Adult Sailing Classes
Ages 18 and up

Adult Learn to Sail Registration will be open February 1, 2020.

2019 Learn to Sail program brochure can be found HERE.

$TBD ($TBD for Regular Members)
Adult classes are offered on evenings or weekends throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Beginners learn the basics of rigging, sailing theory, safety, knots, docking, and right of way rules in our double handed, 14 ft. Club 420s. This class concentrates 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 without a PFD. The 2019 schedule of these classes can be found at the bottom of this page.

For 2019 we are offering an few extra intermediate classes. These classes are  geared towards adults that have taken our classes in the past and are looking to further their sailing knowledge. There will be one offered at the start and at the end of the summer so students will have the ability to take a beginner class at the start of the summer (if you haven’t taken a class with us already) and then take the intermediate class at the end of the summer. Or if you took at class last summer, you have the opportunity to take the early intermediate class and refresh before the summer sailing season! Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions regarding the intermediate class. Dates for that class can be found in the full schedule below.

3 Hour Private Lessons
All Ages
All Levels
$300 for one person ($200 for Regular Members)
$375 for two people ($275 for Regular Members)
$25 for every person after two
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.

2020 Dates TBD

1 May 11, 18, 25, June 1 (Saturdays)
2 May 28, 30, June 4, 6, 11, 13 (Tuesdays, Thursdays) INTERMEDIATE
3 June 15, 22, 29, July 6 (Saturdays)
4 June 18, 20, 25, 27, July 2 (Tuesdays, Thursdays) No Class Thursday, July 4th
5 July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
6 July 27, August 3, 10, 17 (Saturdays)
7 July 30, August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
8 August 20, 22, 27, 29, September 3, 5 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
9 August 24, 31, September 7, 14 (Saturdays) INTERMEDIATE
10 September 21, 28, October 5, 12 (Saturdays)


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