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Renton Sailing Center

US Sailing affiliate

Renton Sailing Center is a US Sailing affiliated organization.

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.


Promote the sport of sailing in the community through classes, races, clinics and recreational sailing.


Provide safe, accessible sailing for everyone in our community.

The Renton Sailing Center membership year starts in April, and lessons start 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.


Upcoming Events

Renton Sailing Center News

  • Join us for the RSC Shoreline Cleanup!

    Saturday, September 23

    Each year, RSC participates in the International Coastal Cleanup as a way to give back to Gene Coulon Park and the environment where we enjoy sailing together.

    Bring work/garden gloves, a re-usable water bottle with your favorite beverage, and your family and friends. Renton Parks Department provides trash pickers, buckets, and safety vests, and we will have data cards and clipboards ready to go. There are a few nice door prizes provided by Fisheries Supply.

    Meet near the RSC dock at 9:30a for sign-in, safety briefing, and orientation.

    Youth are encouraged to participate along with a parent or guardian.  

    RSC members can earn volunteer hours for participating.

    RSVP to Anne at

  • RS Venture Mooring Pendent Reingeneered

    When mooring, connect/disconnect the caribiner from the continuious dyneema loop. This leaves the pendent attached to the mooring ball. The continuious dyneema loop and bow line stay attached to the boat. Lead the bow line aft under the sheets and to the halyard tail bag when underway. We hope this reduces the chance of the spinnaker dousing line getting fouled. 

  • Quest Gooseneck

    After a long wait for the parts to arrive the Quest gooseneck is back in action! Please remember to read the rigging guides before sailing any of the designs you intend to sail so you understand how they are intended to be rigged. All the rigging guides can be found at

    Specifically on the Quest, do not pass the reefing hook through the tack cringle when hoisting full sail. Doing so will break the gooseneck again. 

    The reefing hook is designed to be used when reefing the sail. When reefing put the dog-bone on the reefing hook to make the tack. 

  • Boater Education Card

    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.

Membership Meetings

Our meetings are on the 4th Wednesday of the month, and they start at 7:00 p.m. All members are invited.  From time to time, we have interesting speakers, and the public is invited. In summer, our meetings are at the dock and start earlier. The rest of the year, meetings are held at the  Kennydale Memorial Hall at 2424 NE 27th Street in Renton.

View our upcoming Membership Meeting schedule for more information.

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