So... in my searches for sailing classes in my area, I came across a sailing club, Island Sailing Club
with locations in Olympia, Kirkland, and Portland, OR. It looks attractive, because we're still renting after our move here last year (buyer's market my @ss).
Figuring out the cost of joining, monthly dues, the basic and coastal cruising courses for my SO and I, I'm looking at about $3500 for the first 12 months. This seems pretty reasonable for unlimited access to a fleet of 7 older but maintained boats, 4 of which were available on the perfect Sunday we visited. Plus 1 which would be available after completion of a third course, but I don't see us getting that far in one year.
Has anyone here been a member of a club like this?