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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croatia sailing coastal towns

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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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 – […]

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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.

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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 […]

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