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. The Gig Harbor BoatShop and Washington Sea Grant are launching the Purse Seine Vessel…

Calling All High School Sailors!

Now is the time to join or support a local high school sailing program in the PNW This article was originally published in the February 2022 issue of 48° North As the spring season for high school sailing rapidly approaches,…

Enjoy Seattle Boat Show Seminars from Anywhere!

The first in-person Seattle Boat Show in two years is underway. Maybe you've already attended; but if you can't make it this year, you can still enjoy the seminars from the comfort of your home for up to three months after…

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…