Welcome to the Willamette Sailing Club

In response to the spread of COVID-19, WSC is taking action in order to help with “flattening the curve”. The clubhouse and primary facilities will be closed to all traffic, and all club owned boats are off limits. However, the upper lot, the docks, and the upland bathrooms will still be open to members to access their boats. If you use the upland bathrooms, please be sure to lock the door behind you. We ask that all members stay home unless it is necessary to access your boat. This is in effect until at least April 28th, and we will be reevaluating when that time comes. The WSC staff will be primarily working from home – Mitchell Burke will be in the office Thursdays from 10am-3pm to take calls, help with billing questions, or anything else. Otherwise we can be reached all other times at director@willamettesailingclub.com.

Willamette Sailing Club has been the center for small boat sailing in Portland since 1961. Located 5 minutes South of downtown Portland on the banks of the Willamette River, the club hosts a busy year-round schedule of racing, cruising, and learn-to-sail programs, as well as a number of river-related social and educational events, all of which are open to the public.

Each summer, more than 600 kids and adults learn sailing, water safety, and river adventuring skills from WSC’s staff of certified instructors. WSC also serves as headquarters for local youth, high school, and college sailing teams, providing the young sailors with boats, coaching, and a base on the river. These programs are currently putting 75 youths, representing more than 20 Portland-area schools and colleges, year-round, on the water three to five days a week. Weekend regattas, held several times throughout the school year, attract as many as 200 sailors from all over the northwest to the Willamette.

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To find out more about sailing opportunities at WSC, contact Program Director Mitchell Burke at 503-246-5345 or email director@willamettesailingclub.com