Rhythm, Shilshole Bay Marina


Beginner Sail - Rhythm, Shilshole Bay Marina

Join us for a fun introductory sail across Puget Sound to Port Madison for a raft-up with other Mountaineers boats.

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  • Sat, Mar 23, 2019
  • Seattle Sailing Committee
  • Sailing
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Families, Adults
  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

We will meet at Shilshole Bay Marina, at the "B" dock gate at the south end of the marina at 11AM. We will take a leisurely sail across the Sound practicing a few basic sailing maneuvers on our way to Port Madison, where we will raft-up with several other Mountaineers boats. We'll share a pot-luck picnic lunch (so please bring food to share), and we'll hang out for a while before heading back to Shilshole, and we should be back at the slip by 5PM.

This trip is on, rain or shine, so watch the weather and dress accordingly.  When considering what to bring, prepare as though you are hiking in the Cascades with layers available for wind, rain, and cold temps and hats / sun glasses / sun screen.  Please wear soft-soled, non-marking shoes; any soft-soled shoes are fine.  

Rhythm has plenty of life jackets on board, but you're welcome to bring your own if you have one. 

This is a "potluck" lunch raft-up so please bring picnic type food to share!


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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