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…

48° North Group Cruising Events in 2022!

Join 48° North and fellow Pacific Northwest sailors for these group cruising events in 2022! We’re excited to announce plans for the 2022 48° North Cruising Rally! It’s really a plan in two parts, with the hope to make our…

Cruising in Closed Waters

This article was originally published in the January 2022 issue of 48° North. The following is a story about cruising... more specifically, how COVID-19 completely and unexpectedly changed our cruising plans for the better.……

Trade Goods: Sharing is Caring While Cruising

This article was originally published in the January 2022 issue of 48° North. It’s hard to compete with a chicken — but I felt like I needed to after being invited for dinner aboard a sizable motor cruiser near Johnstone…

Destinations: Cozying up to Waiatt Bay

Enjoy our latest installment from Lynne Picard of SalishSeaPilot.com about a favorite anchorage on British Columbia's Quadra Island. With unsettled weather in our late-season forecast, we wanted a sheltered place to drop the…

Home for the Holidays

Over the years, 48° North has decked the hulls with a variety of boating related yuletide joy. Since it's that season again, we're digging into the vault with some stories of holiday's past to help get you in the spirit.  As…

Winter Shakedown: A Year-End Cruise in Icy Alaska Offers Family Warmth

This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of 48° North. Snow and ice crunched under my sea boots while walking down D-dock towards Yahtzee’s slip in Seward Harbor. The boys were ahead of me and I could…

2022 Waggoner Cruising Guide Now Available

The latest edition of the Waggoner Cruising Guide is full of updates and new additions, and it features a new look.  “After a tough year of boating due to the Covid-19 restrictions and the Canadian border being closed, there…

What’s life like on passage?

From Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska, all the way south to Mexico and Central America, one of the things I've always enjoyed about writing this blog (going on 7 years!) is that I get to share our family's…

Happily Home on the Sea

Last week I wrote a sailing story for the blog, but it felt a bit rushed to jump back in after so many months off and I didn't hit publish. We'd recently returned home to Yahtzee in southern Mexico, cleaned her up, gotten…