Island Sailing School & Club
- Training Northwest Sailors for over 36 years -
Island Sailing is the most comprehensive sailing program in the Pacific Northwest. We blend the latest advances in sailing education with "salty" practical training with many of the world's best instructors. The sailing club empowers sailors to sail, gain experience and enjoy local sailing beyond classes. The adventure vacations offer opportunities for more advanced training and sailing well beyond local horizons.
PROGRAMS & COURSES
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For Sailing StudentsSign-up with the club, receive a free month and dues of $125/month* Savings of over $900!
Oct 5-8, Annapolis Boat Show
The ICC is the only sailing license recognized by the United Nations for sailing and chartering abroad.
Oct. 7-8, Portland Clubhouse
• Understanding the Wind
• Coastal Winds: Sea Breezes, Corner Effect, Dirty and More!
• Applied Heavy Weather
...considered among the best sailing grounds & ecotourism destinations in the world. Bareboat Certification.
CERTIFICATION & STANDARDS
Island Sailing adheres to legal and official American and International standards for sailing certification and training. Our combination of quality training, sailing experience exceeds American and international standards.
Island Sailing exceeds the American National Standards for sailing and on-water training - established in 2017, ANS is the Official US sailing standard.
NauticEd is the world's most progressive, innovative and advanced international sail training and certification system.
The International Certificate of Competence is the United Nations recreational sail standard. Island Sailing offers ICC options as well as includes ICC standards in training.
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 across the PNW. We’re inspired to learn, passionate about sailing and creating the best programs available for beginner and salty sailors. About Island Sailing »
5 / 5 rating: Basic Sailing Course with Capt. Brannan
By J. Keith on 6/14/2017
AJ did a great job, really enjoyed the time with him. He let us learn, had us doing the work, and coached us well. The only suggestion I would have for improvement is to teach more of how to get the boat prepped from the time we walk on the dock. There WERE a lot of us in the class, which limited our time. However, as I head towards my first solo use of the vessel, I'm a little bit concerned that I know all the dockside items I need to do.