Destination: Kimball Preserve

The view from the Sirius 40 DS in Kimball Preserve A Winter Cruising Discovery Who among us doesn't love the archipelago of the San Juan Islands for its treasure trove of explorable nooks? There's plenty of reason to see…

Vancouver International Boat Show is Underway

Boats on Display in Beautiful BC The third and final boat show of our regional "Boat Show Season" is underway at BC Place and Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia. 48° North made the trip across the border to…

Education and Inspiration at US Sailing Coaches Clinic

Former college varsity coach, Blaine Pedlow, discusses coaching techniques for team sailboat racing. Photo courtesy of Andrew Nelson. Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Sailing Coaches On February 1, 2020, 80…

Chasing the Speed Record: Dan Kaseler’s World Record Sail Design Experience

An Interview with Dan Kaseler Most of the Pacific Northwest sailing community knows Dan Kaseler as an accomplished sailboat racer and the busy entrepreneur owner of Raptor Deck and the local Quantum Sails loft. What many may…

Learn about Chartering in Croatia at the Boat Show on Tuesday 1/28

Sunset over Hvar harbor shows how beautiful the Croatian coastline truly is. Croatia Chartering Seminar and Planning Party Happy Hour for Our 2020 Flotilla! As you may have read, 48° North and the Northwest Maritime Center…

Seattle Boat Show Launches Today… And There Will Be Cake

Boat Show Opening Day is always an exciting day for the boating community. The big Seattle Boat Show kickoff signals the start of a new year of watery wonder for Pacific Northwest boat-folk. This years event is full of the…

Dalmatian Paradise

Pacific Northwest Sailors Chartering in Croatia To learn about cruising in Croatia is to picture yourself there, and simultaneously to skeptically side-eye the notion that it could actually be as incredible as it appears.…

48° North Boat Review of Beneteau Oceanis 51.1

Beneteau Oceanis 51.1: Elegant & Easy There are a lot of different priorities that can take center stage when it comes to boat design. Going sailing is the best way to truly discover what they are for a particular boat.…

Are You Ready For Alaska?

Your Boat, Your Skills, Your Expectations The article below, written by Mike Huston, was published in the September 2015 issue of 48° North. After our recent Alaska themed issue, we decided it was a good idea to share it…

Race Week Moves to Point Roberts in 2020

This announcement should be big news to sailboat racers around the Pacific Northwest. Read on for my take, as well as the press release from Race Week. For another take, be sure to check out my 48° North colleague, Kurt…