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.……

Frigid Digit 2022: Chilly Dinghy Fun

In addition to boasting some top-flight dinghy racing, Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle’s Frigid Digit 2022 lived up to its name — it was cold! The late January stalwart saw two days of racing in varying conditions, and…

January Products News

This article was originally published in the January 2022 issue of 48° North.   ICOM M510 VHF A longtime leader in the VHF market, ICOM has recently announced an upgrade from their M506 series to the M510 Class-D DSC…

R2AK Boat Show Tailgate On for February 5!

The Race to Alaska is back for 2022 — and so too is the R2AK Boat Show Tailgate! Free food? Free beer? Sounds good to us. Oh and it's located next to the Seattle Boat Show! The Race to Alaska crew is once again hosting their…

Collision Avoidance Using AIS

As AIS becomes ubiquitous amongst boats of various sizes, it's important to know how to use it to avoid a collision. David Burch of Starpath Navigation offers a good tutorial here. Most navigation programs (electronic…

The Duracell Project

From Ocean Racer to Liveaboard Cruiser, a Legend Lives On This article was originally published in the January 2022 issue of 48° North. Duracell blasting along under full canvas in the Pan Pacific Race en route to a first…

New Boats Coming to the Seattle Boat Show

One of the things show-goers look for each year at the Seattle Boat Show is NEW boats...and this year is no different. The 2022 Seattle Boat Show will have over 800 new and brokerage boats on display, featuring over 160…

Delightful Duwamish Head

The 2022 Duwamish Head race delivered with sunny skies and more than enough wind to get around the course. What a day to be alive! Winter sailing is just like summer, if you put on an extra layer and a good hat. Any way you…

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…