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 2023

Sailing Class Registration is open!  Please see our class flyer  Register here online  for classes. Please contact for more information.  See our Education page for more info. 

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

April 8: Dockmaster Clinic and Spring Commissioning

Renton Sailing Center is planning a Dockmasters Clinic and Spring commissioning of all of our sailboats on Saturday, April 8.  The Dockmaster Clinic will start at 10am and will end by noon. This is for all Dockmasters and also sailors interested in becoming Dockmasters or Assistant Dockmasters. Dockmasters manage sailing activities during Open Sailing, which is especially important for getting our Beginner and Intermediate Sailors out on the water.  

Skill Building Through Racing to Begin April 18

April 18 marks the 1st day of 2023 with a sunset after 8:00 p.m. For the Spring Series participants should consider a wetsuit or dry suit or at least woolens and fowlies and a change of clothes. The water temp as of writing this is a cool 46°. Skill building through racing will continue every Tuesday through August 29. Plan to arrive and begin rigging at 5:00 p.m. so the Dockmaster can lock up by 5:30 and be underway to the race course before 5:45.  Please watch the video on sailboat racing here

Other learning opportunities:

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

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).

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.