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…

48° North Interview: Virtual Wooden Boat Festival Director, Barb Trailer

Highlights abound for the upcoming Virtual Wooden Boat Festival on September 12, 2020. While the much-loved Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival (WBF) cannot happen in person in 2020, the festival must go on! The virtual fest…

Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show Goes Online, Live & Interactive

NMTA Gets Innovative With Online, Interactive and Live Boat Show from Anacortes With in-person gatherings temporarily on hold, traditional boat shows are on hold too. But the boat show experience — the ability to shop, tour…

Cancellation of Beloved PNW Summer Boating Events Announced

Local Boating Organizations Have Made Final Decisions to Cancel Summertime Events With the summer boating season fast approaching in the Pacific Northwest and the effects of COVID-19 still bringing restrictions and…

Vancouver International Boat Show is Underway

Boats on Display in Beautiful BC The third and final boat show of our regional "Boat Show Season" is underway at BC Place and Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia. 48° North made the trip across the border to…

Education and Inspiration at US Sailing Coaches Clinic

Former college varsity coach, Blaine Pedlow, discusses coaching techniques for team sailboat racing. Photo courtesy of Andrew Nelson. Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Sailing Coaches On February 1, 2020, 80…

Learn about Chartering in Croatia at the Boat Show on Tuesday 1/28

Sunset over Hvar harbor shows how beautiful the Croatian coastline truly is. Croatia Chartering Seminar and Planning Party Happy Hour for Our 2020 Flotilla! As you may have read, 48° North and the Northwest Maritime Center…

Seattle Boat Show Launches Today… And There Will Be Cake

Boat Show Opening Day is always an exciting day for the boating community. The big Seattle Boat Show kickoff signals the start of a new year of watery wonder for Pacific Northwest boat-folk. This years event is full of the…

Race Week Moves to Point Roberts in 2020

This announcement should be big news to sailboat racers around the Pacific Northwest. Read on for my take, as well as the press release from Race Week. For another take, be sure to check out my 48° North colleague, Kurt…

48° North/Ullman Sails Cascadia Cruising Rally Report

In early August, 48° North put on a new cruising rally, which was sponsored by Ullman Sails. A terrific group of people enjoyed and a week of tropical weather while we cruised together through the San Juan and Gulf Islands.…