Learn to Sail

Located on beautiful Puget Sound, the Seattle Sailing Club provides students the highest level of instruction with the best fleet available. Our Shileshole Bay Marina location couples a majestic setting with prime sailing real estate, offering a stunning view of the Olympic Mountain range and easy access to open water and wind just minutes from our docks. Only an hour from many favorite Puget Sound cruising destinations and a day sail away from the San Juan Islands, there isn’t a better place to learn from our top-notch instructors. With an unlimited number of weather conditions and infamous Puget Sound tides, we prepare our students for local sailing trips and worldwide sailing endeavors alike.

We hope the following resources are able to answer all of your questions, if not please contact us directly and we do our best to answer your questions.
-Scott Galbraith, School Coordinator

Beginning Sailing
Whether you have never stepped foot on a sailboat before or have gone sailing a few times with friends and want to be a member of the team, this is the place to start for you.


Advanced Offerings
So you have previous experience? Our staff will make sure you sign up for the class appropriate for your sailing level. Our advanced courses are well-suited to cruisers and racers alike.


Continuing Education
We specialize in helping students reach their goals and our elective courses add value by reinforcing confidence and skill on the water.


Course Schedule
While we are very flexible in scheduling courses to fit individual student schedules, we provide a course list for each month of the year.


Team Building
Sailing is an excellent metaphor for teamwork. Whether you are thanking a group of dedicated employees or setting the foundation for a new team, let us help plan an unforgettable excursion.


Meet our Instructors
All of our sailing instructors are USCG approved skippers and American Sailing Association certified, ensuring the hands on training and expertise you deserve.


Why the American Sailing Association?
Apart from being the oldest sailing association in the United States, the American Sailing Association sets itself apart from the rest by promoting best practices, superior curriculum and a universal passion for sailing. The SSC is a proud ASA member.