Video: The Magic of Sailing

We always love finding cool videos that highlight sailing around the Pacific Northwest. Check out this short film by Carl Davis, a past commodore of Orcas Island Yacht Club. A talented and creative videographer, Davis…

Annual Jeanneau Rendezvous, June 21-June 23 in Anacortes

Members of the Jeanneau family of the Pacific Northwest won’t want to miss this great chance to connect! Jeanneau boat-folk of the Salish Sea, you're invited to join the Marine Servicenter and Jeanneau America crew for the…

Editor’s Letter: Sometimes, It Is About the Destination

Sailors and boaters will be well-versed in the notion, “It’s about the journey, not the destination.” And of course it is. Our boats are so much more than transportation, and the experience underway is often the most fun and…

#TBT: A Love Letter to Fair Weather Sailing

In honor of these first summery days of 2024 when so many of us water folk will be casting off for some much needed Vitamin B(oat) with a heavy dose of Vitamin D from that elusive glowing orb, it seemed like the right time…

Editor’s Letter: Extraordinary Achievements Outside the Limelight

One day before this magazine was sent to press, Seattle sailor David Linger crossed the finish line of the Global Solo Challenge in A Coruña, Spain, completing a solo sailing race around the world. I don’t know David well,…

Editor’s Letter: The Spirit of Adventure

There are a lot of ways to think about the time we spend on the water. For some, it’s relaxation away from it all. For others, a lifelong learning experience. Maybe it’s a test of your skills, a joyful (or serious)…

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…

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…

Editor’s Letter: Pass It On

With the Seattle Boat Show upon us, it's a great chance to channel our new-to-boat-life selves. It can inspire and encourage others. When the Seattle Boat Show rolls around, the boating community collectively thinks more…