2018 Greece Kid Friendly Flotilla

An exciting sailing opportunity! NauticEd is running a kid friendly flotilla in the Ionian Island, Greece this June 2-9th, 2018.
**For sailors with families** NauticEd is offering a highly personalized and "Kid Friendly" Flotilla in Greece (Ionian Islands), June 2-9 2018.  As many of us at Island Sailing have kids, we applaud this initiative to create some family friendly fun in the Med! Below is the announcement from Lauren at ... more info»

Congrats to ISC racers, Sailing on Sundays

Congrats to ISC racers, Sailing on Sundays
Congratulations to ISC racers and a "well raced winter" in the CYC Sailing on Sundays series. Defiant - Rich & Crew ISC 14 - Beetle, Paul & Crew The Zap - Mark & Crew Results below, 18 races total scored. Pos Sail   Boat   Rating Skipper Yacht Club Total Pos 1   ... more info»

Italy Flotilla

NauticEd Flotilla in Italy
Join Island Sailing on a NauticEd "Italian Flotilla" from July 14-21, 2018 No space remaining - 2 boats fully booked!
A week-long Flotilla in Italy (the Amalfi Coast) led by NauticEd. The Amalfi coast is one of sailing's best kept secrets - incredible sailing and vacation, in many respects less ... more info»

Tall Ships Pursuit

2018 Tall ships festival
Join Capt. Mark Thompson aboard a Salina 48 Catamaran to follow and pursue the Gulf Coast Tall Ships Challenge.  The Tall Ships Challenge is a series of tall ship races and port festivals - including Galveston (April 5-8), Pensacola (April 12-15), and New Orleans (April 19-22). In addition to pursuing ... more info»

Vashon Race 2017

2017 Vashon race crew
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 ... more info»

Deep Water

Deep Water, the film
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 ... more info»

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 ... more info»

Nassau to Pensacola Catamaran Training

Salina 48 to weather
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 ... more info»

Crew Overboard – Crash Tack

Sailing Virgins practicing crew overboard
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" ... more info»

American National Standard – Sail

ANS - American National Standard for On-Water Recreational Boating Skills
New American National Standard
for 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 ... more info»

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 ... more info»

Seafair – SR520 Bouys

Lake WA 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 ... more info»