Saving Lakebay Marina for Everyone

Murkiness surrounding the fate of South Puget Sound's Lakebay Marina is beginning to look a bit more clear The first time I tied up at the Lakebay Marina, a shaggy-looking guy tried to sell me a used motorboat. Then I nearly…

Seattle’s Dick Rose Awarded US Sailing’s Harman Hawkins Trophy

A Champion of Sailing in the Pacific Northwest Gets National Recognition for Achievements The annual US Sailing Association Award winners were celebrated on Thursday evening February 6, 2020, aboard the USS Midway in San…

Vancouver International Boat Show is Underway

Boats on Display in Beautiful BC The third and final boat show of our regional "Boat Show Season" is underway at BC Place and Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia. 48° North made the trip across the border to…

Surf training with the USCG Motor Lifeboat School

The brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard have been conducting their Motor Lifeboat School in the turbulent waters of the Columbia River bar and, as Pacific Northwest sailors can imagine, the seas have been a…

Education and Inspiration at US Sailing Coaches Clinic

Former college varsity coach, Blaine Pedlow, discusses coaching techniques for team sailboat racing. Photo courtesy of Andrew Nelson. Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Sailing Coaches On February 1, 2020, 80…

Chasing the Speed Record: Dan Kaseler’s World Record Sail Design Experience

An Interview with Dan Kaseler Most of the Pacific Northwest sailing community knows Dan Kaseler as an accomplished sailboat racer and the busy entrepreneur owner of Raptor Deck and the local Quantum Sails loft. What many may…

Learn about Chartering in Croatia at the Boat Show on Tuesday 1/28

Sunset over Hvar harbor shows how beautiful the Croatian coastline truly is. Croatia Chartering Seminar and Planning Party Happy Hour for Our 2020 Flotilla! As you may have read, 48° North and the Northwest Maritime Center…

Seattle Boat Show Launches Today… And There Will Be Cake

Boat Show Opening Day is always an exciting day for the boating community. The big Seattle Boat Show kickoff signals the start of a new year of watery wonder for Pacific Northwest boat-folk. This years event is full of the…

Three Sheets Northwest Merges with 48° North!

Three Sheets Northwest Donated to Northwest Maritime Center, Merges with 48° North! When the ball dropped on New Years Eve, amidst the (hopefully mild) public displays of affection, something else thrilling happened. As of…

RBAW hoping to preserve Historic Lakebay Marina as a marine state park

The Recreational Boating Association of Washington (RBAW) and its 501(c)(3), the RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy, announced on Thursday that it has entered into a purchase-and-sale agreement for the historic Lakebay Marina on…