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Upcoming Cruising Events

    • 03 Aug 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Dock
    Register

    Take this opportunity to sail at sunset and during the evening hours out toward the Francis Scott Key bridge. Enjoy the moonrise and learn about night navigation. Night sail is a different experience with Day sail

    All Cruising Crew and Cruising Skippers who have paid their upgrade fee are eligible to participate

    Crew will be expected to assist in departing and docking at night, trimming the sails, and looking out for channel traffic, and unlit buoys. If sailing beyond the bridge, skippers must file a FLOAT PLANwith the DSC office and a friend. (Sample template available on the DSC website.) PFDs must be worn at all times.  

    Bring snacks, water, and layered clothing for any changes in the weather.  Most important, HAVE FUN!


    • 09 Aug 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Dock
    Register

    Cruising Crew and Skippers, are you ready to get competitive with your cruising?!

    The Cruising Council is hosting for all cruising members the "Sunday Funday Race " series from May through October.

    All are welcome, from beginner to pro-racer.  You don't need prior racing experience, but we ask that you arrange with a team so that you'll sail with the same team all season, and this will greatly enhance your racing experience.  In order to join a team, please email  Cruising@downtownsailing.org Each team will have at least two cruising skippers.

    The race course will be from the DSC docks to a buoy near the bridge and back.  5 boats will race every month. Vessels will be assigned to teams on the day of, and the boats will rotate every month.

    Meet at the docks at 11.30 for a pre-race briefing, and then, it's literally off to the races.

    Fair winds, sail safe and sail fast!



    • 23 Aug 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Dock
    Register

    Cruising Crew and Skippers, are you ready to get competitive with your cruising?!

    The Cruising Council is hosting for all cruising members the "Sunday Funday Race " series from May through October.

    All are welcome, from beginner to pro-racer.  You don't need prior racing experience, but we ask that you arrange with a team so that you'll sail with the same team all season, and this will greatly enhance your racing experience.  In order to join a team, please email  Cruising@downtownsailing.org Each team will have at least two cruising skippers.

    The race course will be from the DSC docks to a buoy near the bridge and back.  5 boats will race every month. Vessels will be assigned to teams on the day of, and the boats will rotate every month.

    Meet at the docks at 11.30 for a pre-race briefing, and then, it's literally off to the races.

    Fair winds, sail safe and sail fast!



    • 02 Sep 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Dock
    Register

    Take this opportunity to sail at sunset and during the evening hours out toward the Francis Scott Key bridge. Enjoy the moonrise and learn about night navigation. Night sail is a different experience with Day sail

    All Cruising Crew and Cruising Skippers who have paid their upgrade fee are eligible to participate

    Crew will be expected to assist in departing and docking at night, trimming the sails, and looking out for channel traffic, and unlit buoys. If sailing beyond White Rocks, skippers must file a FLOAT PLANwith the DSC office and a friend. (Sample template available on the DSC website.) PFDs must be worn at all times.  

    Bring snacks, water, and layered clothing for any changes in the weather.  Most important, HAVE FUN!


    • 05 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 07 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Dock
    Register

    Take an enjoyable 3-day cruise to Kent Island

    Leave the DSC Saturday morning and sail to Kent Island.  Dock and spend 2  nights at the well-appointed Kent Island complete with pool, Live Band at the Bar.  Have a swim and enjoy a good meal and enjoy the live music.  Enjoy breakfast Sunday morning and Monday. Also maybe have a morning swim before departing.  Lunch on all days will be on the boat, so please bring your own lunch and beverages.

    The Labor Day weekend cruise is open to DSC Cruising Skippers and Cruising Crew wo have paid their upgrade fee. 


    If there is some room availability, non cruising members are welcome to register 10 days before the event.

    The $50 (2x$25) registration fee is to pay the Marina slip. This fee will not be refund if you cancel the reservation. All other expenses (pump, fuel etc.) will be shared equally by everyone.  

    If you're driving to the DSC and parking there overnight, please print out this OVERNIGHT PARKING PASS and leave it on your dash.

    You will have access to hot showers and restaurants. Bring your towel, pillow, bed sheets or sleeping bag and sunscreen. Your skipper will contact you regarding preparations and arrangements. Skippers must file a FLOAT PLAN with the DSC office and a friend. (Template available on the DSC website.)

    If you're interested in this cruise, but find it to be filled up, PLEASE JOIN THE WAITLIST. We actively monitor this list and will do our best to accommodate you.

