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: […]

Island Sailing members racing. Bareboat certification.

Congrats to ISC Racers!

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 […]

Sunny Sailing Day at Island Sailing

March 19th

Blue skies, cool breeze. What could be better on a sunny Sunday day?

And now for something completely different …

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. […]

Offshore with spinnaker Guadeloupe to BVI on Lagoon 450

Winter Charter Deals: BVI, Offshore & California Sailing

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 […]

Oct 2016 Portland Blood Chart Page 1

October Blood Charts

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 – […]

Free Bowl of Soup winners

Congrats to ISC Racers!

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.

Aniqua offshore sailing trip

Member Amazing Caribbean Sail

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 […]