May Products News

Keep your diesel clean, check out a new chart plotter from Simrad, and know your boat's speed with an updated SpeedPuck in the latest Products News. » Velocitek SpeedPuck Velocitek’s updated SpeedPuck is a simple GPS…

Pocket Yacht Palooza Coming to Port Townsend July 23

Mark your calendar for the free July 23rd Pocket Yacht Palooza in Port Townsend — the largest exhibit of small craft in North America. The Pocket Yacht Palooza will once again be coming to Port Townsend, Washington on…

Marine Swap Meet at Oak Harbor Yacht Club June 4

Whether you're looking to get rid of unused gear or you're in need of some parts for your boat, the next local marine swap meet is coming up! Co-sponsored by the America’s Boating Club of Deception Pass and the Oak Harbor…

Rainy But Fun, Windermere 2022 Didn’t Disappoint

Windermere 2022 provided great sailing, lots of laughs with friends, and truly apocalyptic rain. North end sailors converged upon Anacortes for a fun weekend that included several buoy races, a lap around Vendovi Island,…

Costa Rica Recap: The Pura Vida Experience

If you're planning to cruise Central America, don't skip Costa Rica. The good life is for real. Prior to November 2021, our family had never visited Costa Rica before. From friends and acquaintances who have come to Costa…

Worth the Wait — PNW Offshore 2022

The event's first-ever day-long postponement for weather didn't derail the hardy crews headed up the Washington coast for the Pacific Northwest Offshore Race. The postponement flag standing tall in big breeze. Photo by Dan…

Which Anchor to Choose?

Experienced cruisers work with a local resource who analyzes anchor performance to consider anchor options for their new boat. This article originally appeared in the May 2022 issue of 48° North. Choosing the right anchor is…

Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show Featuring Trawlerfest Starts Thursday

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and Anacortes Chamber of Commerce are teaming up with Trawlerfest for the 2022 Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show featuring Trawlerfest, May 19 - 21 in Anacortes, Washington. The…

A Sailor’s Sourdough Comes to Life on a Honeymoon Cruise

A several month cruise through British Columbia gives a couple a chance to celebrate their recent marriage, experience their new home waters, and grow a shipboard sourdough starter. The following article originally appeared…

CYC Tacoma Cruising Day Sail Rally, June 11

A unique approach to a fun and welcoming on-the-water event has taken shape in Tacoma. The next opportunity to get involved is coming in early June. Do you need motivation to get your boat out on the water? Are you looking…