Seeking to Understand more about the Crew Overboard Tragedy at Race Week

This article was originally published in the August 2021 issue of 48° North. 

Seattle Boats Afloat Show Returning to South Lake Union

Mark your calendars for September 16-19, the Seattle Boats Afloat Show is coming back to South Lake Union! After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the Boats Afloat Show is ready to make its triumphant return to the…

Salish 200: Fun in the Full Range of Breeze and Seas

J/125 Hamachi's owners, Jason Andrews and Shaun Dougherty, founded the Salish 200 race and share the story from the 2021 edition. Editor's Note: Fun fact not directly related to this story, Jason and Shaun are presently…

Southern Marinas Acquires Elliott Bay Marina

The iconic Seattle marina — one of the largest private marinas on the West Coast — has changed hands.  Southern Marinas Holdings II, LLC, a partnership between a Denver-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas,…

Boat Test: Lagoon 42

48° North Editor, Joe Cline, puts the sails up on the Lagoon 42 — one of the latest evolutions of technology, comfort, and sailing performance in the world of cruising catamarans. "Man, this thing is effing massive." I…

How Healthy is the Salish Sea? The EPA and Environment Canada Answer the Question

As boaters, we care deeply about the special place that we call home. But how healthy are the waters of the Salish Sea that we cherish so much? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environment and Climate Change…

Close to the Water: Secret Society of the Lower Columbia

With miles of backwater sloughs, scads of wildlife, and no competition for anchorages, I’ve often wondered why the Lower Columbia River is so empty of small cruising boats like mine. Row Bird is frequently the only one…

Grateful for 360 Miles of (Type-Two) Fun

Team Gratitude was one of 56 teams who challenged themselves in the inaugural WA360 Race from Port Townsend to Olympia to Point Roberts and back to Port Townsend. After much deliberation and possibly a dark-and-stormy or…

New Craze: Wing Foiling

“The least expensive and simplest way to foil on Puget Sound.” When somebody like Dalton Bergan, one of Seattle’s most accomplished sailors, enthusiastically talks your ear off about a new watersport that has captivated him……

State Parks Begins Mooring Buoy Repair Project in San Juan Islands

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission began contracted mooring buoy repair work on July 12. The months-long maintenance project will service salvageable state-owned, public mooring buoys to ensure they are in…