Why Choose Windworks Sailing & Powerboating?

Our members and guests love us

Windworks Sailing & Powerboating has more than 30 5-star Google reviews with an average rating of 5 Stars.

Newer, top-quality boats

We take pride in the vessels in our fleet! Some of our boats are owned by our amazing club members who chose to include their boat in our charter, and we feel lucky to have them. The Windworks fleet offers a vessel that is perfect for every boater! Our vessels range from 22′ to 42′, from 1983 to 2016; and features some that are perfect for racing and others made for cruising! Each boat is meticulously maintained in order to bring the best quality to each of our members.

Experienced, Friendly Staff

We have a small, family-like staff at Windworks! Each club member becomes a part of that family, and we’re proud to get to know those who frequent the club! You’ll be met in the front office by a team of smiling faces who are there to help answer any questions you may have about Windworks courses, membership, chartering or any of our other services. We’re open six days a week (closed Wednesdays) from 9am – 5pm, so come by and say hello!

Affordable, Superior Value

Windworks delivers the highest standard of instruction, sailing from the best locations in the Puget Sound, on an exceptionally well-maintained fleet. Boating is meant to be FUN, and we want our members to get the best satisfaction out of our charter fleet, social events, and our US Sailing instruction. In addition, our low student-to-instructor ratio means that you will get the most out of each and every course you take with us. Membership with Windworks’ unique sailing club provides you with access to the charter fleet, the ability to connect with other qualified sailors through Windshare, and a host of social and sailing-related activities.

