Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Schooner Association’s
NW Windjammer Fleet
Composed of the largest fleet of associated sailing schooners in the US, we include a wide variety of ship sizes, designs and histories. Ranging from the 50ft Pinky Schooner Pleiades to the impressive 160ft, 147 ton Schooner Zodiac, and a diverse range of schooners in between. Most are available for charter sailing adventures in the Pacif Northwest and the San Juan and Gulf Islands.
Surveying this fleet, one can receive a quick education in the history and beauty of schooner design and evolution in North America. Many of the ships are privately owned and sailed, but two thirds of the fleet operates as charter vessels. Available for private sails and group charters, sailing opportunities range from afternoon daysails to several week adventures in some of the most pristine and beautiful waters on the planet!
With a wide range of sail configurations (gaff, staysail, topsail and marconi) one can spend a lifetime learning the subtleties of sailing what appears to be such a simple rig.
Enjoy looking through the vessels displayed here, and stay tuned for more information.
If you do choose to sail aboard one of these beautiful vessels, you will be working directly with the boat owner – and usually the Captain – when you schedule your event, so you can be sure that all the details are taken care of and that your cruise sails smoothly. Call today to speak to one of these charter boat owners and enjoy an unforgettable experience.