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,…

PNW-Based 1D35 SUCH FAST Finishes PV Race 2nd in Class

Pacific Northwest based SUCH FAST Sails into Puerto Vallarta Second in Class We'll look forward to connecting with the Pacific Northwest based Such Fast crew as soon as possible, but for now, they're catching up on some much…

Unlocking the New R2AK Puzzle

One Change, So Many Options From the March issue or 48° North, photos courtesy of Drew Malcolm When Race to Alaska (R2AK) teams hoist their sails outside of Victoria Harbour on June 11, 2020, some of them will be faced with…

Big Pacific Northwest Presence for Pac Cup

Pacific Cup boasts a BIG Pacific Northwest Contingent of Registrants for 2020 Dark gray clouds flying swiftly toward the straits and a deepening low kicking up some hefty southerly chop on Puget Sound each make summer seem…

With a new name and new base, Oregon Offshore gets a facelift

The Oregon Offshore is one of our favorite races we've done in the Pacific Northwest and we applaud race organizers for changing with the times. Here's the latest update from Denny Damore, CYC Commodore and PNW Offshore…

"Poke and Destroy" Moves into First Place in Pac Cup Class

As many of you know, we have been very excited about both Hawaii races this summer, Pac Cup and Vic Maui. In particular, we did a couple of articles about the pre-Pac-Cup refit and preparations of the "Poke and Destroy"…

United By Adventure – Friendships and Perspectives of Offshore Sailors and the Clipper Round the World Race

Local author, Wendy Hinman, shares the story of her friendship with a Clipper Round the World participant (Sandra), her personal experience of the last Seattle stopover, and the perspectives she and Sandra share as offshore…

Failing to Safety: Crossfire and the 2016 Vic-Maui

Photo by Jan Anderson. This article, by Cara Kuhlman, originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of 48° North.  In the early miles of the 2016 Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race, Crossfire, a 55-foot custom…

When Whales Meet Sails

This article comes to us from 48° North interviewee, Damian Foxall. When Damian is not sailing some of the world's fastest boats offshore, he works as the Recreation Education Manager for the Canadian Wildlife federation.…