Sailing

Questions about our sailing facilities or programs? Please email us at lbcsailing@gmail.com.

Junior Sailing Program

Welcome to the 24th year of our summer junior sailing program at the Laurelhurst Beach Club. Our aim is to offer a safe environment for children between the ages of 8 and 14 to learn to sail and at the same time, have fun doing it! We offer two programs for our junior sailors to include a half-day camp for 8-10 year olds, and also our full day program for 11- 14 year olds. In addition we will be offering two weekly sessions of advanced camp/introduction to racing. All programs will be supported by a seasoned sailing staff.

Click to view details in our Junior Sailing Program brochure.

Lessons for Adults

We also offer sailing lessons for adults. If you are interested, please contact us (see email above). Please also plan on attending the rigging classes (see bold items in the list of sailing events below).

Boats for Sale

There are 2 Flatties for sale. Details coming soon. If you are interested, please contact us (see email above). If you would like to post any boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, or other water craft, send us a description, photo, and dock location (if appropriate).

Sailing Events

Refreshments: please join the fleet after racing for refreshments and sailing talk. Each event has been assigned a snack/refreshment host. If you are assigned as a snack/refreshment host and cannot make the date, please find a substitute so that snack and refreshment is not missed. We all count on you!

Work party: a stipulation of your using the floats for boat storage requires volunteer work by all sailing members. Please make an effort to be at the Sailing work party or contact me for a solo/small group job. Of course anyone interested in sailing can also attend.

Rigging classes: if you are new to sailing, please plan on attending one rigging class. These are listed in bold below.

Full list of events: mark your calendars now!

  • Tuesday, May, 16, 2017  7pm, General Sailing Meeting, @LBC
  • Sunday, May, 21, 8:30-11:30am, Sailing Work Party/Clean-Up, @LBC
  • Monday, June, 5, 7pm, June Series FIRST RACE OF THE YEAR
  • Monday, June, 12, 7pm, June race Series,
  • Tuesday, June, 13, 6-8pm, V15 /Laser Rigging class, Sailing Staff
  • Thursday, June, 15, 6-8pm, V15/Laser Check out Class, Sailing Staff
  • Saturday, June, 17, 8-10:30am, V/15 Sailing, Sailing Staff
  • Monday, June, 19, 7:00PM, June race Series,
  • Tuesday, June, 20, 6-8pm, V15 /Laser Rigging class, Sailing Staff
  • Wednesday, June, 21, 7pm, LBC Trophy Race,
  • Thursday, June, 22, 6-8pm, V15/Laser Check out Class, Sailing Staff
  • Saturday, June, 24, 8-10:30am, V/15 Sailing, Sailing Staff
  • Monday, June, 26, 7pm, June Series,
  • Tuesday, June, 27, 6-8pm, V15 /Laser Rigging class, Sailing Staff
  • Thursday, June, 29, 6-8pm, V15/Laser Check out Class, Sailing Staff
  • Monday, July, 3, 7pm, July Series,
  • Monday, July, 10, 7pm, July Series,
  • Monday, July, 17, 7pm, July Series,
  • Wednesday, July, 19, 7pm, Bruce Parker Trophy Race,
  • Monday, July, 24, 7pm, July Series,
  • Monday, July 31, 7pm, July Series,
  • Monday, Aug., 7, 7pm, August Series,
  • Monday, Aug., 14, 7pm, August Series,
  • Monday, Aug., 21, 7pm, August Series,
  • Monday, Aug., 28, 7pm, August Series,
  • Sunday, Sept, 10, TBD, Mo Johnson Trophy Race,
  • Sunday, Sept, 10, 6pm, Potluck Dinner and Awards, LBC

Sailing History

A few years ago, one of our club members, along with a graduate student at UW, built a fantastic online historical archive of the activities of the LBC Sailing Fleet. It’s a wonderful journey into the past, with photos, interviews, and stories. If you enjoy sailing, history, or love adventures in the great outdoors, you will certainly enjoy a quick browse.

View the history of the Laurelhurst Beach Club Sailing Fleet