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…

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…

West Coast Sailing and Zim Sailing Named Official Suppliers of the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association

West Coast Sailing joins its affiliate Zim Sailing in a new sponsorship agreement for college sailing across the United States. A few months ago, we helped get the word about about a new holding company making waves in the…

Washington State Parks Begins Mooring Buoy Repair in San Juan Islands

For boaters in Washington, if there's one thing we need to trust when we visit a marine state park, it's the mooring buoys. Fortunately, Washington State Parks was scheduled to begin contracted mooring buoy repair work in…

Recreational Boat Pumpout Facilities Expanding Across Washington

State Parks Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $700,000 in new pumpout and floating restroom projects.  Recreational boaters in Washington waters will have an easier time disposing of vessel sewage thanks to more than…

New Web Archive Devoted to a Classic PNW Sailboat Design

The beautiful Blanchard Senior Knockabout has a newly-created resource chronicling its rich history in Seattle and around the PNW. Few sailboat designs are as deeply tied with the history of sailing in the Pacific Northwest…

Urgent! Comment on Possible Blake Island Marina Changes

Changes could be coming to one of Washington State's most beloved boating destinations — now's your chance to weigh in. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is developing the Blake Island Marine State…

Northwest Maritime Academy Opens Office and Training Facility in Anacortes

Anacortes continues to grow as a hub for marine industry businesses and education. It's now home to Northwest Maritime Academy's new facility.  Just like life at sea, change is a constant in the maritime world in the Pacific…

Want to Join the 48° North Crew?!

48° North is hiring a Magazine Designer who can bring to life stories and information about sailing, boating, cruising, and paddling in the Pacific Northwest. The designer works with the 48° North editorial and…

Inaugural Spring Boats Afloat Show Will Set Sail in April

A new spring in-the-water boat show will take place at South Lake Union next month. Pacific Northwest boaters are no doubt familiar with the long-running Lake Union Boats Afloat Show that takes place in mid-September. The…