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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. 

Coaches Clinic/Youth Leadership Symposium

January 28, 2023

 Coaches Clinic / Youth Sailing Leadership Symposium

Our 15th Annual Coaches Clinic/Youth Leadership Symposium was held Saturday, January 28 at Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle. Coaches, program administrators, commodores and more connected and shared ideas across a wide array of topics.

We're Hiring!

December 23, 2022

The Sailing Foundation is looking for a new Youth Sailing Director! This is a full-time, year-round position that exists to support youth sailors, coaches, and sailing programs in the Northwest. To learn more check out the Job Posting on Sail1Design. Applications and other queries may be sent to

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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