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DSC events are listed here. Click on any event for additional details and/or to register, if registration is open.


Upcoming events

    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • DSC Dock A
    • 46
    Register

    DSC Cruising will winterize all the cruisers during two work parties on October 28 and Nov 04.  At least one cruiser will remain online for use throughout the winter season.  The available cruiser will need to be re-winterized after each use.

    This is a great opportunity for you to see and learn about how to: (a) winterize (b) change the oil (c) take the sails down (d) fuel up (e) pump out and a whole lot more.  Absolutely no prior experience required.  You can even bring a guest if you like.

    All new 2017 cruising skippers and all boat managers are required to attend the work party to see how the DSC Cruisers are properly winterized Skippers anticipating using a DSC Cruiser during the winter season should also attend to refresh their memory on the proper procedures to use.



    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • DSC Docks
    • 1
    Register


    Registration for this event is ONLY for trained Sandbagger crew that have indicated to Tom Bowman that they desire to crew on the Sandbagger for the October Sandbagger BEAR sails.

    If you desire to sail on the Sandbagger BEAR as a guest for any of the October Sandbagger Member Sails and you are not trained crew, please register using the "Sail on Sandbagger BEAR" events on the DSC calendar.

    Thank you







    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • DSC Docks
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    Join your fellow sailors for an exciting sail on the Sandbagger BEAR!

    Two Sandbagger boats, BEAR and BULL, have their home at the National Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis Maryland. BEAR will be on loan to the DSC through the month of October, 2017.

    BULL and BEAR are modern reproductions of sandbaggers based on ANNIE, a sandbagger with a winning history launched in 1880 and raced in Georgia, Florida and Long Island Sound. Over 130 years later, ANNIE is still around, on display at Mystic Seaport Museum.

    Check out this link to find out more about the Sandbaggers!
    http://nshof.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=792:bull-a-bear-replica-1860s-qsandbaggersq&catid=173:visiting-boats&Itemid=271


    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • DSC
    Register

    Crew and Skipper Level Members: Spend your Sunday afternoon sailing!

    Please arrive at the DSC by 11:45 AM for the 12:00 PM Start Time or arrive. The Dockmaster will assign DSC Skippers and

    DSC Crew Level Members to boats. Please note: If you arrive after 12:00 PM the likelihood of getting on a keelboat will be less. Not to worry! You can always take out a dinghy with a fellow member.

    For those who are new to the DSC or have not yet signed the 2014 liability waiver please download the 2017 WAIVER HERE and hand to dockmaster on day of sail.

    *It is required that the DSC boats need to be back to the docks by sundown.

    Questions about the Member Sail? Arriving Late? Concerns about Weather? Please contact Office Manager, Jack Pettenati at 410.727.0722 ext 113 or email: membership@downtownsailing.org. 

    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • DSC Dock A
    • 46
    Register

    DSC Cruising will winterize all the cruisers during two work parties on October 28 and Nov 04.  At least one cruiser will remain online for use throughout the winter season.  The available cruiser will need to be re-winterized after each use.

    This is a great opportunity for you to see and learn about how to: (a) winterize (b) change the oil (c) take the sails down (d) fuel up (e) pump out and a whole lot more.  Absolutely no prior experience required.  You can even bring a guest if you like.

    All new 2017 cruising skippers and all boat managers are required to attend the work party to see how the DSC Cruisers are properly winterized Skippers anticipating using a DSC Cruiser during the winter season should also attend to refresh their memory on the proper procedures to use.



    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
    Register

    2017/18 Frostbiting - 11-4PM Nov. 4

    On your marks, get set...

    You got it! Frostbite Racing at Downtown Sailing. Wrangle up your crew or sign up solo and head down to the docks for a quick, fun sail around the buoys.

    We will do a Chalk Talk on Starting Strategies from 11 - Noon and then commence sailing at 1 PM after taking a quick lunch.  

    Skippers are encouraged to save space for two to three  crew.

