About Us

Welcome to Sail Sand Point, Seattle’s Community Boating Center; a non-profit 501(c)(3) incorporated in 1998. Sail Sand Point is dedicated to making sailing and paddling accessible to everyone regardless of age, income, or ability. We accomplish this by nurturing self-confidence, cultivating leadership skills, and inspiring an appreciation for our aquatic environment. Sail Sand Point offers a wide range of camps for youth and classes for adults, as well as boat rentals through our open boating program. Youth camps are available in four locations: Shilshole, Mercer Island, Kirkland, and Magnuson Park.

Sail Sand Point’s teaching model is based on US Sailing’s motto of: “Safety, Fun, and Learning.” Sail Sand Point focuses on providing a welcoming environment in all of our camps and classes, where participants feel empowered to learn and succeed both on and off the water. This approach has made us a national leader in sailing education, and also ensures that people have positive experiences at Sail Sand Point. Our programs are designed not only to teach people how to sail, but to help them discover that being on the water can be a fulfilling lifelong activity.