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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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This site is offered for your enjoyment by a participant of Footloose Sailing Association. Footloose Sailing Association has no official part in its content. Change effective 9/1/2010

Please NOTE: The OFFICIAL website for Footloose is now:




Costco Donates Funds for New Dock Shed

The 2006 winter wind storm destroyed our shed on the Leschi Marina dock.  Thanks to a donation from Costco employees spearhead by Steve Bell the shed has been replaced.  See photo to right.




Footloose Receives Grant from

AIG-Disabled Sports USA

Footloose recently received a grant from Disabled Sports USA and their sponsor AIG Insurance.  The AIG SummerFest Tour award funded existing sailing operations and introduce a basic sailing training program and dinghy racing . 



Boat U.S. Foundation Funds New Footloose Safety Brochure      

Boat U.S. Foundation, dedicated to boating safety and clean water, has provided Footloose Sailing with a grant to write and produce a new safety brochure for existing and prospective members.  The brochure has been distributed to many stores & marinas in the area.



60 New Life Jackets Gifted

Many of our tired and well used life jackets will be replaced thanks to a donation from Vanguard Charitable Endowment Fund.  Their generous donation allowed us to replace our ageing life jacket assortment with 60 new ones, including 5 special auto-inflate types.



Steve Bell & Footlloose volunteers


july21 sailing group


Martin 16 with adaptive electonic controls



Footloose Sailing Association is a 100% volunteer organization, including board members.  We need your financial help to cover the cost of moorage, maintenance, insurance, and new boat and equipment acquisition.  Please be generous in supporting this special program for disabled people in our community. 


Footloose Appreciates Support from the Following Local Companies:

CSR Marine
Laurel Gifts
Downtown road Service
Gasworks Park Kite Shop
Intiman Playhouse
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
St. Clouds Food & Spirits
Art Wolfe, Inc
Yuen Lui
Cold Stone Creamery
Redhook Brewery
Sonya Olsen Salon
Taproot Theatre
Henry Art Gallery
Pinocchio's Toys
Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria
UW Athletic Department
Hoodsport Winery
Leilani Lanes
Second Stage Repertory Theater
Argosy Cruises
Landmark/Seven Gables Theatres
The Comedy Underground
Seattle IMAX ® Dome Theater
Museum of History & Industry
Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture
Seattle Sailing Club
Osteria la Spiga
Kirkland Performance Center
Ivar's Salmon House, Kidd Valley
Chinoise Sushi Bar and Grill
Emerald Downs
NW Puppet Center
Celebration Boatworks
Dani Weiss Photography
Seattle IMAX ® Dome Theater
Everett Aquasox
Jillian's Billiards
Wing Luke Asian Museum
Berkshire Grille
Tillicum Village
Underground Tours
Northwest Outdoor Center


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Costco Employees AIG - DS/USA BoatU.S. FOUNDATION
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Fund.    

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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