Report: 48°N Columnists Share Experiences and Tips Crossing Newly Opened US-Canada Border

48° North columnists Marty McOmber and Deborah Bach recently crossed the newly opened U.S.-Canada border in Sidney, British Columbia. Here's how it went for them, along with some tips for other cruisers considering doing the…

New Program Prepares Crews for Commercial Fishing Jobs

Want to have an on-the-water adventure in Alaska? This new program will give you the experience you need to get a commercial fishing job. Editor's note: After publishing, we were alerted that the start to this program has…

48° North Hosts Another Successful Tropical Night for Duck Dodge Racers

The super fun summertime tradition returns to Seattle's Lake Union, tiki raft and all. It was great to see you all out there! It's been called the best party on the water anywhere on the West Coast, and it still delivers.…

40 Years of Fun! Celebrating 48° North’s 40th Anniversary

This article was originally published in the August 2021 issue of 48° North.  In 1981, a couple of guys bellied up on barstools and had an idea… 478 monthly issues later, the good ship 48° North continues to sail, flying the…

PNW Crew Gears Up to Do Fastnet Race in August

A group of Puget Sound sailors — including 48° North racing columnist, Stephanie Campbell — will soon head to the UK to compete in the world's largest offshore race, the Fastnet!  It all started with a call from my friend…

Seattle Boats Afloat Show Returning to South Lake Union

Mark your calendars for September 16-19, the Seattle Boats Afloat Show is coming back to South Lake Union! After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the Boats Afloat Show is ready to make its triumphant return to the…

Southern Marinas Acquires Elliott Bay Marina

The iconic Seattle marina — one of the largest private marinas on the West Coast — has changed hands.  Southern Marinas Holdings II, LLC, a partnership between a Denver-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas,…

How Healthy is the Salish Sea? The EPA and Environment Canada Answer the Question

As boaters, we care deeply about the special place that we call home. But how healthy are the waters of the Salish Sea that we cherish so much? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environment and Climate Change…

State Parks Begins Mooring Buoy Repair Project in San Juan Islands

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission began contracted mooring buoy repair work on July 12. The months-long maintenance project will service salvageable state-owned, public mooring buoys to ensure they are in…

The Northern Century Race is ON!

Anacortes Yacht Club invites all PNW sailboat racers to come out for the Northern Century Race, August 13th - 15th. Billed as “the hardest race you’ll ever love”, the 100 mile event features sailing under the August stars…