Griffin, Shilshole Bay Marina


Beginner Sail - Griffin, Shilshole Bay Marina

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Please meet at Shilshole Bay Marina at the top of P dock at 11:00 AM.  The doors are keycard access only so please give me a call or text when you arrive and I will come let you in (919) 306-0366.  You can park in the outermost row of spots facing the street or on the street without a parking permit. Please be prepared for any weather by bringing layers, rain gear, a personal PFD if you have one as well as non-skid shoes.  This will be a raft-up trip where we practice our sailing skills from the class and make our way over to Port Madison to meet up with a few Mountaineers boats for a late lunch.  We'll have a fridge/freezer/stove/grill and access to all the basics of the galley.  Please bring something to share with everyone. There will be water on the boat but feel free to bring whatever else you would like while we are out.   I'll probably bring some brats to grill and share.



Griffin, 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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