    **Lifejackets are Required**

    NO EXCEPTIONS 

    The DSC hopes you will join us in making this frostbiting season a warm and enjoyable experience for all sailors and community members. If you are a member of the DSC, please sign up in the appropriate category online so we have record of your intention and attendance. 

    Please note that frostbiting will not occur if the winds exceed 20 kt., if the combined wind+water temps are below 80F, or if there is snow/ice on the boats/docks/water.

    *These are Non-Spinnaker Races*

    Sail Fast!!!


    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Nov 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    Register

    Open to all sailors, but with a special focus on Basic Keelboat Instructor Updates and Basic Keelboat Instructor Wanna-be's. 

    Two days of bookwork, ropework, homework, chalk talks, docktalks, and a few brainstorming sessions.

    Know the difference between a taut-line hitch and a rolling hitch; understand the importance of coiling in a clockwise fashion; learn a new docking strategy; and work to help improve our Keelboat School's framework.

    This weekend is a must-attend class for Basic Keelboat Instructors, Adult Ed Instructors, and DSC community sailors who want to be Instructors.

    Plan on 70% land-based time and 30% water time. Dress appropriately for the weather and pack a lunch. Hard start at 10 AM both days and we'll wrap up by 4 PM.

    DSC members and friends who are not members are welcome to attend, but the course material is designed for those who already have some advanced skills. Consider this a 400 level class.


    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
    Register

    2017/18 Frostbiting - 11-4PM Dec. 2

    On your marks, get set...

    You got it! Frostbite Racing at Downtown Sailing. Wrangle up your crew or sign up solo and head down to the docks for a quick, fun sail around the buoys.

    We will do a Chalk Talk on Mark Roundings from 11 - Noon and then commence sailing at 1 PM after taking a quick lunch.  

    Skippers are encouraged to save space for two to three  crew.

    **Lifejackets are Required**

    NO EXCEPTIONS 

    The DSC hopes you will join us in making this frostbiting season a warm and enjoyable experience for all sailors and community members. If you are a member of the DSC, please sign up in the appropriate category online so we have record of your intention and attendance. 

    Please note that frostbiting will not occur if the winds exceed 20 kt., if the combined wind+water temps are below 80F, or if there is snow/ice on the boats/docks/water.

    *These are Non-Spinnaker Races*

    Sail Fast!!!


    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    Register

    Open to all sailors, but with a special focus on Basic Keelboat Instructor Updates and Basic Keelboat Instructor Wanna-be's. 

    Two days of bookwork, ropework, homework, chalk talks, docktalks, and a few brainstorming sessions.

    Work on your Chalk Talk Presentations and learn more details about new DSC policies in effect, including docking protocol and teaching strategies; first aid and emergency action procedures; and other important info for instructors.

    This weekend is a must-attend class for Basic Keelboat Instructors, Adult Ed Instructors, and DSC community sailors who want to be Instructors.

    Plan on 70% land-based time and 30% water time. Dress appropriately for the weather and pack a lunch. Hard start at 10 AM both days and we'll wrap up by 4 PM.

    DSC members and friends who are not members are welcome to attend, but the course material is designed for those who already have some advanced skills. Consider this a 400 level class. 

    PREREQUISITE IS THE NOVEMBER 401 CLASS


    • 06 Jan 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
    Register

    2017/18 Frostbiting - 11-4PM Jan. 6

    On your marks, get set...

    You got it! Frostbite Racing at Downtown Sailing. Wrangle up your crew or sign up solo and head down to the docks for a quick, fun sail around the buoys.

    We will do a Chalk Talk on Common Protest Situations and the Protest form from 11 - Noon and then commence sailing at 1 PM after taking a quick lunch.  

    Skippers are encouraged to save space for two to three  crew.

    **Lifejackets are Required**

    NO EXCEPTIONS 

    The DSC hopes you will join us in making this frostbiting season a warm and enjoyable experience for all sailors and community members. If you are a member of the DSC, please sign up in the appropriate category online so we have record of your intention and attendance. 

    Please note that frostbiting will not occur if the winds exceed 20 kt., if the combined wind+water temps are below 80F, or if there is snow/ice on the boats/docks/water.

