SEVENTY48: 2024 Race Recap

The bells have rung, the oar blades have taken their final dip, and SEVENTY48 2024 is a speck in the gunwale-mounted rearview mirror. 128 teams, each packing months of prep and giddy anticipation, launched from a swanky new…

Human-Powered SEVENTY48 Race Setting Off from Tacoma May 31

The SEVENTY48 race brings paddlers, rowers, SUPers, and pedal-boaters from Tacoma to Port Townsend each year, and continues to grow in size and influence. For 2024, SEVENTY48 will start in late May instead of early June,…

Experiential Exploration: 9th Grade at Maritime High School

Hear from current students about the experiences in their first year at MHS. The application window for new students is open until January 31, 2024. Think back to the start of high school. Did you have options? Many students…

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival Kicked Off Today!

With the backdrop of a Juan de Fuca morning marine layer, the fellowship of PNW wooden boat fanatics flooded Port Townsend on Friday. Come join the fun this weekend! by Editor

Dates Set for 2023 Salish 100 Small Boat Cruise from Olympia to Port Townsend

Join fellow small boat enthusiasts on a week-long cruise in company from Olympia to Port Townsend, Washington, July 20-27 — the Salish 100! The Salish 100 is 100+ small boats cruising 100 nautical miles, the full length of…

Advanced First Aid & CPR/AED for the Mariner Courses

Our NWMC colleagues are partnering with Backcountry Medical Guides to offer advanced training relevant to all mariners, including those thinking about Seventy48 or Race to Alaska next year. These unique training…

Wooden Boat Festival 2022: A River of Stories

I’ve always thought of the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend as a broad, winding river full of stories and adventures. Each time I attend, I jump in with a destination in mind, but once in the current, I’m pulled along…

R2AK UPDATES: A Fitting Finish to a Wild R2AK

Check back here for running updates and analysis of R2AK 2022... After a two year hiatus, R2AK 2022 was a wild and epic voyage... When Team Fix oder Nix and Team Sockeye Voyages rang the finishing bell in Ketchikan on…

Want to Join the 48° North Crew?!

48° North is hiring a Magazine Designer who can bring to life stories and information about sailing, boating, cruising, and paddling in the Pacific Northwest. The designer works with the 48° North editorial and…

She Tells Sea Tales Will Happen Virtually on March 5

‘She Tells Sea Tales’ Elevates Voices of Women Mariners, Underrepresented in Maritime Industry Our Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) colleagues do some of the coolest and most impactful stuff in the the Pacific Northwest…