Adult Sailing

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Adults and families can have fun learning together on the water through our signature sailing programs. With options for private lessons, flexible scheduling, and a range of courses from beginner to intermediate, sailing at The Center for Wooden Boats is fun and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

Learn to Sail

Begin a lifetime of sailing by learning basic boat handling skills in one of our beginning sailing courses. Whether you want to take an intensive multi-week session or focus on brushing up your skills, our learn to sail programs are flexible enough to meet your needs.

Expand your Skills

Racing – Lake Union hosts a vibrant racing community. Join the fun by refining your skills in strategy, tactics, rules, and boat handling.

Cruising – Puget Sound is home to some of the world’s best cruising. Take advantage of it by honing your navigation skills and earning your US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification.

Marlinspike Saturdays at Cama Beach

  • Location: Cama Beach
  • Instructor: Chuck Gittings
  • Over the course of four Saturdays in January at scenic Cama Beach learn about rope construction, knots and splicing.

SailNOW! Learn to Sail

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: CWB Sailing Instructors
  • Prerequisites: none
  • The Center for Wooden Boats' signature learn-to-sail program.

Spring Sailing Refresher

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: CWB Sailing Instructors
  • Prerequisites: current livery card
  • For sailors with a current Livery card looking for a quick refresher on sailing basics.

Learn to Sail at Cama Beach

  • Location: Cama Beach
  • Instructor: CWB Sailing Instructors
  • Prerequisites: none

US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification Check-Out

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: CWB Sailing Instructors
  • Prerequisites: current livery card
  • Expand your horizons! This add-on to SailNOW! is a US Sailing accredited Basic Keelboat Checkout clinic that includes a practical and written evaluation.

RaceNOW! Summer Racing Series

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: CWB Staff
  • Prerequisites: current livery card
  • One design racing in the Blanchard Junior Knockabouts.

Private Sailing Lessons

  • Location: South Lake Union
  • Instructor: CWB Sailing Instructors
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Work one-on-one with an instructor to identify skills to focus on and improve your sailing.