    For questions or any further info, please contact cruising@downtownsailing.org.  MOST IMPORTANT, HAVE FUN!

     


    • 13 Sep 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Dock
    Register

    Cruising Crew and Skippers, are you ready to get competitive with your cruising?!

    The Cruising Council is hosting for all cruising members the "Sunday Funday Race " series from May through October.

    All are welcome, from beginner to pro-racer.  You don't need prior racing experience, but we ask that you arrange with a team so that you'll sail with the same team all season, and this will greatly enhance your racing experience.  In order to join a team, please email  Cruising@downtownsailing.org Each team will have at least two cruising skippers.

    The race course will be from the DSC docks to a buoy near the bridge and back.  5 boats will race every month. Vessels will be assigned to teams on the day of, and the boats will rotate every month.

    Meet at the docks at 11.30 for a pre-race briefing, and then, it's literally off to the races.

    Fair winds, sail safe and sail fast!



    • 01 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Dock
    Register

    Take this opportunity to sail at sunset and during the evening hours out toward the Francis Scott Key bridge. Enjoy the moonrise and learn about night navigation. Night sail is a different experience with Day sail

    All Cruising Crew and Cruising Skippers who have paid their upgrade fee are eligible to participate

    Crew will be expected to assist in departing and docking at night, trimming the sails, and looking out for channel traffic, and unlit buoys. If sailing beyond White Rocks, skippers must file a FLOAT PLANwith the DSC office and a friend. (Sample template available on the DSC website.) PFDs must be worn at all times.  

    Bring snacks, water, and layered clothing for any changes in the weather.  Most important, HAVE FUN!


    • 03 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 11 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Markley's Marina 233 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Autumn Basic Cruising Course -

    October 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th 


    8:30AM - 5PM each day for class

    Ever dreamed of owning or chartering or owning your own cruising sailboat?
    US Sailing's Basic Cruising Certification Course is a 4-day intensive sailing course in which you will learn to responsibly skipper and crew an auxiliary powered cruising sailboat during daylight hours, within sight of land in moderate wind and sea conditions. 

    Participants need to have successfully completed the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification in order to qualify for the Basic Cruising Certification.

    The cost for the course includes all study and testing materials; the cost does not include Basic Keelboat Certification costs. A participant may challenge the Basic Keelboat Certification before taking the Basic Cruising Course, but all students should be proficient small-keelboat sailors under normal conditions and come into the course with the prerequisite skills linked HERE. Please see the cruising education webpage for further prerequisite information.

    If you need to challenge the Basic Keelboat Course, please contact John O'Riordan via john@downtownsailing.org or call the office at 410-727-0722
    • 03 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 04 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC
    • 18
    Register

    Sail alongside our "Raft Up" cruiser to Gibson Island (or similar destination, skipper choice based on wind direction and crew preference) on one of our cruising boats.  Drop anchor, take in the tranquil beauty, and spend the night under a star-lit sky with your fellow DSCers.  Or raft-up with the other boat. Return home Sunday afternoon.

    Learn what cruising is all about to see if you would like to upgrade your membership to Cruising Crew.

    Open to any novice cruisersYou do not need to be a member of the DSC's cruising program.

    Bring your towel, pillow, bed sheets or sleeping bag and sunscreen. Your skipper will contact you regarding preparations and arrangements.  Skippers must file a FLOAT PLAN with the DSC office and a friend. 
    If you're driving to the DSC and parking there overnight, please print out the OVER NIGHT PASS and leave it on your dash.

    If you find the cruise filled up, PLEASE JOIN THE WAITLIST.  We monitor it actively and will do our best to accommodate you.  Any questions or feedback, please email us at cruising@downtownsailing.org,  MOST IMPORTANT, HAVE FUN!

    • 07 Oct 2020
    • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC
    Register

    Cruising Crew and Skipper Level Members, Break up the work week by sailing with the DSC on Wednesday evenings!  You’re invited to sail with us starting 5:45 PM. 

    Enjoy an evening Cruise during the week and practice evening and night sail on our cruisers.

    Newbie are welcome to try and Join the Cruising Program as Cruising Crew level.

    Life jacket Mandatory for all participants.

    For more information, contact us at cruising@downtownsailing.org.



