Artist’s View: The Painted Anemone

Anemones are mostly stationary animals that have stinging tentacles to subdue…

Vaccine Cards Required in British Columbia

Effective September 13, those born on or before 2009 must have at least one…

A Real Live Boat Show: Boats Afloat is Underway!

The show at South Lake Union is going great, and runs through this Sunday…

Fisheries Supply/48° North Swap Meet Postponed to Spring 2022

Unfortunately this weekend's Swap Meet is a no-go. Fingers crossed for next…

Sailing the Salish 100

Every year of my childhood, without fail, my parents tried to sign me up for a…

The Sailing Foundation’s Online Auction: Some Real Good Stuff to Support a Really Great Organization

Support The Sailing Foundation during their 50th Anniversary Auction, which is…

How-To: Get Away From the Dock, Stay Away from the Dock

About a year ago, my partner and I made the decision to leave our costly…

NMTA Announces Available Grant Funding for Grow Boating Program

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) is once again making funds…

Orcas Island’s Chris and Justin Wolfe Representing U.S. in Mixed Offshore Doubles World Championship

The pair from Orcas Island — who race locally on their J/111 Raku and J/70…

Fun With Friends: 48° North Cruising Rally 2021

This article, co-written by Chuck Skewes and Joe Cline, originally appeared in…

What Puget Sound Pilots Want You to Know

Note: This post was originally published on RainshadowNorthwest.com and is…

Three Sheets Northwest: After Nearly A Decade, A Boat Is Reborn

Some things just can’t be rushed. So it was with the renaming of our boat, the…

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Boaters Play Critical Role in Protecting Endangered Whales 

With the busy Labor Day weekend approaching, the last hurrah for many summer boaters before…

August Products News

This article was originally published in the August 2021 issue of 48° North.    » Seldén E40i…

From the Drink: Takeaways After a Fall Off the Dock

Falling into the water from a dock is a real danger that we don't think will happen to us ... until…

Desolation Sound Stern Ties Upgraded to be More Visible

Cruisers visiting Desolation Sound should now more easily be able to identify 140 permanent…

Pacific Gale Sail: 24 Hours of Preparation, Endurance & Recovery

This article was originally published in the August 2021 issue of 48° North.  The triangles on the…

Report: 48°N Columnists Share Experiences and Tips Crossing Newly Opened US-Canada Border

48° North columnists Marty McOmber and Deborah Bach recently crossed the newly opened U.S.-Canada…

Close to the Water: Dreaming of the Inside Passage

This article was originally published in the August 2021 issue of 48° North.  In some ways I never…

New Program Prepares Crews for Commercial Fishing Jobs

Want to have an on-the-water adventure in Alaska? This new program will give you the experience you…

48° North Hosts Another Successful Tropical Night for Duck Dodge Racers

The super fun summertime tradition returns to Seattle's Lake Union, tiki raft and all. It was great…

40 Years of Fun! Celebrating 48° North’s 40th Anniversary

This article was originally published in the August 2021 issue of 48° North.  In 1981, a couple of…