Serenity, Shilshole Bay Marina


Sail - Serenity, Shilshole Bay Marina

This training sail is part of the 2023 Seattle Mountaineers Course.

  • easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts

Welcome to the Training Sail session of the Seattle Mountaineers Sailing Course!  Please read the information below prior to the session.

My boat is located at Shilshole Bay Marina - 7001 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117. The docks are in alphabetical order with “A” at the south end and “V” at the north end.  It’s a long walk from “A” to “N” so park near “N” dock!

Meet at the top of "N" dock at Shilshole Bay Marina on Sunday, 5/19 at 9:55am. Park either on the street or in the spaces nearest the street as the rest of the parking requires a permit.  The session will begin promptly at 10:00am, so if you're running late please call my cell at 212-755-7845. 

As of today, the weather is anticipated to be partly sunny, around 55 deg, 10 mph winds, and a chance of rain. My boat does not have a dodger/bimini which means you will be out in the elements all day. It is colder on the water, so please bring a warm jacket, and ideally gloves and a hat. Also, please bring rain gear just in case and wear non-marking athletic shoes that grip well (link to description of non-marking shoes). Unless the weather is horrible this activity will meet. If it is cancelled, I will call you at the phone number you signed up with.

We will be on the water until 2-3pm, and will potentially connect with other Mountaineers boats for a raft-up if we're able to coordinate logistics. Please bring a water bottle, snacks or lunch for yourself and any items you want to share with others.   I have an ice-box onboard if the items need to be kept cold. Lastly, if you have a life jacket you prefer please bring it. Otherwise, a life jacket will be provided.  

See you Sunday and reach out if you have questions!


Serenity, 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).
  • Rain gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Food and drink
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