Costa Rica Recap: The Pura Vida Experience

If you're planning to cruise Central America, don't skip Costa Rica. The good…

Worth the Wait — PNW Offshore 2022

The event's first-ever day-long postponement for weather didn't derail the…

Which Anchor to Choose?

Experienced cruisers work with a local resource who analyzes anchor performance…

Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show Featuring Trawlerfest Starts Thursday

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and Anacortes Chamber of Commerce…

A Sailor’s Sourdough Comes to Life on a Honeymoon Cruise

A several month cruise through British Columbia gives a couple a chance to…

CYC Tacoma Cruising Day Sail Rally, June 11

A unique approach to a fun and welcoming on-the-water event has taken shape in…

Beacon Background: Alki Point Lighthouse

Explore the history of the iconic lighthouse that has been guiding mariners…

Close to the Water: A Sailor Makes Peace with Engines

A small boat, engineless sailor reminisces on his experiences with motors and…

Homeward Bound: Part 1, Turkey to Singapore

Last month, we were introduced to Peter and Ginger Niemann — award-winning…

West Coast Sailing and Zim Sailing Named Official Suppliers of the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association

West Coast Sailing joins its affiliate Zim Sailing in a new sponsorship…

Washington State Parks Begins Mooring Buoy Repair in San Juan Islands

For boaters in Washington, if there's one thing we need to trust when we visit…

#TBT: A Sailor Returns Home to the Sea

From the June 2009 issue of 48° North by Lance Ekhart A good traveler has no…

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Working on Boats: A Space Odyssey

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

New Web Archive Devoted to a Classic PNW Sailboat Design

The beautiful Blanchard Senior Knockabout has a newly-created resource chronicling its rich history…

April Products News

This article was originally published in the April 2022 issue of 48° North. » Garmin 79sc Handheld…

Eight Bells: Steve Ward

Remembering and honoring the life and influence of a beloved sailor, writer, friend, and father.…

Destinations: Secrets of Sulphur Passage

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

How-To: Stripping Your Boat’s Bottom

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

The Rewarding Return of Southern Straits

The accomplished double-handed crew aboard J/111 Raku shares their story of Southern Straits,. They…

Artist’s View: Hermit Crab

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

Urgent! Comment on Possible Blake Island Marina Changes

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

Reflecting on the Joys and Challenges of Cruising with Kids

This article was originally published in the April 2022 issue of 48° North. Ten days on a boat?…