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Portland Sail & Oar League

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Attention seafarers, dreamers, and fools who love small craft and actually use them. The Portland Sail & Oar League is a randomly gathered network of nautical explorers who boat at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. We sail, row, camp, fix boats, talk dirt, run aground, and have fun regardless of the weather. You may already be a member.

We have a listserv where you can post messages to league members. This is the place to post a question, invite people on a trip, ask for help, or announce that you’re heading out for a sail in an hour and ask if anyone wants to come.

To subscribe send an e-mail with “join” in the subject line to: PSOL+subscribe@groups.io  

The listserver will send you an e-mail asking you to confirm. You must reply to the e-mail to actually join.

If you’re sick of us, to unsubscribe send an e-mail to: PSOL+unsubscribe@groups.io

To post to the group send an e-mail to: PSOL@groups.io  (Only members can post.)

To review old posts go here: https://groups.io/g/PSOL

9 thoughts on “Portland Sail & Oar League

  1. As soon as I finish my Steve Redmond Whisp, I would be happy to join you folks. It’s been abuilding for two years now, but recently took a bit of a spurt. So hopefully I will done by Spring.

  2. Hello – May I ask what are the boats in the picture above? They look great. I am guessing an Ian Oughtred Caledonia Yawl in the foreground and a Joel White Shearwater in the background? Thanks.

  3. I built my own Western York Boat (17’ double ended clinker) in 2007-09. I now live in NE Portland and sail mostly on the Columbia. You look like the kind of people I would like to get to know.

  4. I thought your members might be interested in seeing the performance of a Oughtred Shearwater. 12 foot laps take ply sailing dinghy

      1. Hi Bruce,
        This is a lake in the Blue Mountains, Australia. The cooling tower you spotted is from a disused, coal fired power station. The dam was made to feed water to the power station. Lake is only used for recreation now.

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