Editor’s Letter: 48° North is Asking for Your Support

Dear friends and fans of 48° North, Since 48° North became a nonprofit publication by joining the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) in 2018, the magazine and website have improved and expanded, and we hope you are…

Fun in the South Sound: Toliva Shoal 2024

The winding Toliva Shoal course. Green line is the…

Columnist Lisa Mighetto Wins BWI Writing Award for Her 48N Story, “Once More, With Feeling”

Please join us in congratulating 48° North's history and cruising columnist, Lisa Mighetto—the author of our recurring series A Northwest Sailor Navigates the Past. Her always excellent work was recently recognized with an…

Marina del Rey to Astoria

Hopping North Up the Coast to Get a Newly Acquired Grand Banks Home

The Boat Geeks Podcast Sets Sail with Star-Studded Lineup of Inaugural Guests

The Boat Geeks podcast, a new PNW-based media venture in the maritime world, is delighted to announce the official launch of a show that takes boating enthusiasts on an exciting journey through the high seas of…

February Products News

Mantus Dinghy For cruisers in the…

Better Than Expected, As Always — Shaw Island Winter Classic 2024

The first North Sound race of the year is a predictably great tradition, the good times always surpass questions about the forecast.

Healing My Sailing Anxiety

How I Learned to Enjoy the Sailing Portion of the Cruising Lifestyle I Love

Destinations: Top Stops in Desolation Sound

In our latest destinations installment courtesy of SalishSeaPilot.com‘s Lynne Picard and Jim Burgoyne, we discover some of their favorite anchorages in Desolation Sound. Among the most common questions we get is: What are…

Only Six Spots Remain on 48° North Cruising Rally July 28 – August 2… Register today!

The 48° North Cruising Rally back again this year, and we're already over halfway to our limit of 15 boats. The rally runs from July 28 - August 2, 2024. Register while you still can, and join the fun!