What you'll do
We will spend an hour and a half sailing on Lake Washington surrounded by stunning mountain views. You will be on a large keel boat, either a J-24 or a Laser SB3, with a professional skipper! Expect a safe and relatively dry sailing experience. You will be welcomed to take part in sailing the boat or just sit back and enjoy the ride. Our summer evenings offer beautiful north winds, around 8-15 mph; the air is warm and so is the lake. It may prove to be too tempting to go for a swim so bring a towel. The moon rises over the Cascade Mountains as Mt Rainier glows purple and pink with the setting sun. Feel free to bring along snacks and drinks to be enjoyed at the discretion of the captain. If the food or drinks are too messy or challenging to consume then you will be asked to hold off until after the voyage. Alcohol may not be consumed in Magnuson Park, however contained alcoholic beverages are may be enjoyed on the boat with the permission of the captain. We will not take you out if you appear intoxicated, please refrain from drinking before going on the boat, there is a wonderful brewery next door that folks tend to stop by after! Please no smoking or vaping on the boat!
I have been sailing in some capacity my entire life, and professionally I have worked on everything from dinghies to tall ships. I grew up on the East Coast sailing catboats on Buzzards Bay in the summer, and ran away to sea after college aboard a historic schooner. I worked my way to the West and fell in love with the waters around Washington, and have happily made them my home. All of my sailing jobs have involved education in some capacity, from sail training to marine biology. I love talking about our local wildlife, and will even throw in a sea story or two from my travels. See you on the water!
About the organisation
Sail Sand Point
Sail Sand Point is a non-profit community boating center with the mission to bring the joy of sailing to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. We partner with over 65 other community non-profits to engage everyone on the water. The revenue from this program directly supports free sailing programs for those with cognitive, physical or emotional disabilities! www.sailsandpoint.org
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Sail Sand Point.
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Where you'll be
We will head out on the lake to the North to catch the best views of Mt Rainier, if the wind is strong we will be able to sail across to Kirkland or up towards St Edwards Park. Maybe you can pick out your dream home as we buzz along the shoreline?
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
If it's raining we will still be going out! Make sure to check the weather and prepare yourselves to be outside the whole time. There will be a dry area inside the boat to store bags and belongings!
Sunset Sail on Lake Washington