#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…

Waggoner’s Details for Day-Use Reopening of Recreational Boating

Understanding and Following the Guidelines are Key to Continuing (and Increasing) Access, Now That Day-use Boating has Reopened Editor's Note: The team that brings you one of the most trusted names in cruising, Waggoner…

Q & A With Washington State Parks

Many of Washington's Marine State Parks reopened for day use yesterday. What does that mean for boaters? Washington State Parks offers these answers. 48° North: How can boaters find out which marine state parks are open?…

As Boating and Some State Parks Reopen, San Juan County Urges Caution

Some boating activities are opening today around the state of Washington, but San Juan County asks visiting boaters to please stay away Pacific Northwest boaters are understandably clamoring to get on the water and limited…

Letters to the Editor for May

Letters to the Editor is a regular feature in our print magazine. This month, it's available right here at 48north.com. Trivia Date Correction G'day, Joe, On the same day 48° North April 2020 popped into my inbox, I happened…