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 […]
Thank you to Paul, Beetle, and Yu Min for sharing these pictures!
It’s with heavy hearts that we announce that our beloved Schmoopy passed away on July 3rd. Thank you to each and every one of you for your caring support and wishes. Schmoopy adopted Josh and Island Sailing many years ago, and ever since we’ve been privileged, honored and extremely lucky to have her as a […]
Island Sailing members took part in a 9 boat flotilla in the San Juans, one of the best we’ve done yet! Following’s some of the feedback and pictures, and if you’re planning a trip to the San Juans this feedback on favorite marinas, anchorages, etc… may be invaluable in your planning. Flotilla Feedback read member […]
While our recent ICC (International Certificate of Competence) students discussed more advanced “Blue Water” training (great new course – see Offshore & ICC Training), the question came up “why not volunteer crew as an option to training?” Excellent question, and so we asked another student who has considerable volunteer crew experience and training that includes […]