Island Sailing School courses from basic to bareboat and advanced

Courses

Sailing classes & training for beginner through advanced sailors.

Island Sailing Club. Club sailing at it's best in Portland, Olympia and Kirkland.

Club

Sail often and affordably with Island Sailing Club.

About Island Sailing, including instructors, locations, boats and sailor resources

About

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


Our New and Most Popular Programs

US Sailing First Sail - Introduction to Sailing

$350 Basic Sailing on select classes

nauticed free sailing classes and free sailors logbook

new offshore sailing class


Inspired to Learn, Explore and Sail

Island Sailing School was founded in 1979 by Northwest sailors inspired to learn, explore and have fun sailing. They taught others to sail, more sailors joined and humble inspiration became a passion to create the Northwest’s best sailing school and club. What worked then, still works today: experienced instructors train students to the highest standards, sailors join our club to sail affordably, the fleet has grown, and we sail out of four NW locations.  We’re inspired to learn, passionate about sailing and creating the best programs available for beginner and salty Northwest sailors.

  • Locations: we sail on the Columbia River (Portland, Oregon), Puget Sound (Olympia and Gig Harbor, Washington) and Lake Washington (Kirkland, Washington).
  • Calendar: upcoming classes and events.
  • Ship's Blog: Useful info, pictures, and often just messing around with boats.....
  • Sailboats: a diverse mix of 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, josh@islandsailingclub.com


Sailing Karma

5 star instructor rating

His focus on safety was especially great. I think he taught us many things that others might have glossed over, such as repeated practice on Man Overboard, how to “heave to”, anchoring, taking us out to observe a channel marker.

Christie F.


The Best of Northwest Sailing

Island Sailing Trading Partners and Affiliates include US Sailing Banks Sails, Puget Sound Sailing Group, AGWE Sailing, OWSA Oregon Women's Sailing Association, Flagship Maritime, Santana 20 Fleet 10, West Coast Sailing, Danish Marine, Center for Wooden Boats, San Juan Sailing and North Sails