Join the 2024 48° North Cruising Rally in Partnership with Ullman Sails!

July 28-August 2, 2024

At its core, our cruising rally is about engaging in the joys of PNW cruising in the company of some other wonderful people — and out of it, you get happy memories, interpersonal connections, and often new cruising skills and confidence. Each year that we’ve done our rally, we hear not only that participants had a great time and made new friends, but that many participants’ comfort and self-assurance while cruising were off the charts after the rally.

This is a BYOB (bring your own boat) event, or you could look into chartering in the area. We move locations most days (with one or two layovers), so you get to experience some different parts of our cruising grounds. We encourage anchoring out, and often explore options for rafting up on the rally. And as rally organizers, we’re around to answer questions, suggest some fun activity options, and potentially provide assistance in a pinch. But it should be noted that the rally is not an expressly educational event.

48° North Cruising Rally 

July 28-August 2, 2024

Our flagship summertime community event is back. Bring your own boat — sail or power, large or small — and join our flotilla of fun! Each year we’ve done our rally, we’ve been fortunate to have the partnership, support, and expertise of the Ullman Sails team as a part of the crew. Owner of the West Coast Ullman Sails lofts and Vashon Island native, Chuck Skewes, will once again co-lead this year’s rally. 

In order to visit the kind of perfect PNW gunkholes we love, we will limit the rally to 15 boats for 2024. Border crossings have returned to the pre-pandemic norm, so we plan to spend a portion of the rally in BC’s Gulf Islands, but we will wait until the rally is a little closer to put out any information about our hopeful itinerary. There’s no bad option!

48° North Cruising Rally: Sunday July 28 – Friday August 2, 2024

Anacortes → Islands → Anacortes

Cost: $299

Space Limit: 15 Boats

Register here for the 48° North Crusing Rally

If you want to learn more about past 48° North cruising rallys, check out Andy Cross’s story about the 2022 rallythis article about the 2021 Rally; as well as another about first annual Cruising Rally, or some of Joe’s “Rally Reflections” (part 1 and part 2 posted thus far).