5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Seattle Boat Show Connected Experience 

The 2021 Seattle Boat Show Connected is almost here, get organized for the big dance! “Start Online. End up on the water.” The tagline for the new approach to this well loved event pretty well sums it up. The Seattle Boat…

The Pacific Northwest Offshore Race is ON for 2021!

Organizers of Pacific Northwest Offshore (formerly the Oregon Offshore) have announced that the 2021 race is on and scheduled for June 10-13. 48° North was encouraged to hear the news that CYC Portland and Schooner Creek…

Seattle Boat Show Connected Coming January 28-31

The new virtual event does what the boat show always has — connect shoppers with 160-plus exhibitors, link learners with experts, and help the boatless find boats. "Start Online. End up on the water." The tagline for the new…

There Is A Holiday Boat Parade After All

Seattle Christmas Boat Parade on Lake Union Scheduled For December 19, 2020. For Seattle area boaters, there's nothing as quintessentially cheery as a holiday boat parade on Lake Union. When the Christmas Ships pulled the…

2021 Swiftsure International Yacht Race Canceled

We certainly understand and respect the decision — but like the organizers, we're disappointed that the 2021 Swiftsure International Yacht Race has been canceled. The Swiftsure International Yacht Race is circled on most…

Neither Round Nor Rogue the County: Just Some Great Late Fall Sailing

Young Parents Take Their Fast Boat Out For a Fall Cruise With Their 10 Week Old As much as we wanted to, we didn't do Rogue the County. When Round the County was canceled, a number of racers decided to go…

Seattle Boat Show Cancels In-Person Event, Debuts New Approach to Virtual Show

The 2021 Seattle Boat Show is not happening in person, but a new digital experience — Seattle Boat Show Connected — provides an intriguing alternative. In many ways, the writing was on the wall. Fifty-thousand person events…

Race Week Announces Change of Venue from Point Roberts to Anacortes

What PNW sailboat racer didn't feel Race Week's absence this year? The summer's pinnacle sailboat racing event will now take place in Anacortes in June 2021. Planning anything in the age of Covid is like racing in the…

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…

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…