— Training Northwest Sailors for over 35 years —
Sailing classes & training for beginners learning to sail to advanced sailors training offshore.
Sail often and affordably with Island Sailing Club. Membership includes access to the fleet at all locations.
— New to Sailing? No Experience Required —
— Our 2017 Sailing Programs —
Learn to Sail, Cruise, Bareboat Charter and Offshore. The Northwest's Most Comprehensive Sailing Program
Learning in sailing never ends. Our experts host clinics on Navigation, Electronics, Spinnakers, and more....
Sailing Adventure Vacations and advanced training around the World. Sail beyond charter boundaries and earn your ICC.
As an Island Sailing member, you and your family sail as often as you’d like in Portland, Kirkland and Olympia. We connect and empower sailors with sailing opportunities - learn, race, cruise, charter - the opportunities are endless, and the sailing experiences are yours to discover, explore and create with fellow sailors.
— SAILING SCHOOL & CLUB —
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, and the fleet has grown to four NW locations. We’re inspired to learn, passionate about sailing and creating the best programs available for beginner and salty sailors.
• About Island Sailing: we're a team of professional instructors and sailing operators with a passion for training sailors and messing with sailboats.
• Our Locations: we sail on the Columbia River (Portland OR), Puget Sound (Olympia and Gig Harbor WA) and Lake Washington (Kirkland WA).
• Our Staff and Instructors: we're not a school driven by the past accomplishments of a single sailor, but instead we build upon the tradition, spirit and experience of Northwest Sailors.
• Ship's Blog: useful info, pictures, and often just messing around with boats.....
ISC Club Member, 11/01/15, 5/5 rating
We’ve been members of the Island Sailing Club for several years. The staff are great, the boats are pretty good and the price is cheap. $184 a month, to take out a boat that you don’t have to do any upkeep on. Their classes are a good deal too. We sail most weekends and also go to their semi-annual formals and their dock parties are terrific too.
Basic Cruising Course, Capt. Frankland, 09/13/16, 5/5 rating
I feel confidant I will be able to reach my goals, which may be many foreign shores
Basic Sailing Course, Capt. Frankland, 06/19/16, 5/5 rating
Excellent Sailor and Teacher! Great patience and enthusiasm.
Basic Sailing Course, Capt. Frankland, 09/19/16, 5/5 rating
Basic Sailing Course, Capt. Frankland, 08/07/16, 5/5 rating
Stefan taught me so much in just two days. The weather varied significantly during the class, and great use was made of both high and low wind times. He is a very professional sailor and imparts attention to detail.
Basic Sailing Course, Capt. Somervell, 06/29/15, 5/5 rating
Alan is an excellent instructor, and very knowledgeable. Training was fun and interesting.
Basic Sailing Course, Capt. Frankland, 04/03/16, 5/5 rating
An amazing day …, looking forward to greater proficiency!
Basic Sailing Course, Capt. Powning, 07/19/16, 5/5 rating
The two-day course was great fun and I came away wanting to get right back on the water! Thanks!
Basic Sailing Course, Capt. Brannan, 05/10/16, 4.4/5 rating
Basic Sailing Course, Capt. Frankland, 03/18/16, 4.8/5 rating