Resources to get you boating in the Pacific Northwest. Have fun! Be safe!

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Beginner or experienced, here are schools, books, and resources that can help you be a better boater. There are a wide range of options, some are even free!


Boating safety resources, including hands on Safety at Sea training, training videos, safety equipment requirement down-loads.


How to get and understand National Weather Service Marine Forecasts. Weather apps. Free on-line training in understanding weather.


There's a vibrant boating community here, with a variety of clubs and organizations. Charter companies can rent a boat to get you on the water. Non-profit community sailing programs make sailing accessible to more people.


Links to a variety of useful boating resources, including local boating publications.