Adult Sailing

Adults and families can have fun learning together on the water through our signature sailing programs. With options for private lessons, flexible scheduling, and a range of courses from beginner to intermediate, sailing at The Center for Wooden Boats is fun and accessible for people of all ages and abilities. 

SailNOW! LEARN TO SAIL

This is the signature CWB learn-to-sail program for adults and families. Students learn basic boat handling skills that are the foundation for a lifetime of sailing.

DROP-IN SHORE SCHOOL

This 1.5 hour class will introduce you to the basics of sailing. Topics will include terminology for parts of the boat and points of sail, as well as the basic theory of sailing. With the class you will receive to the CWB Sailing Primer!

PRIVATE SAILING LESSONS

WORK ONE ON ONE with an instructor to identify skills to focus on and improve your sailing. Private lessons are perfect for new sailors with busy schedules, experienced sailors wanting a refresher, or anyone who wants tips for sailing wooden boats on Lake Union.

NAVIGATION ESSENTIALS

In partnership with Anacortes-based Shearwater University, The Center for Wooden Boats is excited to offer the US Sailing/Us Powerboating Coastal Navigation Certification. 

SPRING SAILING REFRESHER

This refresher is for Sailors who have a current Livery Card at The Center for Wooden Boats, but have not sailed in a while and wish to sail with an instructor’s supervision before going out on their own again.

US SAILING BASIC KEELBOAT CERTIFICATION CONVERSION

Expand your horizons! This add-on to SailNOW! is a US Sailing accredited Basic Keelboat Checkout clinic that includes a practical and written evaluation.

SMALLER BOAT SAILING

Become comfortable rigging and sailing the smaller centerboard boats in our fleet.