    *These are Non-Spinnaker Races*

    Sail Fast!!!


    • 07 Mar 2018
    • 14 Mar 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Downtown Sailing Center Conference Room
    • 10
    Register
    Want to learn skills that can save a life? 

    Then attend our American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Class with a certified Red Cross instructor.  DSC members get almost half off the regular price of the class and the certifications last for two years.

    The class will include:

    • First Aid: Participants learn to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, such as burns, cuts and scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold emergencies.
    • CPR Adult: Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults
    NOTE THIS CLASS IS BROKEN INTO TWO SESSIONS. MARCH 7th & MARCH 14th; BOTH ARE MANDATORY

    If you have any questions feel free to email Stuart via stuart@downtownsailing.org or call the office at 410-727-0722.
    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • TideWater Yacht Services, 321 E Cromwell St.
    Register
    Join the DSC to kickoff the new season. Our boats are in need of some TLC. We are pulling the bulk of our fleet out of the water for the month of March to get them primed and ready for sailing in April. 

    There will be a Guiness happy hour at the DSC afterwards. And of course, great times with your DSC friends. 

    We will be meeting at TIDEWATER YACHT SERVICES 10:00
    AM Sharp
     for a short safety briefing and introductions, working until around 3:00 pm, with a break for lunch.  Afterwards we will head to Little Havana for apres sail (boat maintenance) refreshments.

    Tasks will include:

    Sanding
    Waxing/Compounding
    Priming and painting 
    Various other small maintenance tasks 

    On site training provided. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn in a fun and social atmosphere. Dress to get dirty, bring a smile and maybe a friend! 

    Come on down Saturday, March 17th. This is the 1st of three dates total: there is a TON of work to accomplish but if the weather cooperates we can get the boats in early. With your support we can make 2018 a season to remember! 




    • 21 Mar 2018
    • 28 Mar 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Downtown Sailing Center Conference Room
    • 10
    Register
    Want to learn skills that can save a life? 

    Then attend our American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Class with a certified Red Cross instructor.  DSC members get almost half off the regular price of the class. The certifications last for two years.

    The class will include:

    • First Aid: Participants learn to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, such as burns, cuts and scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold emergencies.
    • CPR Adult: Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults
    NOTE THIS CLASS IS BROKEN INTO TWO SESSIONS. MARCH 21st & MARCH 28th, BOTH ARE MANDATORY

    If you have any questions feel free to email Stuart via stuart@downtownsailing.org or call the office at 410-727-0722.
    • 22 Mar 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • DSC
    Register
    MANDATORY SPRING ORIENTATION FOR RACING SKIPPERS

    The Carrot: teams fielding at least one skipper from their team will receive an extra 1st place for series 1.

    The Stick: teams failing to bring a skipper to the meeting will receive a (DNC) for Series 1.

    The Rub: participants must register ONLINE to be counted at the event.

    The Topics:

    1. Racing Schedule for 2018
    2. NOR
    3. SI's
    4. Team Responsibilities
    5. RC Duty Responsibilities
    6. Arbitration Orientation
    7. Protest Committee Orientation
    8. Powerboat requirements
    9. Skipper Checkout Requirements
    10. Quick Stop POB Rescue Chalk Talk
    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • TideWater Yacht Services, 321 E Cromwell St.
    Register
    Join the DSC to kickoff the new season. Our boats are in need of some TLC. We are pulling the bulk of our fleet out of the water for the month of March to get them primed and ready for sailing in April. 

    There will be a happy hour at the Little Havana afterwards. And of course, great times with your DSC friends. 

    We will be meeting at TIDEWATER YACHT SERVICES 10:00
    AM Sharp
     for a short safety briefing and introductions, working until around 3:00 pm, with a break for lunch.  Afterwards we will head to Little Havana for apres sail (boat maintenance) refreshments.

    Tasks will include:

    Sanding
    Waxing/Compounding
    Priming and painting 
    Various other small maintenance tasks 

    On site training provided. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn in a fun and social atmosphere. Dress to get dirty, bring a smile and maybe a friend! 

