Whales to Port! A Flotilla Cruise Through the Inside Passage

Shortly after 9 a.m., the mist over Ketchikan Marina lifted. The crews of our six Grand Banks cruisers fired the twin diesel engines, loosened mooring lines and coordinated radios as anticipation was building. One by one, we…

Race to Alaska Official Program 2019

The 2019 5th annual Race to Alaska is upon us and likely every team racing will come across some form of dilemma. Teams don’t get engines, pre-planned support or planned rest stops. What they get is various forms of hardship…

#TBT: The Kindest Coast

From the May 2005 issue of 48° North by Jeremy Pataky Leaning on the rail of the ferry as it rumbled away from the Tsawassen dock into the Strait of Georgia, I watched the sun rise and spill light across the mountains of…

#TBT: B.C.’s Discovery Coast – Roscoe Inlet & Goose Island

Jacquelyn and Raleigh frolic in the sands of Goose Island. From the March 2012 issue of 48° North by Jacquelyn Watt Roscoe Inlet snakes a length of twenty-one miles, not as long as Dean or Burke Channels, but every bit as…

Sailing Johnstone Strait in 2 Days – What a Wild Ride!

Heading up Johnstone Strait is one of the hardest sailing challenges we anticipated for our cruise, and this year we planned for it to take as long as 5 days. Many boats motor it in 1-2 days, but we wanted to sail, and had a…

Video: Tips for clearing US Customs by boat in Washington and Alaska

Our friends at Slowboat.com continue their informative series about cruising the Inside Passage with this webinar on clearing customs in Washington and Alaska.  

R2AK 2017 – 48°N Report #2 from Global, KELP, and Freeburd

This is the second of our Race to Alaska updates. Don't miss our first report, with some great stories of teams caught out in a Juan de Fuca gale. As we come to a close on the third day since the R2AK restarted in Victoria,…