Portland Sailing Center

Portland, Oregon
(503) 281-6529

Portland, Oregon • (503) 281-6529

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Wow! Sailing season starts soon! April 3, to be exact.

Below is a schedule for 2021, but sailing schedules are unreliable. Wind, weather, and whim change things quickly, so we can never be certain about sailing dates, especially those weeks ahead. But we are never far from the end of one class and the start of another, so pick a date; chances are we can hit it within a week.

All Basic 1 classes, weeknights or weekends, meet for a total of at least fifteen hours. Weeknights tend to have the best conditions, and the two lessons per week pace is about perfect.

This is a sailing class, not a virtual or classroom program, so wind and weather can and do cause schedule changes.

Please call 503-281-6529 or email portlandsailingatgmail.com (use normal format) with any questions. We won't put you on a list for spam, promotions, or any such annoyances.

All big boat classes (Big Boats and Cruising, Bonneville, Sea Trials) are demand driven, so dates are developed as the season progresses.

Schedule conflicts? Missed classes are common, and one or two make-ups are easy to get and free, though typically with a different instuctor and crew.

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Sign-up can be confirmed by email. Your word holds your place in lieu of a 50% non-refundable deposit. Payment is due on or before the first day of class. Pay by check or cash. We also accept Paypal and Zelle, but please add 3%. Please remember there are only three or four students per boat, so we and your fellow students take your promise seriously.

 

April

Basic 1 or Revisited weekends for three weeks, four schedule options:

• Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 to 3:30, start April 3, 1:00 PM

• Saturdays and Sundays 4:00 to 6:30, start April 3, 4:00 PM

• Sundays and Saturdays 1:00 to 3:30, start Sunday, April 25, 1:00 PM

• Sundays and Saturdays 4:00 to 6:30, start Sunday, April 25, 4:00 PM

 

Basic 1 or Revsited weeknights 6:00 to 8:30 for three weeks, two schedule options:

• Mondays and Thursdays, start April 26, 6:00 PM

• Tuesdays and Fridays, start April 27, 6:00 PM

 

Basic 2 weekends for three weeks, one schedule option:

• Sundays and Saturdays, start Sunday, April 25, 4:00 PM

 

Basic 2 weeknights, 6:00 to 8:30 for three weeks, one schedule option:

• Tuesdays and Fridays, start Tuesday, April 27, 6:00 PM

 

May

Basic 1 or Revisited weekends for three weeks, two schedule options:

• Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 to 3:30, start Saturday, May 22, 1:00 PM

• Saturdays and Sundays, 4:00 to 6:30, start Saturday, May 22, 4:00 PM

 

Basic 1 weeknights, 6:00 to 8:30 for three weeks, two schedule options:

• Thursdays and Mondays, start Thursday, May 20, 6:00 PM

• Fridays and Tuesdays, start Friday, May 21, 6:00 PM

 

Basic 2 weekends, one schedule option:

• Saturdays and Sundays, 4:00 to 6:30, start Saturday, May 22, 4:00 PM

 

Basic 2 weeknights, 6:00 to 8:30 for three weeks, one schedule option:

• Thursdays and Mondays, start Thursday, May 20, 6:00 PM

 

June

Basic 1 or Revisited weekends for three weeks, two schedule options:

• Sundays and Saturdays, 4:00 to 6:30, start Sunday, June 13, 1:00 PM

• Sundays and Saturdays, 4:00 to 6:30, start Sunday, June 13, 4:00 PM

 

Basic 1 or Revisited weeknights 6:00 to 8:30 for three weeks, two schedule options:

• Mondays and Thursdays, start June 14, 6:00 PM

• Tuesdays and Fridays, start June 15, 6:00 PM

 

Basic 2 weeknights, 6:00 to 8:30 for three weeks, one schedule option:

• Tuesdays and Fridays, start June 15, 6:00 PM

 

July

Too early to be certain about start dates. Evenings are the best in the late summer.

 

 

August

Too early to be certain about start dates, but we are never far from the end of one class and the start of another.

September

Basic 1 weekends (4:00 to 6:30 PM Saturdays and Sundays for three weeks). Weekend classes will be available. We'll meet Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00PM. But not every weekend, so it might take five or six weeks to complete all six lessons. September has good sailing, but winds begin to change and the end of the season looms. We go like heck on the weekends into October, but we are in finishing mode, not starting. No weeknight classes are available.