Adult Sailing Classes
Ages 18 and up

2020 programming has concluded. Please check back in with us at the beginning of the year for 2021 schedules and rates.

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

2020 Program Brochure can be found HERE

Adult classes are offered on evenings or weekends throughout the spring, and summer. 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 2020 schedule of these classes can be found at the bottom of this page.

For 2020 we are offering two intermediate classes. These classes are geared towards adults that have taken our classes in the past and are looking to further progress their sailing knowledge. There will be one offered in June and one in July, 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 further into summer. Or if you took at class last summer, you have the opportunity to take the early intermediate class and refresh in June! Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions regarding the intermediate class, and anything else. Dates for that class can be found in the full schedule below.

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.




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    • Mailing Address: PMB #122, 5331 S Macadam Ave Ste 258, Portland, OR 97239
    • The club is located at 6336 S Beaver Ave, Portland, OR 97239