FOR YOUR BOAT’S SAKE

As we move into another blustery Pacific Northwest rainy season, it felt like a good time to revisit this encouraging editorial from the October 2020 issue.  When my younger sister and I were kids, our parents took us on a…

Bewitching Beacons of the Northwest Coast

Why do so many lighthouses inspire ghost stories? Often when I mention a beacon – particularly a coastal one – someone informs me that it’s haunted. “There’s a good ghost story at that lighthouse” offered a friend and…

Marine Thrift Comes Into Its Own

Learn more about our colleagues who offer awesome deals on cool second-hand boat stuff at Port Townsend's Marine Thrift. Marine Thrift is a second-hand store with boat stuff ranging from the genuinely fine to…

#TBT: Ode to Autumn on the Salish Sea

In this Throwback Thursday from the September 2017 issue of 48° North, former columnist Becca Guillote revels in what makes fall so great in the PNW. It’s my favorite time of year in the Pacific Northwest. The days are…

Destinations: Pick Your Crossing to Haida Gwaii

Here's our latest destinations installment courtesy of SalishSeaPilot.com's Jim Burgoyne about choosing a window to  transit Hecate Strait toward Haida Gwaii. A promising sign over Kumealon Inlet as we await a break in the…

Good Times, Cool Boats at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland

The United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland wrapped up its 5-day event on Monday, and what a show it was! It has been a few years since I've attended the largest sailboat show in North America and, I have to say,…

October Products News

ResQLink View PLB Recently, Return Link Service (RLS), was integrated into ACR’s new ResQLink View PLB and has been approved for use by the U.S. and Canada (among other countries). The View RLS model takes beacon reassurance…

Getting the Whole Family Involved in Youth Sailing

As we gratefully celebrate Andrew Nelson's tenure as Youth Sailing Director at The Sailing Foundation, here's one of our favorite articles he wrote for us contextualizing and seeking to strengthen youth sailing. This article…

Thank You, Andrew Nelson

48° North contributor, Andrew Nelson, is stepping away from his role as the Youth Sailing Director for The Sailing Foundation. Andrew has given the sailing community — youth and all of us — so much in his tenure. Andrew…

Sea Change: Becoming the Captain of My Boat

The author settled in behind Kagán’s helm. As first mate of our Island Packet 350, Kagán, there were times when I thought I could capably skipper the boat I’d cruised around the Pacific Northwest for years. It usually…