Get Ready to Raise Your Sails—Sailstice is Tomorrow!

The global celebration of sailing — Summer Sailstice — turns 21 tomorrow! Here are a few ways to participate and share the sailstice love.  In addition to being a new federal holiday in the United States (Juneteenth -…

MY BOAT | A Classic Racer-Cruiser, the Swan 391 OxoMoxo

This article originally appeared in the June 2021 issue of 48° North. For Doug Frazer, sailing started at a young age in a remarkably unconventional way when, in 1962, his dad bought a 36-foot wooden staysail schooner that…

Mustang Survival Acquires Ocean Rodeo Dry Wear

With all the Seventy48 and WA360 shenanigans going on around the PNW recently, the news that Mustang Survival acquired drysuit company Ocean Rodeo is especially relevant. Ocean Rodeo's range of dry gear, and much of the…

Sail to Surf: One Passion Enables Another

This article originally appeared in the June 2021 issue of 48° North. Never leave two feral ‘tweenager’ kids in charge if you aren’t prepared for some mayhem. My good friend, Matt Nelson, and I were paddling over to the…

NW Maritime Center Races — Seventy48 and WA360 — Begin in the Next Few Days!

The human-powered Seventy48 race begins tonight in Tacoma, and the new and epic WA360 race begins in the wee hours this Monday in Port Townsend! Here's how to find out more and follow along. Image courtesy of Liv von…

DNR, RBAW Conservancy to Renovate Historic Lakebay Marina

A partnership between the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Recreational Boating Association of Washington (RBAW) Marine Parks Conservancy is set to preserve Lakebay Marina. It was announced…

Bellingham’s Community Boating Center Growing Veterans on the Bay Program

The Community Boating Center (CBC) is growing their Veterans on the Bay program, designed to help Whatcom County military veterans engage with the natural world, develop sailing skills, and gain confidence to safely enjoy…

New STYC/CYC Distance Race Set for Memorial Day Weekend

Brought to you by Sloop Tavern Yacht Club and Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle, the new 'Round the Sound' distance race kicks off on Sat & Sun, May 29th & 30th. STYC and CYC will jointly be putting on a long…

May Products News

This article originally appeared in the May 2021 issue of 48° North. Harken Gizmos In response to sailors’ and riggers’ request for lightweight and reliable soft-attach terminations and reduced chafing through-deck…

Anacortes Boat & Yacht Spring Sale Set for this Weekend

After happening virtually in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show is back May 21-22, 2021 as the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Spring Sale. The first in-person boat sale since January 2020,…