Artist’s View: The Painted Anemone

Anemones are mostly stationary animals that have stinging tentacles to subdue prey. Their waving arms then transport the hapless creature to a centrally located mouth, where it quickly becomes the next meal. The Painted…

Vaccine Cards Required in British Columbia

Effective September 13, those born on or before 2009 must have at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated by October 24 in order to enter certain businesses and attend ticketed events in British…

A Real Live Boat Show: Boats Afloat is Underway!

The show at South Lake Union is going great, and runs through this Sunday evening. Walking through the entry gate, you could almost forget that it had been so long. The familiar sights, sounds, and exhibitors of the…

Fisheries Supply/48° North Swap Meet Postponed to Spring 2022

Unfortunately this weekend's Swap Meet is a no-go. Fingers crossed for next spring! Things were looking good, dates were picked and plans were made, and boat-folk around the Pacific Northwest had started clearing their…

Sailing the Salish 100

Every year of my childhood, without fail, my parents tried to sign me up for a new sport or group activity — when I was far happier exploring the fields and orchards near our subdivision on my own. That probably explains my…

The Sailing Foundation’s Online Auction: Some Real Good Stuff to Support a Really Great Organization

Support The Sailing Foundation during their 50th Anniversary Auction, which is open now and ends this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. PDT. An essential local non-profit, The Sailing Foundation (TSF) has turned 50 and continues its…

How-To: Get Away From the Dock, Stay Away from the Dock

About a year ago, my partner and I made the decision to leave our costly liveaboard moorage and make an attempt to stay at anchor for as long as possible. Since then, aside from a fuel-up or a week moored for repairs, we…

NMTA Announces Available Grant Funding for Grow Boating Program

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) is once again making funds available for promoting boating in the Northwest; deadline to apply is Oct 31.  The NMTA recently announced the 2021 grant program for non-profits or…

Orcas Island’s Chris and Justin Wolfe Representing U.S. in Mixed Offshore Doubles World Championship

The pair from Orcas Island — who race locally on their J/111 Raku and J/70 Mossy — applied, were selected, and are presently in Italy to represent the U.S. in the Mixed Doubles Offshore World Championship, which takes place…

Fun With Friends: 48° North Cruising Rally 2021

This article, co-written by Chuck Skewes and Joe Cline, originally appeared in the September 2021 issue of 48° North. Since 2018, 48° North has partnered with Ullman Sails to put on a cruising rally in the islands of the…