USCG Establishing Safety and Security Zones for Fleet Week and Seafair

The Coast Guard will enforce multiple safety and security zones on Elliott Bay and Lake Washington during the upcoming Parade of Ships, Fleet Week, and Seafair festival Aug. 1 to Aug. 7. During Monday’s parade of ships, the…

July Products News

Fujinon TS-X 1440 Binoculars Fujifilm has continually used its optical and mechanical design technologies to develop high-performance and high-quality binoculars for day-to-day use. The TS-X 1440 is its latest product, which…

PNW Teams Win Big in 2022 Pacific Cup

The 2022 version of the Pac Cup saw a large contingent of boats from the Pacific Northwest on the start line, and they didn't disappoint. In what proved to be an exceptionally tricky year weather-wise to race from San…

TBT#: Wawona’s Last Story

In our latest Throwback Thursday, we revisit the wooden Wawona, which was once a fixture on the Lake Union waterfront... From the April 2009 issue of 48° North by Gary Frankel "For a few brief moments, that old hulk turned…

Sailing Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Includes Seattle’s Jonathan McKee

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced today thirteen sailors comprising its 12th class of inductees, including Seattle's Jonathan McKee. “This year’s inductees exemplify innovation, virtuous competition and are…

Harney Channel Between Orcas and Shaw Renamed Cayou Channel

The 2-mile channel between the south end of Orcas Island and the north end of Shaw Island formerly known as Harney Channel has received a name change. On Tuesday, July 5 the Washington State Board of Natural Resources…

Video: Stories of the R2AK Soloists

For those who tackle the 750-mile Race to Alaska alone the experience is deeply personal, yet not always lonely... R2AK Field reporter Lynnette Oostmeyer interviews the solo teams that competed in this year's R2AK.……

Pac Cup Begins with Strong Pacific Northwest Presence

The 2022 Pacific Cup from San Francisco to Hawaii has begun and there are 17 boats representing the PNW. We're not sure about past years, but that is a lot of racers from the Salish Sea joining the "Fun Race to Hawaii". The…

MY BOAT: 1980 Custom Dogpatch 26, Moonshine

Moonshine charging upwind. When the Dogpatch 26 Moonshine came to Seattle in 2021, it raised more than a few eyebrows from local sailors. With its retro-cool look, distinctive hard chines and plywood construction, it was…

Sea Scouts and Navy Cadets Team-Up to Clean Jetty Island Beaches

Sea Scout Ship #226 “Constellation” teamed up with the Everett Navy Sea Cadet Corps for their annual Jetty Island Beach clean-up in Everett. Together the Sea Scouts and the Navy Cadets spent Saturday morning June 25th…