Beginner Sail - Tanalae, Shilshole Bay Marina

We will be sailing from Shilshole Marina to Port Madison for a raft-lunch.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

We will meet at the top of S dock at Shilshole Marina at 11:00.  When you arrive please call or text me at (919) 306-0366 so I can come let you in. Once everyone arrives we will leave from Shilshole to sail the hour and a half across the sound to meet the other mountaineers boats for a raft-up in Port Madison and will return to the docks by 6. Please bring something to contribute to the cookout!  We will have refrigeration, a two burner stove to heat foods up and of course the grill. It will still be cool out this time of year so please remember to bring warm clothes and rain shells just in case! 


Tanalae, 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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