Close to the Water: The Best Gift

Able to be carried, Tim’s peapod is a good size for his adventures. On a rowing trip from Seattle to Port Townsend, I was taking a break atop a bluff, looking out toward Whidbey Island, when I noticed a 18-foot, gaff-rigged…

Two-Day Boating Education Course Offered at Oak Harbor Yacht Club

For novice boaters wanting to learn more and needing to get there state boater education card, a two-day course is being held at Oak Harbor Yacht Club in March. Washington state law requires recreational boaters to complete…

Come Visit 48° North at the Seattle Boat Show!

The big Seattle Boat Show is underway, and we'd love to see you here! For 76 years, the Seattle Boat Show has been helping Pacific Northwest boaters find the boats of their dreams, and outfit them splendidly for the waters…

48° North’s Top 25 Racing Sailboats of 2022

The highly anticipated and hotly contested 48° North Top 25 is back! In 2022, sailboat racing in the Pacific Northwest had the fullest racing calendar and the most participation in several years. The teams that make up this…

Registration Now Open for 48° North’s 2023 Cruising Rally

The 48° North Cruising Rally is back for another great year, running from July 23-28, 2023. Registration recently opened, so sign up and join the fun! Some of the 2021 Rally crew. TL;DR: Sign up here!  The 48° North Cruising…

Icon on the Sound, West Point Lighthouse

The West Point Light has guided mariners in and out of Seattle since 1881. This small but stately beacon sits on a low sandy point at the northern entrance of Elliott Bay, overlooking the busiest vessel traffic in Washington…

Washington State Parks Boating Program Advisory Council Seeks Two New Members

Looking to get involved in the future of boating education and injury prevention in Washington State? Now's your chance! The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is looking for two new volunteers to serve on the…

Furthering the Circle:
OWSA’s Group Charter Success in the Islands

Deb on the bow of the Beneteau 41, Ardent. Students and mentors affiliated with the Oregon Women's Sailing Association (OWSA) came together in September 2022 to charter boats and cruise to the Gulf Islands in British…

CYC Seattle’s Popular ‘Fridays in February’ Speaker Series is Back

CYC's annual speaker series offers fun times, and inspiring and informative stories. On Friday evenings in February, Seattle area boaters are invited to join fellow sailors at the Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle for talks…

January Products News

Garmin Quatix® 7 Sapphire Edition Garmin’s new quatix 7 Sapphire GPS smartwatch was designed to include all the bells and whistles you need on and off your boat. Built with a 1.3-inch AMOLED display, the quatix 7 provides…