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ISLAND SAILING CLUB


Joining Island Sailing Club gives sailors opportunities to sail, gain experience, and meet other sailors.  If new to sailing, the club helps students improve their skills and while sailing with family and friends. Experienced sailors can enjoy sailing and cruising opportunities across the Northwest.

As an Island Sailing member, you can sail affordably in Portland, Kirkland and Olympia.

**For Sailing Students - Intro Membership Special**
Sign-up with the club with dues of only $150/month* Savings of over $400!


7 Reasons to be an Island Sailing Club Member

seven reasons to join island sailing club

LOW MONTHLY RATES. Club membership less than moorage alone and much less expense and hassle than owning a boat.

SAIL WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Qualified (certified) family members are included in your membership.

DISCOUNTS. Get special deals on selected Island Sailing classes, seminars and club group events.

INSTRUCTOR ACCESS. Take your sailing to the next level with our certified instructor team.

Island Sailing club members sailingMORE SAILING OPPORTUNITIES. Sailboats across the Pacific Northwest and sailing opportunities with other sailing clubs, schools and charter companies.

BE PART OF A COMMUNITY. Meet and sail with like-minded sailors who support fun, social, educational and responsible sailing.

ACHIEVE AMBITIOUS GOALS. Often members join to achieve more ambitious sailing goals such as cruising the in exotic locations, owning a boat or more advanced training.


MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Standard Membership

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 inclusive with no additional fees for day use of sailboats.
• Dues are $184 per month with a minimum 12 month commitment.
• One-time $100 initiation fee.
Basic Sailing certification or a competence assessment is required for membership.
• Details are found in the Membership Guidelines

Social Membership

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 initiation fee
• Off-Season Daily Rate Discount 20%. (Oct-April)
Basic Sailing certification or a competence assessment is required for membership.
• Details are found in the Membership Guidelines

Sailor trimming lines**For 2017 & 2018 Sailing Students -  Introductory Membership Special**

Sign-up with the club and received discounted dues of $150/month*

• Full Standard Membership - unlimited day sailing

• Monthly dues of $150/month and a one-time $100 initiation fee. Over $400 in savings.

• Only eligible for 2017 and 2018 Island Sailing students (i.e., if you've taken a sailing class).

*Fine Print: only eligible for Island Sailing 2017 & 2018 students. Requires a 12-month commitment. The introductory rate expires after the first year of membership.

JOIN THE CLUB & QUESTIONS

To join or if you have questions, please submit the contact form below and we'll follow-up. Our process begins with answering any of your questions, discussing training details and introducing you to the fleet.

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Need Help? Contact Island SailingAlternatively, you can contact Josh Shenkman directly at josh@islandsailingclub.com or (503) 285-7765 with questions, for more information or to sign-up!

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Sailing Club Feedback

5 / 5 rating: Sailing Club
By Colin B. on 4/30/17

For serious and low key, recreational sailors alike, Island Sailing Club can't be beat.  At a fraction of what it would cost to register, maintain, insure and moor a boat, and a lot less expensive than other clubs, Island Sailing has a great selection of well maintained boats in various rigs and lengths.  

Probably the best part of the club are the other members - a fun, easy going group.  Racing maniacs and casual puff-chasers, beginners and trans-ocean Captains, the members are great fun to spend time with on deck or in the clubhouse.  

The classes are taught by experienced, approachable sailors at a deep discount for members which makes Island Sailing Club a perfect opportunity for sailors trying - as I am - to get as much experience and education as possible, as quickly as possible and as economically as possible.

Take a class, meet Josh, Alan, Dave and Mr. Mittens.  You will be glad that you did.

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5 / 5 rating: Sailing Club
By Chi Naruse on 4/29/17

I had an opportunity to be on my friend's sailing boat and it made me want to know about sailing. Until then, I wasn't interested in any water sports and I was even scared of water.

So I decided to take the first sailing and the weekend basic sailing class at the Island Sailing. The instructor Stephen has great knowledge and lots of experience. He was willing to share it and teaching me patiently with encouragement! I learned from him so much! 

The Program Director Josh has been so supportive since I sent my first email to ask about classes. To start learning about sailing from 0 (sailing terminology was foreign to me at the beginning!) has been challenging. But I've started getting on a boat with a mentor and I learn every time and am more comfortable to be on a boat. That makes me happy. My decision to learn sailing was right. Josh and the instructors provide warm-welcoming atmosphere and support. Without them, I didn't think that way. Thank you so much!

5 / 5 rating: Sailing Club
By Dan on 11/1/2015

We've been members of the Island Sailing Club for several years. The staff are great, the boats are pretty good and the price is cheap. $184 a month, to take out a boat that you don't have to do any upkeep on. Their classes are a good deal too. We sail most weekends and also go to their semi-annual formals and their dock parties are terrific too.

5 / 5 rating: Sailing Club
By Dieter W. on 9/1/2015

Happy 20th Dieter: Hi Alan, I just saw that my first certification from ISC was dated 7-94. How cool is that!? It speaks a lot of the quality of ISC, and especially the excellence of the people who work there! Since the beginning it has been a huge pleasure to be part of ISC, and I have always appreciated the awesome instructions, the technical assistance, and the countless perks I had received over the years! I am very fortunate to have made so many friends among the sailing community, mostly through the Club! My heartfelt “Thank You!” to all of you! 

5 / 5 rating: Sailing Club
By Sean on 6/1/2015

Island Sailing  has done a great job training us with an emphasis on safety and seamanship. Through our membership, we have been able to sail on the Columbia River, the Willamette River, and the Puget Sound.... A friendly and knowledgeable staff combined with a nice selection of boats in the Puget Sound and Portland locations makes Island Sailing the ideal place to gain or maintain your sailing skills.... The foundational sailing skills obtained have given us the ability to sail, charter, teach and ultimately gave us the confidence to purchase our own boat.

4 / 5 rating: Sailing Club
By Bridget P. on 8/1/2013

We've been members of the Island Sailing Club for several years. The staff are great, the boats are pretty good and the price is cheap. $184 a month, to take out a boat that you don't have to do any upkeep on. Their classes are a good deal too. We sail most weekends and also go to their semi-annual formals and their dock parties are terrific too. The boats are pretty basic, but they work well.