    Come on down Saturday, March 24th. This is the 2nd of three dates total: there is a TON of work to accomplish but if the weather cooperates we can get the boats in early. With your support we can make 2018 a season to remember! 




    • 29 Mar 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • DSC
    Register
    MANDATORY SPRING MAINTENANCE WORK PARTY FOR DSC RACING TEAMS

    The Carrot: teams fielding 50% of their team for the work party, including at least one skipper, will receive an extra 1st place for series 2.

    The Stick: teams failing to field 50% of their team, which includes at least one skipper, will receive an extra (DNC) for series 2.

    The Rub: participants must register ONLINE to be counted at the event.

    Work may include but not be limited to:

    1. Cleaning and McLubing the Spinnaker Poles
    2. Removing and installing Spinnaker Pole Rings
    3. Replacing broken hardware
    4. Replacing and standardizing cabin top hardware
    5. Taping Shrouds
    6. Installing Bow and Stern Fenders
    7. Cleaning and McLubing traveler cars
    8. Replacing broken or frayed running rigging
    9. Patching Race Marks
    10. Prepping Ground Tackle
    11. ALL SKIPPERS UNDERGO POWERBOAT OPERATION PROCEDURES 
    • 31 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • TideWater Yacht Services, 321 E Cromwell St.
    Register
    Join the DSC to kickoff the new season. Our boats are in need of some TLC. We are pulling the bulk of our fleet out of the water for the month of March to get them primed and ready for sailing in April. 

    There will be a happy hour at the Little Havana afterwards. And of course, great times with your DSC friends. 

    We will be meeting at TIDEWATER YACHT SERVICES 10:00
    AM Sharp
     for a short safety briefing and introductions, working until around 3:00 pm, with a break for lunch.  Afterwards we will head to Little Havana for apres sail (boat maintenance) refreshments.

    Tasks will include:

    Sanding
    Waxing/Compounding
    Priming and painting 
    Various other small maintenance tasks 

    On site training provided. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn in a fun and social atmosphere. Dress to get dirty, bring a smile and maybe a friend! 

    Come on down Saturday, March 31st. This is the 3rd of three dates total: there is a TON of work to accomplish but if the weather cooperates we can get the boats in early. With your support we can make 2018 a season to remember! 




    • 05 Apr 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • DSC
    Register
    MANDATORY RACE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR FOR DSC RACING TEAMS

    The Carrot: teams fielding 50% of their team for the seminar, including at least one skipper, will receive an extra 1st place for series 2.

    The Stick: teams failing to field 50% of their team, which includes at least one skipper, will receive an extra (DNC) for series 2.

    The Rub: participants must register ONLINE to be counted at the event.

    We will be running a seminar on proper race management for the TNR race series.  Topics will include:

    1. RC Duties and responsibilities
    2. Equipment prep (racing binder, marks, ground tackle, Ollie, etc.)
    3. Where to set the course given weather and wind conditions
    4. How to set a square course
    5. How to set a square starting line
    6. How to deal with unforeseen circumstances (wind shifts, commercial traffic, etc.)
    7. How to communicate with racers (VHF usage, visual and audible signals) 
    8. Review of powerboat operation procedures
    • 07 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • TideWater Yacht Services, 321 E Cromwell St.
    Register
    Join the DSC to kickoff the new season. Our boats are in need of some TLC. We are pulling the bulk of our fleet out of the water for the month of March to get them primed and ready for sailing in April. 

    There will be a happy hour at the Little Havana afterwards. And of course, great times with your DSC friends. 

    We will be meeting at TIDEWATER YACHT SERVICES 10:00
    AM Sharp
     for a short safety briefing and introductions, working until around 3:00 pm, with a break for lunch.  Afterwards we will head to Little Havana for apres sail (boat maintenance) refreshments.

    Tasks will include:

    Sanding
    Waxing/Compounding
    Priming and painting 
    Various other small maintenance tasks 

    On site training provided. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn in a fun and social atmosphere. Dress to get dirty, bring a smile and maybe a friend! 

