MY BOAT: 1926 36-ft Blanchard Standardized Cruiser, Faun

The sparkling varnish and classic lines of this vessel turn heads wherever she…

In Defense of Imperfect Races

To hear some of us racing sailors, you might think that anytime we aren’t…

Introduction to Polar Diagrams and Optimum VMC

A polar diagram is a graphic presentation of a sailboat's sailing performance…

Recreational Boat Pumpout Facilities Expanding Across Washington

State Parks Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $700,000 in new pumpout and…

Working on Boats: A Space Odyssey

I’ll just come right out and say it — I’m one of those weirdos who actually…

New Web Archive Devoted to a Classic PNW Sailboat Design

The beautiful Blanchard Senior Knockabout has a newly-created resource…

April Products News

This article was originally published in the April 2022 issue of 48° North. »…

Destinations: Secrets of Sulphur Passage

Here's our latest installment from Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com about a…

How-To: Stripping Your Boat’s Bottom

This article was originally published in the April 2022 issue of 48° North.…

The Rewarding Return of Southern Straits

The accomplished double-handed crew aboard J/111 Raku shares their story of…

Artist’s View: Hermit Crab

This article was originally published in the April 2022 issue of 48° North.…

Urgent! Comment on Possible Blake Island Marina Changes

Changes could be coming to one of Washington State's most beloved boating…

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March Products News

This article was originally published in the March 2022 issue of 48° North. » BoatLIFE Fix Repair…

After Two-Year Delay, Clipper Race Sends Teams Across Pacific Towards Seattle

The sailing team representing the city of Seattle, along with the ten other teams competing in the…

Unexpected Course, Unexpectedly Pleasant: CSS #2

Adding a new twist in 2022, CYC Seattle's second event of their season-starting Center Sound Series…

Cruiser “Car” Upgrades: Get Your Dinghy Adventure-Ready

This article was originally published in the March 2022 issue of 48° North. While waiting out…

Northwest Maritime Academy Opens Office and Training Facility in Anacortes

Anacortes continues to grow as a hub for marine industry businesses and education. It's now home to…

Beacon Background: The Heceta Head Lighthouse

If you see one lighthouse in Oregon, let it be the beacon at Heceta Head. For more than a century,…

How to Print NOAA Custom Charts

Traditional paper charts are in the process of being replaced with electronic navigational charts…

Want to Join the 48° North Crew?!

48° North is hiring a Magazine Designer who can bring to life stories and information about…

The Springtime Shift: Making the Most of the Pre-Season

This article was originally published in the March 2022 issue of 48° North.  Every year, somewhere…

Two-Day Class Will Give Whidbey and Fidalgo Boaters Washington State Boater Education Card

A pair of Saturdays is all it takes to get started in boating and earn the required Boater…