Continued Sailing Education

In sailing, the learning never stops - sailors are always expanding their skills, knowledge and experience.  These sailing seminars and continued sailing education classes are designed and taught by experts in their fields - giving sailors the opportunity to go in depth with many of the best instructors in the Northwest.

We continually update scheduled seminars and classes across our locations, and contact us if you see a course that's not currently scheduled (it may be in the works).


Spinnaker Clinic

Spinnaker Class. Learn how to sail with the spinnaker sail.
NEW for 2018! Learn to harness the power of the Spinnaker for performance and light wind sailing. Hands-on training and practice…
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San Juan Cruise & Learn

learn sailing while cruising in the san juan islands
Explore a world-class sailing destination while sailing and training with local and veteran instructors.
Earn your Bareboat, Skipper or Crew certification
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Florida 5-day Bareboat

Island Sailing Adventure Vacations
Explore Florida’s “Emerald Coast” on a 5-day vacation adventure.
Earn your Bareboat, RYA Day Skipper or ICC certification
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International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

The International Certificate of Competence is approved by the UN resolution 40
Earn your ICC! Assessments ongoing through 2018. The ICC is the only sailing license recognized by the United Nations.
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Private Sailing Instruction

private sailing instruction, sailing certification challenge
Work one-on-one with an instructor to focus on improving skills, experience and techniques.  Island Sailing works with many of the top instructors and experts in the country, and we offer many services beyond the classroom…
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Additional Classes & Seminars

Contact us for scheduling - while not currently scheduled, we run these throughout the year.

Sailing Wilderness First Aid

Prepare for the unexpected! Students gain the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.

Prepare for the unexpected! Students gain the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations... GO»


Marine Weather Courses

Marine Weather Courses for Sailors and sailing.

Learn how to plan sailing by using weather data and on-board observations. Develop your skills to predict winds, hazardous conditions...  GO»


Outboard Motor Clinic

Outboard Engine Clinic. Learn how to operate and maintain outboard engines.

The Outboard Motor Clinic increases sailors’ confidence in operating and troubleshooting engines. No mechanical skills are needed - hands-on learning! GO»


Sail Coaching

Learn to Sail with the fundamental knowledge and on-the-water training needed to competently crew and Skipper Keelboats up to 24'

Sail with fellow sailors with the guidance of an Instructor. Practice skills, boat handling and maneuvering - really, whatever the... GO»


Sailing Locks Clinic

Learn what you need to know about locks from an instructor and while aboard an Island Sailing sailboat passing through Seattle's Ballard locks.

Learn what you need to know about locks from an instructor and while aboard an Island Sailing sailboat passing through... GO»


Marine Electronics

Includes computer voyage planning, GPS, modern chartplotters and databases, VHF and DSC basics, AIS, and everybody’s favorite slave - the autopilot.

Includes computer voyage planning, GPS, modern chartplotters and databases, VHF and DSC basics, AIS, and everybody’s favorite... GO»


Marine Radar

Introduce radar concepts and operations, using radar for navigation, active radar watch at sea, collision avoidance, and Radar Navigation Rules.

Introduces radar concepts and operations, using radar for navigation, active radar watch at sea, collision avoidance, and Radar... GO»


Rigger Seminar

Island Sailing Rigging Seminar

Learn the basic terms and concepts of sailboat masts and rigging. The group will then ... GO»


Northwest Ocean Passagemaking

The course will cover elements of planning and carrying out a first ocean trip from the Columbia River to the Salish Sea: important risks and their potential mitigations will be reviewed.

Explores the elements of planning and carrying out a first ocean trip from the Columbia River to the... GO»


Marine Weather Seminars

Marine Weather Courses for Sailors and sailing.

Oct. 7-8, Portland Clubhouse

• Understanding the Wind
• Coastal Winds: Sea Breezes, Corner Effect, Dirty and More!
• Applied Heavy Weather

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Starpath Home Study

Exceeding All Sailing Standards!

starpath and nauticed certification

starpath navigation and weatherThe Starpath School of Navigation offers the most comprehensive knowledge training for committed sailors, and their courses will prepare you for certification tests offered by ANY sailing association in any nation. We recommend these courses for sailors who are experienced and plan to sail for extended periods, charter frequently or sail offshore.

Island Sailing incorporates Starpath materials into our Navigation, Weather and Radar courses, and we're excited to now offer sailors Starpath's online Home Study Courses! Island Sailing members and students receive a 5% discount!


Coastal Navigation

starpath-coastal-nav

Practical small-craft navigation (sail or power) starting from the basics and ending with all that is needed to navigate safely and efficiently on inland and coastal waters in all weather conditions....

Marine Weather

starpath marine weather homestudy course

This course covers all aspects of practical marine weather, starting from the very basics and ending with all you need to plan your voyages — or weekend outings — safely and efficiently taking into account the weather.

Celestial Navigation

starpath celestial navigation home study course

This course covers how to find position at sea from timed sextant sights of the sun, moon, stars, and planets plus other routine and special procedures of safe, efficient offshore navigation.