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Social and Special Events Calendar

    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Liberty Room, 1425 Key Highway Baltimore, MD 21230
    Register

    Cruising Kickoff Meeting, Saturday June 13th, 12:00 - 4:00PM 

     Please join us on June 13th, Saturday at 12:00 pm in the Liberty Room for the cruising program kick-off meeting. We will have a general session followed by another one for the skippers. We will go over the upcoming events, review the educational opportunities, and answer questions from the group. (No orientation that day).

    Please register online so we can know you plan on attending! We'll see you on the 3rd Floor of the Hercules Building (BMI/DSC office building), 1425 Key Highway

    • 19 Jun 2020
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • 20 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 AM (EDT)
    • Departure from DSC dock to join the starting line
    • 7
    Register

    2019 BCYA Summer Sailstice Night Race        

    FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2019

    ENTRY DUE: Thursday June 18 by 1700 Hours.         ENTRY FEE: $25.00 

    ONLINE ENTRY: Available at BCYA web site: www.BCYA.com .  

    Event Sailing Instructions and online race registration will be posted on the event page at www.BCYA.com   ELIGIBILITY: All boats must meet PHRF of the Chesapeake Category Chesapeake Bay (Ches Bay) Safety and Equipment  Requirements. PHRF Boats must have a current, valid PHRF of the Chesapeake rating certificate. PHRF CR ratings will be  used. Cruising Fleet boats will be given a courtesy rating by the race committee

    • 19 Jun 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center (1425 Key Highway)
    Register

    June Monthly Social: "Sailstice"

    Come down, hang out with the DSC and get your weekend off to a great start!

    Celebrate the longest days of the year with us! There is no specific dress code, but please bring your favorite summer dish with you.  

    This event is open to the public so bring friends, family and neighbors along with you. Come down and jump on a sailboat, or just hang out at the Pavilion. We'll try to start serving food around 7.

    Social starts at 6:00pm and event wraps up by 10:00PM. Potluck items are encouraged! DSC will have the grill fired up.  As always, BYOB.

    Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please email John O'Riordan at john@downtownsailing.org. Or give the office a call at 410-727-0722.

    • 24 Jun 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 1425 Key Highway
    • 39
    Register

    Want to practice your skills with all women at the helm? Come out to our Women on the Water Wednesdays, being held on the last Wednesday of July, August, and September. Each Clinic is an opportunity for women to focus on a certain sailing skill they want to master. 

    The clinic is informal so when you arrive we will break into small groups and have women instructors on site to provide little to a lot of guidance as needed.

    The Downtown Sailing Center welcomes women of all skills and experience levels to participate with us, including non-DSC-members. A small fee for nonmembers of $25/session helps us maintain our boats and pay some of our instructors.

    No boys allowed, and definitely no men, either!


    If you have any questions feel free to email Johanna Murphy via johanna@downtownsailing.org

    • 25 Jun 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Departure at DSC Dock
    Register

    Enjoy a Mecu Pavillon Pier 6 Concert cruise to hear

    Good Vibes Summer Tour 2020: Rebelution + Special Guests

    . Motor out leisurely to Pier 6 with fellow cruising music fans, drop anchor, and enjoy the concert

    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, and looking out for channel traffic.  PFDs must be worn at all times.  Bring snacks, water, and layered clothing for any changes in the weather.  Most important, HAVE FUN!

    Details:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/456027058394467/
    • 11 Jul 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 1425 Key Highway - At the main DSC docks (or under the pavilion in case of rain)
    Register

    July Harbor Clean @ The DSC

    The Baltimore Harbor is our home. Let's keep it cleaner and greener by joining together to pick up litter Saturday morning.

    This is a rain or shine event. Please do your part to RSVP honestly so we have a reliable head count for supplies (and potential treats).

    8 AM HARD START, so if you typically have a difficult time getting out of bed on a Saturday please set your calendar for 7:45. The harbor cannot speak for itself so we thank you!

    Agenda:

    • 7:45 staff begin greeting first volunteers as they arrive
    • 8 AM liability waivers and meet & greet
    • 8:05 trash pickers, gloves, and bags are distributed
    • 8:10 shoreline cleanup begins
    • 9:10 shoreline cleanup ends
    • 9:15 data is entered into the Rosalia Project database
    • 9:15 trash is disposed of in the dumpsters and tools are returned
    • 9:25 wrap up and thanks!
    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Downtown Sailing Center "A Dock", 1425 Key Highway
    • 138
    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. 

