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Safety at Sea 2024

November 3, 2023

This year's Safety at Sea seminar will be held February 25th, 2024 at Bainbridge High School. 
Both the class and waitlist for the February 25th, 2024 Bainbridge Island Safety at Sea training are full.
Please join our Safety at Sea mailing list for updates regarding future classes.


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Introducing Solvig Sayre

May 1, 2023

For Immediate Release:

The Sailing Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of Solvig Sayre as our new Youth Sailing Director. An extensive search began in December 2022, which yielded over a dozen applicants, five of whom were selected as finalists. This impressive group included domestic and international candidates with a diverse range of sailing, coaching, and non-profit management experience. After a rigorous interview and screening process, Solvig emerged as our clear frontrunner. She has since accepted our offer of employment and will officially join our team on June 1, 2023. 

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

Safety at Sea 2023

March 5, 2023

Safety at Sea Portland and Bainbridge Island


Join us for Safety at Sea 2023 in Portland or Bainbridge Island! This US Sailing-sanctioned event is open to all everyone, including cruising and racing sailors, and powerboaters. It incorporates the latest techniques and information available. Topics include: heavy weather seamanship, medicine at sea, damage control/repair, marine weather forecasting, personal safety equipment, crew overboard rescue, emergency communications, navigation, and more! Safety at Sea certification is also a requirement for many offshore races. 

Sailing Foundation Programs

Youth Sailing Initiative

We are here to augment the good work currently being done by local sailing programs and organizations. Focused on youth sailing at all levels, but with a special focus on racing, we believe sailing as an activity offers a unique medium for personal growth and enrichment.

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Safety At Sea

We are dedicated to promoting safe boating throughout both the commercial and pleasure boating industry. In support of this effort, we conduct bi-annual Safety at Sea Seminars. These two-day seminars provide valuable information to cruising and racing sailors, as well as commercial operators.

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