Discovering The Gorge

The Birth of Small Boat Racing at Cascade Locks From the August 2020 issue of 48° North After a day of sailing or weekend of racing at the Columbia River Gorge, more than a few enthusiastic sailors have come off the water…

Women at the Helm Regatta: The Best Part of Seattle Summer Racing in 2020

The inaugural Women at the Helm Regatta was held on the waters of Shilshole Bay last weekend. It was special event, for all the reasons! From Women at the Helm Regatta mastermind and skipper of the Olson 25 "O", Jennifer…

Key Takeaways from US Sailing Leadership Forum

US Sailing Experts Share Ideas About Safe Sailing and Explore Cautious Steps Toward Reactivating Local Sailing Events, Regattas, and Junior Programs US Sailing is one of those enigmatically versatile organizations. It can be…

A-Sail Luff Curl: Sometimes, Always, Never?

An Interview with Sailmaker and Sail Designer, Dan Kaseler "I'd guess people are over-trimming their spinnakers as much as 80% of the time." After a few recent races with very smart sailors who were asking an asymmetrical…

Seattle-based J/125 Hamachi wins Transpac Race!

Huge congratulations are in order for the crew of the Seattle-based J/125 Hamachi after winning the 2019 Transpac Race. The six-man crew won First J/125 to cross the line, First in Division 3 and First ORR Overall. With…

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…

“Bodacious” takes Top Honors in CYC Seattle’s Three Race Center Sound Series

photo by Jan Anderson Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle kicked off central Puget Sound’s big-boat sailing season in March with the Center Sound Series, a three-race, long-course event that drew 75 yachts, the most in recent…