    You will have a chance to ask questions, tour the facilities, and go out for a brief sail.  There is a maximum group size of 4 people per 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 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Already a member?! Feel free to sign up to volunteer, either as Skipper, Crew, or Shore Volunteer.

    This is a FREE event that is open to the public.   Walk-ons welcome, but please register in advance if you plan to come.  This event is Rain or Shine, so please dress for the weather! FREE PARKING ANYWHERE ON PROPERTY! 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. 



    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center (1425 Key Highway)
    Register

    July Monthly Social: "Luau!"

    Come down, hang out with the DSC and get your weekend off to a great start!

    Celebrate summer with us! Wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt, put some coppertone on your nose, and bust out those flip flops!

    This event is open to the public so bring friends, family and neighbors along with you. Come down and jump on a sailboat, or just hang out at the Pavilion. We'll try to start serving food around 7.

    Social starts at 6:00pm and event wraps up by 10:00PM. Potluck items are encouraged! DSC will have the grill fired up.  As always, BYOB.

    Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please email John O'Riordan at john@downtownsailing.org. Or give the office a call at 410-727-0722.

    • 29 Jul 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 1425 Key Highway
    • 40
    Register

    Want to practice your skills with all women at the helm? Come out to our Women on the Water Wednesdays, being held on the last Wednesday of July, August, and September. Each Clinic is an opportunity for women to focus on a certain sailing skill they want to master. 

    The clinic is informal so when you arrive we will break into small groups and have women instructors on site to provide little to a lot of guidance as needed.

    The Downtown Sailing Center welcomes women of all skills and experience levels to participate with us, including non-DSC-members. A small fee for nonmembers of $25/session helps us maintain our boats and pay some of our instructors.

    No boys allowed, and definitely no men, either!


    If you have any questions feel free to email Johanna Murphy via johanna@downtownsailing.org

    • 14 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 16 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC dock
    Register

    Again this year, we will sail to Rock Hall for the popular Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend.  Check out how much fun previous year's cruisers had during this cruise.  

    This Cruise is open to DSC Cruising Skippers and Cruising Crew who have paid their upgrade fee.  We have secured marina reservations for three boats at TBD in Rock Hall.  

    For this event there will be 2 departures. One departure on Friday, the other on Saturday.

    On the registration, please inform us of your preference.

    All expenses (slip fees, fuel, pumpout etc.) will be shared equally by everyone.  Bring your towel, pillow, bed sheets or sleeping bag and sunscreen.  If you're driving to the DSC and parking there overnight, please print the Overnight Parking Pass and leave it on your dash.

    If you're interested in this cruise, but find it to be filled up, then please add your name to the waiting list.  We monitor our waitlist closely and will do our best to accommodate you.

    Take plenty of pictures, and MOST IMPORTANT, HAVE FUN!


    • 15 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 16 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC dock
    Register

    Again this year, we will sail to Rock Hall for the popular Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend.  Check out how much fun previous year's cruisers had during this cruise.  

    This Cruise is open to DSC Cruising Skippers and Cruising Crew who have paid their upgrade fee.  We have secured marina reservations for three boats at TBD in Rock Hall.  

    For this event there will be 2 departures. One departure on Friday, the other on Saturday (early morning).

    On the registration, please inform us of your preference.

    All expenses (slip fees, fuel, pumpout etc.) will be shared equally by everyone.  Bring your towel, pillow, bed sheets or sleeping bag and sunscreen.  If you're driving to the DSC and parking there overnight, please print the Overnight Parking Pass and leave it on your dash.

    If you're interested in this cruise, but find it to be filled up, then please add your name to the waiting list.  We monitor our waitlist closely and will do our best to accommodate you.

    Take plenty of pictures, and MOST IMPORTANT, HAVE FUN!


    • 26 Aug 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 1425 Key Highway
    • 40
    Register

    Want to practice your skills with all women at the helm? Come out to our Women on the Water Wednesdays, being held on the last Wednesday of July, August, and September. Each Clinic is an opportunity for women to focus on a certain sailing skill they want to master. 

    The clinic is informal so when you arrive we will break into small groups and have women instructors on site to provide little to a lot of guidance as needed.

