Blue Fin, Shilshole Bay Marina


Beginner Sail - Blue Fin, Shilshole Bay Marina

Spring Kickoff Sail and Raft-Up at Port Madison

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Sat March 14th at 11:00 am

This is the Mountaineers kickoff event to begin the new sailing year. 6 boats will sail to Port Madison and raft-up together for an on-the -water pot luck. We will return to the dock by 6:00. This is an introduction to sailing event. No sailing experience necessary.


Blue Fin, Shilshole Bay Marina

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Sailing Essentials

Don’t leave the dock without these items! They make sailing safer for you and your crewmates. As a carrier, use a soft duffel bag for easy stowing without metal buckles that can scratch woodwork.

  • Non-skid deck shoes (or sea boots) with non-marking soles.
  • Heavy-duty gloves (preferably leather) for line handling (fingertips cut off is OK).
  • Warm clothing head to foot (Note: The ambient temperature on the water is usually lower than on land).
  • Foul-weather gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Knife on lanyard
  • Whistle on a lanyard
  • Food and drink
  • Headlamp or flashlight
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