Member Levels with Downtown Sailing

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 Access Dinghies. With an Access-Dinghy Membership you have full access to take out our Access Dinghies from May 1 through October 1 after attending an Access Dinghy Orientation. Our Access Dinghies are only allowed to sail within sight of the Docks but are a great way to enjoy the water with low stress. Attend member socials and receive discounts on educational programs and summer camps for the kids.

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Crew - $380 Regular Season $350 Early Bird!

Includes our 3-hour "Taste of Sailing" 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 and Sunday member 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 (3 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 - $890 Regular Season $825 Early Bird!

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 (12 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 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

14 Mar 2019 6:00 PM • Charm City Meadworks 400 E. Biddle St. 21202
20 Mar 2019 6:00 PM • 1425 Key Highway Baltimore, MD 21230
30 Mar 2019 1:30 PM • Liberty Room, 1425 Key Highway Baltimore, MD 21230
11 May 2019 10:00 AM • Downtown Sailing Center "A Dock", 1425 Key Highway
17 May 2019 6:00 PM • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center (1425 Key Highway)
01 Jun 2019 10:00 AM • Downtown Sailing Center "A Dock", 1425 Key Highway
07 Jun 2019 6:00 PM • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center (1425 Key Highway)
06 Jul 2019 10:00 AM • Downtown Sailing Center "A Dock", 1425 Key Highway
12 Jul 2019 6:00 PM • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center (1425 Key Highway)
02 Aug 2019 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

  • All DSC memberships are valid from January 1 through December 31.
  • Any fees paid toward a membership can be credited toward any upgrade.
  • Skippers must sign and comply with the Statement of Responsibility and 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.
  • Paid DSC memberships include 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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1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
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