The 48° North Cruising Rally back again this year, and we’re already over halfway to our limit of 15 boats. The rally runs from July 28 – August 2, 2024. Register while you still can, and join the fun!

TL;DR: Sign up here! 

The 48° North Cruising Rally, run in partnership with Ullman Sails, is all about summer fun in the exquisite cruising paradise of the Salish Sea. Relish the joys of PNW cruising in the company of some other wonderful people — out of it, you get happy memories, interpersonal connections, and often new cruising skills and confidence. Each year that we’ve done our rally, we hear not only that participants had a terrific time and made new friends, but that many participants’ comfort and self-assurance while cruising were off the charts after the rally.

Chuck Skewes looking over the day’s route with rally-goers.

This is a BYOB (bring your own boat) event, or you could look into chartering in the area. We move locations most days, often with one layover as time and conditions allow, so you get to experience some different parts of our cruising grounds. We encourage anchoring out, and often explore options for rafting up on the rally. And as rally organizers, we’re around to answer questions, suggest some fun activity options, and potentially provide assistance in a pinch. But the rally is not an expressly educational event — skippers and crews need to make decisions that are best for them.

Over the years, we’ve been fortunate to have the partnership, support, and expertise of the Ullman Sails team as a part of the crew. Owner of the West Coast Ullman Sails lofts and Vashon Island native, Chuck Skewes, will once again co-lead this year’s rally.

In order to visit the kind of perfect PNW gunkholes we love, we will limit the rally to 15 boats for 2024. We plan to do some of our cruising in the Gulf Islands, but we will wait until the rally is a little closer to put out any information about our hopeful itinerary. There’s no bad options!

48° North Cruising Rally: Sunday July 28 – Friday August 2, 2024
Anacortes → Islands → Anacortes
Cost: $299
Space Limit: 15 Boats

If you want to learn more about past 48° North cruising rallies, we have written about it quite a bit! Check out:

Register now to ensure you get one of the limited spots!