Close to the Water: The Portland Sail & Oar League

Back in my dinghy racing days, I was out on the river one day when it occurred to me that there was more to the Willamette than the familiar patch of water where our meets were held. “Wouldn’t it be fun if the fleet raced…

Coast Guard-Approved First Aid at Sea Workshop in Seattle

Learn to effectively treat hypothermia, near drowning and other incidents while on the water in this informative workshop on Friday, November 12, 2021. Whether you're a commercial fisherman, USCG licensed captain at any…

Beacon Background: The Mukilteo Light Station

This article was originally published in the October 2021 issue of 48° North.  What is it about lighthouses that makes them so alluring? Although they were designed to keep vessels and mariners at a distance from shore,…

SYC Grand Prix Will Not Require Qualifying

A notable change for this year's SYC Grand Prix is that qualification will not be required. You read that correctly! Open to all competitors, the 2021 Seattle Yacht Club Grand Prix Regatta takes place October 22-24 at…

Destinations: Portland Island — Heaven, Most of the Time

Here’s our latest installment from Lynne Picard of SalishSeaPilot.com about a beloved anchorage in the Gulf Islands. Writing about destinations for a cruising guide means we drop the hook in a lot of anchorages, often…

#TBT: Revisiting a Legend — R.M. “Tolly” Tollefson

Ten years after the passing of this iconic Pacific Northwest boat designer and builder, we're happy to share this story written by Deborah Bach for his 100th birthday. He is one of the Northwest’s most enduring and prolific…

An Unusual Encounter of the Moth Kind

When a midnight moth party erupts aboard, a sailor joins the festivities and bails them out the best he can. This summer’s two week cruise was scheduled to begin June 26 aboard our 34-foot Jeffcat catamaran, which happened…

September Products News

This article was originally published in the September 2021 issue of 48° North.  » Reverso Air Folding and nesting dinghies aren’t a new concept, but ones designed and built with exceptional performance and high-tech…

Two Important Washington State Park Updates for Boaters

MOORAGE DOCK AT SEQUIM BAY STATE PARK CLOSES PERMANENTLY, BOAT LAUNCH DOCK WILL REMAIN OPEN.  The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission permanently closed the moorage dock at Sequim Bay State Park on September 15,…

Women at the Helm Goes the Distance Again

A day of awesome empowerment on Puget Sound for Sloop Tavern Yacht Club's longer-distance Women at the Helm race. Sailing in the Pacific Northwest is special for a lot of reasons. Whether it’s the amazingly diverse weather…