Member Opportunities with Downtown Sailing

2018 Early Bird Special! 

Join today and stay a member through January 2019

Social Member - $99

If you want to meet other sailors, but only have time to sail occasionally, a Social Membership may be for you. Social members may sail during the monthly Friday socials and then stay for the party, but are not eligible for other membership sails. This level of membership is ideal for parents of Juniors campers, friends and family of program participants, or anyone who wishes to show support for the Downtown Sailing Center and its mission.

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Access Dinghy Members - $199  

Take on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in one of our 2-man, non- capsizeable Access Dinghies. These dinghies are ready to sail and the most fun you will have on the water.  With an Access-Dinghy Membership you have 100% full access to take out any boat in our dinghy fleet any time you like.  Attend the 1-hour Access Dinghy Orientation course and you will be on your way to skipper you and a friend around the Inner Harbor.  Attend member socials and receive discounts on educational programs and summer camps for the kids.

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Crew - $345

Includes 3 hour learn to sail course with your membership. 

If you want to sail on a regular basis and polish your sailing skills, a crew membership entitles you to unlimited recreational sailing, including Wednesday evening and bi-monthly Sunday membership sails. New sailors are encouraged to take an Introduction to Sailing course so that they will feel comfortable on a boat and have the skills needed to be competent crew member. New members with some experience on the water are encouraged to take the US SAILING Basic Keelboat Certification course to develop their skills. Crew members are expected to attend at least one work party per year (two hours).” 

*Crew members can add race crew or cruising crew at an additional cost to their membership during the registration process.

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J/22 - Sonar Skipper - $795

J22/Sonar skippers may reserve any J22 or Sonar in our fleet. Reservations are on a first-reserved, first-served basis. Boats are available nearly year-round; at times part of the fleet might be designated for educational or special events. All skippers must attend an annual skipper orientation. New skippers must also pass an on-the-water check-out to demonstrate that they can rig and handle the boats. Skippers are expected to attend at least three work parties per year (six hours). J22/Sonar skipper membership is subject to the approval of the DSC administration. For more information about what qualifications a skipper must possess, click HERE.

*J/22 - Sonar skippers can add racing crew, racing skipper, cruising crew, or cruising skipper additions at an additional cost to their membership during the registration process.

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Cruising Upgrades Available: 

Available to Crew and Skipper Members, upgrade your membership to sail on our Day-Cruiser Fleet. The DSC has a fleet of four cruisers ready to take you and fellow members out on the water! The DSC hosts weekly cruising events available to those members who've upgraded. Cruising Upgrades start at $100 for Crew and $200 for Cruising Skippers For more information please email or call the office at 410.727.0722. 


If you have membership questions, call 410.727.0722 or email Don't forget to ask about family membership pricing!

Open House & Free Events

Come to the DSC, look around, go for a short sail... Check out our free events open to the public and please register so we can prepare for your visit! Our Open House events are a chance for you to try sailing and meet others in our community!

Open House and Social Events

27 Jan 2018 4:00 PM • Charm City Meadworks 400 E Biddle St, Baltimore MD 21202
28 Apr 2018 10:00 AM • Downtown Sailing Center "A Dock", 1425 Key Highway
02 Jun 2018 10:00 AM • Downtown Sailing Center "A Dock", 1425 Key Highway
07 Jul 2018 10:00 AM • Downtown Sailing Center "A Dock", 1425 Key Highway
13 Jul 2018 6:00 PM • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center (1425 Key Highway)
17 Aug 2018 6:00 PM • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center (1425 Key Highway)


We need volunteer skippers and crew to take people sailing! If you are a DSC member, just click on an Open House event above to register as a skipper or crew (choose Registration Type of Crew or Skipper). If you volunteer, please be at the DSC one hour before the event starts to rig your boat.

Membership Policies

  • DSC membership is valid from January 1 through December 31.
  • 100% of fees paid toward any membership can be credited toward any upgrade.
  • Skippers, please sign the Statement of Responsibility form and the Membership Rules and Responsibilities.  
  • The DSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or ancestry, religion, economic status or political affiliation. This policy applies to all aspects of the Downtown Sailing Center’s programs, practices and activities as well as the use of its facilities.
  • Any member may be removed for good cause by the board of directors.
  • The cost of every DSC membership includes an individual membership to the Baltimore Museum of Industry. This entitles members to visit the museum during its normal business hours and to limited parking privileges.
  • Employee matching gifts programs cannot be used for membership fees. Matching gifts can only be used for donations for which no deeds, goods or services are received.

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