Q&A: 5 Questions with John and Amanda Neal on their New PNW Exclusive Classes

Mahina Expeditions Offering New Ocean Cruising Courses Based Out of Bellingham 48° North readers know may know Amanda Swan Neal best as the author of the well-loved Galley Essentials column, but many will certainly be aware…

Port Townsend Sailing Association to Resume Limited Racing

Limited Racing to Resume Good news! Since Jefferson County has gone to Phase Two of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start plan we believe there is an opportunity to restart limited racing. Phase 2 allows for groups of up to…

Portage Pram Build: Stream Now!

Thanks for watching the Portage Pram live stream! As part of the Northwest Maritime Center’s array of maritime classes and programs, they live streamed a Portage Pram build. The class has ended, but you can re-watch…

Seattle’s Margaret Pommert Honored with BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

A Local Force for Sailing Good Receives Well-Deserved National Recognition Margaret Pommert is a dear friend, a 48° North contributor (most recently for her widely-read collection of stories and lessons from overboard…

#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…

Creating a Culture of Safety, A Skipper’s Responsibility

Essential safe-boating recommendations established by the Cruising Club of America’s Safety & Seamanship Committee The Cruising Club of America recently published guidance entitled “Creating a Culture of Safety: The…

Remembering PNW Legend, Doug Fryer

Doug Fryer was a giant of Pacific Northwest sailing. Sail on, Doug, you will be missed. In April 2020, the Pacific Northwest sailing community lost a legend. Much could be, and has been, written about Doug Fryer's prolific…

USCG Offers New i911 System for Pacific Northwest Boaters

The 13th Coast Guard District has implemented a new system to assist mariners in distress on the waters of the Pacific Northwest Across Washington and Oregon, mariners can provide vital location information to Coast Guard…

My Boat | 1979 Pearson 424 ‘Rhythm’

My Boat shares the stories of your beloved boats from around the Pacific Northwest For travelers and adventurers John and Justine Lucia, owning a cruising boat isn't simply about sailing, it's about exploring the world. And…

Explosion and Fire Causes One Fatality at North Saanich Marina

A fire at North Saanich Marina in Sidney, BC caused one death and hospitalized two others on Sunday afternoon The Victoria Times Colonist is reporting that onlookers at North Saanich Marina in Sidney heard a bang from the…