Program Updates

July 1, 2021

Program News

 

What do I do if my child will be late or absent to class?

Note that the best point of contact to reach out to if your child will be late or absent on any day of class is to email our instructors at sailcamp@sailsandpoint.org or leave us a voicemail at 206.525.8782 x 106. 

 

COVID-19 Policy Update
As Washington State begins to reopen, we welcome fully vaccinated individuals to decide whether or not to wear a mask in our outdoor spaces. The safety of our staff and community remains our highest priority, so we ask that unvaccinated individuals continue to wear masks at all times while on shore.

 

Renting a boat at Sail Sand Point

Open Boating is in full swing! We also are thrilled to announce that we have launched a new online reservation system! Visit the OB page of our site for info on how to register for an account to easily reserve your boat online. You may direct questions to rentals@sailsandpoint.org

 

 

 

 

 

Private Lessons

Due to limited staff and the overwhelming response, Private Lessons are now FULL. Please check back or watch our social media for updates. We hope to resume reviewing requests soon, depending on the availability of instructors to take additional students on around our summer camps and regular programs. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

 

Sail Sand Point T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced!

A big thank you to all of you who submitted designs for our 2021 T-Shirt Design Contest. SSP would like to extend a special shout out to our winner, Madeline Franklin, who’s talent as a designer is reflected in the awesome design she came up with for our 2021 season. Staff and campers alike are so excited to represent SSP in our new gear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Happenings

Monday Night Racing is back! Sail Sand Point will again host informal Monday night racing this spring and summer starting April 12th. Any type of sailboat can participate and no scores are recorded. There is no fee to race, although SSP does suggest a $5 contribution. More info here. 

Please also check out our new video! See you on the water soon!

Summer Hours:

Open Boating/Rentals 

Current hours are:

Saturdays & Sundays from 11am to 8:30PM

Monday through Friday Noon to 8:30PM

Summer Office Hours:

The Summer Office hours are from 10AM to 5PM Monday through Friday, or by appointment. If you need urgent assistance, please call us or email us at info@sailsandpoint.org

Latest Program Updates

June 17, 2021

Program News

 

Open Boating is in full swing! We also are thrilled to announce that we have launched a new online reservation system! Visit the OB page of our site for info on how to register for an account to easily reserve your boat online. You may direct questions to rentals@sailsandpoint.org

Due to limited staff and the overwhelming response, Private Lessons are now FULL. Please check back or watch our social media for updates. We hope to resume reviewing requests soon, depending on the availability of instructors to take additional students on around our summer camps and regular programs. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Our popular Hobie Wave Experience is back! The fun 2-hour class for participants ages 14 and up will be offered on Wednesdays between June and September. Sign up soon to make sure you get a spot! No prior sailing experience is required!

Monday Night Racing is back! Sail Sand Point will again host informal Monday night racing this spring and summer starting April 12th. Any type of sailboat can participate and no scores are recorded. There is no fee to race, although SSP does suggest a $5 contribution. More info here. 

 

Please also check out our new video! See you on the water soon!

 

Summer Hours:

 

Open Boating/Rentals 

Current hours are:

Saturdays & Sundays from 11am to 8:30PM

Monday through Friday Noon to 8:30PM

Spring Office Hours:

The Summer Office hours are from 10AM to 5PM Monday through Thursday, or by appointment. If you need urgent assistance, please call us or email us at info@sailsandpoint.org

Program Updates as of 5/20

May 20, 2021

Program News

 

Open Boating is in full swing! We also are thrilled to announce that we have launched a new online reservation system! Visit the OB page of our site for info on how to register for an account to easily reserve your boat online. You may direct questions to rentals@sailsandpoint.org

 

Our popular Hobie Wave Experience is back! The fun 2-hour class for participants ages 14 and up will be offered on Wednesdays between June and September. Sign up soon to make sure you get a spot! No prior sailing experience is required!

 

Registration for youth camps and classes and for Adult 101 is now waitlist only. We are still reeling from how quickly classes filled up. While we are thrilled, we certainly wish that we could provide opportunities for everyone. You may sign up for as many waitlists as you would like with no obligation. If a spot opens due to a cancellation or in the event we are able to increase our capacity, we will reach out. As always, thank you for your kind support, and your understanding.

 

Monday Night Racing is back! Sail Sand Point will again host informal Monday night racing this spring and summer starting April 12th. Any type of sailboat can participate and no scores are recorded. There is no fee to race, although SSP does suggest a $5 contribution. More info here. 

 

Please also check out our new video! See you on the water soon!

 

Summer Hours:

 

Open Boating/Rentals 

Current hours are:

Saturdays & Sundays from 11am to 8:30PM

Monday through Friday Noon to 8:30PM

Spring Office Hours:

The Summer Office hours are from 10AM to 5PM Monday through Thursday, or by appointment. If you need urgent assistance, please call us or email us at info@sailsandpoint.org

Thank You to our GiveBig Donors!

May 6, 2021

Thank You to our GiveBig 2021 Donors!

