Introduction to Sailing

Not sure if sailing is for you?

Island Sailing offers a variety of options to introduce you to sailing:  just going sailing with an instructor for a brief introduction, or if interested in chartering join one of our Adventure Vacations.  A great way to try out sailing is to take our weekend Basic Sailing Course.

NauticEd also offers free online courses that we highly recommend, and they'll introduce you to basics of what's involved in sailing, navigation rules, handling sails, etc...  And, it's FREE.

In Portland we work closely with AGWE Sailing, and Capt. Frankland has many options for introductory sails and private charters.

Need Help? Contact Island SailingTo arrange an introductory sail, please contact us at or (503) 285-7765.  We'll discuss the options available for where and when you'd like to go sailing.

Simply Go Sailing!
Portland Intro Sails

Awge Sailing introductory sailing in Portland

Join Capt. Stephen Frankland in Portland for 3-hour introductory sails on Mahalo. No experience required - just kick back and enjoy or get into the sailing action. Give Sailing a try. GO»

Two FREE Online Courses

2 FREE sailing courses and free online sailing logbook with NauticEd

Sign-up with NauticEd > and receive 2 FREE online courses, learn the basics and gain access to free online sailing resources. If new to sailing, this is an instructive and interactive introduction. GO»

Learn to Sail
Basic Sailing Course

Learn to Sail with the fundamental knowledge and on-the-water training needed to competently crew and Skipper Keelboats up to 24'

Learning the basics of sailing is easy, and once sailing you'll wonder why you waited so long to learn! This fun 2-day Basic Sailing Course teaches you how to sail safely and confidently. Includes 2 free days of sailing. GO»

Adventure Vacations

sailing vacation to the BVIs

Training and sun & fun: a sailing program for individuals and couples alike to learn to charter while on a vacation... GO»