Taking Refuge in Canada

When an emergency stop is required inbound from Hawaii, an American couple finds shelter across a closed border From the October, 2020 issue of 48° North. Five hundred lonely miles west of Cape Flattery, the sickening sound…

Q&A: 5 Questions with John and Amanda Neal on their New PNW Exclusive Classes

Mahina Expeditions Offering New Ocean Cruising Courses Based Out of Bellingham 48° North readers know may know Amanda Swan Neal best as the author of the well-loved Galley Essentials column, but many will certainly be aware…

#TBT: Trekka Sails Again

From the October 2005 issue of 48° North by Shirley Hewett After 25 years on shore, one of the world’s most famous yachts returned to the water in Victoria Harbour for the June Tall Ships 2005 events. With her builder John…

What Makes For A Good First Offshore Experience?

In this interview with Chuck Skewes, we discuss specific criteria to create enjoyable first offshore experiences. The allure of the ocean is inescapable for many sailors. Yet for those considering their first foray offshore,…

Looking for laughter and inspiration in these trying times? Watch this.

Sitting at home or on your boat and looking for something to watch? This is one of my favorite sailing documentaries, which follows the life of a charismatic sailor and his unconventional voyage around the globe. A must see…

One Tack & Two Jibes

One Tack & Two Jibes 1,300 Miles from Alaska to San Francisco Wedged between the lee cloth and cushions on Yahtzee’s starboard settee, I stare aloft through the dark of the cabin and the main hatch, listening intently to the…

Sea Stories: Romping 1,300-miles from Alaska to San Francisco

Gather around your glowing screen, dear reader, it's time for some sea stories. For the Yahtzee crew, this particular yarn starts in the small fishing town of Craig, Alaska and ends some 1,300-miles and 10-days later in the…

#TBT: A Sailor Returns Home to the Sea

From the June 2009 issue of 48° North by Lance Ekhart A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. Lao Tzu, 570-490 BC I felt all dressed up with nowhere to go. I planned to leave two days earlier but…

#TBT: Are We There Yet? Know Before You Go.

From the March 2011 issue of 48° North by Gary Dickinson When our son was young, going to his grandparent’s house, he would say those universal words we all have heard, “Are we there yet?” That got me to thinking. How do we…

It Takes Six Months

This article, by Becca Guillote, originally appeared in the April 2017 Issue of 48° North. Halcyon, Mango, and Agape share the anchorage at Isla Isabel. Photo courtesy of John Guillote. Before we left Seattle, those that had…