Working Aboard

The Challenges and Rewards of a Floating Office From the August 2020 issue of 48° North. We had successfully transited a series of rapids in British Columbia’s Cordero Strait en route to Southeast Alaska two summers ago when…

USCG Patrolling San Juans, Encouraging Boaters to Be Whale Wise

The Coast Guard is Reminding PNW Boaters to be Aware, Conscientious, and Informed The Coast Guard is encouraging all mariners to be vigilant on the water, and to follow all rules and regulations protecting our Pacific…

Siebel Sailors Program Will Make Splash in PNW Youth Sailing

Siebel Sailors Program Expands to Oregon and Washington US Sailing’s new and growing youth development program is expanding to include the states of Oregon and Washington. US Sailing recently announced the following Primary…

Celebrate on the Lake: Honoring Wooden Boats and Our History

The Center for Wooden Boats Weathers the COVID-19 Storm and Begins Phased Reopening, New Public Programs and Shifts Wooden Boat Festival Highlights After closing both campuses on March 13, 2020 due to the impacts of…

Wooden Boat Festival Going Virtual in September

Virtual Wooden Boat Festival to Engage Boat Lovers in Stories, Boats, Presentations and More Mark your calendars, tell your friends, buy your tickets! The first-ever Virtual Wooden Boat Festival put on by Wooden Boat…

Skagit Valley College Buys Offshore Cruiser for Hands-on Re-fit

Students in the Skagit Valley College Marine Technology Program to get an experiential education in re-fitting an offshore quality sailboat.   Starting this fall, Skagit Valley College (SVC) in Anacortes will be adding…

PNW Hero: Sarah Hanavan

Growing a yacht club youth program from 4 participants to more than 60 in four years; coaching her high school racers to achieve the highest-ever finish for a Northwest team at a Mallory Cup Fleet Racing National…

The Adventuress Cup – A Race for the Salish Sea Coming to Shilshole Bay in September

On September 20, 2020, scores of sailboats will gather in Shilshole Bay for the inaugural year of a new, inclusive, feel-good event— The Adventuress Cup - A Race for the Salish Sea. The race is a celebration of the marine…

Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show Goes Online, Live & Interactive

NMTA Gets Innovative With Online, Interactive and Live Boat Show from Anacortes With in-person gatherings temporarily on hold, traditional boat shows are on hold too. But the boat show experience — the ability to shop, tour…

Honoring the Extraordinary Brion Toss

Rigger, Husband, Teacher, Friend … Honoring the Life and Memory of the Extraordinary Brion Toss It's cliche to say that they just don't make them like that anymore, but it's been something we've heard often and from many…