Island Sailing Club, best club in the Northwest

Sailing Club
the sailing life

As an Island Sailing member, you and your family sail as often as you’d like and from any of our four locations - without the hassle and expense of maintenance or boat ownership. Each location provides easy access to the water so your time between casting off and sailing is less than 10 minutes!

  • Over 35 boats across the Northwest in Portland, Olympia, Gig Harbor and Kirkland
  • Low monthly rates, less than moorage alone and much less than owning a boat »boat ownership comparison
  • Sail a variety of boats in different waters – Columbia River, Puget Sound and Lake Washington
  • Discounted classes & free Seminars
  • Free participation in member organized sailing groups
  • Reciprocal relationships (and deals) with other sailing clubs and schools across the country

We offer 3 unique membership options for individuals & families, groups and travelers

Standard Membership* - is the best choice for most sailors as you sail year-round, receive discounts on classes and benefit from access to instructors.

• Great value at a low monthly rate.
• Club benefits are all inclusive with no additional fees for day use of sailboats.
• Dues are $184 per month with a minimum 12 month commitment.
• One time $400 joining fee includes one Basic Sailing Course, and half-off Basic Sailing lessons for your crew.
• Membership includes the whole family. If they are certified, they can go sailing!

*Details are found in the Membership Guidelines

Friends Membership* - works much like the standard membership except shared by multiple people.  Only one person in the group can make a reservation at any one time, but the benefit is that the costs are reduced.

• Ideal for a company or a group of friends
• Multiple participants share a membership, lowering the monthly costs for each!
• Dues are $128.80 per month; a 30% discount on rentals.
• One time $300 joining fee per person includes one Basic Sailing course for each shared member.
• Limited to 2-4 people per membership, and only one reservation per membership at any one time.

*Details are found in the Membership Guidelines


Social Membership* - the social membership is designed mostly for people out of the area or own their own boats, but still want to have access to the club fleet and activities.  Monthly rates are low and you pay per-use of the boats.

• Designed for travelers and non-residents in mind.
• Low daily rates each time they use a boat. (see notes below)
• Dues are $50 per month with a minimum 12 month commitment.
• One time $100 joining fee. (does not include lessons)
• Off-Season Daily Rate Discount 20%. (April-Oct)

*Details are found in the Membership Guidelines

More Information:

Social Membership Boat Rates

Membership Guidelines

Contact us to sign-up. We will answer any questions, show you the fleet and schedule your first class. We often tailor our programs for the individual sailing goals of our members, and so we're happy to discuss the various options and how the club may fit your plans. (503) 285-7765 or