Product News: August 2020

Leatherman FREE K2 and K2X Multi-Tool Leatherman’s new FREE K2 and K2X Multi-Tool is multipurpose and functionality redefined. Made in Portland, Oregon, and covered by a 25-year warranty, the FREE K2 includes a 3.3-inch…

Protect Herring, Salmon and Orca, Anchor Out of Eelgrass

Friends of the San Juans is encouraging you to be a conscience boater and help critical marine ecosystems by making sure to anchor out of eelgrass areas. Eelgrass and other seagrass species play a key role in the nearshore…

48° North Interview: Virtual Wooden Boat Festival Director, Barb Trailer

Highlights abound for the upcoming Virtual Wooden Boat Festival on September 12, 2020. While the much-loved Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival (WBF) cannot happen in person in 2020, the festival must go on! The virtual fest…

Senior Sailor Shoutouts, Part Five — Seattle

Sending More PNW Graduating Senior Sailors Off To Exciting New Adventures As is true for student athletes in any high school sport, senior year is steeped in tradition for sailors around the Pacific Northwest. Each team has…

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…