We often play with sailing gear and receive questions about what to buy – here are a few suggestions leading into the summer. We recently began compiling a list as well (here – sailing gear), and so let us know if you have any suggestions we can share – email@example.com! Astral Buoyancy V-Eight A super-comfi’ […]
Our Summer Dock Party Schedule Saturday, JUNE 24th . 7:00 pm Saturday, JULY 22nd . 7:00 pm Saturday, AUGUST 26th . 7:00 pm Saturday, SEPTEMBER 9th . 7:00 pm Island Sailing dock parties are held to encourage member interaction, give confidence to those that haven’t sailed recently (*some parties include a social sail […]
Dear Cat Adoption Team, My new home is in a club house surrounded by boats! Who knew that sailors, of all people, consider cats good luck and the old square riggers would not leave port until we where onboard! They even gave me a Pirate tag with my name on it. There are people here […]
Today is a beautiful day for sailing, however, we are completely booked today. If you would like to make a reservation for another day, you can still email or call us. The weather today is sun sun sun with good temperatures for sailing. Don’t forget racing night at the PDX location tomorrow night. If you […]
Congrats to the 2017 ISC Oregon Women’s Sailing Association Scholarship Winners!!! As seen left to right, Carin, Bernadette, Carisa, and Debra. This is a photo of the lucky ladies taking their Learn to Sail Class with Capt. Alan Somervell. This Scholarship has been valued at over $2,600!!! By winning this scholarship, they got a […]
Oh, we LOVE sea stories. Here’s a good one. Guess that the lesson here is that if you encounter something “weird” on the open seas, then probably best to sail around it….. The crew of the Maiken sailed through the South Pacific when they spotted a strange discoloration on the water. They moved in closer […]
Today’s weather provides us with a good day to sail! In Portland there are 10 knot winds, 3 knot currents in the shallow, and 5 knot currents in the channel that make for a fun sail. High chance for rain, but the rain will bring flowers to the coming months. It’s a little chilly, so […]
Island Sailing and Cruising Group members are planning a Flotilla (or possibly several) for 2017 and/or early 2018. With charter and broker relationships around the world, we have MANY options for destinations, boats and ways to organize the trips. This survey is intended to focus our efforts on researching, pricing and planning the Flotilla. Thank […]
Rigging Seminar with Butch Bogan When: Saturday April 22nd 2017, 1:00pm to 4:00pm Who: presented by ISC and Master Rigger Butch Bogan of BB Marine Where: Island Sailing Club Portland Cost: $20 per person (cash only) Basic Rigging Concepts & Design Butch will cover the basic terms and concepts of sailboat masts and rigging. The […]
It’s a cool day down at the club. Good winds predicted throughout the day. Would you like to join us on this breezy cool day?
Lexter (ISC’s recent “Ship’s Cat” new hire) is enjoying his time in the warm sun, cool breeze and all around wonderful day. Today would be a wonderful day for sailing due to the strong currents and nice breeze. Would you like to join Lexter on this beautiful day?
MEMORIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for Katherine Somervell August 6, 1963 – February 17, 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017, 2 p.m. First Baptist Church SW 12th and Taylor Street 900 SW 11th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97205 First Baptist Church Information A short reception will follow the memorial celebrating Katherine’s life and loves. Please RSVP through Alan: […]
Congratulations to ISC racers for taking 3rd overall in the South Sound Series! Rich and his fellow racers showed their NW sailing spirit and braved the wet & cold to race the Catalina 30 over the winter and in the South Sound Series. As Rich noted, “Thank you all [racers] for making the South Sound […]
Blue skies, cool breeze. What could be better on a sunny Sunday day?
During the 43rd day of the Vendee Globe, an around the world solo sailboat race, Thomas Ruyant hit a submerged object in his 60 foot racing boat doing 15 knots during a storm with 40 knot winds and 30+ foot seas south of New Zealand. He has made to New Zealand under his own power. […]
Below are a few sailing opportunities and ideas for the winter! Island Sailing has many relationships with Charterers, Captains, Instructors, Brokers and other clubs — they frequently let us know about deals and sailing opportunities. Also, sign-up on our charter/offshore email list if you’d like to stay in the loop, and always feel welcome to […]
UPDATE to ISC Sailors: we’ve experienced low water levels and significant shoaling this year in Portland and Olympia. As such, please find below updated “Blood Charts” detailing shoaling and areas you should avoid. Thank you to members and instructors who’ve reported this ‘local knowledge’ to us…. Please note these are not for “navigational” purposes – […]
This is pretty cool…. The 171-foot luxury sailing super-yacht “Tamsen” is in Puget Sound waters docked, in Elliott Bay. It has been up in British Columbia, turning heads there and has been here for a few days now. It is not its first time in Seattle, as it uses this dock as its stopping off […]
Congratulations to ISC Racers in for a fifth place finish (third is racing but fifth by donations) in the Free Bowl of Soup charity race. Pictured are (from left to right) Rich Ackerman, Beetle Bailey (seated), Steve Capps, Al Sekol (Captain), and Mark Nutcher.
Dear Island Sailing Club members, By way of introduction, my name is Chris Black and I am a fellow Island Sailing member in Portland. We have a GREAT opportunity to join a world-class sailor and instructor on a December 7-12 delivery of a new Lagoon 380 catamaran from Guadeloupe to the BVIs. Two new boats […]