#TBT: Trekka Sails Again

From the October 2005 issue of 48° North by Shirley Hewett After 25 years on shore, one of the world’s most famous yachts returned to the water in Victoria Harbour for the June Tall Ships 2005 events. With her builder John…

#TBT: MacGyvering at Sea

From the August 2010 issue of 48° North by Heather Lochner It was our first crossing of the season. The Gulf Islands beckoned us. With no wind in sight, we gave our rested engines a much needed workout. For a boat that had…

#TBT: The Kindest Coast

From the May 2005 issue of 48° North by Jeremy Pataky Leaning on the rail of the ferry as it rumbled away from the Tsawassen dock into the Strait of Georgia, I watched the sun rise and spill light across the mountains of…

#TBT: B.C.’s Discovery Coast – Roscoe Inlet & Goose Island

Jacquelyn and Raleigh frolic in the sands of Goose Island. From the March 2012 issue of 48° North by Jacquelyn Watt Roscoe Inlet snakes a length of twenty-one miles, not as long as Dean or Burke Channels, but every bit as…

#TBT: A Sailor Returns Home to the Sea

From the June 2009 issue of 48° North by Lance Ekhart A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. Lao Tzu, 570-490 BC I felt all dressed up with nowhere to go. I planned to leave two days earlier but…

#TBT: A Prayer for Safe Docking

From the December 2004 issue of 48° North by John Vigor "The shore has perils unknown to the deep." – George Iles, Jottings Docking a boat is the equivalent of landing a Boeing 747, except that docking a boat is much…

#TBT: ASTA Tall Ships Challenge

From the September 2002 issue of 48° North by Peter Mikkalsen On a hot Thursday afternoon in August, curious onlookers lined the shores or took to their own boats to see the fleet of vintage ships sailing through central…

#TBT: A Father's Lessons

From the October 2004 issue of 48° North by Sarah Mitchelson My dad is a blustery British sailor who is always reminding me to think before I speak. To define our relationship would be impossible. The reason for this is…

#TBT: Aliens Have Moved Aboard Our Boat

From the September 2005 issue of 48° North by Larry Eifert While we were gone for a month, transients moved aboard our boat. No kidding! And we’re not talking just about an overnight party, but a flighty couple looking for…

#TBT: Keeping Your Marriage Afloat

From the March 2008 issue of 48° North by Becky Coffield "I now pronounce you Man and Wife... and Boat." Two things people should know: Gentlemen, don’t try to come between a woman and her horse. You’re always going to be…