    Come on down Saturday, April 7th. This is the 1st possible rain date, in case one of the March work parties is cancelled due to weather: there is a TON of work to accomplish but if the weather cooperates we can get the boats in early. With your support we can make 2018 a season to remember! 




    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 29 Apr 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 6
    Register
    9:00 - 5:00, Weekends, April 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29 2018

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five days of sailing instruction. Designed to help you progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J/22s. J/22s are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Introduction to the DSC
    • Boat Control
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Navigation
    • Reefing
    • Anchoring

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • TideWater Yacht Services, 321 E Cromwell St.
    Register
    Join the DSC to kickoff the new season. Our boats are in need of some TLC. We are pulling the bulk of our fleet out of the water for the month of March to get them primed and ready for sailing in April. 

    There will be a happy hour at the Little Havana afterwards. And of course, great times with your DSC friends. 

    We will be meeting at TIDEWATER YACHT SERVICES 10:00
    AM Sharp
     for a short safety briefing and introductions, working until around 3:00 pm, with a break for lunch.  Afterwards we will head to Little Havana for apres sail (boat maintenance) refreshments.

    Tasks will include:

    Sanding
    Waxing/Compounding
    Priming and painting 
    Various other small maintenance tasks 

    On site training provided. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn in a fun and social atmosphere. Dress to get dirty, bring a smile and maybe a friend! 

    Come on down Saturday, April 14th. This is the 2nd possible rain date, in case one of the March work parties is cancelled due to weather: there is a TON of work to accomplish but if the weather cooperates we can get the boats in early. With your support we can make 2018 a season to remember! 




    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
    • 40
    Register

    2018 Spinnaker Clinic - 11-5PM Apr. 14th

    As part of our preparations for the 2018 racing season we will be running a clinic on Spinnaker handling on the J/22's.  All racing teams, new and returning are encouraged to participate.  Non-racing skippers and crew are welcome as well, but please be aware that this will be an advanced clinic.  All sailors should have at minimum a technical understanding of upwind and downwind sailing and a familiarity with sail controls for de-powering.  

    We will start with a Chalk Talk at 11, followed immediately by a dockside demonstration on one of the J/22's. After a quick lunch break we will get out on the water to practice, probably wrapping up the day with a couple quick fun races.

    After derigging the boats, we will finish the day with a debrief, followed by a happy hour at Little Havana.

    Topics/areas of focus will include:

    1. Boat set up and rigging
    2. Breakdown of each boat member's role and responsibilities
    3. Sets
    4. Gybes
    5. Douses
    6. Trimming
    7. Downwind boathandling


    **Lifejackets are Required**

    NO EXCEPTIONS 


    Event will be $10.00 per person, with all proceeds going to the racing program for new racing equipment.

    Event registration is limited to 10 boats (1 skipper and 3 crew per boat).

    Sail Fast!!!


    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register

    "Beyond Intro" Sailing Course - Intermediate Skill Development - April 21st & 22nd, 9AM - 5PM

    For those who have completed the Introduction to Sailing (12 hour) keelboat course, this course is the NEXT STEP!

    In this course, you will hone your Figure-8 Rescue, improve your tiller extension usage, and develop a solid departing and docking methodology.

    If you are new to the DSC, please contact Stuart via Stuart@downtownsailing.org to make sure you are placed in the appropriate class. Sailing is a lifetime sport and we want to make sure you have as much success as you possibly can.

    This course is Part 2 of a 3-Part US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification program. Successful completion of the "Intro to Sailing 12 hour course" is a prerequisite for the "Beyond Intro" Course. Consider taking the "Basic Keelboat" course in full if you have mixed sailing experience or are looking for a sailing certification.

    Space is limited to 3 sailors per class so full payment is required to guarantee your spot in the course.

