Sailing school courses & training for beginner through advanced sailors.


We enjoy the outdoors, nurturing sailors, and messing about with boats.


Enjoy the fun and gain experience with unlimited sailing with family and friends.

Plan, Eat Well and Weather the Storm

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3-Part Seminar on Weather Planning, Cruising Cooking and Heavy Weather

Portland, December 5-6

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CONTACT: ask questions or schedule sailing.

CALENDAR: upcoming classes and events.

LOCATIONS: we sail on the Columbia River (Portland, Oregon), Puget Sound (Olympia and Gig Harbor, Washington) and Lake Washington (Kirkland, Washington).

SAILBOATS: a diverse mix for gaining sailing experience on performance, daysailing and cruising sailboats.


Contact us

Josh Program DirectorWe've worked with thousands of sailors across the Northwest.  If interested in learning to sail or a veteran sailor with questions, certainly contact us.

- Thank you, Josh (Program Director)

(503) 285-7765,

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From October 15th through November 30th, Basic Sailing classes are $325 per person/weekend.  With El Nino, warmer and drier weather is forecasted through this fall and beyond - a great time to sail!



Happy 20th Dieter: Hi Alan, I just saw that my first certification from ISC was dated 7-94. How cool is that!? It speaks a lot of the quality of ISC, and especially the excellence of the people who work there! Since the beginning it has been a huge pleasure to be part of ISC, and I have always appreciated the awesome instructions, the technical assistance, and the countless perks I had received over the years! I am very fortunate to have made so many friends among the sailing community, mostly through the Club! My heartfelt “Thank You!” to all of you!  Dieter

I had a great time in the basic keelboat course. Alan and Paul are excellent instructors, they are both very patient and really enjoyed every aspect of the class. I feel I have been given some very good tools to add to my sailing tool  kit and I'm eager to get back on the water with my local sailing group in Idaho to put them into practice. -Ricky, ASA101 Student, Aug. 2015

Thank you Island Sailing Club, and especially Paul Sammons, my first ASA sailing course was such a success! Clearly passionate about sailing and infinitely patient, Paul was an excellent instructor. He was eloquent in his descriptions and took time to answer all my questions. I would gladly sail with Paul and Island Sailing Club again! -Kristen, ASA101 Student, Aug. 2015

What a great weekend I have to thank the "boys" at Island Sailing Club In Portland... for running a top notch casually fun facility. I learned so much and had so much fun this weekend. Who knows what doors this first step will lead to. -Carlos, ASA101 Student, Aug. 2015

Just wanted to say that Darroch Cohan is an outstanding instructor. 3rd generation sailor, good stories, knowledgeable and fun to learn from. Reignited my interest. Can't say enough about this guy. -Dennis, ISC Member, July 2015