Originally Posted by Tribe95
There seems to be no shortage of options for sailing instruction here in WA. The one I'm presently leaning towards is the Island Sailing Club in Kirkland.
I took the Keelboat and Basic Coastal classes at ISC a couple of years ago, with Mike Cook as an instructor. Seemed fine to me. I suspect that the instructor one ends up with makes more of a difference than the company, though if one wishes to learn on a specific model of boat that could factor in too.
I'm thinking about taking a Bareboat course now, and mulling over whether I want to try ISC, SSC/Sail Northwest, or one of the schools in Anacortes or Bellingham. The decision may well depend on which can be flexible about food -- bareboat classes see to always specify that the school provides it.