 

On May 5 and 6th Sail Sand Point is participated in GiveBig, a campaign where individuals and organizations came together across Washington to invest in our community. This year’s GiveBIG campaign was a huge success! Because of your generous support, SSP raised over $4500 in 48 hours, exceeding our $3000 goal! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you fso much for helping us to bring the joy and life-enhancing benefits of sailing and small boats to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

 

Program News

 

Registration for camps and classes is now waitlist only. We are still reeling from how quickly classes filled up. While we are thrilled, we certainly wish that we could provide opportunities for everyone. You may sign up for as many waitlists as you would like with no obligation. If a spot opens due to a cancellation or in the event we are able to increase our capacity, we will reach out. As always, thank you for your kind support, and your understanding.

Open Boating is in full swing! In addition to our fleet of sailing vessels, we are excited to resume offering kayaks and SUPs this year for those not yet experienced in sailing who still want to get out on the water. You may direct questions to rentals@sailsandpoint.org. We also are thrilled to announce that we have launched a new online reservation system! Keep eyes on our website for further details to be released very soon.

Monday Night Racing is back! Sail Sand Point will again host informal Monday night racing this spring and summer starting April 12th. Any type of sailboat can participate and no scores are recorded. There is no fee to race, although SSP does suggest a $5 contribution. More info here. 

Please also check out our new video! See you on the water soon!

 

Spring Hours:

 

Open Boating/Rentals 

Current hours are:

Saturdays & Sundays from 11am to 7:30PM

Fridays & Mondays Noon to 7:30PM. Until May 27, 2021

Spring Office Hours:

The office Spring hours are from 10AM to 5PM Monday through Thursday, or by appointment. If you need urgent assistance, please call us or email us at info@sailsandpoint.org

Program News and launch of the 2021 GiveBig Campaign!

April 29, 2021

GiveBig 2021 is here!

 

On May 5 and 6th Sail Sand Point is participating in GiveBig, a campaign where individuals and organizations come together across Washington to invest in our community. This year’s GiveBIG campaign culminates with 48-hour giving event on May 4-5! To make a donation to Sail Sand Point please visit our GiveBig profile page. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support of our mission to bring the joy and life-enhancing benefits of sailing and small boats to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

 

Program News

 

Registration for camps and classes is now waitlist only. We are still reeling from how quickly classes filled up. While we are thrilled, we certainly wish that we could provide opportunities for everyone. You may sign up for as many waitlists as you would like with no obligation. If a spot opens due to a cancellation or in the event we are able to increase our capacity, we will reach out. As always, thank you for your kind support, and your understanding.

Open Boating is in full swing! In addition to our fleet of sailing vessels, we are excited to resume offering kayaks and SUPs this year for those not yet experienced in sailing who still want to get out on the water. You may direct questions to rentals@sailsandpoint.org. We also are thrilled to announce that we have launched a new online reservation system! Keep eyes on our website for further details to be released very soon.

Monday Night Racing is back! Sail Sand Point will again host informal Monday night racing this spring and summer starting April 12th. Any type of sailboat can participate and no scores are recorded. There is no fee to race, although SSP does suggest a $5 contribution. More info here. 

Please also check out our new video! See you on the water soon!

 

Spring Hours:

 

Open Boating/Rentals 

Current hours are:

Saturdays & Sundays from 11am to 7:30PM

Fridays & Mondays Noon to 7:30PM. Until May 27, 2021

Spring Office Hours:

The office Spring hours are from 10AM to 5PM Monday through Thursday, or by appointment. If you need urgent assistance, please call us or email us at info@sailsandpoint.org

2021 Program News (updated 3/31/2021)

April 1, 2021

Registration for camps and classes is now waitlist only. We are still reeling from how quickly classes filled up. While we are thrilled, we certainly wish that we could provide opportunities for everyone. You may sign up for as many waitlists as you would like with no obligation. If a spot opens due to a cancellation or in the event we are able to increase our capacity, we will reach out. As always, thank you for your kind support, and your understanding.

Open Boating opens for rentals on April 9th! In addition to our fleet of sailing vessels, we are excited to resume offering kayaks and SUPs this year for those not yet experienced in sailing who still want to get out on the water. You may direct questions to rentals@sailsandpoint.org or may call us starting on April 9th. We also are thrilled to announce that we will be launching a new online reservation system! Keep eyes on our website for further details to be released very soon.

Monday Night Racing is back! Sail Sand Point will again host informal Monday night racing this spring and summer starting April 12th. Any type of sailboat can participate and no scores are recorded. There is no fee to race, although SSP does suggest a $5 contribution. More info here. 

Please also check out our new video! See you on the water soon!

 

Winter Hours:

Open Boating/Rentals are closed for the winter. See you in April 2021!