    Topics include: 

    •  Refinement of previously learned skills: points of sail; tiller extension usage; "Figure-8 Rescue"; recognizing puffs and lulls
    • Stopping in and backing-out-of "irons"
    • Departure and docking basics
    • Introduction to heaving-to
    • Introduction to the "Quick Stop Rescue"
    • 25 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register
    9:00 - 5:00, Wed - Sun, April 25th - 29th 2018

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five days of sailing instruction. Designed to help you progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J/22s. J/22s are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Introduction to the DSC
    • Boat Control
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Navigation
    • Reefing
    • Anchoring

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 6
    Register

    Intro to Sailing 12 hour course, Sat & Sun. April 28 & 29, 9AM - 5PM

    Have you always wanted to learn how to sail? Do you want to experience the joys of sailing? Want to have a great experience in the greatest city in America? What to know the difference between ropes and lines?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, Intro to Sailing is the course for you! 

    The course is designed to help new sailors feel comfortable on a boat and teach them the basic skills needed to competently crew on a small keelboat with an experienced skipper. An experienced instructor and up to four students (usually only three students)are on the water in a Sonar or J/22. Sonars and J/22's are keelboats which are safe (non-capsizable), comfortable and fun.

    If you have sailing experience but are rusty or did not learn from professionals, I strongly recommend taking this course. "Intro to Sailing" is a prerequisite for the "Beyond Intro" course.

    Spots are limited; full payment is required to guarantee your spot in one of our classes.


    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center "A Dock", 1425 Key Highway
    • 40
    Register

    Ahoy!  This is a chance to try out sailing for Free with the Downtown Sailing Center, Baltimore City’s Community Sailing Organization. No experience necessary!

    Come check out all the DSC has to offer.  Learn about membership, classes, summer day camp, social league and more.  Registration is not required but strongly encouraged so that we may plan accordingly with regard to boat inventory and staffing. ALL AGES are welcome to see the facility but we like for our sailors to be 7 y/o and Up. 

    4 attendees can be assigned to a boat plus the Skipper to drive the boat. Our skippers are well trained and very experienced with our fleet so you are in SAFE HANDS!

    For your convenience we offer 3 separate arrival times for you to choose from:

    ·         10:00 - 11:00 AM

    ·         11:00 AM -12:00 PM

    ·         12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    This is a FREE event that is open to the public.  *Remember to register and dress for the weather! FREE PARKING ANYWHERE ON PROPERTY! Walk ons Welcome!  To learn more or if you have questions please email John O', Fleet and Member Programs Director, at john@downtownsailing.org or call 410.727.0722 ext 114. 


    • 05 May 2018
    • 20 May 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 6
    Register
    9:00 - 5:00, May Weekends - May 5, 6, 12, 19, 20th 2018

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five days of sailing instruction. Designed to help you progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J/22s. J/22s are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Introduction to the DSC
    • Boat Control
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Navigation
    • Reefing
    • Anchoring

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    • 09 May 2018
    • 16 May 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Downtown Sailing Center Conference Room
    • 10
    Register
    Want to learn skills that can save a life? 

    Then attend our American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Class with a certified Red Cross instructor.  DSC members get almost half off the regular price of the class and the certifications last for two years.

    The class will include:

    • First Aid: Participants learn to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, such as burns, cuts and scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold emergencies.
    • CPR Adult: Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults
    NOTE THIS CLASS IS BROKEN INTO TWO SESSIONS. MAY 9th & MAY 16th; BOTH ARE MANDATORY

    If you have any questions feel free to email Stuart via stuart@downtownsailing.org or call the office at 410-727-0722.
    • 12 May 2018
    • 19 May 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 6
    Register

    Intro to Sailing 12 hour course, Saturdays, May 12 & May 19, 9AM - 5PM

    Have you always wanted to learn how to sail? Do you want to experience the joys of sailing? Want to have a great experience in the greatest city in America? What to know the difference between ropes and lines?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, Intro to Sailing is the course for you! 

    The course is designed to help new sailors feel comfortable on a boat and teach them the basic skills needed to competently crew on a small keelboat with an experienced skipper. An experienced instructor and up to four students (usually only three students)are on the water in a Sonar or J/22. Sonars and J/22's are keelboats which are safe (non-capsizable), comfortable and fun.

