Lake WA SR520 Bouys

Seafair – SR520 Bouys

Note to Kirkland Sailors….. ** Dear members of the Lake Washington boating community, Earlier this week, crews on the SR 520 floating bridge project replaced the buoy lines along the west navigation channel with new, large orange buoys. In coming days, crews also will replace the buoy lines along the bridge’s east navigation channel with […]

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San Juan Sailing Guided Flotilla

ISC Instructor Captain David Spencer is leading a flotilla to the Desolation Sound and has a staterooms available aboard his vessel, the 42′ Beneteau Kipper Kite.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to explore spectacular scenery, sailing opportunities in the Straits of Georgia and great social times together with other Sailors and Power Boaters. If interested in […]

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Friday Night Sails with Alan

  Friday Night Sailing With Alan Captain Alan will set sail Friday nights for various drills, fun sailing, or the beer can races from 6pm into the evening per member request. The Friday night sail is free, however, please bring $20 cash to put in the donation jar. Donations will go towards tiller extensions and […]

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July Joy

Photo was provided by a member, Diana Powe It is a beautiful day in July and Lexter here is excited! Lex can’t wait to see you in Portland and bug you for human food. He also can’t wait to sneak into your bags to try and get the human food himself. If you have the […]

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Friday Night Sailing

Sailing Every Friday Night! Alan will set sail every Friday night for various drills or joining in on the beer can races from 6pm into the evening. Bring $20 cash to put in the donation jar. Funds will go towards tiller extensions and gear upgrades. Maximum of six people, so RSVP with Alan at alan@islandsailingclub.com […]

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Music Nights

Come down Wednesday evenings to hang out on the water at Island Sailing to play and hear some music! Bring any instruments you’d like or just come down to say hello! Casual fun music sharing – bring an instrument, bring a story or two, and bring yourself and possibly a friend as well! Contact Stephen […]

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Review of the Last Dock Party!

  The last dock party was HOT HOT HOT and HOT! The brave souls that dared to come and attend had plenty of cool and refreshing beverages to cool themselves down from the summer heat, but nonetheless, a good time was had. The sunset was an incredible sight. Thank you again to all the brave […]

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Mustang MIT 100 PFD Life Jacket

2017 summer gear suggestions

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 – webmaster@islandsailing.org! Astral Buoyancy V-Eight A super-comfi’ […]

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Our Summer Dock Party Schedule

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 […]

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Dear Cat Adoption Team

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 […]

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Beautiful day in May

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 […]

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OWSA Scholarship Award Winners 2017

  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 […]

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Good Weather Today! Racing Tomorrow!

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 […]

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2017 Flotilla Survey

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 […]

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Island Sailing Rigging Seminar

Rigging Seminar with Butch Bogan

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 […]

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Lexter, Island Sailing's Ship's Cat

Sunny Sunday with Lexter!

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?

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Memorial Announcement

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: […]

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