    The Downtown Sailing Center welcomes women of all skills and experience levels to participate with us, including non-DSC-members. A small fee for nonmembers of $25/session helps us maintain our boats and pay some of our instructors.

    No boys allowed, and definitely no men, either!


    If you have any questions feel free to email Johanna Murphy via johanna@downtownsailing.org

    • 28 Aug 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center (1425 Key Highway)
    Register

    July Monthly Social: "Toga Party!"

    Come down, hang out with the DSC and get your weekend off to a great start!

    Celebrate the fall of the Western Roman Empire with us as we get together for... Toga! Toga! Toga!! Wear your best Toga and get ready for fun feats of athleticism and oratory!

    This event is open to the public so bring friends, family and neighbors along with you. Come down and jump on a sailboat, or just hang out at the Pavilion. We'll try to start serving food around 7.

    Social starts at 6:00pm and event wraps up by 10:00PM. Potluck items are encouraged! DSC will have the grill fired up.  As always, BYOB.

    Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please email John O'Riordan at john@downtownsailing.org. Or give the office a call at 410-727-0722.

    • 05 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 1425 Key Highway - At the main DSC docks (or under the pavilion in case of rain)
    Register

    September Harbor Clean @ The DSC

    The Baltimore Harbor is our home. Let's keep it cleaner and greener by joining together to pick up litter Saturday morning.

    This is a rain or shine event. Please do your part to RSVP honestly so we have a reliable head count for supplies (and potential treats).

    8 AM HARD START, so if you typically have a difficult time getting out of bed on a Saturday please set your calendar for 7:45. The harbor cannot speak for itself so we thank you!

    Agenda:

    • 7:45 staff begin greeting first volunteers as they arrive
    • 8 AM liability waivers and meet & greet
    • 8:05 trash pickers, gloves, and bags are distributed
    • 8:10 shoreline cleanup begins
    • 9:10 shoreline cleanup ends
    • 9:15 data is entered into the Rosalia Project database
    • 9:15 trash is disposed of in the dumpsters and tools are returned
    • 9:25 wrap up and thanks!
    • 26 Sep 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • The Pavilion, 1425 Key Highway Baltimore MD 21230
    Register

    Boat and yacht christening

    The DSC has been given a number of new, shiny boats. Join us in christening the new boats and celebrating the longest days of the year.

    Boats to be named and christened/rechristened include:

    • Six new RS Fevas to be used in the Siebel Sailors Program
    • Boston Whaler Super Sport 13 powerboat
    • J/22 to be used in new Ambassador Sailing Program

    This is a Rain or Shine event and is designed to be family friendly. There will be a small amount of alcohol present for the christening, with non-alcoholic options present as well.

    For more information about Perpetual Dedication naming rights for boats and facilities, click HERE.

    THE CHRISTENING CEREMONY WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY! PLEASE ARRIVE BY 8:30 START TIME!

    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 1425 Key Highway
    • 40
    Register

    Want to practice your skills with all women at the helm? Come out to our Women on the Water Wednesdays, being held on the last Wednesday of July, August, and September. Each Clinic is an opportunity for women to focus on a certain sailing skill they want to master. 

    The clinic is informal so when you arrive we will break into small groups and have women instructors on site to provide little to a lot of guidance as needed.

    The Downtown Sailing Center welcomes women of all skills and experience levels to participate with us, including non-DSC-members. A small fee for nonmembers of $25/session helps us maintain our boats and pay some of our instructors.

    No boys allowed, and definitely no men, either!


    If you have any questions feel free to email Johanna Murphy via johanna@downtownsailing.org

    • 28 Oct 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 1425 Key Highway
    • 40
    Register

    Want to practice your skills with all women at the helm? Come out to our Women on the Water Wednesdays, being held on the last Wednesday of July, August, and September. Each Clinic is an opportunity for women to focus on a certain sailing skill they want to master. 

    The clinic is informal so when you arrive we will break into small groups and have women instructors on site to provide little to a lot of guidance as needed.

    The Downtown Sailing Center welcomes women of all skills and experience levels to participate with us, including non-DSC-members. A small fee for nonmembers of $25/session helps us maintain our boats and pay some of our instructors.

    No boys allowed, and definitely no men, either!


    If you have any questions feel free to email Johanna Murphy via johanna@downtownsailing.org

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The Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-0722 • info@downtownsailing.org