Rhythm, Shilshole Bay Marina


Sail - Rhythm, Shilshole Bay Marina

This is a student sail for the Seattle Branch 2024 sailing course. We will be on the water for a couple hours practicing what you learned in the course.

  • Easy, Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts

Before 10am, we will meet in front of "B" gate of Shilshole Marina on the south end of the marina (first entrance as you arrive from down-town Ballard).  Driving through Ballard takes longer than anticipated so give yourself extra time. Parking is available in the parking lot on the rows closest to the road.  

We will keep an eye on the weather forecast starting several days before the day.  Regardless, please dress for a day-hike and bring along extra layers (wind, cold, rain) just in case.  We will be on the water for a several hours practicing what you learned in the course, and other than departing/arriving at the slip, students will run the boat.


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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