The Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) is the only community sailing center in Baltimore. Our mission is to make the joy of sailing accessible to everyone, regardless of age, income, ability or disability. Program revenues, grants and the sweat equity of our numerous member volunteers help us carry out that mission in large part, but not completely. Your donations fill in the gaps and keep the DSC going strong.

With a fleet of 50+ boats — most of which have been donated; a membership of 600 avid sailors — many of whom give many hours to the DSC; and the generosity of charitable foundations, corporate donors and individual donors, like you, we have enabled thousands of at-risk children and people of all ages with disabilities to enjoy an activity thought by many to be accessible only to the wealthy and able-bodied. Through our educational programs, thousands of people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds have learned to sail. We need your support to continue to provide these sailing opportunities to all.

Please support the DSC and be a positive influence in somebody's life! 

Click here to donate to our annual giving campaign!


Your donation makes a difference:

  • $50 puts one at-risk child on the water for one day
  • $90 funds 4 hours of S.I.T. instruction 
  • $125 puts a sailor with a disability on the water for one day
  • $450 puts 10 at-risk children on the water for one day
  • $625 puts a disabled sailor on the water for a week
  • $1125 puts a crew of 5 at-risk children on the water for one week

In-kind Donations

The DSC is always in need of new or gently-used items. If you are cleaning out your boat or your house — or are just in the mood to go shopping — please keep the DSC in mind. If you have an item that you think we might use, give us a call at 410.727.0722.
See the DSC's wish list>>

Donate a Boat

Donating an unwanted boat to the DSC benefits both you and the DSC! You can get rid of slip fees and gain a tax deduction. The DSC uses your boat in its programs for at least 3 years, then proceeds from the sale of your boat continue to support those programs. It's a win-win situation! If you would like to donate a boat, call us at 410.727.0722.

More about boat donations>>

The DSC is a 501(c)(3) organization so donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by IRS rules.

Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
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