Buying a Bluewater Sailboat During the Pandemic

A Complicated Delivery, An Unplanned Adventure, and One Family’s Maiden Voyage From the January, 2021 issue of 48° North. In March 2020, the Coronavirus hit our hometown of Nelson, British Columbia, and an isolated…

Small Marina, Big Personality: Texada Boat Club

Canadian cruiser, Ruth Brown, shares stories of her visits to the small, charming marina communities of British Columbia. It may be bittersweet reading for American cruisers—we'll just have to live vicariously until the…

48° North/Ullman Sails Cascadia Cruising Rally Report

In early August, 48° North put on a new cruising rally, which was sponsored by Ullman Sails. A terrific group of people enjoyed and a week of tropical weather while we cruised together through the San Juan and Gulf Islands.…

#TBT: Turning Adversity into Adventure

From the October 2003 issue of 48° North by Lance Ekhart It all started innocently enough.  I am careful to always shorten my dinghy painter before making any maneuvers with the engine and I did so this time, but obviously…