The 48° North Cruising Rally in Partnership with Ullman Sails is OFFICIALLY ON for 2022!

48N Rally: July 31 – August 5, 2022

At their core, our cruising events are 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.

These are BYOB (bring your own boat) events, 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 areas. 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 the rally is not an expressly educational event. We’ll be planning Pre-Season Practice Flotilla for that purpose in spring 2023!

48° North Cruising Rally 

July 31 – August 5, 2022

Our flagship event for summer fun is back! At its heart, the 48° North Cruising Rally is about engaging in the joys of PNW cruising in the company of some wonderful people. Out of it, you get happy memories, interpersonal connections, and often new cruising skills and more confidence. While it is not an expressly educational event, past participants will tell you that the simple act of cruising with others will help you learn and become more assured in your own cruising capabilities. Bring your own boat — sail or power, large or small! 

Exciting news for this year, the rally leader from 48° North will be super savvy full-time international cruiser and 48° North Editor, Andy Cross! 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 our rally. 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 be limiting the rally to 15 boats for 2022. It is our hope that border crossings will be easy this summer, but we will wait until the rally is a little closer to make a call about whether the itinerary will include the Gulf Islands or stay in the San Juans. There’s no bad option!

48° North Cruising Rally: Sunday July 31 – Friday August 5, 2022

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 this 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).