Portland Sailing Center

Portland, Oregon
(503) 281-6529

Portland, Oregon • (503) 281-6529


All Basic 1 classes meet twice per week for three weeks, for a total of about 15 hours. Weekend classes meet Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 to 3:30 or 4:00 to 6:30. Weeknight classes meet Mondays and Thursdays or Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:00 to 8:30.

Classes are for adults, 18 or older and fit for the rigors of sailing. You need not be an athelete, but you need to be ready to step on a tippy boat, pull ropes, hold on, and maybe get out on the foredeck on your hands and knees.

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.

The big boat classes (Bonneville, Sea Trials) are demand driven, so dates are developed as the season progresses.

Schedule conflicts? Missed classes are common; a make-up lesson is easy to get and free, but it is on you to actively seek an opportunity to ride with another class. In some cirumstances we will run a special class.

If you send us an email (portlandsailing at gmail dot com {use normal format, no spacing}) we can send you the link to our schedule page. From there you can sign up immediately or make arrangements to avoid the bank fees.

The 2022 season is winding down, and all boats are full. Weekend classes resume the first week of April. Weeknight classes start the last week of April. Contact us in February, we should have the beginnings of a 2023 schedule by then. In the mean time let is know if you have questions, want to visit, or buy a book.

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