The 48° North Cruising Rally will return in 2021!

The 48° North Cruising Rally has, unfortunately, been called off for 2020. We are already excitedly planning for 2021, though! We’ll miss you this year and hope you have a terrific summer on the water nonetheless.

If you missed it, be sure to check out the 48° North article about the first annual Cruising Rally, or some recent digital articles of Joe’s “Rally Reflections” (part 1 and part 2 posted thus far).

WHEN: TBD 2021

WHERE: Anacortes ⇒ Gulf Islands ⇒ Anacortes

HOW MUCH: $450


We’re here to answer all of your questions about the 48° Cruising Rally and group sailing! Send Joe Cline an email at

Here is some stuff that’s not news, but is nonetheless noteworthy:

  • The Salish Sea is one of the world’s great cruising grounds
  • Sailing is fun
  • The sailing community is full of great, welcoming people
  • Sailing with other sailors inevitably increases your knowledge
  • Anchoring out doesn’t have to be scary
  • Cruising to Canada is far more accessible than some sailors think

Here are some things participants can expect from the 48° North Cruising Rally:

  • PLAN A Itinerary will involve two nights in a San Juan Islands anchorage, and two nights in two different Gulf Islands anchorages.
  • Freedom to go where you want when you want to… Join as many or as few of the planned activities and destinations as you like
  • A variety of experience levels and sailing interests from other participants
  • Incredible scenery, protected anchorages, and summer sun