a lifetime of learning


We limit our beginning courses to maximum three students per boat to improve our student’s learning experience.

Start your sailing experience

Entry level sailing course

Learning to sail is easy, and once sailing you’ll wonder why you waited so long to learn!

This 18 hour course will give you the foundation for you to start creating your sailing experience.

Improve and advance your skills and knowledge

Introduction to cruising course

Learn improved sail and boat handling techniques, including heavier weather sailing and sailing on sailboats 25' and larger.

Sail further and faster with the 2-day Basic Cruising Course.

Learn Bareboat

Bareboat Course

The 3-day charter Bareboat Course teaches a complete understanding of vessel systems, planning, and large boat handling.

Sail bigger boats and prepare to begin your chartering experience.

San Juan Cruise & Learn

Bareboat Course

Explore a world-class sailing destination while sailing and training with local and veteran instructors.


Give sailing the time it deserves

For over 40 years Island Sailing has been training and coaching wonderful folks in the art of sailing. Then, by providing the easiest way to "get out there" and practice with our fleet of sailboats our members can focus on the sailing first and foremost.

At Island Sailing we firmly believe that your learning process and your sailing goals must lead how we design and guide our lessons and that the sailing curriculum is meant to serve you by helping you to achieving your success. For us it's not about how quickly you can finish a class, or how quickly you can take the next class - instead it's being the best guides we can be to help you create your perfect sailing experiences.

Once you finish your class we have the perfect way for you to start sailing!

Come on by and...

Check out the club!

We provide the boats -
and you simply go sailing!

We love talking sailing - call us!

Simply, we work to fulfill each sailor's goals and needs. If you're not sure or have questions, certainly come on down to visit - give us a call - or shoot us an email!


Contact us directly at
(503) 285-7765
with questions and more information.

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