Get Ready to Raise Your Sails—Sailstice is Tomorrow!

The global celebration of sailing — Summer Sailstice — turns 21 tomorrow! Here are a few ways to participate and share the sailstice love.  In addition to being a new federal holiday in the United States (Juneteenth -…

Mustang Survival Acquires Ocean Rodeo Dry Wear

With all the Seventy48 and WA360 shenanigans going on around the PNW recently, the news that Mustang Survival acquired drysuit company Ocean Rodeo is especially relevant. Ocean Rodeo's range of dry gear, and much of the…

NW Maritime Center Races — Seventy48 and WA360 — Begin in the Next Few Days!

The human-powered Seventy48 race begins tonight in Tacoma, and the new and epic WA360 race begins in the wee hours this Monday in Port Townsend! Here's how to find out more and follow along. Image courtesy of Liv von…

DNR, RBAW Conservancy to Renovate Historic Lakebay Marina

A partnership between the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Recreational Boating Association of Washington (RBAW) Marine Parks Conservancy is set to preserve Lakebay Marina. It was announced…

Bellingham’s Community Boating Center Growing Veterans on the Bay Program

The Community Boating Center (CBC) is growing their Veterans on the Bay program, designed to help Whatcom County military veterans engage with the natural world, develop sailing skills, and gain confidence to safely enjoy…

Anacortes Boat & Yacht Spring Sale Set for this Weekend

After happening virtually in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show is back May 21-22, 2021 as the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Spring Sale. The first in-person boat sale since January 2020,…

Close to the Water: Small Boat Businesses Weather the COVID Storm

This article originally appeared in the May 2021 issue of 48° North. I confess to being a typical American in my shopping habits: I go to the store or browse the web, find what I want and buy it. The pandemic changed that…

Help Chart the Course for the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area

If you live, work, or play along Washington’s saltwater shorelines, you can help chart a course for the new Maritime Washington National Heritage Area. Officially designated by Congress in 2019 as a nationally significant…

Talkin’ Weather with Dr. Cliff Mass

Join Dr. Cliff Mass in a Zoom chat to learn more about the weather of the Pacific Northwest.  Ever wonder why thunderstorms are so wimpy over the Pacific Northwest, or why our spring season seems to go on forever? Or, even,…

In a Light Swap Meet Season, Marine Thrift Plans for April 24th Event

Clean out your garages, lazarettes, and lockers, the Marine Thrift Swap Meet will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 24 in Port Townsend. The Swap Meet will be located at 315B Haines Place in the gravel lot across from…