2021 Vancouver Boat Show Canceled

One of the three major regional boat shows scheduled for early 2021 has been canceled. The Vancouver International Boat Show is a late-winter tradition, and a favorite for 48° North to attend and explore. We had a fabulous…

Bid to Acquire Historic Lakebay Marina Falls Through

Price increase in exchange for extending purchase-and-sale agreement dooms Lakebay Marina deal. The Recreational Boating Association of Washington’s Marine Park Conservancy announced on Tuesday that an effort to acquire the…

Seattle Area Racing Calendar Updates – October

The Fun Part There has been racing in 2020, and it has delivered thrills, adventure, and socially-distanced community that everyone has been so dearly missing. Crews are honing their skills at racing shorthanded, and…

End of Watch: Co-founder of the Center for Wooden Boats to be Honored in Sailpast Memorial

Help honor and celebrate the life of Center for Wooden Boats cofounder Colleen Wagner at 3 p.m. on September 26 on Lake Union. Friends and family of The Center for Wooden Boat’s (CWB) cofounder, Colleen Wagner are invited to…

BC Solo-Sailor, Glenn Wakefield, Rescued off CA Coast after Suffering Stroke

Victoria based solo-sailor Glenn Wakefield reported a medical emergency at 1400 UTC on Wednesday, September 16, 455 miles northwest of San Francisco from aboard his S&S designed Comanche 42 West Wind II. He put out the…

Stories from US Sailing Siebel Coaches: Impact in Hood River, Oregon

While Covid-19 has made running sailing programs challenging with local regulations in the Pacific Northwest, the Siebel Sailors Program was able to run small intermediate women’s clinics in Hood River this summer. These…

Virtual Wooden Boat Festival Delivers Inspiration, Entertainment and Connection

Creativity and resilience brought a new vision for a well-loved event from idea to reality. And it was awesome. It would be one big experiment. Never been done before. But, hey … why not?  When the pandemic hit, it soon…

Round the County 2020 Canceled due to Coronavirus Concerns

Optimism on the part of Round the County (RTC) race organizers and hopeful participants peaked in August with the announcement to try to go ahead with a 2020 event, with a number of Covid-19 considerations and protections…

Brokers Open House Standing in for Boats Afloat Show Sept. 18-20

The Northwest Yacht Brokers Association’s (NYBA) annual Boats Afloat Show is a September tradition. Unfortunately it’s one that can’t happen in the same way in 2020, but NYBA has come up with a fabulous event to stand in…

Coast Guard Urges Safe Boating During Holiday Weekend

The Coast Guard urges boaters across the Pacific Northwest to use extra caution while on the water this Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the traditional boating season and is usually a very…