VIDEO: Tucker Thompson America’s Cup Update

I originally got to know Tucker Thompson when I had the opportunity to interview him to for 48° North prior to the America's Cup in Bermuda. Tucker is extremely active in the America's Cup scene—he's a former Cup sailor, the…

Seattle’s Margaret Pommert Honored with BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

A Local Force for Sailing Good Receives Well-Deserved National Recognition Margaret Pommert is a dear friend, a 48° North contributor (most recently for her widely-read collection of stories and lessons from overboard…

USCG Offers New i911 System for Pacific Northwest Boaters

The 13th Coast Guard District has implemented a new system to assist mariners in distress on the waters of the Pacific Northwest Across Washington and Oregon, mariners can provide vital location information to Coast Guard…

Restarting the Magazine Machine for June – Classified Deadline on Tuesday!

We are back to printing 48° North in June, and deadlines for Classifieds and Subscriptions are this week! For a host of pandemic-related reasons—from reduced advertising revenue to concern for delivery contractors, from…

Explosion and Fire Causes One Fatality at North Saanich Marina

A fire at North Saanich Marina in Sidney, BC caused one death and hospitalized two others on Sunday afternoon The Victoria Times Colonist is reporting that onlookers at North Saanich Marina in Sidney heard a bang from the…

Key Takeaways from US Sailing Leadership Forum

US Sailing Experts Share Ideas About Safe Sailing and Explore Cautious Steps Toward Reactivating Local Sailing Events, Regattas, and Junior Programs US Sailing is one of those enigmatically versatile organizations. It can be…

Waggoner’s Details for Day-Use Reopening of Recreational Boating

Understanding and Following the Guidelines are Key to Continuing (and Increasing) Access, Now That Day-use Boating has Reopened Editor's Note: The team that brings you one of the most trusted names in cruising, Waggoner…

Q & A With Washington State Parks

Many of Washington's Marine State Parks reopened for day use yesterday. What does that mean for boaters? Washington State Parks offers these answers. 48° North: How can boaters find out which marine state parks are open?…

As Boating and Some State Parks Reopen, San Juan County Urges Caution

Some boating activities are opening today around the state of Washington, but San Juan County asks visiting boaters to please stay away Pacific Northwest boaters are understandably clamoring to get on the water and limited…

“THERE’S A FIRE IN THE MARINA!”

Liveaboards Spring into Action When a Boat Catches Fire at Port Ludlow Marina “There’s a fire in the marina!” Lisa shouted down to me at roughly 8:30 a.m. on April 29, 2020. While that is a sentence you definitely never want…