Community Boating

2023 Class Schedule Available

Anacortes Parks and Recreation partners with the Anacortes Waterfront Alliance to provide opportunities for our community to learn about sailing. We are fortunate to have Fidalgo Bay to use as our sailing venue. Access to the water is a cooperative effort between the AWA, APRD, and Port of Anacortes . Sailing programs are based out of Seafarer’s Park and dock. 

2023 Classes are posted below. Registration begins on Friday, April 21 at 8:00 a.m.  Once the 21st arrives please visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION portal to register with a debit or credit card or you can come to our office (City Hall, 6th & Q, 8am-5pm) and pay with cash or check. Registration for each class is limited so they are taken on a first come, first serve basis. Due to the limited availability in each class we ask that each participant only sign up for one session.

Water Sports

This course is about fun and exposure to all things water sports! Students learn about on and in the water safety through multiple water activities. Students may participate in paddle boarding, kayaking, introductory sailing, and other on the water activities! Course content will vary based on weather and participant experience. Session fee is $200 per participant and are offered to kids 8 - 12 years old.

*A swim test is required prior to participating in any of AWAs youth summer classes. Please see AWAs website for the schedule. **If you are looking for youth intermediate or advanced classes or classes for older teenagers please visit the Anacortes Waterfront Alliance website at: 

Session 1July 10-13Mon-Thurs1:00pm - 4:00pm
Session 2July 24-27Mon-Thurs9:00am - 12:00pm
Session 3July 31-August 3Mon-Thurs9:00am - 12:00pm
Session 4August 7-10Mon-Thurs1:00pm - 4:00pm
Session 5August 14-17Mon-Thurs1:00pm - 4:00pm

Adult Sailing Classes

Students learn the fundamentals of sailing with an emphasis on safety on the water. At the end of the course students will be comfortable with rigging and handling a small sailboat. They will become familiar with terminology, basic knots and theories and have the skills needed to check out a boat at one of the AWA Community Rentals to enjoy with their family over the summer. Double Handed sailboats will be used for this course. **Students should be comfortable swimming and being on the water. Participants will need to have good mobility and be able to crouch, squat and maneuver in a small space to fully participate in the class. Session fee is $250 per participant and offered to those ages 18 and older.

Session 1July 14, 21, & 28Fridays1:00pm - 4:00pm
Session 2August 4, 11, & 18Fridays1:00pm - 4:00pm

We’ll see you on the water!

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