing to Sucia

Take a Trip Back in Time to Last Year's 48° North Cruising Rally (formerly called the Cascadia Cruising Rally) It’s natural to hop in the time machine right now—fly off to carefree days of travel, exploration, and…

A Personal Apology from Managing Editor, Joe Cline

A personal apology from 48° North Managing Editor, Joe Cline: I am here with cap-in-hand to admit, and apologize for, my error in judgment. As we built towards our press date on the April issue, the world was in an…

Please Stay Home – We’ll Send 48° North Directly to You

There's Still Time To Subscribe and Have the Upcoming April Issue Sent Directly to You! Click here to Subscribe Now First and foremost, I want all our readers to know that the crew of 48° North is thinking about you as we…

Sowing the Seeds of Speed While Fostering Fun

Influential Coaches & the High School Sailing Boom From the February issue of 48° North On a misty Saturday afternoon, I sit with one of the local island families in the Orcas Island High School gym watching their…

The Argon Collective

"Argon" owners Jasmine Wornstaff, Sam Morin, Libby Borchert, and Calla Ward {left to right} enjoy Lake Union with Jasmines sister, Jessica Going sailing starts with a decision. Going sailing starts with a decision. A…