Northwest Maritime Academy Opens Office and Training Facility in Anacortes

Anacortes continues to grow as a hub for marine industry businesses and education. It's now home to Northwest Maritime Academy's new facility.  Just like life at sea, change is a constant in the maritime world in the Pacific…

Want to Join the 48° North Crew?!

48° North is hiring a Magazine Designer who can bring to life stories and information about sailing, boating, cruising, and paddling in the Pacific Northwest. The designer works with the 48° North editorial and…

Two-Day Class Will Give Whidbey and Fidalgo Boaters Washington State Boater Education Card

A pair of Saturdays is all it takes to get started in boating and earn the required Boater Education Card. You'll meet some great folks, too. As a new boater, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start... Well, one…

Inaugural Spring Boats Afloat Show Will Set Sail in April

A new spring in-the-water boat show will take place at South Lake Union next month. Pacific Northwest boaters are no doubt familiar with the long-running Lake Union Boats Afloat Show that takes place in mid-September. The…

Pacific Northwest Offshore Race Changes Finish Venue for 2022

The late-spring classic that brings its fleet north up the Washington Coast will forego its traditional finish in Victoria, BC, and once again heads to Port Angeles. As we put together the SARC for 2022, we were excited to…

2022 RS Aero Worlds Coming to the Columbia River Gorge

The World Championship for the RS Aero dinghy will take place in Cascade Locks from June 24 - July 1, 2022. The event and the boat are generating a lot of excitement.  The RS Aero fleet is deep and talented, but also varied…

She Tells Sea Tales Will Happen Virtually on March 5

‘She Tells Sea Tales’ Elevates Voices of Women Mariners, Underrepresented in Maritime Industry Our Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) colleagues do some of the coolest and most impactful stuff in the the Pacific Northwest…

February Products News

Spinlock Deckvest 6D 170N PFD A complete two-in-one lifejacket-harness for all sailors, the Deckvest 6D marks a new era for Spinlock and its popular Deckvest lifejacket range. Using feedback and reviews from sailors, the…

New Program Prepares Crews for Commercial Fishing Jobs

Want to have an on-the-water adventure in Alaska? This new program will give you the experience you need to get a commercial fishing job. The Gig Harbor BoatShop and Washington Sea Grant are launching the Purse Seine Vessel…

Pacific Northwest Sailing Couple Awarded 2021 Blue Water Medal

Honoring extraordinary endurance, the Cruising Club of America recently awarded double circumnavigators Ginger and Peter Niemann the 2021 Blue Water Medal. The Niemanns exemplify the spirit of adventure and determination…