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 - Spring 2021

Spring Newsletter: please see our latest Newsletter here. Lots going on this month!

Lesson Schedule Announced

Our group lessons are offered through the City of Renton. Here is a flyer of our offerings this year. Classes are not posted yet, but you can contact the City of Renton to find out when registration will be open. To be COVID 19 safe, we are offering a hybrid of online and in person instruction. Classes occur mid-June. Please register through the City of Renton. All are welcome, you don't need to be a resident of the City of take classes.

New - Private lessons: to provide members and people from the general public a chance to learn sailing in a safe and small environment, we have begun to offer private lessons. These lessons are $125 per hour for small boats, and $150 per hour for keel boats, and are scheduled at a mutually agreeable day and time. The lessons can be for general skill building or to meet certification requirements. Please contact education@rentonsailing.org for more information. Any new student should provide a completed float test form.

Updated COVID 19 Guidelines

The CDC recently released guidance on fully vaccinated individuals being in close contact with other fully vaccinated individuals. Starting now, fully vaccinated individuals may sail with other fully vaccinated individuals in any sailing center vessel without a mask. The CDC defines fully vaccinated as 14 days after your last or final dose. The Sailing Center will not track, document or require a vaccination record. Members and guest may voluntarily disclose their vaccination status to other sailors and Dockmasters and Race Committee will assist in pairing up crews on an ad-hoc basis. The Board interpreted this document that once you are underway you are in a private space. However once you are back at the dock you have entered a public space where masks and distancing are required.


Thank you everyone for making 2020 a safe and fun year of sailing. We have updated our Covid-19 Safety Precautions Plan to reflect the most recent state and local guidance along with industry best practices along with modifying what worked and didn't in 2020. Please take time to review the plan so you are on the team making Renton Sailing a fun, healthy and safe place to sail. Agreement to the plan will be required as you renew your membership for 2021-2022 in order to receive your gate and companionway access code.


Ranger 20 retired. The Ranger 20 hit the rocks, literally, and suffered a terminal injury during the January 13th windstorm. The Ranger will be ground up and used for building roads, so pieces of it will still benefit other modes of transportation. Farewell, faithful friend.

Notice to Members: We'd like to ask for donations to buy a new spinnaker for the Catalina 27. Please click the donate button above if you'd like to donate.

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.