Get Ready to Raise Your Sails—Sailstice is Tomorrow!

The global celebration of sailing — Summer Sailstice — turns 21 tomorrow! Here are a few ways to participate and share the sailstice love.  In addition to being a new federal holiday in the United States (Juneteenth -…

NW Maritime Center Races — Seventy48 and WA360 — Begin in the Next Few Days!

The human-powered Seventy48 race begins tonight in Tacoma, and the new and epic WA360 race begins in the wee hours this Monday in Port Townsend! Here's how to find out more and follow along. Image courtesy of Liv von…

Anacortes Boat & Yacht Spring Sale Set for this Weekend

After happening virtually in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show is back May 21-22, 2021 as the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Spring Sale. The first in-person boat sale since January 2020,…

Talkin’ Weather with Dr. Cliff Mass

Join Dr. Cliff Mass in a Zoom chat to learn more about the weather of the Pacific Northwest.  Ever wonder why thunderstorms are so wimpy over the Pacific Northwest, or why our spring season seems to go on forever? Or, even,…

In-person Wooden Boat Festival On Track for September

Hope is in the air for an in-person Wooden Boat Festival come September. Of all the events that got canceled in the past year due to Covid-19, the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend was one of the most disappointing for…

CYC Seattle Clubhouse and Racing Are Back – Center Sound Series Begins March 6

After an unusual last year for the Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle, the club and Seattle area sailors celebrate a beautifully redone clubhouse and the kickoff of the 2021 keelboat racing season. The much beloved Corinthian…

Vancouver International Boat Show Begins Wednesday

The 2021 Vancouver Virtual International Boat Show Runs February 24-27 and is FREE! Consumers can find everything they need in advance of boating season. 48° North's visit to the annual Vancouver International Boat show was…

SYC Cancels Opening Day Festivities for 2021

While we boat year-round in the Pacific Northwest, Opening Day is a regional tradition that many mariners look forward to every spring. A big part of these festivities is the Seattle Yacht Club's Opening Day celebration on…

The Riveting Final 24 Hours of the Vendée Globe

The premiere solo round-the-world race came down to the wire after 80 days alone at sea. On Tuesday evening, your author reached out to our faithful editor to suggest a wager on the finishing order for the top four of this…

Seattle Boat Show Connected is Underway

Seattle Boat Show Connected Impresses, Offering Attendees a Curated Collection of Boating Businesses and Experts. Over the last couple of months, the crew here at 48° North has heard and written quite a bit about Seattle…