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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:



2014 sailing events TBA

See You There



12 or more sailing events are schedule each season from May through September every other Saturday.  Our day sails are 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 2014

The ever-popular weekend cruise to Blake Island on Puget Sound is in mid July . We sail from Elliot Bay Marina to Blake Island on aSaturday , 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 2012!.


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 2014 (effective 10/15/09)

It’s time to sign up for the 2014 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 raises all of the funds to cover operations, fuel, maintainance and moorage. Member ships and day sail fees do not cover all the expenses.

We hold an annual auction to help off set our needs.

In 2013 we accepted an offer from Fuel Direct to assist in raising funds.

Fuel Direct gives Footloose approx. 1/3 of the proceeds from thier products sold by an affiliate web site.

For more information on the products look at this link:





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 2012 by
michael freeman

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