Race to Alaska Official Program 2019

The 2019 5th annual Race to Alaska is upon us and likely every team racing will come across some form of dilemma. Teams don’t get engines, pre-planned support or planned rest stops. What they get is various forms of hardship…

Video: Racing 70-miles up Puget Sound on a nesting dinghy

Tacoma and Port Townsend are separated by a span of 70-miles and, naturally, the folks that brought you the Race to Alaska decided it was a good idea to race it. Alas, lots of folks signed up for the inaugural Seventy48…

A little luck on the Columbia

There’s a time in the late fall when it hasn’t rained for a while and the Columbia River gets low. Really low. Most boaters have called it a season, but there are still some fine days left if you watch for the right weather…

Video: Tour Ben Seaborn's fabulous Thunderbirds, classic family boats for racing & cruising

Our friends at OffCenterHarbor.com have shared another great video with Three Sheets readers, and this one features a well known boat in the PNW: the Thunderbird. CLICK HERE or on the image below and enjoy! While Off Center…

Beyond Fun: A Panel Presented by Northwest Women in Boating

Now in it’s 12th year and taking place on January 31, Women’s Day at the Seattle Boat Show featured the all-day Boat University course designed specifically for female boaters. There were also free seminars with numerous…

The Right Price: Learning About Sailing and Life on Vashon

This article, by Mark Mosley, with illustrations by his brother, Rob Mosley, originally appeared in the the November 2017 issue of 48° North. Rob and I grew up with our parents in a modest house on the rocky stretch of…

#TBT: Sleeping 5 on a Catalina 22

L-R: The Karangelens; Karin, Noah, Mike, Sarah, Luke From the February 2010 issue of 48° North by Michael Karangelen Sleeping five people on a Catalina 22 is no small task. It was a lot easier in 2001 when we first bought…