How to Make a Mainsail Cover Boom Tent

Editor's Note: The contents of this post serve two purposes. What you find below is something we at 48° North believe will be genuinely interesting and helpful to our community of readers. Yet, we want to be clear up front,…

Living Aboard a Boat is One of the Best Things You Can Do For The Environment

Recently we’ve seen a lot of “greenwashing” – companies advertising they’re doing good for the environment when they’re really just interested in selling their product more. These companies are capitalizing on the concerns…

A sporty day on the water for Snowbird Series Race 4

Shilshole Bay Yacht Club Race Chair, Ben Lobaugh, checks in with a report from last weekend's Snowbird Series race... Tough conditions greet racers for conclusion of Shilshole Bay Yacht Club's Snowbird Series Saturday was an…

PNW-Based 1D35 SUCH FAST Finishes PV Race 2nd in Class

Pacific Northwest based SUCH FAST Sails into Puerto Vallarta Second in Class We'll look forward to connecting with the Pacific Northwest based Such Fast crew as soon as possible, but for now, they're catching up on some much…

Center for Wooden Boats Hires New Executive Director

With the retirement of Brandt Faatz, Josh Anderson steps into new role The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) Board of Trustees recently announced that Josh Anderson will take the helm for the organization on April 1. An…

Big Pacific Northwest Presence for Pac Cup

Pacific Cup boasts a BIG Pacific Northwest Contingent of Registrants for 2020 Dark gray clouds flying swiftly toward the straits and a deepening low kicking up some hefty southerly chop on Puget Sound each make summer seem…

Video: A Wild Ride Aboard “Goes to 11” at Toliva Shoal 2020

The Antrim 27 Goes to 11 sure had a blast at this year's Toliva Shoal Race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye1fnavq6pg&feature=youtu.be Goes to 11 skipper, Jeremy Bush, sent us this great video capturing their team's…

Cruisers College Offers Full Slate of Classes For DIYers and Inside Passage Voyagers

From Medical to Diesel and Much More, Cruisers College Has a Class for Every Boater If you're looking to up your onboard DIY skills, want to become a more confident boater, or are dreaming of sailing north and beyond,…

Surf training with the USCG Motor Lifeboat School

The brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard have been conducting their Motor Lifeboat School in the turbulent waters of the Columbia River bar and, as Pacific Northwest sailors can imagine, the seas have been a…

Tour some of the newest sailboats at the Seattle Boat Show

48° North editors Joe Cline and Andy Cross stopped by the Seattle Boat Show at South Lake Union to have a look at the new Catalina 425, X-Yachts XP-44, Beneteau Oceanis 46.1, and Lagoon 40.  …