R2AK Boat Show Tailgate On for February 5!

The Race to Alaska is back for 2022 — and so too is the R2AK Boat Show Tailgate! Free food? Free beer? Sounds good to us. Oh and it's located next to the Seattle Boat Show! The Race to Alaska crew is once again hosting their…

New Boats Coming to the Seattle Boat Show

One of the things show-goers look for each year at the Seattle Boat Show is NEW boats...and this year is no different. The 2022 Seattle Boat Show will have over 800 new and brokerage boats on display, featuring over 160…

SARC 2022 is LIVE!

Highly anticipated each year, our Seattle Area Racing Calendar (SARC) comes out with the January issue of 48° North and is released online at the same time. We know you've been waiting... and today's the day for SARC 2022!…

Seattle Boat Show Celebrates 75 years of Boating in the Pacific Northwest

The 2022 Seattle Boat Show drops anchor Feb 4 and cruises through Feb 12 at Lumen Field Event Center and Bell Harbor Marina.  When the Seattle Boat Show sails into town on Feb. 4, 2022, it will be the 75th anniversary of…

Sailing Foundation to Host Hands-on Safety at Sea Seminar February 13

The Sailing Foundation will be hosting a US Sailing International Offshore Hands-on Safety at Sea Seminar on Sunday, February 13, 2022 on Bainbridge Island. The seminar will be a "hybrid" course; students will first complete…

Remembering Laurie Davidson: World Renowned Yacht Designer with PNW Ties

This article was originally published in the December 2021 issue of 48° North. Title image courtesy of The Designers Institute of New Zealand. The world has lost an important yacht designer with the recent passing of New…

Protocol and Class Rule Announced for 37th America’s Cup

Reduced crew numbers, a nationality rule, a women's America's Cup, and a youth America's Cup among other key details announced for the 37th America's Cup. After much speculation amongst America's Cup fans and the sailing…

Seattle Christmas Boat Parade Setting Sail on December 18

A Seattle holiday classic is back in 2021, 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…

West Coast Sailing Joins Zim and Dwyer to Create New Company, Starting Line Sailing

Starting Line Sailing, Inc. Acquires Zim Sailing and Dwyer Mast & Rigging; combining forces with West Coast Sailing. No doubt this is one of the cooler developments in the recreational sailing biz recently, and it…

Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Puppy in Kodiak, Alaska

When the crew of a grounded fishing vessel lost their beloved puppy, the Coast Guard jumped into action to rescue the pooch from Black Point in Kodiak Island. After a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew, aboard an MH-60…