Righting Moment Augmentation in Modern Sailing Yachts

In the last year, two major events in the Pacific Northwest crowned champions that sailed vessels utilizing a system of enhanced or assisted ballast—Team Angry Beaver won Race to Alaska aboard a canting-keel Schock 40; and…

48° North's Top 25 Sailboats of 2017

#1 Mor Jubilee Erik Kristen J/105 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 100% This year, Erik Kristen's J/105, "Mor Jubilee," took the coveted #1 spot in our Top 25 list with a perfect score of 100%. Congratulations to Erik and his…

48° North's Top 25 Sailboats of 2016

#1 Different Drummer Charles Hill CYC Seattle Score: 98.2% Fisheries Supply again joins 48° North in recognizing the high level of racing here in the Pacific Northwest. Tracking the racing results of selected series from…

48°N R2AK Preview: Team Willpower

We are less than a month from the start of the 2017 edition of Race to Alaska (R2AK). This year promises to be different than either of the previous years, both in competition and in conditions. It’s unlikely that we’ll see…

#TBT Paul Bieker… Computers, Carbon Fiber and a Better Solution

#TBT: Paul Bieker… Computers, Carbon Fiber and a Better Solution 1996 Interview by Kurt Hoehne   If you see Paul Bieker in the next couple months, you might not recognize him as an up-and-coming force on the worldwide…