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The Northwest's Sailing Program for People with Disabilities

Launched in 1991, Footloose Sailing Association is the Northwest's premiere sailing program for people of all disabilities. We are dedicated to bringing independence on the water and competence in the sport of sailing to our disabled members.

Please join us and ..."Leave Your Disability at the Dock"

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2016 sailing events

April 30     Setup day 10am - launch dinghies, clean boats
May 7        Training day - 10AM - location to be announced
May 14      First daysail
May 28      Daysail
June 11      Daysail
June 25      Daysail
July 9-10   Blake Island overnight camping trip - by reservation only 
July 23       Daysail
August 13  Daysail
August 27  Daysail
September 10  Daysail
September 24  Last daysail
October 1        Shut down day 10 am - if bad weather, then Oct 8 

See You There



12 or more sailing events are schedule each season from May through September every other Saturday.  We will have 9 day sails at the North Leschi Marina on Lake Washington at 400 Lake Washington Blvd. E. just north of Daniel’s Broiler.  Day sails run from noon until 5 p.m.  Our fleet of eight sailboats is designed for safe and fun sailing and can accommodate a wide range of disabled people.

Blake Island Overnight Cruise 2016

The ever-popular weekend cruise to Blake Island on Puget Sound will be July 9th-10th. We sail from Elliot Bay Marina to Blake Island on Saturday, July 9th, and return the next day.  Dinner and show at Tillicum Village (optional) is usually well attended.  A beach-side marshmallow roast ends the day. 28 to 52 members attend the event.

Space is limited to the number of boats available, which can change from year to year, so register early for 2016!.


Martin 16 with adaptive electonic controls


wheel chairs on dock at center for wooden boats

Footloose Members leaving their disabilities at the dock

Sign Up and support Footloose 2016 (effective 10/15/09)

It’s time to sign up for the 2016 Season. 

Daily Trail Membership (Non Member) $15.00 per event

Individual Membership is $25 plus $10 at regular events; includes participant and care giver.

Family Membership is $45 plus $10 per person at regular events. This is for a family of 4. Request additional information

Season Pass - Individual Participants Only is $100; does not include special events such as Blake Island Cruise.

Season Family Pass = $250. For family of 4, all regular event fees included.

Memberships are for the calandar year Jan to December. Memberships purchased September 1 to December 31 goes towards following year membership.


Volunteering for Footloose is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have.  And you don’t have to be an experienced sailor to serve as a volunteer.  You can help with registration and operations or be a dock escort.  Our experienced all-volunteer staff will teach you the ropes and along the way you’ll learn about sailing yourself.  Come join us. Email to


Volunteers should arrive at 10am for setup and assignments and plan to stay till 6pm. Bring a lunch. it takes 25 people to run the event fully.

Participants should arrive around 11am to get registered and assigned to a boat. we want to load the NOON sailing at 1140 to 1145am. then as quickly as possible after that . 2nd sailing will start about 2:30 pm.






Footloose Sailing Association, Inc -7683 SE 27th St, PMB#239, Mercer Island, WA 98040 - 206-382-2680
a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization -- All material is Copyright 2016 by
michael freeman

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