Product News: August 2020

Leatherman FREE K2 and K2X Multi-Tool Leatherman’s new FREE K2 and K2X Multi-Tool is multipurpose and functionality redefined. Made in Portland, Oregon, and covered by a 25-year warranty, the FREE K2 includes a 3.3-inch…

Protect Herring, Salmon and Orca, Anchor Out of Eelgrass

Friends of the San Juans is encouraging you to be a conscience boater and help critical marine ecosystems by making sure to anchor out of eelgrass areas. Eelgrass and other seagrass species play a key role in the nearshore…

48° North Interview: Virtual Wooden Boat Festival Director, Barb Trailer

Highlights abound for the upcoming Virtual Wooden Boat Festival on September 12, 2020. While the much-loved Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival (WBF) cannot happen in person in 2020, the festival must go on! The virtual fest…

Fingers Crossed for the 33rd annual Round the County Race

Round the County organizers are hoping to run the 33rd annual race with modifications for Coronavirus The Orcas Island Yacht Club and the Friday Harbor Sailing Club are aiming to get the 33rd annual Round the County…

Video | The Unknown Sea: A Voyage on the Salish

Join the crew of the Orion on a voyage to learn the true meaning of the Salish Sea Find out more about Orion and Deep Green Wilderness at deepgreenwilderness.com

USCG Patrolling San Juans, Encouraging Boaters to Be Whale Wise

The Coast Guard is Reminding PNW Boaters to be Aware, Conscientious, and Informed The Coast Guard is encouraging all mariners to be vigilant on the water, and to follow all rules and regulations protecting our Pacific…

A Mark Rounding Gone Bad

Twelve Thunderbirds showed up Wednesday July 8th, a sunny evening with a steady breeze, to join the joy and exhilaration of one design racing on Port Townsend Bay. Is there more fun to be had in this Victorian seaport arts…

Siebel Sailors Program Will Make Splash in PNW Youth Sailing

Siebel Sailors Program Expands to Oregon and Washington US Sailing’s new and growing youth development program is expanding to include the states of Oregon and Washington. US Sailing recently announced the following Primary…

My Boat | Farr 50 ‘Great Expectations’

From the July, 2020 issue of 48° North When you’ve got a solid background in sailboat racing, it stands to reason that buying a thoroughbred race boat to live aboard would be an appropriate option. Enter Jake Newton and…

Celebrate on the Lake: Honoring Wooden Boats and Our History

The Center for Wooden Boats Weathers the COVID-19 Storm and Begins Phased Reopening, New Public Programs and Shifts Wooden Boat Festival Highlights After closing both campuses on March 13, 2020 due to the impacts of…