Winter Office Hours:

The office winter hours are from 10AM to 4PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment. If you need urgent assistance, please email us at info@sailsandpoint.org

Registration for 2021 programs mostly full

January 4, 2021

2021 Program News (updated 3/31/2021)

 

Registration for camps and classes is now waitlist only. We are still reeling from how quickly classes filled up. While we are thrilled, we certainly wish that we could provide opportunities for everyone. You may sign up for as many waitlists as you would like with no obligation. If a spot opens due to a cancellation or in the event we are able to increase our capacity, we will reach out. As always, thank you for your kind support, and your understanding.

Open Boating opens for rentals on April 9th! In addition to our fleet of sailing vessels, we are excited to resume offering kayaks and SUPs this year for those not yet experienced in sailing who still want to get out on the water. You may direct questions to rentals@sailsandpoint.org or may call us starting on April 9th. We also are thrilled to announce that we will be launching a new online reservation system! Keep eyes on our website for further details to be released very soon.

Monday Night Racing is back! Sail Sand Point will again host informal Monday night racing this spring and summer starting April 12th. Any type of sailboat can participate and no scores are recorded. There is no fee to race, although SSP does suggest a $5 contribution. More info here. 

Please also check out our new video! See you on the water soon!

 

Winter Hours:

Open Boating/Rentals are closed for the winter. See you in April 2021!

Winter Office Hours:

The office winter hours are from 10AM to 4PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment. If you need urgent assistance, please email us at info@sailsandpoint.org

2020 Program Updates

October 6, 2020

 

Winter Hours:

Open Boating/Rentals are closed for the winter. See you in April 2021!

Winter Office Hours:

In an effort to maintain the highest possible safety standards for our staff and community, the office will only be open from 10AM to 4PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment. If you need urgent assistance, please email us at info@sailsandpoint.org

2020 Season Updates

July 1, 2020

We have updated our COVID 19 Response Plan as of July 1st. Please click here for details!

Programs Update as of June 1st

June 1, 2020

Dear Sail Sand Point Community

Greetings from Lake Washington. To say this has been an unusual, difficult and unsettling time would be an understatement and our thoughts are with all those affected by the ongoing public health crisis and so many other disruptions and challenges which 2020 has brought to our lives. At Sail Sand Point we are grateful to everyone who has sacrificed to help us ‘flatten the curve’ and has allowed us to begin the gradual re-opening that we are planning. We hope that over the coming months we can bring joy to those that participate, safely, in the offerings that we have in store.

 

Update as of June 1st, 2020. Please visit the website regularly for more updates.

Facility:

  • The Sail Sand Point office and our facilities will be re-opening on June 8th 2020. Staff will be returning to the site in shifts however the office, shop and boathouse will remain closed to volunteers and visitors. We will respond to general inquiries at info@sailsandpoint.org and more specific questions should be directed to the Executive Director, Seth Muir at seth@sailsandpoint.org
  • The Boatyard will remain open for tenants who must practice strict physical distancing and hygiene measures when on site. Staff will be able to assist in boatyard needs or emergencies during business hours if physical distance is maintained. Please email the Waterfront Director: jonathan@sailsandpoint.org with any boatyard needs or questions.
  • We will begin a staged re-opening of Open Boating (OB) on June 8th as we test the waters safely. Open Boating will look different than it has in past years. During this initial stage Open Boating will allow for family/household units to rent equipment for a two-week period, for a fee (in addition to any current annual pass held). Families/households will have exclusive use of their reserved equipment during the two-week period. There are additional specifics to read and understand on the OB website if this opportunity interests you during the month of June.

To reserve a boat from June 8-21 register now at: https://forms.gle/qR7EXKVMBX8Q7Dww9  

OB will initially utilize our normal ‘spring’ hours: Friday-Monday from 1:30pm on the weekdays and 11am on weekends, to 8:30pm. More hours and opportunities will be added as new procedures and logistics allow. If there are unanswered questions after reading the Open Boating page on the website, please contact nino@sailsandpoint.org.

 

Camps/Classes:

  • All adult classes and all summer camps scheduled to begin prior to July 6th are cancelled at this time. Registrants of these classes were contacted to transfer to a later date or to receive a refund. As of today, June 1st, all participants who had not contacted us to inquire about transferring have been automatically refunded, and their registrations have been cancelled. Please contact info@sailsandpoint.org with any questions.
  • The Full Moon Sails scheduled for June are cancelled.
  • Monday Night Racing is postponed until further notice.
  • Summer Race Team activities will continue to proceed in an online capacity. In-person practices are postponed at this time.

A note about refunds: As mentioned above, Registrants for camps and classes that have been cancelled due to COVID-19 have, as of June 1st, all been issued a full refund, less 5.93%. This is not a cancellation fee, but is the amount that Active Network charges us at the time of purchase. Active Network is the registration system through which all bookings are managed, and doubles as the payment processor. As a small non-profit organization, SSP made the decision to withhold this 5.93% from refunds as a means to minimize the impact to our operating budget, which has been significantly effected by the volume of refunds being issued. If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We understand that we are all in this together, and welcome your feedback.

 

Thank you for your partnership as we navigate these unprecedented times.

 

Seth Muir, SSP Executive Director