Services

SheSails Seattle offers a large variety of sailing lessons, charters, and women’s-only classes.

Intro to Sailing

Our Introduction to Sailing class is very hands-on and covers a lot of information in a short period of time. You will learn the basic layout of a sailboat, some essential sailing terminology, a knot or two and most importantly, the fundamentals of using the wind to move the boat. You will have an opportunity to try different roles while practicing steering, tacking and gibing, trimming sails and interacting with other crewmembers. We work hard to make sure it is safe, fun and educational. We hope that this “taste” of sailing will leave you wanting more!

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Sailing Basics

Our Sailing Basics course is the perfect class for people who have some experience on sailboats and want to be able to contribute more to the process as an active member of the crew. You will have a much better understanding of what is happening on the boat whether you are out for a day sail or participating in a race. We will cover everything from how to help with smaller tasks like tying on fenders to more involved processes like working with other crew to help tack and gibe the boat and trim a sail to the skipper’s course.

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Beyond the Basics

Our Beyond the Basics course starts with the basics and then builds. In the additional three classes, you will get lots of extra skills practice, plus, we will cover more advanced skills like crew-overboard maneuvers, reefing and docking. We will discuss situations that can arise in different sailing conditions and what you can do to keep yourself and your crew safe and happy. If you are sailing with a partner, acting as a first mate or thinking of moving beyond crew and considering skippering your own boat, this class might be just right for you.

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Custom Lessons

If you have a specific area you would like to focus on, let us know. We are happy to work with you on whatever you need. We have cruising and racing experience, and our goals are to empower you to engage in whatever kind of sailing you like with increased skills and confidence. We have worked with individuals on a variety of specific topics including getting over a fear of heeling, flying an asymmetrical spinnaker, docking, gibing with confidence, how to think about safety as a family, and much, much more! Just let us know what you need.

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Charters

Seattle is a beautiful city, and the view of it from Lake Union cannot be beat. We are happy to have you participate as much or as little as you want in the sailing, we can show you the sites and share city history, you can have your own picnic on the lake with family or friends, or you can snuggle up on a blanket on the bow and enjoy a romantic sunset with your date as we sail you around the lake. Let us know if we can help make a special occasion even more special or if you need restaurant recommendations on or near the lake.

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1-2 people
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3-4 people