West Coast Sailing Joins Zim and Dwyer to Create New Company, Starting Line Sailing

Starting Line Sailing, Inc. Acquires Zim Sailing and Dwyer Mast & Rigging; combining forces with West Coast Sailing. No doubt this is one of the cooler developments in the recreational sailing biz recently, and it…

Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Puppy in Kodiak, Alaska

When the crew of a grounded fishing vessel lost their beloved puppy, the Coast Guard jumped into action to rescue the pooch from Black Point in Kodiak Island. After a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew, aboard an MH-60…

The Big Voyage of Tinyboatsessions: Songs, Small Boats & the Sea

This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of 48° North The spring flow of the Badua’t/Mad River in Northern California was a chorus of ripples. Next to it was a rocky pond temporarily separated from…

Pacific Marine Expo In-Person Nov. 18-20

Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest commercial marine trade show, docks in Seattle from Thursday, Nov. 18 through Saturday, Nov. 20 It is the first major commercial show at Lumen Field Event Center since the start…

Beacon Background: The North Head Lighthouse

This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of 48° North North Head is a perfect example of an iconic lighthouse. Rugged and isolated setting? Check. White tower overlooking an endless expanse of ocean?…

Witches Rule the Water

Taking in the scene at Portland's annual spooky SUP Witch Paddle. After a week of unrelenting rain, I woke up to a sunny Saturday that felt too good to be true: clear blue skies, scarlet and gold leaves dancing in a fresh…

Spotted on the Sound: MarkSetBot

Sailboat racing is a popular pastime on the waters around Seattle and Western Washington. Especially during summer, fleets of sailboats congregate on weeknights and weekends for organized races, often using inflatable buoys…

My Boat: 1993 Hunter Legend 40.5 ‘Atargatis’

Atargatis is a 41-foot 1993 Hunter Legend 40.5 that belongs to the awesome Korwel family from Sequim. They keep Atargatis, which they purchased in May of this year, in Port Hadlock. The Korwels came into the 48° North…

SYC Grand Prix 2021

Sailors attending Seattle Yacht Club's Grand Prix Regatta enjoyed three days of diverse and exciting racing in varied conditions. Sails got worked. Foulies got tested. New names were etched into Seattle Yacht Club’s shiny…

October Products News

This article was originally published in the October 2021 issue of 48° North.  » Mantus Scuba Pack Even in the chilly waters of the Pacific Northwest, having scuba gear aboard your boat can be handy for changing zincs,…