Vashon Race 2017

Congratulations to ISC racers for a solid 4th place finish in the Winter Vashon Race (first of the South Sound Series). ISC racers raced Earth’s Edge (Catalina 30) in a low wind +30 mile race beginning in Tacoma and then around Vashon Island. Below are the results, and it’s a highly competitive group!  Only 9 […]

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Deep Water

Josh Recommends “Deep Water”!!! A wonderfully and beautifully documented film is about the first solo – non-stop around the world sailing race, sponsored by the Sunday Times of London… and was eventually won by world famous sailor Robert Knox-Johnson. It’s absolutely mesmerizing and I highly recommend it!  Josh…. Watched on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/70075820 About: “DEEP WATER […]

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Flare safety seminar

Flare Safety Seminar

Please join us for this hands on FREE Portland seminar demonstrating how to safely use your on board flares and fire extinguisher! Sunday, December 3rd at 13:00 (1 pm) RSVP to josh@islandsailingclub.com The USCG requires boaters to have a set of flares on board.  Hopefully you’ll never have to use one in an emergency situation, […]

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Nassau to Pensacola Catamaran Training

A great sailing opportunity! Captain Mark Thompson is offering a training voyage from Nassau (Bahamas) to Pensacola FL and on a Salina 48 Catamaran.  Each leg is offered as vacation sailing that includes Near Coastal experience, along with ICC, NauticEd or RYA certifications. Voyages: Nassau Bahamas to Miami FL Nov 12-18, 2017 Visit the Berry […]

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Crew Overboard – Crash Tack

Simplest Man Overboard Recovery Procedure From our friends at Sailing Virgins in the BVIs, sharing one of their favorite COB techniques.  James Kell, lead instructor, is a RYA Yachtmaster as well as a RYA and NauticEd instructor. James offers a GREAT article on COB that includes an immediate “Crash Tack” that gives time for the […]

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American National Standard – Sail

New American National Standardfor Sailing Training & Assessment Island Sailing’s proud to be one of the first schools in the US to implement the new American National Standard for Sail training and assessment! This year the United States Coast Guard released a very intelligently designed sailing training and assessment standard. It was submitted to and approved […]

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BVI Family Relief Fund

BVI Family Relief Fund

NauticEd is “Calling all Sailors” to help with the BVI’s, including matching donations with free courses and t-shirts for different levels of donations.  The donations will go to Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite BVI Relief Fund – a legitimate, fast and responsible means to get donations to those in need! As a NauticEd Flagship School who […]

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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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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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