Introduction to Sailing

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To arrange an introductory sail, please contact us at or
(503) 285-7765. We'll discuss the options available for where and when you'd like to go sailing.

Not sure if sailing is for you?

Island Sailing offers a variety of options to introduce you to sailing: just going sailing with an instructor for a brief introduction, or if interested in chartering join one of our Adventure Vacations. A great way to try out sailing is to take our weekend Basic Sailing Course.

NauticEd also offers free online courses that we highly recommend, and they'll introduce you to basics of what's involved in sailing, navigation rules, handling sails, etc... And, it's FREE.

In Portland we work closely with AGWE Sailing, and Capt. Frankland has many options for introductory sails and private charters.

Simply Go Sailing! Portland Intro Sails

Join Capt. Stephen Frankland in Portland for 3-hour introductory sails on Mahalo. No experience required - just kick back and enjoy or get into the sailing action. Give Sailing a try.

Learn to Sail Basic Sailing Course

Learning the basics of sailing is easy, and once sailing you'll wonder why you waited so long to learn! This fun 2-day Basic Sailing Course teaches you how to sail safely and confidently. Includes 2 free days of sailing.

Training and sun & fun: a sailing program for individuals and couples alike to learn to charter while on a vacation...

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