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»

NauticEd Tracklink – Sailing App with GPS Tracking, Anchor Alarm, & more

NauticEd's Tracklink application
NauticEd just released (yesterday) the new "Tracklink" app - and we're super-excited!  It's free (forever) for all NauticEd students, otherwise $4.99 for non-students (note basic students may need to wait a few days - NE is updating it to be free for basic students. We'll keep you posted). TrackLink on ... more info»

San Juan Sailing Guided Flotilla

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 ... more info»

Friday Night Sails with Alan

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 ... more info»

July Joy

Lexter the cat "talking"
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 ... more info»

Friday Night Sailing

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, ... more info»

Music Nights

Capt. Stephen Frankland playing
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 ... more info»

Review of the Last Dock Party!

Island Sailing 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 ... more info»

2017 summer gear suggestions

Mustang MIT 100 PFD Life Jacket
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! ... more info»