Rhythm, Shilshole Bay Marina


Beginner Sail - Rhythm, Shilshole Bay Marina

This is an introductory sailing trip for the 2018 Sailing course. We will depart Shilshole Marina on Sunday morning and will sail over to Port Madison's Hidden Cove on Bainbridge Island, and then will raft-up with several other Mountaineers sailors for a picnic before heading back to Shilshole.

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  • Sun, Mar 18, 2018
  • Seattle Sailing Committee
  • Family, Sailing
  • 20-30 Somethings, Families, Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

The plan is to meet at Shilshole Marina's "B" dock gate on Sunday morning at 10am.  We'll make our way down to Rhythm and will go through an overview of the boat's features before getting underway by about 11am. 


We'll depart Shilshole Marina by 11am and should be at Port Madison's Hidden Cove on Bainbridge Island by 1pm.  We will raft up with other Mountaineers sail boats for a potluck picnic for a couple of hours, so please bring picnic finger food to share with others.  We will return to Shilshole Marina by 5pm or so.  I have another commitment at 6pm, so will want to be timely in our return to the dock.

Please be prepared for any kind of weather.  The secret to comfort here is having sufficient layers to add & subtract as needed, with an outer layer (top & bottom) that is wind & rain proof.   You'll want a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen if it's balmy and mittens & a insulating cap if the weather is cold & inclimate.   Shoes should have good gripping soles, . . . think hiking not dancing!


Rhythm, 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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