    If you have sailing experience but are rusty or did not learn from professionals, I strongly recommend taking this course. "Intro to Sailing" is a prerequisite for the "Beyond Intro" course.

    Spots are limited; full payment is required to guarantee your spot in one of our classes.


    • 12 May 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center
    • 8
    Register
    You've probably probably thought, "I've always wanted to try sailing." Well, our 3-hour Taste of Sailing course is here for you! 

    This course will run through the basics of sailing, introduce you to nautical lingo, and get you out practicing. 

    Boats and Facilities

    Our 3-hour Intro-to-sailing is taught aboard our Sonar class keelboats. These 23' boats have a large cockpit and heavy keel to provide stability. These boats are specifically made to not tip over, so you don't need to worry about that! Each boat will have up to 4 people aboard with a coach, so there will be plenty of opportunities to try your hand at the tiller or just chill out and take in the sights.

    Sailing from the Downtown Sailing Center will allow you to see explore Baltimore from the water in a fun and safe way.

    Parking is available on site in the gravel lot of the Baltimore Museum of Industry. If, for some reason, there is an event in the lot, street parking is available as well. 

    Classes meet just outside the gate on the main docks.
       
    Please remember to bring a water bottle, sunglasses, hat, close-toed shoes and a great attitude. We'll see you on the water!
    • 16 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 20 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register
    9:00 - 5:00, Wed - Sun, May 16th - 20th 2018

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five days of sailing instruction. Designed to help you progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J/22s. J/22s are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Introduction to the DSC
    • Boat Control
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Navigation
    • Reefing
    • Anchoring

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    • 19 May 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center
    • 8
    Register
    You've probably probably thought, "I've always wanted to try sailing." Well, our 3-hour Taste of Sailing course is here for you! 

    This course will run through the basics of sailing, introduce you to nautical lingo, and get you out practicing. 

    Boats and Facilities

    Our 3-hour Intro-to-sailing is taught aboard our Sonar class keelboats. These 23' boats have a large cockpit and heavy keel to provide stability. These boats are specifically made to not tip over, so you don't need to worry about that! Each boat will have up to 4 people aboard with a coach, so there will be plenty of opportunities to try your hand at the tiller or just chill out and take in the sights.

    Sailing from the Downtown Sailing Center will allow you to see explore Baltimore from the water in a fun and safe way.

    Parking is available on site in the gravel lot of the Baltimore Museum of Industry. If, for some reason, there is an event in the lot, street parking is available as well. 

    Classes meet just outside the gate on the main docks.
       
    Please remember to bring a water bottle, sunglasses, hat, close-toed shoes and a great attitude. We'll see you on the water!
    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 9
    Register

    Intro to Sailing 12 hour course, Sat & Sun. June 2 & 3 2018

    Have you always wanted to learn how to sail? Do you want to experience the joys of sailing? Want to have a great experience in the greatest city in America? What to know the difference between ropes and lines?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, Intro to Sailing is the course for you! 

    The course is designed to help new sailors feel comfortable on a boat and teach them the basic skills needed to competently crew on a small keelboat with an experienced skipper. An experienced instructor and up to four students (usually only three students)are on the water in a Sonar or J/22. Sonars and J/22's are keelboats which are safe (non-capsizable), comfortable and fun.

    If you have sailing experience but are rusty or did not learn from professionals, I strongly recommend taking this course. "Intro to Sailing" is a prerequisite for the "Beyond Intro" course.

    Spots are limited; full payment is required to guarantee your spot in one of our classes.


    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register

    "Beyond Intro" Sailing Course - Intermediate Skill Development - June 2 & 3, 9AM - 5PM

    For those who have completed the Introduction to Sailing (12 hour) keelboat course, this course is the NEXT STEP!

    In this course, you will hone your Figure-8 Rescue, improve your tiller extension usage, and develop a solid departing and docking methodology.

