CLUB... Inland NW Sailors are a group of "trailer sailors," Radio Controlled sailors, and kiters who like to go to different lakes, primarily located in Eastern WA, N. ID., & NW MT (Sometimes Southern ID, UT, WY, Western WA). It's simple, we get together and sail together. Read below...

You can find notice of events on our Calender, including short notice events in the comment section at the bottom of this page. Contact us via for club info.

Our Hobie Island Fleet also includes other kayakers and manual or sail assisted watercrafts. Sometimes we sail with our other Inland NW fleets, but at times we do trips that only a Hobie Mirage Island or kayak can do, such as navigation down rivers and areas where sailing is not ideal. Hobie Islands or TI's is by far our biggest group/fleet.

The Inland SportBoat Fleet includes a variety of boats from the Malbec 18 to Catalina 22's, to West-Wright Potters, McGregor's, etc. Boats average in size of 15-19 ft. Some of our extended trips of 2-3 days we will anchor and sleep aboard where no shore camping/accommodations are available. Trips include Upper and Lower Priest Lakes and Lake Pend Oreille Idaho, Flathead Lake Montana, Bear Lake Idaho/Utah, etc. Some of our fleet activities are not ideal for boats without cabins or a way to get out of the weather.

The Small Boat Fleet is a combination of small daysailers (small boats only sailed during daylight hours with no cabin but may include a cubby), sailboats of 8-18 feet or bigger, such boats the Hobie 16 or 14, Getaway, Laser or Sunfish, etc. The focus is to promote and grow small boat sailing within the Inland NW and have fun togethers, with an occasional race.

Our Radio-Controlled Sailboat Fleet includes a mix of monohulls and various multihulls, etc. Our main class boat that we are currently developing is the T37 full on racing boat (primarily buy as kit to built) but we welcome all model sailboats. We sail at River Stone Pond or City Park in Coeur d'Alene; In Spokane county we will either sail on Bear Lake or Medical Lake (no powerboats allowed on either lake), Arthur Pond if not full of algae, or, if the current is mild at River Front Park near the bell tower on the south side (one of our favorite places to sail in Spokane). In Moses Lake either Activity Trial Park or McCosh Park. In Montana we sail at Frenchtown Pond State Park (17 miles east of Missoula) and up at Flathead (Big Arm State Park) and Whitefish we will sail from various parks noted in an invitation to sail. We mostly sail during late Fall or early Spring, and sometimes in the winter. During the warmer time of the year, we sail our full-size sailboats and sailing kayaks (Hobie Tandem Island). Join by making a comment below and watch for events in the comments below or our calendar.

Whether you fly a single line kite, or dual line stunt kite, or a kite you use to sail your paddleboard or foiling board all are of course welcome to join the Inland NW Kiters. The Inland NW has great open spaces and beautiful parks to take advantage of. Our main kite flying, and annual festival takes place at Broadmoore Park, Hayden ID (April), and also in Idaho we fly at Independence Point or McEuen Parks in Coeur d'Alene. In Spokane at Sky Prairie Park. In Eastern WA in the Moses Lake area at Yonezawa Park (across the street from the new LDS Temple) and The Dunes. In MT at Frenchtown Pond State Park (17 miles east of Missoula) and up at Flathead (Big Arm State Park) or Whitefish we will fly at various parks noted in an invitation to Fly. Our favorite place to fly is at Steptoe Butte in Eastern WA. Watch the comments below or our calendar for kiter events. During many of our sailing events, particular our Potholes Reservoir sail we also fly kites in the evening. 

Great instructional Stunt Kite video

In our effort to make sailing available to all we include Access To Outdoor as a resource to those with disAbilities who may need assistance. Learn more by visiting Access To Outdoors page!

Sandpoint Sailing Association (Monohull Sportboats, Keelboast)
Lake Pend Oreille Yacht Club (Not Active... Keelboats)
North Flathead Lake Yacht Club (Monohull Dinghies, Sportboats/keelboats)
Columbia Basin Sailing Club (Monohull/Multihulls Dinghies, Fly Scotts fleet, Sportboats, Keelboats)
Ricky Point Sail Club (Not Active... Monohull Sportboats and Keelboats)

Feel free to make a comment at the bottom of this page to introduce yourself to our fleet.

Feel free to make a comment at the bottom of this page to introduce yourself to our club.

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