Saving Lakebay Marina for Everyone

Murkiness surrounding the fate of South Puget Sound's Lakebay Marina is beginning to look a bit more clear The first time I tied up at the Lakebay Marina, a shaggy-looking guy tried to sell me a used motorboat. Then I nearly…

Cruisers College Offers Full Slate of Classes For DIYers and Inside Passage Voyagers

From Medical to Diesel and Much More, Cruisers College Has a Class for Every Boater If you're looking to up your onboard DIY skills, want to become a more confident boater, or are dreaming of sailing north and beyond,…

Seattle’s Dick Rose Awarded US Sailing’s Harman Hawkins Trophy

A Champion of Sailing in the Pacific Northwest Gets National Recognition for Achievements The annual US Sailing Association Award winners were celebrated on Thursday evening February 6, 2020, aboard the USS Midway in San…

The Ins-and-Outs of Using Your Horn Cleats

Cleats = Good. Proper Use = Even better! Properly installed horn cleats are some of the most important pieces of gear that we have aboard our boats. And it's also imperative to know how to use them them properly. You'd be…

Artist’s View: Brandt’s Cormorant

Artist's View: Secrets of the Salish Sea Brandt's Cormorant Brandt’s cormorants are common throughout the Salish Sea in the winter. During the summer months, they’re focused on nesting and raising a family in coastal waters.…

Righting Moment Augmentation in Modern Sailing Yachts

In the last year, two major events in the Pacific Northwest crowned champions that sailed vessels utilizing a system of enhanced or assisted ballast—Team Angry Beaver won Race to Alaska aboard a canting-keel Schock 40; and…

Destinations: Finding Hammersley Inlet

Here's our latest installment from Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com on a little known part of Puget Sound... The trip up Hammersley Inlet, to the southwestern-most reaches of Puget Sound, offers some surprises. (Photo by…

Vancouver International Boat Show is Underway

Boats on Display in Beautiful BC The third and final boat show of our regional "Boat Show Season" is underway at BC Place and Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia. 48° North made the trip across the border to…

Surf training with the USCG Motor Lifeboat School

The brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard have been conducting their Motor Lifeboat School in the turbulent waters of the Columbia River bar and, as Pacific Northwest sailors can imagine, the seas have been a…

Education and Inspiration at US Sailing Coaches Clinic

Former college varsity coach, Blaine Pedlow, discusses coaching techniques for team sailboat racing. Photo courtesy of Andrew Nelson. Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Sailing Coaches On February 1, 2020, 80…