When This Boat Crew Realized What They Were Seeing, It Was Almost Too Late To Escape Alive!

weird pumas on the south pacific
Oh, we LOVE sea stories. Here’s a good one. Guess that the lesson here is that if you encounter something “weird” on the open seas, then probably best to sail around it….. The crew of the Maiken sailed through the South Pacific when they spotted a strange discoloration on the ... more info»

Good Weather Today! Racing Tomorrow!

Good Weather Today! Racing Tomorrow!
Today’s weather provides us with a good day to sail! In Portland there are 10 knot winds, 3 knot currents in the shallow, and 5 knot currents in the channel that make for a fun sail. High chance for rain, but the rain will bring flowers to the coming ... more info»

2017 Flotilla Survey

croatia sailing coastal towns
Island Sailing and Cruising Group members are planning a Flotilla (or possibly several) for 2017 and/or early 2018. With charter and broker relationships around the world, we have MANY options for destinations, boats and ways to organize the trips. This survey is intended to focus our efforts on researching, pricing ... more info»

Rigging Seminar with Butch Bogan

Island Sailing Rigging Seminar
Rigging Seminar with Butch Bogan When: Saturday April 22nd 2017, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Who: presented by ISC and Master Rigger Butch Bogan of BB Marine
Where: Island Sailing Club Portland
Cost: $20 per person (cash only) Basic Rigging Concepts & Design Butch will cover the basic terms and concepts of ... more info»

Cool Day to Sail

A cool day to sail
It’s a cool day down at the club. Good winds predicted throughout the day. Would you like to join us on this breezy cool day? ... more info»

Sunny Sunday with Lexter!

Lexter, Island Sailing's Ship's Cat
Lexter (ISC’s recent “Ship’s Cat” new hire) is enjoying his time in the warm sun, cool breeze and all around wonderful day. Today would be a wonderful day for sailing due to the strong currents and nice breeze. Would you like to join Lexter on this beautiful day? ... more info»

Memorial Announcement

Katherine Somervell
MEMORIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for Katherine Somervell   August 6, 1963 – February 17, 2017   Thursday, April 27, 2017, 2 p.m. First Baptist Church SW 12th and Taylor Street 900 SW 11th Avenue Portland, Oregon  97205 First Baptist Church Information A short reception will follow the memorial celebrating Katherine’s life and ... more info»

Congrats to ISC Racers!

Island Sailing members racing. Bareboat certification.
Congratulations to ISC racers for taking 3rd overall in the South Sound Series! Rich and his fellow racers showed their NW sailing spirit and braved the wet & cold to race the Catalina 30 over the winter and in the South Sound Series. As Rich noted, “Thank you all [racers] ... more info»

March 19th

Sunny Sailing Day at Island Sailing

Blue skies, cool breeze. What could be better on a sunny Sunday day? ... more info»

And now for something completely different …

And now for something completely different ...
During the 43rd day of the Vendee Globe, an around the world solo sailboat race, Thomas Ruyant hit a submerged object in his 60 foot racing boat doing 15 knots during a storm with 40 knot winds and 30+ foot seas south of New Zealand. He has made to New ... more info»

Winter Charter Deals: BVI, Offshore & California Sailing

Offshore with spinnaker Guadeloupe to BVI on Lagoon 450
Below are a few sailing opportunities and ideas for the winter!  Island Sailing has many relationships with Charterers, Captains, Instructors, Brokers and other clubs -- they frequently let us know about deals and sailing opportunities.  Also, sign-up on our charter/offshore email list if you'd like to stay in the loop, ... more info»

October Blood Charts

Oct 2016 Portland Blood Chart Page 1
UPDATE to ISC Sailors: we’ve experienced low water levels and significant shoaling this year in Portland and Olympia.  As such, please find below updated “Blood Charts” detailing shoaling and areas you should avoid.  Thank you to members and instructors who’ve reported this ‘local knowledge’ to us…. Please note these are ... more info»