Portland's center for small boat sailing since 1961, Willamette Sailing Club is located on the banks of the Willamette River, approximately 5 minutes south of downtown. The club hosts learn-to-sail summer camps, classes and race teams taught by certified instructors, with over 500+ students coming through our program annually! We offer classes for every age and level of experience. Whatever your sailing interest is, WSC provides the opportunity to get out on the river and enjoy some family fun in a safe, welcoming and scenic environment.
Students learn the basics of small boat sailing through hands on learning and fun games that are designed to practice boat handling and water safety. All classes are taught by US Sailing certified instructors and follow the US Sailing beginner curriculum. 50-foot swim check with a life jacket required.