Free Public Sails!
Every Sunday afternoon the Wooden Boat Center on Lake Union in downtown Seattle offers free public sails. Along with 11 other grateful Sunday sailors, I went out in a historic 35′ oyster boat last week. It was a spectacular day, and although the voyage was short, it was a delightful experience. No experience necessary – the Center’s volunteers do all the work. What a Seattle thing to do!
In the summertime, you have to arrive early, perhaps around 10 in the morning, to sign up in person – there was only room for 12 on each of the two sailboats. Then volunteers rig the boats and the “crew” boards around 1 or 2 in the afternoon. All Aboard!