Best Boat Charters in Seattle
Lorraine Palmer
Lorraine Palmer
17:22 12 Sep 16
We just completed our US Keelboat Sailing Certification with instructor Mike Mullins. He was a great instructor providing lots of working scenarios out on the water to get us ready to sail on our own. Nice people, nice culture, fun place to learn.read more
Doug Bostrom
Doug Bostrom
20:00 18 Apr 16
We've been members of Windworks for for several years. There's no other outfit in Seattle making it quite so immediately possible to grab a professionally maintained boat and go, whether it be just for the day on an agile keelboat or for a few days in a full-up cruising sailboat. Was inspired to write today's review after taking a WW Capri 22 out yesterday, our first WW outing of the year. The Capri fleet is extra-spiffy; all-new sails, lots of renewed running rigging and the boats generally in better-than-ever health. We had a fine day for about the equivalent money of a couple of lift tickets and Windworks deserves a hearty thanks for making possible such a rewarding time. Also thumbs up to Justin on the dock. Super helpful but neither patronizing nor pushy. Excellent.read more
Tony Haftel
Tony Haftel
14:15 07 Oct 16
Just completed the Basic to Bareboat cert on the Lucy Jane What a great experience Beautiful Bavarian 37 Amazing winds and scenery in the San Juans for five days. Instructed by Chris Yoho an excellent teacher with skill, patience and just the right personalty and knowledge to make all that learning fun read more
David Lester
David Lester
23:01 28 Jun 16
I recently hired Mark Evans of Windworks to broker my 30 ft sailboat. Within one week of the start of the listing I had an offer which I accepted. Mark was great in guiding the whole process and within about 3 weeks the boat had closed and I got my original asking price!read more
Christopher Drasbek
Christopher Drasbek
15:28 24 Jul 16
My private sailing lesson with Patrick Najou was amazing! You must be thrilled to have him on your staff. His years of sailing experience and teaching skills are the perfect combination. I learned so much! I enjoy the club and will continue my sailing education with Windworks.read more
George M
George M
16:52 04 May 16
I took a couple of private lessons with Patrick Najou at Windworks. Not only did I pass qualification for the Windworks basic keel boat class, I received some really excellent critical feedback about transitioning my sailing skills from dinghy sailing to larger boats. Patrick has a remarkable sailing resume and a great outgoing personality. So I am looking forward to sailing with him again next summer.read more
Chris .Nichols
Chris .Nichols
13:07 14 May 16
My family has been using Windworks for the last 18 months and it's been a great experience. The boats are new, well maintained and the rates are competitive. I would highly recommend Windworks.read more
Zach Bahill
Zach Bahill
05:09 01 Sep 15
I joined Windworks this spring to take the basic keel boat class and had a great time. The three day class really taught me a lot and I liked having a different instructor on each of the days to get different perspectives and ways of teaching. As a sailing club, it is excellent. All of the boats are in great condition and well cared for. The dock staff is super friendly and always there to help if you need a hand coming or going from the docks, and the office staff are very friendly and helpful as well. And the actual club members seem like a great group of people, splitting charters with other members is a great way to keep costs down. Overall I would highly recommend Windworks.read more
Gregory Hastings
Gregory Hastings
18:39 07 Aug 16
Confidence, satisfaction, safety, value - FUN. Completing cruising classes now, after keelboats, sailing with other Windshare club members...; delivered on my research. Looked at clubs/classes/instructors from Seattle, Gig Harbor, Everett. Clear first choice, best boats, 3-4 students per instructor. Ask for Patrick Najou! Highest recommendation. Ahead, sailing anywhere in the world we travel. New friends, great adventures.read more
Aaron R Robinson
Aaron R Robinson
06:14 30 Apr 16
Been a Windworks member for several years now. Great place to learn to sail. They are a US Sailing club and have some amazing instructors with years of experience.read more
Suzanne Marston
Suzanne Marston
15:20 01 Sep 15
I joined Windworks in March because I love the water and wanted to master the skill of sailing. In the last 5 months I have achieved my dream and have the skills I need to confidently sail. The club has a top notch fleet of boats to learn on and/or charter as well as fun club activities. I have also met great people here with the same desire to sail which makes it all that more fun! This club offers everything!read more
Casey Cady
Casey Cady
14:27 16 Feb 16
I've been with Windworks since last summer and have had a great experience. The staff is super helpful and the boats are immaculate. I'd recommend Windworks to anyone wanting to get out on the water!read more
Emre Can Sezer
Emre Can Sezer
21:18 18 Apr 16
I've been a member of Windworks Sailing club for a year an a half. I've taken the Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising, Navigation and Piloting, Bareboat Cruising and Basic Keelboat Instructor certification classes. Both the US Sail curriculum and the instructors at Windworks Sailing are top notch. I cannot stress this enough. You get excellent instruction from excellent teachers and boat load of water time. The club has a fleet of Capri 22's which are great for day sailing with friends, but also offer plenty of adjustments lacking in other keelboats designed for basic instructions (traveler, adjustable back stay, fairlead tracks, etc.). These come handy during the Thursday night Capri races the club organizes. If you're into cruising, the club offers a great array of bigger boats, perfect for evening sails or a getaway to the islands. The fleet has been growing steadily over the past year. The club routinely organizes events like the upcoming Spring Tides event where multiple cruisers will head up to Deception pass over a long weekend. Thursday nights is Capri racing, open to all, sailor and non-sailors. It is a great way to experience another side of the sport and meet other club members. It is also a great learning experience for most. Finally, the people who work there are people pleasers. They go out of their way to make sure you get a great experience. If you're looking into getting some lessons, or for a club to charter boats from, check out Windworks Sailing. It has a lot to offer.read more
Adam Tischler
Adam Tischler
16:14 05 Sep 15
I joined a few years ago. I knew how to sail small boats but wanted to get into cruising. Their courses are great; small classes, good instructors and good facilities. The dream is reality, I recently took my family on an overnight cruise, totally confident in my skills, thanks to Windworks. They have a great fleet of boats and friendly staff. I recommend them to my friends, if you are curious, check them out. read more
Brian Lund
Brian Lund
01:50 01 Sep 15
Having had no prior experience on a boat, joining Windworks was a simple way for my wife and I to learn to sail and meet others with similar interests. Classes are not required to get out on the water with other members. After completing a few classes and getting certified, we are able to take friends out on boats ranging from 25' to 49'. The certifications also enabled us to charter boats in other areas such as the islands North of Cabo, Mexico and the Windward Islands around St. Lucia. Next on our list is the Virgin Islands. Very happy we have joined and all of the staff we met have made the learning experience easy and enjoyable. read more
Anita Lamberti
Anita Lamberti
14:02 30 Jun 16
When trust, integrity and professionalism are a must, Anita Lamberti is the one to contact! Amazing person! Exceptional Realtor!
Jon Fritzberg
Jon Fritzberg
21:09 02 Sep 15
I've been back and forth about buying a boat for years. Windworks was a great find - a place where I could both learn more about sailing and actually test our a variety of boats.; Mark the new owner has brought several great boats into the fleet, from fast daysailers to cushy cruisers and they keep them in great condition. It's been easy for me to find others to share for afternoon or day trips through their Capri racing or Windshare program. i just wish I had more time to spend at Windworks! read more
Paul Kent
Paul Kent
01:42 01 Sep 15
Been a member since 2001. What I really enjoy are the Club Sails or Windshare. You sail with competent people who are eager to help. We all learn and share our experience. No cheaper way to go than split the expenses on a Club Sail.read more
Camille von Eberstein
Camille von Eberstein
01:43 01 Sep 15
I loved my Windworks Basic Keelboat Sailing class! The instructors were super patient with my landlubbery errors. I really liked the fact that women were well-represented. Another local club seemed very guy-oriented, so I was happy to see that Windworks was very welcoming to women. I can't wait to go sailing some more, as soon as my parents move here (they were my inspiration for learning to sail!)read more
Tony Perucca
Tony Perucca
01:17 01 Sep 15
My kids and I have taken two sets of classes and find sailing together very bonding and fun. The Windworks instructors are top-notch, very experienced, and passionate about sailing and doing safely and with skill. The Windworks club is a worthwhile investment, giving access both to ongoing, fun club events and a variety of well-maintained boats.read more
Trevor McGill
Trevor McGill
15:32 12 Feb 17
I had another great experience with Windworks! Spent the day practicing docking and close quarters maneuvers with a couple of other members. Great tips from my fellow club members and got to try out a boat that I've never sailed before. Joining the club is the best way to get into the world of sailing. Now I can take my family on multi-day trips or join other members for a Windshare any time I want to get out on the water.read more
Stan Diddams
Stan Diddams
01:27 01 Sep 15
You've heard the saying that a boat is "a hole in the water that you throw money into." Windworks offers a nice solution! I've been a member for 3 years. My wife and I have enjoyed the lessons, and the sailing. We particularly like the "Mindshare" list which allows sailors in the club to share a charter with others, significantly reducing the cost and allowing us to sail some very nice larger boats. read more
Douglas Baughman
Douglas Baughman
16:47 24 Feb 17
Windworks has very thorough teaching, small class sizes which means lots of individual attention, and boats kept in pristine condition. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. I feel safe and competent out on the water with this club.read more
Dave Tempero
Dave Tempero
05:47 08 Mar 17
Great lessons. The instructors really guide you through the details of sailing without ever feeling "teachy". Will and Keith bring different styles, but great teaching and fun to hang with for the day.read more
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