    • 11 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Docks
    • 12
    Register

     A leisurely Sunday cruise on the Harbor and the Patapsco. Skipper's choice as to how to far out to sail, weather permitting.  All Cruising Crew and Cruising Skippers who have paid their upgrade fee are eligible to participateSignificant others don't have to be DSC members.  This is an all-day sailing event.  Your skipper will contact you regarding preparations and arrangements.

    If sailing beyond the White Rocks, skippers must file a FLOAT PLAN with the DSC office and a friend.  Crew is expected to assist in departing and docking, trimming the sails, and navigation. PFDs to be worn at all times.  Bring lunch, snacks, water and sun screen.


    If you're interested in this cruise, but find it filled up, PLEASE JOIN THE WAITLIST.  We actively monitor this list and will do our best to accommodate you.  

    Any questions or further info, please also feel free to contact us at cruising@downtownsailing.org.  MOST IMPORTANT, HAVE FUN!


    • 14 Oct 2020
    • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC
    Register

    Cruising Crew and Skipper Level Members, Break up the work week by sailing with the DSC on Wednesday evenings!  You’re invited to sail with us starting 5:45 PM. 

    Enjoy an evening Cruise during the week and practice evening and night sail on our cruisers.

    Newbie are welcome to try and Join the Cruising Program as Cruising Crew level.

    Life jacket Mandatory for all participants.

    For more information, contact us at cruising@downtownsailing.org.



    • 18 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Docks
    • 12
    Register

     A leisurely Sunday cruise on the Harbor and the Patapsco. Skipper's choice as to how to far out to sail, weather permitting.  All Cruising Crew and Cruising Skippers who have paid their upgrade fee are eligible to participateSignificant others don't have to be DSC members.  This is an all-day sailing event.  Your skipper will contact you regarding preparations and arrangements.

    If sailing beyond the White Rocks, skippers must file a FLOAT PLAN with the DSC office and a friend.  Crew is expected to assist in departing and docking, trimming the sails, and navigation. PFDs to be worn at all times.  Bring lunch, snacks, water and sun screen.


    If you're interested in this cruise, but find it filled up, PLEASE JOIN THE WAITLIST.  We actively monitor this list and will do our best to accommodate you.  

    Any questions or further info, please also feel free to contact us at cruising@downtownsailing.org.  MOST IMPORTANT, HAVE FUN!


    • 25 Oct 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Dock
    Register

    Cruising Crew and Skippers, are you ready to get competitive with your cruising?!

    , all cruising members are invited for the "Sunday Funday Race "  .

    All are welcome, from beginner to pro-racer.  You don't need prior racing experience, but we ask that you arrange with a team so that you'll sail with the same team all season, and this will greatly enhance your racing experience.  In order to join a team, please email  Cruising@downtownsailing.org Each team will have at least two cruising skippers.

    The race course will be from the DSC docks to a buoy near the bridge and back.  5 boats will race every month. Vessels will be assigned to teams on the day of, and the boats will rotate every month.

    Meet at the docks at 11.00 for a pre-race briefing, and then, it's literally off to the races.

    Fair winds, sail safe and sail fast!



    • 11 Nov 2020
    • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • DSC
    Register

    Cruising Crew and Skipper Level Members, Break up the work week by sailing with the DSC on Wednesday evenings!  You’re invited to sail with us starting 5:45 PM. 

    Enjoy an evening Cruise during the week and practice evening and night sail on our cruisers.

    Newbie are welcome to try and Join the Cruising Program as Cruising Crew level.

    Life jacket Mandatory for all participants.

    For more information, contact us at cruising@downtownsailing.org.



    • 18 Nov 2020
    • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • DSC
    Register

    Cruising Crew and Skipper Level Members, Break up the work week by sailing with the DSC on Wednesday evenings!  You’re invited to sail with us starting 5:45 PM. 

    Enjoy an evening Cruise during the week and practice evening and night sail on our cruisers.

    Newbie are welcome to try and Join the Cruising Program as Cruising Crew level.

    Life jacket Mandatory for all participants.

    For more information, contact us at cruising@downtownsailing.org.



    • 05 Dec 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • DSC
    • 10
    Register

    Participate to the Baltimore Parade of lighted Boats


    Come and help us to prepare the Cruiser and participate to  the parade though the inner harbor and Fells point to kick off the holiday season.

    We will meet at DSC after the party to finish to prepare the boat,

    The parade will start at 6pm from Anchorage Marina

    For more information, contact us at cruising@downtownsailing.org.



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1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-0722 • info@downtownsailing.org