Seattle Boats Afloat Show Returning to South Lake Union

Mark your calendars for September 16-19, the Seattle Boats Afloat Show is coming back to South Lake Union! After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the Boats Afloat Show is ready to make its triumphant return to the…

Southern Marinas Acquires Elliott Bay Marina

The iconic Seattle marina — one of the largest private marinas on the West Coast — has changed hands.  Southern Marinas Holdings II, LLC, a partnership between a Denver-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas,…

How Healthy is the Salish Sea? The EPA and Environment Canada Answer the Question

As boaters, we care deeply about the special place that we call home. But how healthy are the waters of the Salish Sea that we cherish so much? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environment and Climate Change…

State Parks Begins Mooring Buoy Repair Project in San Juan Islands

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission began contracted mooring buoy repair work on July 12. The months-long maintenance project will service salvageable state-owned, public mooring buoys to ensure they are in…

The Northern Century Race is ON!

Anacortes Yacht Club invites all PNW sailboat racers to come out for the Northern Century Race, August 13th - 15th. Billed as “the hardest race you’ll ever love”, the 100 mile event features sailing under the August stars…

National Sailing Hall of Fame Announces 2021 Class

The National Sailing Hall of Fame recently announced its inductee class for 2021, and two PNW sailing greats made the list — Carl Buchan and Dick Rose. “The remarkable achievements of this year’s class exemplify excellence…

Seattle J/80 Owners are Sailing at Nationals and Worlds in Denmark

Three Seattle J/80 owners have combined forces to charter a boat and bring some of the fun J/80 fleet spirit in the Puget Sound region to world-level competition for the 2021 J/80 Danish National Championship and the J/80…

Respectful Play, So We Can Stay in Andrews Bay

Lake Washington's only overnight anchorage, Andrews Bay, is a vibrant summertime scene with boats and revelers congregating, often in large numbers. The bay's neighbors have raised concerns about noise and wake, so it's…

Boaters Urged to Use Caution Around Cold Water During Heat Wave

The Pacific Northwest is experiencing a heat wave and boaters, kayakers and paddlers are being urged to remember that, despite the high air temperatures, the water is cold and potentially dangerous. With local water…

Sailor Dies After Falling Overboard During Race Week Anacortes

It is with heavy hearts that we at 48° North pass along the news of a fatality at Race Week Anacortes on June 22. Our sincere condolences go out to the family, friends, and crew mates of Greg Mueller. Sailing aboard the…