Red Ruby Takes on the
Rolex Middle Sea Race

Red Ruby is a Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 co-owned by Pacific Northwest sailors, Jonathan McKee and Christina and Justin Wolfe. The boat is based in Europe and the group is running parallel shorthanded offshore campaigns on the…

Vancouver International Boat Show to Return February 1-5

The long-awaited return of an in-person Vancouver International Boat Show has been confirmed for February 1-5, 2023. The 60th edition of the event will provide attendees with a first look at the 2023 boating season’s…

Embracing a Broad Experience in Sailing

Sailing has been the center of my life for as long as I can remember. My earliest memories are of feeling the cool Pacific Northwest wind kissing my face, the smell of teak being sanded, the ocean sparkling when the…

New, Fun, and Familiar Events Coming to 2023 Seattle Boat Show

The 2023 Seattle Boat Show will once again include numerous events, featured days, and exhibits to entertain the whole crew. The 76th annual Seattle Boat Show is set to sail into town on Friday, Feb. 3 and through Saturday,…

A New Hobie and ILCA Builder with PNW Ties

Kurt Hoehne, small boat enthusiast, accomplished writer and editor, yacht broker, and the person behind the excellent website sailish.com, shares his perspective about the news that Starting Line Sailing (parent company for…

Foulweather Bluff Protest and Resolution

An unusual situation unfolded during Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC) of Edmonds’ annual Foulweather Bluff Race in October 2022. While the fleet was sailing east-southeast between the northernmost turning mark at Foulweather…

The 2023 Seattle Area Racing Calendar is Live!

48° North is once again proud to bring you our annual racing calendar — SARC — which highlights sailboat racing events throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2023 racing calendar features 325 events hosted by more than 75…

Close to the Water: A Dream Boat Saved

Boats are dreams. The ones we want, the ones we build — even the ones that just sit collecting rainwater. All of them embody those aspirations. The dream boat represents different aspects of our identity and personifies the…

December Products News

» Mantus Solar Navigation Light Mantus Marine continues to innovate with their newest product release — a navigation light that can be charged by solar or USB. This deck or pole mounted tricolor light is optimal for small…

Paddle Path:
Winter Downwind Paddling in the PNW

Staring out my window on Budd Inlet, I can’t help but recall the fully immersive experience of downwind paddling. Budd Inlet has a great enough fetch, roughly 10 miles, and has the desired geography to create suitable…