Sail & Swing 2018

Saturday, 28 July 2018 11:45 AM - 10:00 PM PST

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Saturday, 28 July 2018 11:45 AM - 10:00 PM PST

Join us for a fabulous day of sailing on the mighty Columbia River and swing dancing to live music on Government Island under a full moon

Music by Stumptown Swing (see

Dance lesson by Melissa Roane (see

Meet at the public dock next to the M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp at 4325 NE Marine Drive, Portland


Schedule of events

Noon            —       leave the public dock by sailboat

2 to 4           —       arrive on Government Island

4 to 5:30      —       potluck picnic

5:30 to 6      —       dance lesson

6 to 8          —       swing dancing to live music

8 to 10         —       sail back to the public dock




Matteo Luccio

I am a lifelong sailor and longtime East Coast swing dancer. I have taken more than 400 people sailing on the Columbia River over the past five years. This event will bring together two of my passions: sailors who have never danced swing will get an introduction to that style of dance and swing dancers who have never sailed will get an introduction to the sport. You can reach me at by phone/text at 541-543-0525 or by e-mail at Professionally, I am a freelance writer, specializing in geospatial technologies. You can read my articles and bio at

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