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 - Winter 2020/2021

December Newsletter: please see our December Newsletter here:

December News

January Meeting -

At our January 27, 2021 meeting we will be electing the following positions for a 2 year term: President, Secretary, and Member at Large - Position 1. Position descriptions are available here on the positions page. Please reach out to our vice president if you are interested or would like to nominate someone.

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. Currently we do not have open sailing days. Once we reach that point in the season, we will check with restrictions through the State of Washington to let you know what is allowed.

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. Repairs are finished and the boat is back from the boatyard. Details can be found in our December newsletter. Thank you to all who worked hard to get this boat in shape!

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.