    If you are new to the DSC, please contact Stuart via Stuart@downtownsailing.org to make sure you are placed in the appropriate class. Sailing is a lifetime sport and we want to make sure you have as much success as you possibly can.

    This course is Part 2 of a 3-Part US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification program. Successful completion of the "Intro to Sailing 12 hour course" is a prerequisite for the "Beyond Intro" Course. Consider taking the "Basic Keelboat" course in full if you have mixed sailing experience or are looking for a sailing certification.

    Space is limited to 3 sailors per class so full payment is required to guarantee your spot in the course.

    Topics include: 

    •  Refinement of previously learned skills: points of sail; tiller extension usage; "Figure-8 Rescue"; recognizing puffs and lulls
    • Stopping in and backing-out-of "irons"
    • Departure and docking basics
    • Introduction to heaving-to
    • Introduction to the "Quick Stop Rescue"
    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center "A Dock", 1425 Key Highway
    • 40
    Register

    Ahoy!  This is a chance to try out sailing for Free with the Downtown Sailing Center, Baltimore City’s Community Sailing Organization. No experience necessary!

    Come check out all the DSC has to offer.  Learn about membership, classes, summer day camp, social league and more.  Registration is not required but strongly encouraged so that we may plan accordingly with regard to boat inventory and staffing. ALL AGES are welcome to see the facility but we like for our sailors to be 7 y/o and Up. 

    4 attendees can be assigned to a boat plus the Skipper to drive the boat. Our skippers are well trained and very experienced with our fleet so you are in SAFE HANDS!

    For your convenience we offer 3 separate arrival times for you to choose from:

    ·         10:00 - 11:00 AM

    ·         11:00 AM -12:00 PM

    ·         12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    This is a FREE event that is open to the public.  *Remember to register and dress for the weather! FREE PARKING ANYWHERE ON PROPERTY! Walk ons Welcome!  To learn more or if you have questions please email John O', Fleet and Member Programs Director, at john@downtownsailing.org or call 410.727.0722 ext 114. 


    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center
    • 8
    Register
    You've probably probably thought, "I've always wanted to try sailing." Well, our 3-hour Taste of Sailing course is here for you! 

    This course will run through the basics of sailing, introduce you to nautical lingo, and get you out practicing. 

    Boats and Facilities

    Our 3-hour Intro-to-sailing is taught aboard our Sonar class keelboats. These 23' boats have a large cockpit and heavy keel to provide stability. These boats are specifically made to not tip over, so you don't need to worry about that! Each boat will have up to 4 people aboard with a coach, so there will be plenty of opportunities to try your hand at the tiller or just chill out and take in the sights.

    Sailing from the Downtown Sailing Center will allow you to see explore Baltimore from the water in a fun and safe way.

    Parking is available on site in the gravel lot of the Baltimore Museum of Industry. If, for some reason, there is an event in the lot, street parking is available as well. 

    Classes meet just outside the gate on the main docks.
       
    Please remember to bring a water bottle, sunglasses, hat, close-toed shoes and a great attitude. We'll see you on the water!
    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center "A" Dock
    • 29
    Register
    Thank you for volunteering for one of the DSC's access-ability Saturday sailing sessions. They cannot be run without volunteer support and commitment.

    The day will begin at 9:00AM for rigging of our boats and launching them into the water. On site training will be provided to new volunteers. Participants will arrive at 10:00AM and head out soon after. The day will finish by 1:00PM.

    This is a special event for the Ataxia Center. Thank you for your volunteerism!

    The DSC needs volunteers to fill the following positions:
    • rigger and de-rigger of boats
    • sailing buddies
    • greeters
    • transfer aids
    • safety boat operator
    • safety boat coach
    • J22 and sonar skippers to take participants out on the day fleet boats 
    • cruising skippers to take participants out on the DSC cruising fleet
    • Escorts
    There is on-site training available for most of these positions. If you are interested in learning about a specific role feel free to call the office at 410-727-0772 or email Stuart at stuart@downtownsailing.org





    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 24 Jun 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 6
    Register