Learn about Chartering in Croatia at the Boat Show on Tuesday 1/28

Sunset over Hvar harbor shows how beautiful the Croatian coastline truly is. Croatia Chartering Seminar and Planning Party Happy Hour for Our 2020 Flotilla! As you may have read, 48° North and the Northwest Maritime Center…

Galley Essentials: Canned Tuna Makeover

Amanda gathers various fishy provisions in Brisbane. Tuna Makes Great Cruising Cuisine Recently in Brisbane, Australia, I took stock of my canned tuna provisions and discovered that I had eight brands from seven countries.…

Happy New Year from the Yahtzee crew

What a year it has been. After our second winter in Seward, we emphatically tossed Yahtzee’s dock lines aboard and set off on May 24 to explore more of our beloved Alaska before turning south. Now, writing this from the…

Schedules, cruising, and the 800-mile passage nobody wants to make

“After this, no more schedules!” Jamie ranted a little while coiling lines at the mast possibly a little more vigorously than necessary while we motored into Banderas Bay yesterday morning. It’s a basic principle of…

#TBT: Do You Speak My Language?

From the March 2006 issue of 48° North by Diana Jessie It was an unusual occurrence when 35 would-be cruisers gathered in a west coast yacht club to tackle a subject not listed in many cruising books: Spanish. If you lived…

#TBT: Tales of an Unintended Singlehander

From the March 2004 issue of 48° North by Kaci Cronkhite It was a sticky hot monsoon day in January.  An urgent call had come in for me via the marina manager.  What I thought he said, but I found hard to believe, was that…

Three Sheets sails the beautiful British Virgin Islands

Perched on the leeward rail of a Moorings 485, I watched the tell tales on the jib stream aft and a rocky point slip by our port side. Soon, hoots and hollers went up from my three person crew while sailing close hauled…

Cruising the Galápagos Islands

This article, by Michele Rogalin Henderson, was originally published in the September 2017 issue of 48° North. When I was a child of eight years, I knew, in the earnest way that children do, that I was meant to be a marine…

#TBT: The Seas of the “Suzy Wong”

From the September 2010 issue of 48° North by Marissa Beach Four shipmates survived hurricane force winds, thunderstorms, “Red China,” barely missing a potential “show down” with Chinese pirates and armed Indian soldiers,…