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

The RSC membership year starts in April.

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RSC News - Fall/Winter 2020

November Newsletter: please see our November Newsletter here:

November News

Lessons - Our Instructors will begin offering private lessons to individuals or households for Basic Keelboat or Small Boat Sailing or another skill that can be accommodated. Many details need to be worked out but pricing will be along the lines of $100/hour.

In 2021 our Group Lessons will be adjusted as necessary to provide for more videoconference chalk talks and videos and smaller group sizes allowing for household crews or singlehanded sailing for Small Boat or masked household crews for Basic Keelboat

Center members - sailing restrictions. Dockmasters will have the ad-hoc title of "Guide" as they have additional certification and training to facilitate open sailing. Open Sailing in Phase 2 may serve up to 12 individuals from up to 8 households including the Dockmaster. The Dockmaster who has volunteered for the session will accept RSVPs and will notify folks if they are accepted or on standby or wait list. In phase 2 up to 2 crews may be on the dock at one time to rig or un-rig. The dockmaster will coordinate comings and goings. Please see email communications for more info. Mask up everyone! Stay safe.

New sailboat added to our fleet. Our newest acquisition is a Jalapeno, a J/80 Sailboat. See our fleet page for more information about this beauty. The Jalapeno has already sailed in it's first race at Newport Shores. According the captain, it's fun to sail and thoughtfully laid out.

This purchase is part of a long range plan that began in 2012 for fleet improvements. The J/80 is a 2001 model that was purchased in Portland and trailered to Seattle. Commissioning and repairs are underway to get the J/80 Jalapeno up to a high standard. Details

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.