Eight Bells: Remembering Brad Baker

Reflecting on a beloved Pacific Northwest sailor, friend, mentor, and co-founder of Swiftsure Yachts. Brad Baker will be missed by many who had the pleasure of knowing and sailing with him. Brad crossing the equator while…

Seattle Boat Show Coming to Lumen Field and Bell Harbor Marina this February

"The Boat Show, the Boat Show, the Big Seattle Boat Show!" is set to run from Friday, February 3 through Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023.  The 2023 show will again have a location at Bell Harbor Marina. Start dreaming and get your…

Sailing Hall of Fame Inducts 2022 Class, Including Seattle’s Jonathan McKee

On Saturday, November 5, the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) inducted 13 sailors into the 2022 class, including Seattle's Jonathan McKee. Congratulations to Jonathan and the other inductees! “This year’s inductees…

CWB’s Lake Union Swift Project Finishes Three Boats Made by Kids, For Kids

The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) in South Lake Union has recently launched a new class of vessels to its fleet. Over the last few years, the Center has been teaming up with local students to build three new boats, known as…

Seattle Christmas Boat Parade Setting Sail on December 17

A Seattle holiday classic is back in 2022, as the Christmas Boat Parade will bring local boaters together to light up the night and celebrate the season. It's that time of year again to bust out your boat's Christmas lights…

Good Times, Cool Boats at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland

The United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland wrapped up its 5-day event on Monday, and what a show it was! It has been a few years since I've attended the largest sailboat show in North America and, I have to say,…

Thank You, Andrew Nelson

48° North contributor, Andrew Nelson, is stepping away from his role as the Youth Sailing Director for The Sailing Foundation. Andrew has given the sailing community — youth and all of us — so much in his tenure. Andrew…

Multiple Washington Sea Grant Workshops Upcoming

The folks at Washington Sea Grant have a busy schedule of interesting and important workshops this fall — relevant to recreational and commercial mariners alike. The three next opportunities are in Westport, Seattle, and…

WDFW Seeks Public Input on Rules for Vessels Operating Near Southern Resident Killer Whales

Washington Department of of Fish and Wildlife invites public participation in an online survey about rules for vessels operating near Southern Resident killer whales. The survey, available through Sept. 30, 2022, will…

Point Hudson Jetty Rebuild Begins, Marina Closed Until Spring 2023

The popular Point Hudson Marina operated by the Port of Port Townsend is closed for the next five months. The two jetties that protect the entrance to Point Hudson in Port Townsend were built in 1934, when the U.S.…