The 48° North Cruising Rally is back for another great year, running from July 23-28, 2023. Registration recently opened, so sign up and join the fun!

Some of the 2021 Rally crew.

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 (with one or two layovers), 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 it should be noted that the rally is not an expressly educational event.

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 2023. It sounds like border crossings have gotten a little easier this summer, so we hope 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 option!


48° North Cruising Rally: Sunday July 23 – Friday July 28, 2023
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!