Adult Sailing Classes
Ages 18 and up

Note: 2021 scheduling and registration will be released March 15th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Program Director at:

Adult Beginner Learn-to-Sail
Using US Sailing’s Beginner Curriculum, students learn the basics of rigging, sailing theory, safety, knots, docking and right of way rules in our double-handed, 14 ft. Club 420s. Classes concentrate on teaching the basics of sailing, while spending as much time as possible on the water. Participants must know how to swim and will be asked to complete a 50-foot swim test with a lifejacket.

3 Hour Private Lessons
All Ages
All Levels
Private lessons are a great way to learn or advance your skills while sailing individually, with a friend, or with the whole family. Private lessons allow coaches to give personalized feedback and teach to your particular skill level. During our private lessons the coach will either be in the boat with you or along side in a powerboat. Lessons last three hours and are available by appointment through the office. Private lessons can be taught in your privately owned boat or one of the club’s 420s, Lasers, or Optis. Call or email the office to schedule a Private Lesson 503-246-5345 or

Family Fridays
All Ages
All Levels
5:00-8:30pm – Dates TBD 
$25 per boat (free for Regular Members)
Community members, sailing class participants, club members, and their guests are invited to join us for Family Fridays. Club 420s are available to borrow. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the dock! Space is available on a first come, first served basis. No advanced reservations accepted.

Custom Events
All Ages
All Levels
If you have a group of people that would like to try out sailing, we would love to help you put together a custom event. Company picnics, summer school classes, camps, family gatherings or groups of friends. Perfect for groups of kids and adults alike. Call the office for appointments and rates. Call the office to schedule a Custom Event 503-246-5345.

Refunds can be requested for classes by contacting the office. A non-refundable $50 administrative fee will be given for classes cancelled two weeks in advance of the first class date. No refund will be given for classes cancelled less than two weeks prior to the first class date.

*If you are not currently a regular or youth member of the Willamette Sailing Club then a portion of your class fee will go towards a training membership. A training membership allows individuals to use the WSC facilities during the class or camp that they enroll in.



    Willamette Sailing Club



    6336 S. Beaver Ave
    Portland, OR 97239


    PMB 122, 5331 S. Macadam Ave Ste 258
    Portland, OR 97239


    Business Office: 503-246-5345

    Programming: 503-730-SAIL


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