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 different clubs and organizations around Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. The calendar includes everything from distance racing classics like Swiftsure, Southern Straits, Van Isle 360, and the PNW Offshore to a plethora of buoy races, regattas, and series on all sizes and types of boats that bring out the best balance of fun, competition, and camaraderie with your sailing pals.

Our heartfelt thanks, as always, goes out to the scores of committed folks who help us create this document, and to the advertisers who make this whole thing possible — they all support the racing community, please support them in the coming year! Extra thanks to the amazing photographer Jan Anderson, whose images bring this document to life and chronicle so much of the sailing and sailors on the Salish Sea.

We strive for this information to be as accurate as possible, but it’s still a good idea to keep up with updates on the SARC page throughout the year, in monthly issues of 48° North, and with the various events or race organizers.

Now, let’s go sailing. Check out the 2023 SARC!