As an Island Sailing member, you and your family may sail boats as often as you'd like and from any of our three locations - without the hassle and expense of maintenance or boat ownership! Each location provides easy access to the water so your time between casting off and sailing is less than 10 minutes!
The fleet of over 30 boats is categorized according to skill level. The boats available to you are based on the ASA certification level you achieve through our sailing school. Basic Keelboat level boats are considered any boat 20 - 23 ft in length, Basic Coastal 24 - 26 ft in length, and Bareboat Chartering 27 ft and over.
Island Sailing Club has done a great job training us with an emphasis on safety and seamanship. Through our membership, we have been able to sail on the Columbia River, the Willamette River, and the Puget Sound. And, with the reciprocal agreement that Island Sailing has through other ASA sailing clubs, we were able to receive member rates at a club in California. A friendly and knowledgeable staff combined with a nice selection of boats in the Puget Sound and Portland locations makes Island Sailing Club the ideal place to gain or maintain your sailing skills. They also have a combination of sailing groups such as a Cruising group and a Racing group, which allows you to network with like-minded people. The foundational sailing skills obtained at the Club have given us the ability to sail, charter, teach and ultimately gave us the confidence to purchase our own boat.
We encourage members to participate in our member organized Racing and Cruising Group activities and seasonal sailing events. With your Island Sailing Membership you can continue expanding your sailing skills with discounted classes, free seminars and access to full-time instructors.
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