Renton Sailing Center

A warm welcome!

Founded in 1965, Renton Sailing Center, a non-profit organization, promotes the sport of sailing through classes, races, and recreational sailing at Gene Coulon Park at the south end of Lake Washington. Sailing classes begin in May and continue through the end of September. Recreational sailing, repairs, and maintenance clinics are conducted year round.

Our Mission Statement: Promote the sport of sailing in the community through classes, races, clinics and recreational sailing.

Vision: Provide safe, accessible sailing for everyone in our community.

The RSC membership year starts in April.

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RSC News - Winter 2023

Latest Newsletter: please see our latest Newsletter here.

Our meetings are on the 4th Wednesday of the month, and they start at 7:00 p.m. Summers our meetings are at the dock and start earlier. Check our Meetings and Speakers page here.

January 25th - Join us for the Renton Sailing Annual Membership Meeting at Kennydale Memorial Hall. We will gather at 6:30 p.m. and set up for a potluck. Please bring a main, side, salad, drink, or dessert to share. While RSC will have paper plates/bowls and plasticware available, but we ask you to bring your own reusable dishes and utensils to reduce plastic use. Dinner begins at 7:00, followed by a year in review, presentation of our 2023 budget, update of our long-range plan, an exciting announcement of our next fleet addition, vote on upcoming member fees, followed by elections of board members.

Sailing Classes finished for 2022. Stay tuned for 2023.

Renton Sailing Lessons start each year in May. We feature a small boat sailing class, a keel boat class and an "Experience Sailing" day for those who have never sailed. Check this site in the spring.

Winter is a great time to catch up on learning opportunities to increase your enjoyment of sailing. Here are some great opportunities sponsored by other groups:

Safety at Sea

March 5 on Bainbridge Island and March 19 in Vancouver, WA

Seattle Maritime Academy Continuing Education offers recreational boater classes from diesel and outboard engines to Salish Sea weather, tides and currents

Seattle Boat Show offers lots of boating seminars and a more in depth Boat Show University and it's fun to look at dream boats

Cruisers College in Anacortes always has fun learning opportunities for recreational boaters and makes for a fun weekend getaway.

Boater Education Card is offered free online at and is required for all Renton Sailing Keelboat Skippers and anyone operating a 15 hp or greater vessel.

CPR and First Aid. Now is a great time to make sure your CPR and First Aid certifications are up to date. These trainings are required for instructors and highly encouraged for dockmasters (and everyone).

Dreaming of Chartering in the Caribbean? Now is a good time to book a Basic Keelboat, Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Cruising certification course.

Become a Sailing Instructor: All US Sailing Instructor courses begin with online classes and continue with in person practical training. Right now, Small Boat Sailing Instructor Classes are scheduled locally February 18-20 at Corinthian Yacht Club Seattle and Gig Harbor June 3-11. More info at

Renton Sailing Center is a US Sailing Community Sailing Center and an accredited US Sailing Basic Keelboat School. For membership information, please visit our membership page.